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Tri Cascade's Bright new surge protector (pictures)

This surge protector shows off its IQ with sleek design and features galore.

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The i-Bright7X Smart Surge Protector is packed-to-bursting with clever features and design elements.

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Setup can take a while, but Tri Cascade includes two huge direction sheets to help new users get acclimated.

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After your computer syncs the i-Bright Surge Protector to your home Wi-Fi, you can access an account online to see all your energy usage stats and program all your schedules.

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The top features five outlets that you can toggle remotely or schedule.

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The side also boasts two extra outlets that always remain on, and two USB ports that will charge even a tablet at a respectable speed.

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Instead of selecting times for schedules, you can tap or click time blocks; highlight the blocks of time during which you want the power turned on.

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The versatile i-Bright also acts as a Wi-Fi extender, so corners of your home with a poor connection can get a boost from a strategically placed Surge Protector.

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Monitor your energy usage on the app or online. You can see the output for both schedulable and "Always On" outlets.

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The i-Bright Smart Surge Protector is available online and at select retailers for $110, $130 and $140. Check out our full review for more details.

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