When Gadgets like TV's, Printers, Cell Phone chargers are left plugged in, they are using power, even when they are not on. The California Energy Commission estimates that this wasted power accounts for 15% of household electricity use. So 15% of you bill is money wasted.
Now I'd like to save some money and ease the burden on Mother Nature, but despite what some people say, it is not practical to unplugging and plugging all the time. Enter the Belkin Conserve. This 8 outlet power strip features 2 "Always On" outlets and 6 outlets that can be switched on and off with a remote control, to eliminate this standby power loss. This energy saver will be available in the Summer of 2008 for around $50. Based on my energy consumption, it will pay for itself in 3 months!