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Wall Outlet 2.0: Plug-In Design Minimizes Exposure to Plumber's Ass

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Taking home the Silver in the student design category of the Idea Awards, Plug-In by designer Julia Burke fits in a standard opening for electrical outlets. Its uplifted angle makes it easier to plug things into it, so when you're bent over to plug something in, unfortunate onlookers won't have to see your butt crack for too long. Plus, you can plug two large AC adapters into it with room to spare.

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And electricity has been around for how long? 130 years or so? Finally, somebody thinks of this; it's one of those ideas that improves your quality of life.

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DISCUSSION

Electrical (and plumbing, construction, etc.) codes vary by municipality. It is up to local governments to decide which elements of the national code recommendations to adopt.

While we generally agree that this outlet is "pretty" (and I mean that in as condescending a way as possible) very few us will be rushing out to get one.