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

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]

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