This is a perfect little device to shut off power to chargers, lights, and audio equipment when you no longer want it. I set it for 3 hours when charging my laptop and cell phone so they don’t overcharge and I don’t waste vampire power. I also put one on my night readnig lamp so it shuts off after I fall asleep. Liked this gizmo so much that I got a bunch as stocking stuffers for each of my (grown-up) kids.
I set my electric toothbrush for 30 minutes, dust buster for 3 hours, and the rest for 30 minutes (mainly if I forget to unplug them–for safety purposes). If you buy the Conserve Power Switch (non timer switched version of this) and intend to use it on the bottom outlet, don’t bother–you can’t get both to fit, it’s one or the other on the same wall panel. Otherwise, it’s perfect.
I have one for my toaster, espresso machine, coffee maker, and iphone/ipod speaker dock. You can stack to fill both outlets, but will not fit on the bottom outlet if you try to use it with Conserve Socket Energy-Saving Outlet (the timed switch version of this). I sometimes forget to switch it off, but it’s not too long before I noticed the green light glowing and then I promptly switch it off.
The actual switch part lights up when in the on position. I’m using it with an external hard drive’s AC adapter that I only turn on during backups. I’m picking up a few more when this goes on sale.
I wish they also made another version with the plug rotated 90-degrees so it fits on power strips.
The cell provider said that it was due to the battery charging too long since I charge at night. I got a new battery and now charge with the Conserve Socket. It is great. I set it for 3 hours and it charges and cuts off. The unit can be set for 1/2 hr, 3 hrs, and 6 hrs. Hopefully, I won’t be buying any batteries any time soon.
The design allows for two to be used over/under in a normal outlet and it also looks fine. Price is also very good but again the functionality, appearance and design for this model is the best I have found/used. A must for those who are reaching behind things to unplug from the outlet often for items like Christmas lights.
Electric toothbrush usually takes an hour to full charge, but the charger continues the draw power even when it’s not charging. Instead of remembering to unplug the charger after an hour or so, I simply use the Conserve Socket. With one simply click I can initiate an one-hour charge.