Velcro Wall Socket is Kinda Useless

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This concept Velcro wall socket seems like it would be a good idea on paper, seeing as it attaches Velcro to both the socket and AC adapters so you can keep them close when not in use. But in practice, the fact that you can keep a plug attached close to the wall, instead of on the floor, does very little to act "as a strong reminder to the user to unplug the plug," which would in turn save power. Unless you're really anal about how high your electric bill is, you're not going to be going around and unplugging your electronics after you use them.


Velcro Wall Socket Conserves Energy [Yanko Design]


Tommy Five, Formula J's Growler

If I wanted to climb under my desk or behind my entertainment center, reset all of my device settings, clocks, and all that fun stuff that takes time to do, I'd totally unplug my equipment.

But, seeing as how I DON'T want to do all that stuff, I'll leave my crap plugged in, drawing enough power so that it remembers what I want it to do. Lord knows I want to auto-scan my cable TV signal every time I want to watch Mythbusters.