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 from … » 9/27/13 8:12am 9/27/13 8:12am

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

Innergie mCube90 is a Small, Sleek, Energy-Saving Power Adapter

I'm normally not interested in the onslaught of green power strips and surge protectors, but Innergie's mCube90 is interesting because they're working with electronics manufacturers to have special power-management tech installed in the gadgets. » 12/23/08 9:40pm 12/23/08 9:40pm

10 of the Best Power Strip Designs

Ooooh, this is a good one. Why? Because power strip design is hot these days. Everything from revolving power strips » 9/08/08 2:24pm 9/08/08 2:24pm, to has been investigated. OObject has collected 10 of the best clutter-busting designs—although the power strip is noticeably absent. It's not what I would call practical, but it is definitely one of …