Good neighbor that you are, you invited your friends who lost power to stay with you. And then what do they do? They hang out all night with the lights on, movies blaring, wasting power like they own the place. How rude!
Well, in an electrifyingly loose analogy, that's what happens every day with your power strips. You might turn off your PC or TV, but their little buddies — a printer or external monitor here, a receiver or game console there — continuously mooch juice.
With adjustable thresholds, the circuitry in TrickleStar's line of advanced power strips senses changes in the current and is able to respond. In other words, when you turn your PC or TV off or on, the strip shuts off or turns on all the associated peripherals. It's an easy way to reduce vampire power, which saves you money. (On a related aside, TrickleStar is currently offering instant rebates to New York State customers.)
Additionally, another section of these transformer-friendly power strips is dedicated to devices you always want on, such as modems, routers, etc. They're offered in 4- to 12-outlet configurations, certain models of which also provide coaxial, telephone and/or Ethernet connections.
And on the safety side, because they all utilize ceramic-encased MOV (metal oxide varistor) components, they're all fireproof with tolerances in the hundreds of thousands of amps and thousands of joules. If that doesn't give you peace of mind, perhaps the $400,000 connected device warranty will.