The average computers down time represents from 69 to 97% of its total annual energy use, regardless of whether power management software is being used. That’s a whole lot of wasted energy, and additional costs for your family on your energy bill. The Energy Saving Smart Strip Power Strip will help to solve your wasted power problem. You just need to plug your computer into the blue ‘Control’ outlet and your printer, monitor, speakers, etc., into the white ‘Automatically Switched’ outlets. When you turn the computer on, the Smart Strip turns on the ‘Automatically Switched’ outlets and when you turn the computer off, the Smart Strip completely cuts power to the ‘Automatically Switched’ outlets. This is a great device that will help your home become greener and more efficient.