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By Patrick McCombe

Power Saver. Phantom loads cost electric-utility customers $3 billion annually. The Eco-Logical Smart Strip Surge Protector helps reduce those costs in homes and offices. Available in seven- and 10-outlet models and designed primarily for entertainment and computer equipment, the protector keeps a couple of receptacles on for constant power but shuts off the others when the primary device — the TV or computer — is switched off. Prices start at $32. Coleman Cable, 800/323-9355. www.colemancable.com

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