|The SUG7 Wireless USB Surge Protector Has Arrived!|
Announcing the New Wireless USB Surge Protector
We are proud to add yet another energy saving surge protector to our family. The SUG7 Smart Strip surge protector is a wireless USB Surge Protector that will also SAVE you ENERGY and MONEY! This unit was designed to provide multiple alternate control methods all while being easy to use and energy efficient. What truly sets the SUG7 apart from the other Smart Strips is the fact that there is no 'Control' outlet. Instead the SUG7 uses a wireless link to the remote you see in the picture.
On this remote there is only one button. To use the SUG7 you would simply press that button and the devices that are connected to the Smart Strip's 'Energy Saver' outlets would either receive power or have it removed depending on the current state. Additionally you could use a computer as the 'Control' device by simply plugging the remote into a USB port on the computer. This way when the computer is turned on and power is sent to the USB ports the Smart Strip will get a signal from the remote and supply power to the 'Controlled' devices. When the computer goes to sleep or is turned off again the remote sends a signal to the Smart Strip letting it know to turn off.
The USB functionality will work for most computers however there are some computers that, because of their settings/programming, do not cut power to their USB ports when they sleep. For most windows machines this is just a setting that can be changed. For Apple products you may need additional software, Apple's DeepSleep is what we recommend, to automatically cut the power to the USB ports when the computer sleeps. The great thing about the SUG7 is that even if you have an Apple computer you do not need to use the USB method of control for this Smart Strip because you can simply use the button that is on the remote!
Our other models, while still useful, have their limitations but the SUG7 Smart Strip wireless USB surge protector is in a class of its own! With the standard Smart Strip models we could save you energy on almost every device in your setup except the 'Control' device. If you have ever owned a Smart Strip then you know before you had to select one of your devices to use as the 'Control' device. This would usually be the main device like your TV or computer because those devices are usually the best choice because of how the Smart Strips work. Your TV or computer also usually happens to be the device that draws the most idle power in any given setup. So some people found a way around that. Others just accepted it because they were still saving more using a Smart Strip than if they didn't use one. Since the SUG7 is controlled by the remote you don't need one of your items to be the 'Control' device. In an entertainment setup you could plug the TV, game systems, VCR/DVD players, sound systems, etc. into the 'Energy Saver' outlets and just use the remote to allow power to go to them when you are ready to use them.
Some people might be saying, "Now isn't this just like hitting the switch on the power strip every time?" Well, yes. However, the major difference here is that the "switch" is wireless. So you can be sitting on your couch or in your favorite chair with the strip hidden behind the entertainment center and just hit that button and you will KNOW that those devices are disconnected from power!
With the new SUG7 Smart Strip wireless USB surge protector's increased functionality the Smart Strip product line is more complete. If you would like more information please visit the item details page here or just click the image and if you require more information feel free to get in touch with us through any one of the many ways to contact us.