I never thought they could make artwork out of a simple plug but that proved me wrong. These all look really good and practical. These are so great. Simple but very useful ideas.
A power strip also known as an extension block, power board, plug board and by many other variations is a block of electrical sockets that attaches to the end of a flexible cable typically with a mains plug on the other end, allowing multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket.
In the modern culture, we have extra and additional electronics at home, which means more and more Electrical Outlets, Sockets and Switches to get them plug in. Here are Modern and Creative Electrical Outlets, Power Strips, Sockets and Switches I collected up which could help you keep the wire disorder in check, keep some energy and accommodated more busy plugs. These stuffs are really modern and creative.
Tab The Power Strip
What a zippy world it would be if we had designs like the Multi-Tab Power Strip fitted in our homes. This crazy thang takes aid of pictogram and energy efficient LED lights to help you keep a track of your hooked up gadgets.
Unwanted tabs and sockets easily detach with a tug-up on the tab! Users can configure the power strip with as many or as few outlets required. And that’s about it…get adding and detaching, now will ya!
Show-off The Strip
Managing power-cords is more of a hassle for folks with kids and those who like the wire-free look. Just how to manage those damn wires? With the elegant Power Bridge, of course! It eliminates the need to hide wires in order to make the room look neat or safe. This sturdy strip has the plug-slots beneath the bridge for better plug management. An indicative light on each plug outlet also displays the amount of power being used by that particular device, making you aware of the energy consumption. A refreshing approach for the wires-issue.
Put Your Power On A Timer
The Belkin TimeOutlet concept is a modular, stackable surge protector divided into 4 quadrants. Each section corresponds to a time of day. When that time is over, power is cut from everything in that quadrant and power turns on in the next.
In theory I like the idea since most of my appliances do tend to operated only at certain hours of the day. What I don’t like is the design. The stackable modular system looks like it can get ridiculously tall, especially for an area like the entertainment center. I tend to hide my surge protectors, not bring attention to them. A good idea nonetheless but I prefer a less “band-aid” approach to energy conservation. Manufacturers need to include circuity that enables people to totally, 100% turn off the power of any device instead of having it sit in some standby, limbo power mode.
Hang On Outlet
“Power Vampires” take the shape of all kinds of things; your mobile phone charger, digital camera charger, iPod charger, my mother….these items steal energy from you even when not being used for their intended purpose, like making me a sandwich. To combat this massive amount of wasted energy, designer Paulo Oh has come up with a simple plan; unplug them. Not satisfied with simply unplugging them, he also designed this handy outlet called “Hang On Outlet”. It is a basic power outlet with a little extra lip to hold on to your lose plugs, keeping your power management neat and tidy.
Remorkable Piano Switches
A Frame-fewer switches was an important driver for the new design. David Dos Santos’ design is clean, sober, and simple. The sort of soft piano keys you want to touch. This distinctive form has the rare property of being in perfect equilibrium with its surroundings, whether the style is modern or classic.
Piano is really versatile; it can be combined with almost any RAL colour.To customize the switches, text or symbols can be screen printed or engraved onto the switches. This ensures that each product is unique. A LED module can be used to create stylish effect that allows it to enlighten the switch, functions and surroundings in a distinctive fashion.
Donut Power Strip
The Donut “Powerstrip” by Ramei Keum solves some of my biggest annoyances with most power strips today, namely not accommodating the huge power bricks that come with many of our electric appliances. Each outlet can spin inside its socket for the best fit. The donut shape also helps to keep cabling organized.
Russian designer Burakov Denis has offer the concept to make people realize that the light switch in their house is still on. With the clear and big “ON” letter, it should remind people to turn them OFF when they’re not in used.
Rotating 360 degree Lego Sockets
Rotating 360 degree is a multi-outlet socket which allows each socket on it to rotate. It offers enough space for different shaped plugs to plug in just by rotating each socket in different directions. Besides, each socket has different color and can connect each other, so user can easily increase or decrease the number of sockets for his or her multi-outlet socket and choose different colors depends on user’s end. In addition, there are 2 standing base on both ends of this product to provide a function of wire-organizing.
Wireless Nanogrid Switches
A light switch that draws inspiration from traditional Korean architecture (and clothing!) These switches (for electricity) are capable of not only switching the lights on and off, they can deliver detailed info about the energy usage of the room they’re installed in via free web or smartphone applications. Temperature sensors, imaging equipment, and more are available additions to the Nanogrid structure.
Simple Smile Can Set Things Right
“Simply use the emotional expression to remind and educate users to turn off the light.”
This one line says it all….moreover the cute switches create the desired impact of reminding us to conserve. I guess this is another angle to Product Design: to be instinctive without being preachy!
Post Line – No More Trippin Wires
The thing with extension cords is that they look ugly and the wires are a prime accident zones for tripping. There is nothing Elegant about them! Unless you’re looking at the “Post Line”, this one’s a gorgeous concept that makes full use of the circuit-printing technology and electrostatic paste material. Use it from point A (gadget) to point B (wall socket) by sticking it flat to the floor, and if it becomes less sticky and grimy, simply wipe it clean and its sticky flat extension cord tape again!
Rozetkus – Three Dee Power Socket
Hiding in the wall until the right moment to strike, the Rozetkus sits flat unless more than one plug is needed. And look at the concepting! it goes all over the place! Normally I’m not into building everything all at once into the base product, aka I love extensions. But this is the right stuff.
