Check your consumption with this power strip

An LCD display shows in kilowatt hours (kWh) the power consumption of the connected electronic gadgets.

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Ever wondered how much power is being consumed by your LCD TV or desktop PC? Now you can find out exactly how much electricity your appliances are drawing with the Cost Controller Power Strip.

Like most power strips in the market, the Cost Controller Power Strip is designed to connect to multiple devices (in this case, eight) and comes with surge protection. What's interesting, though, is the addition of an LCD display that shows in kilowatt hours (kWh) the power consumption of the connected electronic gadgets.

This allows you to find out which devices contribute the most to their monthly utility bills and perhaps better manage usage to keep costs down. The increasing kWh figures shown on the display may even be inspire some people to think twice about leaving their DVD recorder or LCD monitor on standby mode over the weekend.

The Cost Controller Power Strip also shows the voltage, line frequency and power factor, so the quality of the power line can be monitored as well. It retails for $100.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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