Friday, April 29, 2011
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 07:00 AM
"The Belkin Conserve Socket isn't the only product of its type, but it's super simple and relatively inexpensive at only $10. Just plug your gadget into the adapter, set it to shut off after a half hour, three hours, or six hours, and forget about it. It'll charge your gadget up and cut the power when it's done so you don't kill the battery."
Charging portable electronic devices is, well, a fact of life. It seems we have more and more charging to do all the time. While there have been tremendous advances over the years in battery technology, particularly in how charging affects battery life, a little help from a device like the Belkin Conserve Socket can make the whole process more efficient. The idea is very simple: set the charge time via a switch on the adapter, plug your device into it and the adapter into the wall and you are ready to charge efficiently. One thing to be careful of: if your device is not turned off while the charging process is underway, once the charging is complete the device will resume depleting the battery. At $10, this is a handy, cost-effective, and efficient addition to your electronic device collection.