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

This Piggy Power Strip Is Too Cute/Creepy to Resist

Even though I'm weirded out to no end by it, 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. » 10/05/11 9:04am 10/05/11 9:04am

The Share-A-Watt Is a Travel Power Strip for Cafe Cassanovas

You're at the cafe and you battery is toast but, as usual, every last power outlet is filled. Why beg for time on an outlet like a schmuck when you can ask that cute redhead in the corner if you two can double up using the Share-A-Watt? » 9/16/11 3:20pm 9/16/11 3:20pm

Absolutely Genius: Slide Your Plugs Into Slots Instead of Individual…

I can't believe no one has thought of this until now. I will never have to rearrange my cell phone charger plug, laptop plug, and the dozen others that fight for space on a traditional power strip ever again. UPDATED. » 7/20/10 7:20pm 7/20/10 7:20pm

This Waterproof Power Strip Scares Me

Wet Circuits' waterproof power strip is so brilliant, it feels wrong. Just look at the water splashing all over the electrical outlets! That picture alone sends me quivering, I mean, I'm half-expecting it to blow up in a horrific explosion. » 7/06/10 10:40pm 7/06/10 10:40pm

This Power Strip Has an Entire Miniature City On It

As part of a graduate show at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, students built miniature cities out of common household objects—including this power strip. They're just missing mini-people. [Spoon Tamago via Crib Candy via Boing Boing] » 3/12/10 10:00pm 3/12/10 10:00pm

Brando's Randomized Design Formula Once Again Approaches High Art

Hong Kong's premier spare parts crossbreeder has a mixed record, but occasionally does something so inconceivably strange and impractical that you begin to think you're missing some great, hidden genius. Example! The power strip with a SIM card. » 5/28/09 10:40am 5/28/09 10:40am

Visible Energy UFO Power Strip Gets Its Commands From Your iPhone

As far as powerstrips go, Stanford's Visible Energy UFO is as cool as it gets. It monitors and tracks the energy consumption of plugged-in devices, and the whole shebang is controlled via the iPhone. » 4/09/09 11:40am 4/09/09 11:40am

IR Remote Power Strip Lets You Turn Anything On With a Universal Remote

Home automation is expensive and complicated, but universal remotes are easy. The IR-Remote Control Power Strip lets you use universal remotes on any electronics, blinking lamps and speakers on and off with lazy precision. » 3/06/09 2:20pm 3/06/09 2:20pm

Swivel Sockets: 90 Degree Rotating Outlets Help Conserve Space

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. » 1/05/09 1:40pm 1/05/09 1:40pm

Monster Slays Vampire Power with New Power Strips, Slays Wallets Too

Monster » 9/03/08 3:47am 9/03/08 3:47am, usually better known for cabling, is now tackling powering your gadgets in an eco-friendly manner with a new range of standby-killing power strips. The Digital Life Power Center Green Power versions being the first of two lines, aimed at connecting your computer gear up: when you turn off the computer, all…

E-Ball: the Power-Brick-Friendly Power Strip, From Space

Who'd have thought that the humble power strip would warrant so much creative design attention? Not me. But I like this e-Ball power strip design from Mashallah design: it's kind of like the UFO one, designed to deconflict many chunky power bricks, but taken into an extra dimension. In fact, the first thing it… » 7/07/08 9:45am 7/07/08 9:45am

Revolve is a New Spin on Power Strip Design

Power strips sit under all our desks, and they're an oft-ignored bit of kit, with the occasional exception. Which is why I like the Revolve power strip design by Takumi Yoshida. It's a simple and neat solution to the problem of power strip clutter caused by different sized power bricks: each socket can spin around on… » 5/18/08 10:20am 5/18/08 10:20am

Cost Control Power Strip: See How Power-Thirsty Your Gadgets Are

The Cost Controller power strip lets you hook up eight gizmos, protects them against voltage spikes, and also shows you how much power they're drawing so you can worry about your electricity bill well ahead of time. It actually shows consumption in kilowatt hours along with the frequency and voltage characteristics of… » 4/29/08 6:04am 4/29/08 6:04am

The ezSpace UFO Surge Protector Gets Price Drop to $29

That ezSpace UFO Surge Protector we reviewed and loved last month got a $10 price drop down to $29, making it even more of a good buy. [Review] » 3/28/08 1:24pm 3/28/08 1:24pm

Surge Power Strip: Your Power Wastage In Plain Sight

The Climatized Objects Project think there's a simpler way to make you save energy than clever sockets: "Surge" plops your power sockets and thus energy consumption in open view. Shaming you, and dominating your home. Yup: I'd certainly be tempted to unplug my "on standby" devices if this red surge-protecting beast… » 3/27/08 11:00am 3/27/08 11:00am

Eject Powerstrip Concept Makes For Lazy Unplugging

This Eject Powerstrip is an even more refined version of this raise me up powerstrip, adding a larger, foot-usable eject base and wider plugs for wider AC adapters. What's the point? One, so you can unplug stuff with your foot without having to bend down under your desk, and two, allowing you to unplug certain plugs… » 3/17/08 1:30pm 3/17/08 1:30pm

Belkin's Mashup Surge Protector and USB Charger is Perfect, Tiny

I was desperate for a product just like Belkin's mini surge protector and USB charger combo yesterday, as I struggled behind my desk with the nest of wires, power bricks and surge protection to find my phone charger. Taking the small-is-neat approach, Belkin looks to have tackled their Dual USB Power Adapter and… » 3/11/08 5:00am 3/11/08 5:00am