The tech world is changing for the better.Â We are seeing longer lasting batteries, devices which require less juice and smarter power management.Â Good example is the PowerUSB Bar.
This power bar will automatically shut down the devices it’s powering based on time of day or clock settings.Â For example, why power that laser printer when everyone is away from work?Â Better to power off the printer between 6pm and 7am, right?Â The PowerUSB Bar can do just that.
The PowerUSB Basic empowers you to put your old devices on a diet by programming when to shut off power to them. It looks like a standard 4 port power strip but 3 of the for outlets are programmable. The last outlet is always on so it’s reserved for the PC. And there’s also a 6 ft USB cord coming out of the power strip. Attach printers, chargers, speakers or external drives and let the PowerUSB Bar govern their power consumption.