|Save time, money and energy while giving your computer superior surge protection. It's as easy as 1-2-3. Never turn your computer peripherals on or off again! The Smart Strip Power Strip pays for itself in as little as six weeks! Available with or without Fax/Modem and Coaxial Cable Protection (see the Related Items tab below). Also consider the Power Strip Saver, which allows you to plug in many bulky transformers without blocking other outlets on your surge protector. This Smart Strip has 7 total outlets: 1 control, 2 constant hot, and 4 automatically switched. It is simply a smaller version of the LCG3.. Did you know that computer peripherals, like printers and scanners, continue to use energy, even after you turn them off? It's called 'idle' current, and whether or not your using your peripherals, you're still paying to power them. Tame the idle-current cash drain with the intelligent circuitry of the Smart Strip power strip, from Bits Ltd. More than just a power strip the Smart Strip actually senses how much power your computer peripherals use. And when the Smart Strip senses that you've turned your computer off, it automatically shuts off your peripherals, too, preventing them from drawing an idle current. Save Time & MoneyEasy to set upNo more leaving your computer peripherals onNo need to replace your computer and/or your computer peripherals to save.No software, No drivers, No messing with your computer to save.However, you can add optional software to enhance the smart strip if you like. The Smart strip saves money on your monthly energy billLess costly than most other surge protectors + high quality + better guarantees = a great value. Better protection means not replacing your computer because of lightning damage.|
Customer Reviews of BITS SCG3 7-Outlets Power Strip - 7 Surge-protected - 6ft
Product is an Energy Saver4/2/2008
If you want something to help you save a few buck on your energy bill while also prolonging the life of Equipment, this is the tool for you. I had an idea what this SmartStrip could do but i really wanted to see it for myself. This guy is as simple as it sounds and just as convient. You have 1 outlet that you plug your switching device in. The switching device is the device that when you turn on or off turns everything else on or off. You also have 2 Always ON outlets (for DVR boxes or Broadband Modem, etc). And 4 "Controlled" outlets, 1 of which is an extra wide one. Now, the 1 outlet for the switching device is an Always ON outlet. There is a little knob on the side for helping you tweek the switching setting that power off everything else when you put the main device into a low power state or off. Because some things draw power even when turned off so you may need to tweek it. I bought this to try it out at work. If you want something to definitely help at home or at the office, this is perfect. At work, i had my Laptop at the switching port. I plugged the Monitor, the Speakers, the Desk Lamp, my cell chargers, any and all accessories into the controlled ports. I tweeked the knob on the side so that when I put my laptop into Standby, that it will also shut off everything else as well. To tweek it, you must put the computer into Standby mode and adjusted the knob until all the devices turn off. This is great because the moment i shutdown the computer at night, it turns everything off and i don't have to forget about turning anything off. All that littles of electricity its saving is great. You could easily use it at home. You can have it setup where your TV is the switch, your DVR is in the Always ON, your DVD, VCR, Game Consoles, Stereo, Home Theater, etc are all plugged into the Controlled Ports, So that the moment you turn the TV off, everything else turns off. No more nagging the kids to make sure they turned everything else, no need to round through remotes to make sure everything else is off. The price is right as well, you are going to pay about the same price for something that also does about the same amount of Surge Protection, so why not get something that will save you in long running cost as well. It could pay for itself in the first year alone.