Powered Reel Prevents Your Extension Cords From Turning into Indiana Jones' Whip

Illustration for article titled Powered Reel Prevents Your Extension Cords From Turning into Indiana Jones Whip

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.

Advertisement

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?

Illustration for article titled Powered Reel Prevents Your Extension Cords From Turning into Indiana Jones Whip
Advertisement

[RoboReel via Gear Patrol]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

1. Grap one plug in your hand.

2. Draw the cord to your elbow.

3. Pass under your elbow.

4. Draw the cord back to your hand.

5. Pass over your hand.

6. Repeat 2-5 until extension cord is straight and neatly coiled.

I used to build fences; I have 3 25ft cords, 2 50ft cords, and 2 100ft cords. Also, quite a few airhoses (various lengths, depending on location of damage). All of them are neatly coiled and hanging.

I do the same for pretty much anything that is long enough to go around my arm; if it's only got a couple of coils (like computer power cords), I give it a half-twist and double it over into a loop half the size. Shorter than that (USB cables), I wrap around my hand.