Useful USB Gadget: The Mini Power Minder

Posted: Sep 15 2004, 10:45am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 10:03am CDT, in Shopping | Shopping Tips


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Useful USB Gadget: The Mini Power Minder
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The Mini Power Minder switches PC peripherals off automatically with the PC. The small power outlet is connected with the PC via a USB connection.

The Mini Power Minder has two built-in outlets - one that connects to the PC and the other to a power strip that connects to the peripherals. The USB Gadget also connects to the PC via a USB cable.
When the PC is powered down the USB cable will no longer have power, letting the Mini Power Minder know to shutdown power to the secondary outlet. The same process works when switching the PC on. Pretty neat.
Think Geek sells the Mini Power Minder for $15.99.

We reported about not so useful USB Gadgets in the past, but they are still fun:
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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