Too Many Sockets Make a Brick
Socket Like Brick allows you to configure and create a modular multi tap as per convenience. Extend or remove modules safely, moreover accommodate the different sized plugs with ease. It basically provides a good solution to the managing devices.
Insic Wall Socket
This is a plug for the world to become more environmentally friendly. It’s a plug you’d plug into the wall to access power, but not just that! No way, that’s too simple. This one lights up in a way that shows you the way, the truth, and the light! This “Insic Wall Socket” encourages you to use power only so long as you need it. This isn’t just a dormant tool, nay, this one’s encouraging you to be the green crusader you’ve always aspired to be.
Wind Up With Glee
Putting it straight enough for you, Wind Up Socket has a timer to it, once you set the duration and time’s up, the electricity supply to that socket gets cut off. For grownups who don’t have many restrictions and can self regulate, this one may seem more cumbersome than anything else. But for moms with teens who don’t comprehend “half hour of TV / Videogames time”; this is booty! I’d only be careful of placing the cords of various gadgets carefully, otherwise its set!
Rambler Socket – Recoiling Socket In The Wall
Rambler Socket maybe the solution most of us are looking for as far as extension cords are concerned. I mean if you hit “Extension Cord” on YD, for most of the posts you will see readers nitpicking and finding fault with the design. Here’s why Rambler Socket will knock your socks off. It’s this 1.5 meters cord that unfurls from a cavity behind its socket. When you don’t need extensions, it’s neatly tucked away. When you need it, simply pinch the sides and wind it out.
After the deed is done, you simply give the wire a gentle tug (activates a spring mechanism), and it recoils back into place. Ideal for using with electronics like vacuum cleaners, hair driers etc where you don’t need extension cords on a full-time basis.
Power Socket SWITCH
Keep getting to slammed for not switching off the mains or unplugging your gadgets? It’s not that people are reckless or unconcerned about the environment, but sometimes simple and easy things like this becomes too much of an effort. So should we mop around for allowing Stand-By Power to contribute to almost 11% of our monthly electricity bill? No ways, we should endorse cool innovations like the “Power Socket SWITCH” and live happily ever after!
Socket Pocket: a phone-pocket for your electrical outlet
The Socket Pocket is a replacement covering for your electrical outlet that includes a hinged pocket that sticks out of the side of the receptacle. The idea is to have a little pocket to stick your cellphone or other hand-held device in while it charges, keeping it off the floor. I want one of these with about six pockets.
What use is an electrical plug when you’re not plugged in? Two simple tabs on the ends of a standard cover plate increase its function.
Hidden Wall Safe Electrical Outlet
These unique wall safes allow you to hide valuables inside one of many identical looking wall outlets you already have in your home, the last place someone is likely to look.
Electrical “power pod” made of thermoplastic rubber and with four plug outlets is the first in a series of Artecnica products called Wiremore, which will make electrical cables more, rather than less, visible.
E-Rope Power Strip
Power strip that allows users to add or subtract sockets as needed.
The Picket Fence adapts to older homes and cleanly manages the electrical necessities of the occupants. The baseboards have a certain thickness to them, typically much thicker than an electrical cord. By sticking these pickets onto the baseboard, a space is created between the wall and the picket points. This space serves as a track for routing all of the wires cleanly around the room. They can go wherever they like and double back as much as they need to, all concealed behind a picket fence. Because of the gaps between the individual pickets, a plug can jump out wherever it is needed.
E-Ball Multiplug Connector
Modern power strip concept by MASHALLAH.DESIGN.
Plug with a hole
Pulling out a plug is not a hard work, but it is not always an easy task. Therefore, you need a better solution. This plug comes with a circular cut-out which can help you pull it out easily.
Socket Deer Outlet Cover
These electrical outlet covers let you put your mobile phone on the wall as it recharges. The antlers for all three types of deer are already the perfect shape to hold things, so we hardly had to modify the forms at all. The tough urethane rubber we used for the cover holds handsets tightly, and also protects the antlers from breakage should you bump into them. Socket-deer can also be used as a cover for light switches, and the antlers make an excellent hook for keys or accessories.
Power Aware Cord
Power strips are used on a daily basis in most homes as a means of ‘transporting’ energy to the products we use every day. The ‘Power-Aware Cord’ is a re-designed electrical power strip in which the cord is designed to visualize the energy rather than hiding it. The current use of electricity is represented through glowing pulses, flow, and intensity of light. Expressing the presence of energy through light can inspire people to explore and reflect upon the energy consumption of electrical devices in their home.
Rozetkus power strip
To create a power strip allowing you to choose which way to plug.
It is meant for plugging in low-power devices that don’t need to be grounded, such as lamps, clocks, hard drives, cell phone chargers, etc.
For your safety you won’t be able to plug in a device with a 4.8 mm plug.
All of the 25 sockets are LED illuminated to make finding a free socket under your desk easier. Rozetkus uses a standard high-voltage fuse.
Electroman Surge Protector
Here he comes to save the day — especially if you have more plugs than outlets.
Never fear: Electroman turns one socket into four, extending a helping hand (and another hand and two feet to boot).
Each grounded socket is controlled by an on/off switch, with an indicator light placed right where Electroman’s heart is.
24″ total length.