Did you know the average household uses nearly 75% of all electricty on devices and appliances set to an "off" setting? That means those computers, video game consoles, TVs, DVD players, stereos and cell phone/iPod chargers are all Count Draculas sucking energy continually throughout the day despite being turned "off". The Smart Strip Power Strip is a keen device which programs for total energy shut off to a series of interrelated devices, such as a home office setup or a entertainment unit.
The Smart Strip Power Strip automatically turns off all peripherals plugged into the three designated outlets (marked in red) when the main system/computer plugged into one main controlling socket (blue) is powered down. The unit also comes with a $30,000 equipment meltdown warranty and lightning strike/surge protection feature, available for about $42. We're thinking of replacing both our entertainment system and home office setup with a couple of these, and hopefully we'll see a notable reduction in power usage while also protecting our investments.