I just came back from a two-week vacation in Europe. I took loads of gadgets. How did I keep them charged? Why, an unwieldy gadget cornucopia consisting of two AC splitters, a USB wall wart, and an external battery for topping up on the go. If only I'd had the Belkin TravelRockstar, I could have lightened my load.
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Even though it's bound to burn a hole through your desk, I still kind of want this thing. Yet another "classic" from Art Lebedev, the Svintus plug pig has 17 Type F sockets for all your Russian power needs.
It'll be at least a decade before the Bloom Box solves our energy crisis. In the meantime, you're gonna have to turn off your gadgets. This concept uses ambient light to gently remind you which are still sucking power.
As I look down underneath my desk at the tangle of wires and plugs I dream of a day when all of our gadgets can be powered wirelessly. Until then, a concept like AllSocket could help reduce clutter.
There are plenty of ways to deal with the twinned problems of insufficient plug space and cable tangle, but the obscenely overdone Outlet Wall concept, courtesy of Ironic Sans, is easily my favourite.
Traditional power strips are not the most ideal way to conserve space and keep things orderly. This Swivel Socket design tries to overcome that problem with six outlets that can rotate 90 degrees.
Ooooh, this is a good one. Why? Because power strip design is hot these days. Everything from revolving power strips, to glowing power strips has been investigated. OObject has collected 10 of the best clutter-busting designs—although the container ship power strip is noticeably absent. It's not what I would call practical, but it is definitely one of my favourites.