Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I saw a tech column in the Chicago Tribune which reminded me that any field - no matter how unsexy and plain vanilla it may appear - is ripe for innovation.
The tech writer himself started off the article by saying, "Here's a sentence I never imagined writing: I love my new power strip."
He went on to mention a common problem with conventional power strips/surge protectors(which I can relate to): A lot of power supplies are like bricks - when you plug them into the power strip, they block one of the other outlets.
Your power strip is reduced from 6 outlets to 4-5, and you end up hunting around the walls of the room, looking for another wall outlet.
The Powersquid, on the other hand, is a power strip and surge protector, but the outlets are at the end of 6 extentions - sort of like an octopus:
This means you can use all 6 outlets - even with "brick" power supplies.