A new feature has been implemented in these devices. When placed in “O-F-F” mode, all techie devices will lay dormant. If your device is lacking this easy-to-use control, the following modes also work:
•unplugged from the wall
•locked in the glove compartment
Any of these modes will leave your dinner/weekend/vacation undisturbed.
Practically, for me this means turning off wifi on my tablet for my quiet time, Sunday mornings and small group.
These devices all came powered off when we got them, and we still have that control over them today.