How to Choose, Buy, and Safely Use a Good Surge Protector

Most of us have more devices than we have plugs in the wall, which is why you'll likely find a surge protector behind most people's televisions and under our desks. However, not all surge protectors are alike, and some even put your gadgets at risk. We talked to an electrician to sort out how to tell the good ones… » 9/27/13 8:12am 9/27/13 8:12am

WirePod Power Strip is Curly-Wurly Piece of Kit

Designed for US firm Artechnica, Joris Laarman's power pod truly is a thing of beauty. Designed for people who don't want heavy-duty power strips—the kind you might find in MacGyver's tool box—it's made of thermoplastic rubber and has four sockets on it. The aim is, apparently, to turn power cords from "concealed,… » 4/16/08 4:50am 4/16/08 4:50am