Belkin Conserve Surge Kills Sleeping Gadgets

Many electronics still use a lot of power when "off." So the Belkin Conserve Surge puts their energy leeching on a timer.

The otherwise normal surge protector automatically cuts the power to connected devices after precisely 11 hours of use. (Some engineer at Belkin was clearly tired of working 12-hour days.) But just to make sure you don't lose work before you save, the Conserve Surge features two always-on outlets alongside its six timer outlets, plus there's an LED warning light when the electricity is about to be cut.

Priced at $35, the Conserve Surge isn't much more than your standard premium surge protector. Then again, if you work long hours, the thing would drive you mad. [Belkin via Slashgear]