If you've ever retracted an automatic extension cord you know that by the time the plug reaches you it's traveling faster than a bullwhip. Not so with the RoboReel which gently and safely retracts the cable with an electric motor.
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Inside the oil, gas, and chemical resistant plastic sphere is 50 feet of heavy 12-gauge electrical extension cord that can be retracted at the push of a button. The RoboReel is also rather intelligent, preventing the cord from being rewound when current is being drawn or a tool is being used, and automatically cutting off the power if the cable has been accidentally cut. It's impressively high-tech, but how else can its creators justify its obscene $390 price tag?
[RoboReel via Gear Patrol]