Power to the people. Channelling the John Lennon song of the same name (or maybe the Robert Palmer / Duran Duran supergroup?), the UK’s iFi Audio has announced the PowerStation: a power strip with in-built active noise cancellation (ANC) that’s functionally none too dissimilar to noise-cancelling headphones: detect, invert, apply, cancel.
The PowerStation’s ANC tech appears to come from a second-generation take on the AC iPurifier, previously released by iFi as a standalone product. And like the AC iPurifier, iFi’s power strip will inform users of the absence of a ground connection (which can be corrected with a simple cable attachment) and of correct polarity — useful for territories like the EU where a mains plug’s position can be rotated 180 degrees.… Read the full article