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The second device developed by TrickleStar is aimed at the increasingly prevalent home theatre entertainment cluster.
Rather than the specific USB connection employed by PC device, the Universal Standby Power Saver uses a master/slave standard power connection concept.
In this scenario, the master connection plugs into the television, with the slave plugging into the power board that connects all other devices, Amp, Subwoofer, Nintendo Wii, DVD player and so on. Only when the TV is on, will power flow to the slave power board and therefore those devices normally in stand by.
There will be times when you still need a device to be in stand by, such as a PVR ready to record, these devices should be plugged into an alternate power board suggests Emby.
The device is aimed at people who have already set-up their home systems, including expensive surge protection; “We don’t want you to go an buy another powerstrip we just want you to buy this.- people who have a nice PC or AV setup have already spent the money on the expensive surge protection powerstrips.” Emby said.
The other consideration was aesthetic design: “We had people coming up to us saying ‘Why does green have to be uncool, why can’t you do something nice with the industrial design?’– In response” Emby said ”we tried to do something a bit novel with the industrial design”. The Apple-esque rounded white with tinge of bright green was the result.
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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.