Giveaway: Bits Limited Smart Strip Surge Protector Review

by Tracy on September 5, 2012 · 114 comments

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Have you guys heard of the Bits Limited Smart Strip Surge Protector yet? I know I am pretty new to it – but I can tell you that my family is definitely enjoying it! My husband is an electronics lover – TVs, DVDs, computer, printer, etc. He is also very protective of his electronics so a surge protector is a must-have in our house.

And, did you know that a surge protector could save you money by saving energy? Yep, it sure can! And as you may be aware – I am a savings lover :) The Smart Strip is not only a surge protector, it can literally save us money on your electric bill just by having your items plugged into it! How FUN is that? And how EASY?! I know I can appreciate any additional savings each month…The average homeowner can save up to $40 per year per surge. Not bad at all for not doing ANYTHING but plugging your devices in :)

The Bits Limited Smart Strip saves energy, which means it saves you money, on things such as office equipment and home entertainment systems.

Another FUN fact is that Bits Limited Surge Protectors are made from recycled materials! I LOVE it when companies use recycled materials – it’s so much better for the environment. and save the homeowner $40 per year per surge. I’m sure you noticed the different colors on the Strip.
Well…
• Long story short is there are several “Hot Outlets”, colored red, that you would plug devices that need constant energy in to (Alarm clock, DVR etc).
• The green outlets are for your TV, your printer and other devices that do not need to be drawing constant energy from the grid. (Most people do not realize that any device that is plugged in is pulling energy from the Grid and costing them money. The device “unplugs” those outlets when not in use.
• The third color outlet, blue, will activate the green outlets when that device is turned on. Say you plug in your laptop, it will then “plug in” your printer.
• This device also tells you when the MOV (The actual surge protector inside) has degraded from surges so you know to replace it before it burns your house down.

Now that is what I call a Smart Strip!!! The particular Smart Strip I am trying out says it will save just about year. I am sure that can vary with each family and with what you have plugged into it. Not only is the Bits Limited Smart Strip good for your home, just think of the energy and savings in an office…

You can purchase the Smart Strip for just about $30 online at Bits Limited. Make sure you check them out on Facebook and Twitter too!

How about a chance to WIN one for your home?  I knew you guys would love it – so the wonderful folks over at Bits Limited have offered just that!

Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.

{ 114 comments… read them below or add one }

1 AlexandriaCozzini September 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I would LOVE to have this in my home office. Love love love! the feature that ‘unplugs’ things that don’t need to be drawing constant power!

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2 Masooma20 September 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I need this both for the money saving and safety reasons since I have two kids and one of them is just learning how to crawl so this will be a big help in baby proofing our house!

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3 KrystalRivera September 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

i owuld like this for my computer hook up we have a desktop and this would make lots of conveinence for all the wires that need plugging in =) 

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4 ConnieSorton September 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I love anything that saves energy and surge prtection is a plus!

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5 janeritz55 September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I would love this because I have a computer, printer and sewing machine that all need to be on a surge protector, I love the idea of saving energy in the process. With me, every cents counts. 

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6 LauraBradley September 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

to keep the lightning from zapping my mac cord AGAIN

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7 Dipsy38 September 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I would love to win this, we have a lot of computers and electronics in my house. This is necessary!

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8 andrea2russia September 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I have way too many things plugged into one outlet and would love to have a system I can trust.

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9 Rich Morris September 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

my computer and external harddrive are just plugged into the wall w/no surge protector

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10 KellieRoseWilson September 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I would love to win because I am out of space to plug in more electronics and this would make it much safer!

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11 Colleen M September 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I would love to win this for my computer, printer and television!

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12 DebraGordon September 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

I could use it as I have a tv & 2 computers in my bedroom . I have them on surge protectors but 1 that saves me $ so much better thanks for the giveaway

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13 BethDunlavyHoppe September 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

need to protect my computers

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14 AmwHammon September 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

I like your last comment about the surge protector telling you it has degraded before it burns your house down – it struck me as funny the way you said it! Oh, and who doesn’t like smart surge protectors!

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15 abfantom September 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

I would like the Bits Limited Surge Protector to protect our home entertainment system’s electronics
 
abfantom at yahoo dot com

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16 bluebulldog0312 September 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I love green technology!

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17 EugeniaE September 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

My husband needs like 3 of these LOL we manage a 100 gallon saltwater aquarium

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18 Shannon O September 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I really need one for my computer before it gets wrecked

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19 llansford September 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

would like it to protect equipment

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20 JacquelineDiaz September 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I could use this for my bedroom where I have all my game systems plugged in or by the computer.

