TrickleStar plans to cut your energy costs all while clearing your mind of any guilt associated with your computer’s power sucking devices.  How so?  Well, your computer’s external devices, yeah, the ones plugged in at your feet, utilize power even when your computer is powered down.  The TrickleStar device plugs into your computer via USB and detects when it’s not in use.  Soon as it does that it cuts power to the connected, vampire power devices.  There’s a little diagram below, but in short, the TrickleStar is the central hub for all the electricity similar to a surge protector, only it’s a bit smarter.

Sorry, no mention of price and it looks like they missed their ‘go live’ date in October.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."