Sep 6, 2012 8:20 AM
Sometimes the simplest (and smallest!) concepts are the smartest! The Belkin Conserve Socket ($10) plugs into your wall while you plug your equipment into it. With the flip of a switch, you can tell the plug to turn off the power in thirty minutes, three hours, or six hours, conserving a buttload of energy once your gadgets are charged or your pot roast is cooked. A handy device for us forgetful types. We'll never again have to sit in our cubicle wondering if our apartment building has burned down because we forgot to turn off our straightening iron.