This Kid-Proof Outlet Wouldn't Power Up Until You Plug Something In

Any household with small roaming humans inevitably has to block its electrical sockets from tiny probing fingers. But most of the childproof measures out there—plastic plugs, sliding faceplates—can still be impregnated by determined hands. This outlet prototype wouldn't supply any electricity to its sockets until a… » 11/19/14 5:40pm 11/19/14 5:40pm

The Mother of All Wall Warts Can Handle 11 Devices at Once

Like a regular Joe transformed into a superhero through some freak accident, this giant power adapter turns a single outlet into an all-encompassing charging station for all of your gear. Technically, it requires two outlets since the second gets completely blocked, but that's ok since the Bestek charging station more… » 3/06/13 1:00pm 3/06/13 1:00pm

Portable Pivoting Power Adapter Maximizes Your Hotel's Outlets

Even fancy new hotel rooms with flat screen TVs and iPhone alarm clocks catering to our gadget-laden lifestyles never seem to have enough outlets for charging all your toys. So a portable power bar is the most important thing you can travel with, particularly this folding model which can handle even the bulkiest of… » 8/03/12 10:20am 8/03/12 10:20am

AlertMe Smart Plug Manges Electricity via Web

AlertMe is a UK home surveillance company that has a pretty great idea for expanding its services. Their Smart Plug fits in your socket and monitors energy usage of various connected appliances. It wirelessly communicates with the AlertMe Hub, a (Wi-Fi?) and GRPS box that sends the information to the cloud. Through a… » 10/08/08 11:30am 10/08/08 11:30am