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I don't get what's smart about that power strip. Lots of folks use these to power off "always on" devices. A smart power strip would be one that could turn the power off when it senses no active load. Do they make those? Guess it would have to turn it back on when you hit on the TV remote, save all that bending over.
 

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I don't get what's smart about that power strip. Lots of folks use these to power off "always on" devices. A smart power strip would be one that could turn the power off when it senses no active load. Do they make those? Guess it would have to turn it back on when you hit on the TV remote, save all that bending over.
A smart power strip will monitor whether whatever is plugged into the first outlet is drawing power or not. If it is not, it shuts off the other outlets.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058DHO1W

I have a desktop PC plugged into the first outlet, and when I shut down the PC, it automatically shuts off the monitor, printer, external disk drive, etc. No need to crawl under the desk and use the switch on the power strip to shut everything off, or hit all the individual power buttons.

There are also other smart strips that can be controlled by WiFi and/or Alexa, Google Home, etc.
 

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Note: If you have a DVR, Tivo, etc. you'll lose the ability to record shows AND you'll lose your "TV guide" listing if you use one of those.
 
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The One Watt Initiative was launched by the IEA in 1999 to ensure through international cooperation that by 2010 all new appliances sold in the world only use one watt in standby mode.

In July 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to "purchase products that use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode".

In July 2007 California's 2005 appliance standards came into effect, limiting external power supply standby power to 0.5 watts.

On 6 January 2010 the European Commission (EC) Regulation No 1275/2008 came into force. The regulations mandate that from 6 January 2010 "off mode" and standby power for electrical and electronic household and office equipment shall not exceed 1W, "standby plus" power (providing information or status display in addition to possible reactivation function) shall not exceed 2W. Equipment must where appropriate provide off mode and/or standby mode when the equipment is connected to the mains power source. These figures were halved on 6 January 2013.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standby_power"
 
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