It'll be at least a decade before the Bloom Box solves our energy crisis. In the meantime, you're gonna have to turn off your gadgets. This concept uses ambient light to gently remind you which are still sucking power.
There's no special tech inside this power strip concept that could prevent it from coming to market tomorrow. Instead, simple, clever design makes an everyday product even better. Let me explain.
I'm normally not interested in the onslaught of green power strips and surge protectors, but Innergie's mCube90 is interesting because they're working with electronics manufacturers to have special power-management tech installed in the gadgets.
We've already seen what Bluelounge can do with a minimalist gadget charging station, but today they're tackling a different office obstacle with the CableBox: cords. If you haven't gone mostly wireless yet, this is a convenient way to store them. And on a personal note, this space saver also addresses an illogical…
Belkin has unveiled three new surge protectors that will be able to make any cable management whore—like myself—jump with joy. They will be releasing the Concealed Surge Protector, Compact Surge Protector and Clamp-On Surge Protector this October.
A very cute, in-depth look at what at first blush appeared to be the coolest surge protector out there but is really a hunk of junk. I mean look at that monster: voltage meter, individual on/off switches, a "live" light, and support for every plug type in the known universe.