Power-adaptor-maker iGo debuted an 8-outlet surge protector that cuts standby power consumption — the minimal power your tech uses while plugged in but not turned on — by 80%. And it looks pretty slick for something you're used to kicking out of the way under your desk.
The firm's proprietary "Green Technology" allows the surge protector — available this summer at just under $70 — to communicate with the attached devices, using technology already found in most electronics, and effectively ending any powering up once they're fully charged.
And if you're using it in your home office, it also has a couple of "dumb outlets" that lets certain devices stay plugged in like normal, perfect for a clock or that coffee maker you've got on a timer in the morning.
It's one of three greener power options the firm rolled out today using their "Green Technology"; they also have a dedicated laptop charger and a wall socket that's essentially a one-plug version of the surge protector.