April 08, 2010 08:06 ET

Celebrate Earth Month and Save Energy With iGo

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) -  The 40th anniversary of Earth Month reminds consumers to do their part to protect the environment. While steps like turning off lights in empty rooms or reducing the number of electronics in your house can save energy, there is another way to reduce energy consumption at home. Vampire Power, or the energy drawn from electronics that are plugged in but not in use, wastes $10 billion in the U.S. alone. To celebrate Earth Month, iGo, a leading provider of eco-friendly power management solutions, urges consumers to reduce their Vampire Power consumption to save money, save energy and protect the earth.

The new iGo Green Technology products automatically reduce Vampire Power by 85% to help consumers save energy and save money. Featuring the first-ever green laptop charger and the only automatic power-reducing surge protectors (in both four and eight-outlet versions) on the market, the new iGo Green Technology products shut off automatically when not in use, virtually eliminating vampire power. The iGo Green Technology products include:

  • Power Smart Tower with iGo Green Technology: Featuring four outlets with iGo Green Technology so that consumers do not have to unplug their electronics, the green surge protector also includes four always-on outlets for devices requiring continuous power, such as medical equipment or an alarm clock, and two USB ports to conveniently charge mobile devices.
  • Power Smart Wall with iGo Green Technology: For areas in the house that host fewer electronics, the iGo Power Smart Wall with iGo Green Technology features two outlets with iGo Green technology and two always-on outlets to help save energy, and in turn, save money on your monthly electricity bill.
  • Laptop Charger with iGo Green Technology: While standard laptop chargers continue to draw power, even when the laptop is off or disconnected, the iGo Laptop Charger with iGo Green Technology saves energy by shutting off the power draw when it detects that the laptop no longer needs power. Compatible with most popular laptops, the charger also has a USB charging port built in so that you can simultaneously power two devices from one charger.

iGo Green Technology products, which exceed Energy Star standards, could have saved U.S. consumers more than $300 million last year. For more information about how the iGo Green Technology products can help save money and save energy this Earth Month, please visit

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