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Pivot Power Strip by Quirky Makes Charging Easier

Pivot Power Strip by Quirky Makes Charging Easier

We have all been there, 30 outlets, but only able to use 6. Nothing is more frustrating than buying a monster power strip with 30 or more outlets only to find most of them are un-useable. Not because there is something wrong with the outlets, but the shape of the power adapter you are plugging in ends up covering 2 or 3 additional outlets. Then there are those fat power adapters that can only be plugged in from one angle and naturally that angle makes almost half the power strip useless. Pivot Power, from Quirky has a solution. Pivot Power is a flexible power strip that can help reduce some of that frustration.

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HiSaver power strip uses motion to cut power to peripherals when you leave

HiSaver power strip uses motion to cut power to peripherals when you leave

I have seen a few power strips that use timers or have a button that the user can press to turn off connected items when they are leaving. The catch is that timers may leave things on for longer than you are actually using them and many folks just don't remember to turn things off when they leave. A new power strip called the HiSaver has debuted that uses motion-sensing tech.

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Belkin Conserve range gets new intelligent plugs, energy meter & charging station

Belkin Conserve range gets new intelligent plugs, energy meter & charging station

Belkin has outed a new range of earth-friendly power products that it reckons will help people not only reduce their carbon emissions but - since a little self-interest is always good - cut their electricity bills too.  Slotting into Belkin's Conserve range, the four new products include the Conserve Insight, a plug-in energy meter that shows how much juice your appliance is guzzling, and the Conserve Valet, a home charging station for USB-powered devices like cellphones and PMPs, which automatically shuts down the supply when each is fully charged.

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ezGear ezSpace UFO Power Extender is perfect for holiday lights

ezGear ezSpace UFO Power Extender is perfect for holiday lights

One thing I think a lot of people run into during the holidays is trying to find enough power outlets for all of their decorations. With a couple of strings of lights on my Christmas tree and other light-up decor, I need a compact solution to power it all up.

The ezGear ezSpace UFO Power Extender is the perfect way to keep all of your lights lit without A) causing a fire and B) using all of your outlets. This thing is extremely versatile, apparently. The patented design makes it so a power transformer can fit on every plug in a very compact way. The slanted angle, makes for more space saving, I guess.

With up to 1050 Joules of surge protection and six outlets this thing has you covered. The built-in switch makes turning on your lights in a snap easy. You can get the ezGear ezSpace UFO Power Extender now for $24.99.

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Electricity-measuring surge protector

Electricity-measuring surge protector

Could this be the most complicated power strip yet? The snappily-titled Power Cost Controller Power Strip is intended to not only replace your current surge protector but also replace your energy-squandering ways thanks to a big dose of electric-reality. Consumption and cost are both displayed on the LCD display, measured in kilowatt-hours so you can directly compare with your energy provider's prices.

Energy Saver Bar – a power strip with a giant off switch

Energy Saver Bar – a power strip with a giant off switch

The Energy Saver Bar is a lot like that gadget that Belkin came up with, but far less cool. Essentially you plug in all of your home theater equipment, preferably the kind that won’t suffer drastically from having its power completely cut, and then when you are done, you turn ever thing off, and then hit the button on this power strip and watch the energy savings go up.

Splashpower belly up – another great possibility gone

Splashpower belly up – another great possibility gone

Splashpower, one of the many companies striving to bring us all wireless charging in our gadgets, has sadly had to end its run. It never even really produced an actual product, but they did do a lot of research and development which hopefully someone will pick up the pieces from.

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