We've talked about the Smart Strip quite a bit before - the power strip that can put an end to vampire power. Mainly it's used for cutting power to slave devices when one main device, like a computer, is shut off.
We've all seen it before - a wiring situation that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You just know there's a whole lot that can go wrong when there's so many plugs and so few outlets. We're taking a look at some
A new energy efficient charger claims to be the first "green" cell phone charger to hit the UK, and also says it has what it takes to end wasted power during cell phone charging. O2 has launched a universal cell phone charger that claims
South Australia's ninth wind farm just opened on the Barunga Ranges near Snowtown. Its 47 turbines, installed by Trust Power of New Zealand, (who already operate that countries largest wind farm at Tararua), are said to have the capacity to deliver
Is it just me or is Halloween on steroids this year? As I strolled the sleepy, autumn streets of Park Slope, Brooklyn it seemed as though my neighborhood's infamous brownstones were way more jazzed up than ever with flashing, electronic pumpkins,
Digital Home Thoughts recently posted several reviews on new devices aimed at eliminating phantom power losses. (Phantom power, you may remember, is the electricity you're paying for from all of the appliances
You've probably heard it so many times now that you're sick of it: "Unplug any electronic device with a 'wall wart' when you're not using it. Power down your computer at night instead of just putting it to sleep.
With millions of small steps available for people to green their daily lives, it's pretty easy to go burn-out. Should I stop flying? Unplug my cell phone charger? Or buy a Prius? Or a clothesline? Comparing the trade-offs between decisions takes
1) Forums user Its_not_easy_being_green says, "As an interest in alternative energy grows, so to does the market for hybrid and electric cars. Today, nearly every major auto manufacturer is gladly responding to this niche. Unfortunately, it appears that
Here is yet another clever solution to a problem that should not exist- accommodating all those wall warts of different voltages and amperages, all in different sizes, all vampires. Sure, it is clever, with sliding outlets and 45 degree plugs, but this
Add this new gadget to the list of methods for fighting phantom power: spied by DVICE at CES, Belkin's Conserve Surge Protector can shut down six of its eight spaced outlets with the flip of the handy remote's on-off switch. Sure, you can still crawl
For all you phantom load haters, vampire power fighters and idle current killers: check out GreenSwitch, a new wireless home energy control system. With the flick of a switch, you can turn off all the electronics in your home that aren't being used,
TreeHugger knows that the easiest way to avoid phantom power is to keep your power strips organized and unplug everything when you aren't using it. This isn't always the easiest task, when you have twelve cords snaking about, plugged in to strips that