How much electricity do your electric curlers gobble up while they’re heating up? What about your iron or your food processor? In this day and age, it pays to know how much electricity your appliances and devices are consuming.
For some reason, in Japan it’s become a popular pastime to stick odd little doo-dads into the empty headphone jack on smartphones and media players. While the utility of these things is somewhat questionable, there’s no argument that they’re fun little embellishments for your gadgets.
If you thought the computer mouse belt buckle was a huge hit, then you’ll probably be interested in the Volt Buckle. It’s equally quirky but it’s a hundred times more practical because you can actually use it to charge your iPhone or any USB connective device.
I’ve gotten too lazy to fire up Draw Something on my iPod lately, but I know a lot of people who are still hooked on it. It’s not that I don’t find the game fun anymore; it’s just that I prefer to draw with my stylus, but I’m always forgetting where I put it, so I just end up not playing at all.
You never know where or when you might need an outlet for your plugs until you need one. And it’s extremely annoying to have to bend down and search behind cabinets or tables just to find one to plug your phone charger in.
Earlier today, I bent the USB plug on my flash drive because I jammed it into the hub on my laptop the wrong way. This wasn’t the first time I plugged it in the wrong way, although it’s the first drive I’ve ruined because of it.
Oh, Japan. Not only can we count on you to innovate, but to constantly keep us amused with strange and silly gadgets. The latest in a long line of wacky Japanese goods has to be these headphone plugs designed to keep crap from falling into your headphone jacks.
I get a headache every time I try to figure out which plug belongs to with gadget or appliance on the power strip. We’re already blessed enough that we’ve still got the gift of sight to figure things out (at least with something like those Dotz Cord Identifiers.)
It can get pretty annoying having to move couches, tables, cabinets, and other random stuff out of the way so you can plug something into the socket. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much unavoidable, unless you want to spend ten minutes on your knees trying to find the angle of the holes on the socket.
I’ve been seeing a lot of electrical socket concepts lately. Maybe it’s because some people are finally more aware of the dangers of leaving devices that are no longer being used plugged in, or it could be because some have realized what a waste it is to keep electronic stuff plugged in all the time.
Picture this: your alarm goes off late one morning, so you’re scrambling around your apartment with burnt toast in one hand and random work stuff in the other. You wash everything down with coffee, grab your car keys off the table, and rush out the door – completely forgetting about your electric pancake griddle that’s still hooked up and plugged into the socket.
Okay, so the title of this post is actually a play on words on one of PETA’s slogans for veganism that goes “Does your food have a face?” But this post isn’t going to be about your eating habits or health; rather, it’s going to be about this neat concept design by Jeong-woo Han and Seul-gi Oh that will literally give your plugs a makeover.
I’m a pretty forgetful person, so the responsibility of unplugging some plugs from the wall outlets at night was given to my sister. I also have this unusual (or typical?) fear of sparks flying around whenever I plug a plug into a socket, so I also don’t like having to be the one to do the plugging at home.
Most of my power strips look the same. They are made to basically hide away under a desk or in a corner, so that the resulting cable mess doesn’t take over your desktop. That’s not what Coalesse’s Power Pod is for.
It’s true that MP3 players are getting smaller and smaller, so I suppose this is one of the reasons why Korean designer Giha Woo decided that a proper MP3 player could easily fit into its own charging plug.