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21 AnastasiaFalling September 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I’d like to win b/c I need a new surge protector and this looks like a great one :) 

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22 Rich Morris September 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

i subscribe via email
unevenfist84@live.com

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23 CarolaThompson September 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I’d like to win because I like to save energy! It’s good for my wallet and the environment!

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24 Karen Glatt September 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I know how important a surge protector is! It keeps your computer from getting bad electrical zaps! I really would love this surge protector to protect my computer from this!

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25 Karen Glatt September 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I am an email subscriber.
karenglatt1956@gmail.com

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26 rayreadb September 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I need it to protect my computer.

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27 4kids4us September 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I’d like to win because we could use it for all our gadgets. Amy W.

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28 tuckersaver September 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

we have so many electronics in  our entertainment center it would be nice to be protected from surges and not replace everything and hope its covered

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29 tuckersaver September 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

we have so many electronics in  our entertainment center it would be nice to be protected from surges and not replace everything and hope its covered
 
tuckersaver at hotmail dot com

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30 CarlaG September 7, 2012 at 5:20 am

I could use this for my office to plug in my computer, printer, lamp, etc.  :)

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31 Jenny Q September 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

Thanks for the chance to win and save some $$ on my electric bill!!!

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32 livandjakesmama September 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

Our cords are a mess! This is great!

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33 Sheila K September 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm

We get a lot of storms in my area, and a good surge protector would offer the protection we need!

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34 BradEdwards1 September 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I would love to save money on my electric bill

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35 Trasina McGahey September 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I would love to win to use on my TV and ent center items!

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36 Austieb7 September 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I don’t currently have a surge protector and I could really use one!!!

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37 helldog3 September 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm

to protect my electronics

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38 LynnThompsonHerbertEvan September 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

We don’t have the extra money to buy one and we really could use one with all the power outages we get!

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39 HeatherLoftus September 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

better for the environment. 

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40 tigers4sue September 8, 2012 at 12:44 am

I want to put it in my room. I have one with my tv,dvd player,digitable box,etc on one and the other one is all my computer stuff in it. Now I need one for my bdrm. Thanks for the cool giveaway! :)

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41 NicoleSender September 8, 2012 at 3:25 am

What a clever idea on how to save energy!

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42 CheshireGryn September 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

it’s so much safer than having an overloaded outlet in a small room :-)

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43 Angela Schmook September 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I definitely need this for my office!!!

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44 KimberlyCokerLangdell September 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I have been needing to get me one of these. we live in an older home . its a must on my to due list. 

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45 shu qing September 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I really need one!

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46 Et Pruitt September 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I’d like to save money on my bills by using it.

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47 Thrisha September 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

This particular power strip seems really cool! I would love one. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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48 GlennaFaccenetti September 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

I would like to win because currently my computer is just plugged into the wall and I worry that it needs a surge protector.

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49 tamarsw September 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

We have a lot of gadgets. Once I had a thunderstorm and our house got struck by lightning and it hit my modem and fried it. I was without a computer for 2 months. This was in the early 90s when these things were not as easy to buy!

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50 AnaeliRamos September 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

thanks for all the awesome giveaways! This is such an awesome gadget

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51 KimHilder September 11, 2012 at 12:04 am

To protect my computer and printer.

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52 eclairre September 11, 2012 at 1:27 am

to protect my electronics
 

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53 Mindyvol September 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

 I need a good surge protector for all of the cords that we have on our kitchen counter (Nook, phones, camera, etc.).

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54 CALLBR549 September 12, 2012 at 12:36 am

I would like the Bits-limited surge protector for my expensive computer equipment. & electronics. :0
vgsaxon(at)gmail(dot)com

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55 WendyWaltsRiding September 13, 2012 at 2:56 am

I’d love to win to save energy and also to protect from surges of which we have a lot around here.

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56 Marti Parks September 13, 2012 at 5:37 am

I would love to have this to protect my computer and printer.

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57 BarbaraBlanton September 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

I would love to win this! What a great idea I could really use this :)

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58 KiIp September 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

would just love one cause’ i need it for school! :)
 
 

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59 RachaelHenzman September 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I would love to win because I don’t have a surge protector and need one.  Thanks for the giveaway!

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60 Ilovemybeagle2 September 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

I would love to be able to save energy and money on electricity!
landfjaco

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61 Ilovemybeagle2 September 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

I would love to be able to save energy and money on electricity!
Laura Jacobson

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62 MichelleOakleyWarner September 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

need this for my tv, my little one is always pulling on cords

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63 toughturtles September 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

for my computer printer and the rest of my stuff

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64 Diane Baum September 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

This would be great to protect all the  loose cords from my puppy

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65 samiialexxis5691 September 18, 2012 at 3:58 am

There are too many electronics in this house, something like this would make it easier! And the feature that lets you turn off appliances when you are not using them is genius.

