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Great product!!! Read the directions!,
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This review is from: iGo PM00011-0001 Green Power Smart Tower (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
This is a great product. Don't be fooled by reviews saying it isn't! It works exactly as advertised and really looks nice, too!
Here's how I'm using mine:
Auto pair #1:
- Canon EOS 7D charger
- AA charger
Auto pair #2:
- MacBook Pro charger
I use this next to my bed so I can leave my MacBook Pro charger plugged in 24/7 (I have 2 spares). When I leave for the day, I unplug my laptop and the next time the tower checks for electricty usage, it cuts the power to my charger, so it doesn't waste any electricity. Same thing for my battery chargers!
***Don't forget that once you plug everything in (while NOT actively charging), you need to hold the button until the light flashes***
This calibrates the tower so it knows the low threshold for cutting power. Otherwise, you'll have unpredictable results, most likely. You can, theoretically, set it up to cut the power when your laptop is asleep or closed, but I didn't have great luck with that. Besides, I don't really want my battery draining and re-charging all night long. Though you won't be stuck with a dead battery if you use it this way. AT MOST, it will be off 30 minutes. That's not enough to deplete your battery, but it may be enough to be annoying, hence the reason for my setup.
Love the addition of 2 USB ports, since it frees up the outlets on the back for other devices!
Also, I e-mailed support asking them a few questions on how it works and sent it around 7 or 8pm. Within 5 or 10 minutes, I had a reply! Thoroughly impressed with the product's look, functionality, and support! I WILL be buying their products again (though I only need 1 more device before I'm covered lol)