I just got back from Australia, where all of our outlets had built-in on-off switches. I know you've addressed these (a bit) before, but why don't we have these in the States? I've googled my heart out, but nothing comes up.
Sent by Michelle
Michelle, good question! Apparently these smarter outlets are very common in Europe, too. This article from Grist
seems to indicate that while the US seems to offer many other energy-saving alternatives, like power strips and plugs with on/off switches, there doesn't seem to be what many would consider the simplest option: a smart outlet.
We don't know why. Does anyone else know?