I am not sure if the Internet Traffic Cop made by BFG Technologies is a hot gadget. The marketing and the price seem to indicate it is a hot gadget.
The idea behind the Internet Traffic Cop is simple: It disconnects your PC from the internet when you are not using it and your computer is still on. By simply pushing the stop button on the Internet Traffic Cop the Ethernet connection is disconnected. Ok, I see the point that pulling the cable is inconvenient and will damage the plug at some point. The gadget looks nice and solid and can therefore find a place on the desk. It is powered via USB or through an optional AC adapter. It will not work for me as I am all wireless.
$49.99 is not a bargain price though. You decide if this is a hot gadget, i am undecided on this one.
The Internet Traffic Cop sells on Best Buy and CompUSA.
See also the Internet Traffic Cop product page.
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