[clug] [OT] networked remote controlled power sockets

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Nov 10 13:48:51 MST 2010

"'Smart' plugs ready to quash office stand-by power"

 - Does anyone think these are a good or bad idea for homes?
   Esp. how do TV's and other equipment with 'standby' react?

 - What about in offices? (PC + LCD ?)

 - At $40-60 for 2 points, would any of you being
   racing out to buy more than one?

 - Article says "controlled by a PC", ie Windows. scary.

 - More for the make/hack/void'ers and those running
   home control networks - are there cheaper/better ways?

No information given on the PC adaptor. Bet its expensive :-(

At first blush I thought "something new", after a few minutes, "just
another onto the (home network/mgt) bandwagon".

Any comments?

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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