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Great idea, could be improved in practice.
on July 1, 2016
This seems like a great idea, but there's few things holding it back from a higher rating. The spacing of outlets is awkward. Only one has an additional gap which doesn't leave enough space for awkward plugs transformers for routers and streaming devices. This could be resolved if the outlets were rotated 90 degrees like the power strip I replaced. My router that is in the always on outlet has an awkward transformer and while using just one socket, blocks 4. Subsequently, I've had to plug another power strip into the auto-switched sockets to accommodate all my devices.
The auto-switching seems a little odd too. I selected my 600w receiver to be the auto switching device, as it only uses 0.2w when off. Given the power draw variation this seemed like a good candidate as would be clearly detectable that if was either on or off, and switch off the relevant devices: TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast. However, I often find its not switching them off, so it makes me wonder if I'm really saving anything or if I have a possible defective product. This might be going back to Amazon.