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66 2monkeysmomma September 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

It seems like we’re always searching for surge protectors for our electronics.

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67 Ericka082 September 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

I would love to win so I can plug my tv in to it and also my sons PS3 as well as some other things, so I  know they will be safe

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68 brich222222 September 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

want this to help save on our power bill.
 
ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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69 vmkids3 September 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

To protect my computer
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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70 AnnaFrugal September 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

protect our computers at home

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71 ChrystalJones September 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I need this to protect my electronics.

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72 madamerkf September 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

so i can protect my devices during power surges and outtages

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73 jenniferpeaslee September 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I want to win because we live in an area that gets bad storms (and tornadoes too!) so surge protectors are a must have!

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74 BrittneyHouse1 September 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love that you can save on your electrity bill/.
 

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75 fangirljen September 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I need to protect our new t.v. and home theater from electric surges.

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76 AmyDeeter September 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

to help my computer

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77 omegadoom1 September 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Like your husband, I love tech stuff. This would be the perfect device to protect my electronic devices.  Thanks!

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78 californiapoppy September 19, 2012 at 1:50 am

We have electronic that this would protect.
californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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79 ThRansom September 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

I would like on bec over the last month we have been having lots of thunder/lightening storms and it would be great to have one less thing to worry about!

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80 Fiona N September 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

I would love to win this Smart Strip Surge Protector because it would protect our computer!
Thank You!
 

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81 SaverSara September 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

I need a new one because the ones I have are very old.

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82 susansmoaks September 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

I would love to win because i do not have one for our new computer and i don’t want anything bad to happen to it!

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83 AngelaNeynaber September 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

I want this to protect my computer.

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84 PamelaHalligan September 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I’d like to win this surge protector to save money and protect my electronics.  Thanks for the giveaway.

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85 clynsg September 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I would like to win because I have been looking at them but haven’t had the extra cash to get one.  Would like to put my TV/DVR on one.

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86 degood September 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

This surge proctector looks neat and I need to protect my tv, dvd and x-box.

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87 marcia.goss September 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Our surge protectors are old, and I worry about our computer and printer when we have a storm. I would love to have a new one.

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88 scarter305 September 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I want one for my office. I am a student and try to save money every way that I can. This is awesome!
SCARTER305 AT AOL DOT COM

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89 wallindeb September 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I would like one for my new apartment to save electricity.

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90 kathypease September 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

id love this to protect my pc we have quite a few storms and I always worry about that

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91 07violet September 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I need a new one for my computer

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92 ChristinaNierle September 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

We could really use a new one and have lots of things that need to be plugged into one. And it sounds like a really great one.

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93 QuayJones September 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Sounds like it will protect my network devices.

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94 VikkiBillings September 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I could really use it for my tv, dvr, wireless modem and dvd player.

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95 Lisa S September 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I would like to win this surge protector because my husband is a gadget guru and he always needs more power strips.

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96 RabPom September 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I would love this because I always leave things plugged in!

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97 RozyNozy September 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I would like to save energy and I need one for my computer.

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98 Brad Merrell September 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I currently only own 1 surge protector. I need another one to plug my computer, monitor, speakers, etc. into.

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99 snflwer1015 September 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

This seems awesome! I could really use one.
 

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100 karenmed409 September 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Save Energy and money! I like the color code to let me know which devices should be plugged and it discounts the device when not in use.

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101 sottovoce September 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I would like to win the Bits Limited Smart strip because I need a surge protector and this is the best!  :-)  Thank you.

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102 dresdenrain September 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I need one for my computer, which would be great to have, to protect it.

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103 dresdenrain September 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

carol lewis

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104 AuriLae September 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I love that the strip moderates power draw for items that are generally not in use! We have lots of electronics and that could save us some money.

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105 DhDeb September 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

cool colours on a surge protecter.

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106 mramirez999 September 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

would like to win one to protect my devices

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107 caitlinm September 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I want to protect my computer

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108 at0micbeat September 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I ‘d like to protect my laptops.

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109 dlhaley September 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I need a new protector for my TV. Thank you for the giveaway.

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110 laura55 September 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I really like the fact that these are made from recycled materials. This is the perfect surge protector.

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111 gkaufmanss September 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I’d love to have the peace of mind of protecting my TV and home theater from power surges!

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112 brianpiero September 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…need to protect a new tv & blu-ray player !
 

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113 lauraofharvestlane September 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Gourmet Creations Beef and Jalapeno with Monterey Jack

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114 angevege1 September 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I would love to have this to protect my electronics.

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