Power Leeches

PC World had an article recently about electronic gadget and how much power they consume even when turned off, or even when just the charger is plugged in but not charging anything.

It appears that the answer to “should I turn my computer off at night?” is “only if you want to save money on your power bill.” The tower itself consumes about $7 dollars a month if you leave it on 24/7. Your entire computer setup (tower, monitor, speakers, etc) can cost you as much as $60 month; even in ‘power-save’ mode.