TrickleStar, a maker of electronics accessories which help one reduce energy consumption from devices in standby mode, recently unveiled five new energy saving products for consumers. These devices all help to combat “vampire power,” said to account for 8-12% of total US household energy consumption and costing US consumers around $4 billion per year.
These new products include the Smart PowerTap, which reduces standby power consumed by TV and computer accessories while also offering surge protection; Daily and Weekly Digital Timers, which helps consumers set when a device should be flipped on and when it should be turned completely off; and two climate control units which are said to “add intelligence to stand-alone air conditioners, heaters, humidifiers and de-humidifiers and deliver significant energy savings.”
Pricing on all of these devices, which should be available now, ranges between $15 and $40, depending upon the device. They join other products from TrickleStar, such as powerstrip surge protectors and wireless-enabled controllers.
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