Powered Reel Prevents Your Extension Cords From Turning Into Indiana Jones’ Whip

Powered Reel Prevents Your Extension Cords From Turning Into Indiana Jones’ Whip
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If you’ve ever retracted an automatic extension cord you know that by the time the plug reaches you it’s travelling faster than a bullwhip. Not so with the RoboReel, which gently and safely retracts the cable with an electric motor.

Inside the oil, gas and chemical resistant plastic sphere is 15m of heavy 12-gauge electrical extension cord that can be retracted at the push of a button. The RoboReel is also rather intelligent, preventing the cord from being rewound when current is being drawn or a tool is being used, and automatically cutting off the power if the cable has been accidentally cut. It’s impressively high-tech, but how else can its creators justify its obscene $US390 price tag?


[RoboReel via Gear Patrol]