All Press Releases for November 12, 2007

The Ecostrip Wins 2007 Green Product Award for Eliminating "Vampire Electronics"

The USB Ecostrip, the long-awaited solution to the plague that is "Vampire Electronics," has been recognized as the most innovative new energy-saving product of 2007 by Carlyle Associates.

    /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,

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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The USB Ecostrip displayed with common peripheral, each of which wastes energy when the computer is turned off.