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jdolecki
08-12-2011, 07:19 PM
Good Idea

http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.php?products_id=458

bill190
08-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Perhaps, but they need to add an on/off switch so it is not using *any* electricity when not in use.

All these little things, which are "on" all the time, add up...
http://enduse.lbl.gov/info/ACEEE-Leaking.pdf

RDL2004
08-13-2011, 11:44 AM
U-Socket's energy efficient design only outputs power through the USB port if something is connected to it. This can save you up to $25 per year in reduced energy costs. Good for you, good for the environment

http://fastmac.com/usocket (http://fastmac.com/usocket.php)

bill190
08-13-2011, 07:01 PM
I wonder about the wording on that?

"only outputs power through the USB port" - is not saying it uses zero power if nothing is connected.

RDL2004
08-13-2011, 07:29 PM
I agree, I guess we won't know until somebody stops raving about how awesome it is and actually tests it. I also noticed the wording "5-Star Energy Efficient Design" which resembles, but isn't Energy Star 5.0