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More and more people are realizing that their televisions, stereos and computer-related devices burn up energy even when on standby. The U.K. has the nifty, Bye Bye Standby, but here in the states the search is on for innovative devices to control the energy waste of devices which are at rest or not in use.

The Smart Power Strip, pictured above, features advanced circuitry that offers power surge protection and line noise filtering, while also possessing the ability to ‘sense’ the flow of electrical current through the strip’s control outlet. Because of this capability, the Smart Strip can turn off selected equipment when it’s not in use — creating benefit that no other power strip on the market today can offer.

Shutting down one device, say your computer, can cut power to all the related peripherals without you having to go to the power strip or wall switch. Place your tv in the control outlet, and control power to your home theater system and cable box. No software needed to save energy.

Pictured: LCG4 model is $41.95 @ smarthomeusa.com

or $43.95 @ bitslimited

They have several other models and configurations.

Let us know if you find similar energy-saving power control devices.