This energy saving surge protector allows you to remotely control your outlets. You can completely shut off any socket with the press of a button. As everyone knows, electronics will still consume power even if it is not turned on. With the Belkin Conserve Switch, you can shut off the electrical circuit so your device will not waste power. There are 8 outlets in all and there are 2 that is dedicated live all the time for devices that need continuous power. This award winning power strip saves you money and comes with a $100,000 equipment replacement insurance.