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TrickleStar PC TrickleSaver
Author: Chris McInnis
Manufacturer: TrickleStar
Source: TrickleStar
Purchase: TrickleStar
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November 30, 2009

One of the biggest movements over the last 30 years has been environmentalism. When it comes to conservation, I'm all about saving a few bucks. Whether it's buying a fuel efficient car, Energy Star rated appliances, or just turning off the lights when I leave a room - if it lowers my bottom line, I'm all for it. TrickleStar is a company that's sole mission is reducing energy consumption and their product line reflects that philosophy.

TrickleStar offers two main energy saving products: The PC TrickleSaver and the TV TrickleSaver. The TV TrickleSaver is designed to work with DVD players, game consoles, cable/satellite boxes, etc, while the PC version is designed to work with printers, scanners, on other computer related items.

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Today on the test bench we have the TrickleStar PC TrickleSaver. The concept is pretty straight forward... Plug the unit into the wall, attach a power strip, plug "stuff" into the strip, and attach the USB cable to your PC or Mac. When you turn you computer off, the "stuff" doesn't consume any electricity. Seems simple enough. In this review we will see how the PC TrickleSaver stands up to TrickleStar's claims.

Before we take a closer look at the PC TrickleSaver, let's take a look at some information about the product, the company, and their philosophy (as taken from the TrickleStar website).

Key Features:

» In-built relay for switching off devices that consume standby current.
» Rear mounting holes for wall, under desk mounting.

Product Warranty:

The product is supplied with a 1 year product warranty against defective manufacturing and components.

About Us:

TrickleStar™ develops affordable, simple and easy to use products, which help everyday people, reduce energy consumption in their homes and workplaces. We work to be leaders in the design and manufacture of products which minimize environmental impact and which comply with international standards.

Our business is built on many years experience in the automation and controls industry and understanding of customers needs.

We aim to conduct our business with complete integrity and manage our relationships with customers and suppliers to achieve win-win outcomes for all parties.

The Environment:

Environmental protection is a priority for the conservation of natural resources and the continued health of our planet.

Our #1 objective is to help everyday people substantially reduce energy consumption and waste and hence reduce their carbon footprint.

TrickleStar recognizes its responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of the work we do and the products we create.

How we impact the environment is important to us, and environmental considerations are an integral part of our product design and business thinking. From product design through to manufacturing, use, and recycling, we aim to make our products as environmentally friendly as possible.

We focus our efforts on product and packaging design, responsible manufacturing, energy efficiency, and recycling. We aim to minimize our environmental impact and to be as lean as possible in every aspect of our business.

Reducing the environmental impact of our products starts at the product design phase. Design dictates the quantity of raw materials, type and recyclability of materials, energy consumption required for manufacturing and use, and the ease of recycling. Our business model is designed to be as lean as possible.

All TrickleStar products are RoHS and WEEE compliant and comply with a range of local standards in various markets.

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