One solution is connecting your devices to a power strip and turn them off when you're not around. The high-tech approach is "smart power strips" like this Bits Smart Surge Strip. You connect a device like a TV, stereo or PC to the main plug colored blue. The beauty of the strip is it turns off stand-by power to all peripheral items, like speakers, game machines, and DVD players. The red plugs let you keep certain items on all the time.
EnergyCircle does a good explainer video on smart power strips here.
April 20, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Bits Limited
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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