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/24-7PressRelease/ - PALOS HILLS, IL, November 12, 2007 - The USB Ecostrip, the power strip that eliminates the flow of energy to computer peripherals when the computer is turned off, was recognized today as the best new energy-saving product of 2007. The "Gold Standard Award" was presented by Carlyle Associates, a consumer electronics industry consulting firm.
"The Ecostrip is ingenius in concept, yet practical in price and use. It saves energy and pays for itself in a matter of months," said Carlyle president Michael Conroy. "The rising cost of energy, along with a new awareness of environmental issues, makes this product a must for every computer in the U.S."
The Ecostrip was first introduced in Europe in 2005, where it has enjoyed triple-digit annual growth in sales. In its first month in the U.S., 75,000 units were sold via through word-of-mouth buzz, and the product's website, www.theecostrip.com
Consumers have been quick to take hold of the Ecostrip's concept: when a computer is turned off, a signal from the USB port shuts down the flow of power to peripherals. This eliminates active and passive flows to printers, scanners, modems, speakers, and stand-by lights.
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