Belkin Conserve range – standby power killers

Belkin's Conserve range of energy-saving products

On the day on which Earth Hour falls, it’s only apt to talk a little bit about Belkin’s new Conserve range of gadgets to help you conserve power usage in your home of office.

The Conserve range comprises four products:

Belkin Conserve Insight

Price: $49.95 RRP

Plug something into the Conserve Insight, and its meter will show you how much per year or month the device costs you in money, the Watts consumed, or the carbon emissions produced by your usage.

The Conserve Insight is available in three colours, white, grey and lemongrass.

Belkin Conserve Insight

Belkin Conserve Smart Power

Price: $79.95 RRP

A 7-socket powerboard with a difference. Five of the sockets are energy saving, and two are always-on sockets. One of the five energy saving sockets is designated – and is actually coloured green – the master socket. The Conserve Smart Power senses when the device plugged into the master socket has been switched off but remains in standby mode, and switches off the power to all the devices plugged into the five energy saving socket.

The Belkin Conserve Smart Power is available in dark grey and lemongrass.

Belkin Conserve Smart Power

Belkin Conserve Valet Smart Charging Station

Price: $49.95 RRP

Charges up to four of your portable devices in the one place at once, and when a device is fully charged, the Conserve Valet Smart Charging Station switches off the device, and ensures no more power trickles away. It can be left plugged in ready to go, it consumes no power until devices are connected. It can be set to auto-start when you connect a device, or you can press a button to commence the charging.

The Belkin Conserve Valet Smart Charging Station is available in three colours, black, white and lemongrass.

Belkin Conserve Valet Smart Charging Station

Belkin Conserve Socket

Price: $19.95 RRP

Last but not least, the Conserve Socket is a single power socket that can be timer set to turn off the power – either 30 minutes, 3 hours or 6 hours. Devices plugged in will not draw power once the time has been reached, as it not left on standby, it is actually switched off.

The Belkin Conserve Socket is available in white and lemongrass.

Belkin Conserve Socket