Outlet Eject Buttons: For the Sake of Old People Everywhere

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Does your old person have trouble unplugging power cords from their sockets? Fear not! This award winning student design can see to it that, with a simple eject button, your grandma's osteoporotic fingers need not suffer unplugging her computer again.

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Dreamed up by UK design student Glen Crombie, this concept won first prize at the Future Perfect Company design competition, which asked its competitors to find elegant solutions for the problems faced by an aging population. The idea is simple: if the average three-pronged plug is too hard for an older person to grip, add an easily-installed eject button to push the plug right out of its socket. Quick and easy. It might be nice to see this concept see some real-life use. [Wired via The Future Perfect Company]

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poisonborz
poisonborz

Hey US, we have buttons like this (just far better looking) in Europe for ages, we built our house 10 years ago and all our outlets have such buttons (called catapult outlets)

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