I was prepping for a little electrical work around the homestead recently, and I had to run to the local hardware store. There I saw a curious outlet on display that looked obviously broken. But on closer inspection I realized it wasn’t broken — it was a 360-degree rotating socket outlet.
This outlet will accept any weird plug format, at just about any angle — other than the rotating sockets it appears to be a regular 15A unit in all respects. After considering it for a bit, we think this might be a pretty slick idea. It costs a lot more than the standard cheapo outlet, but it looks worthwhile if you value flexibility.
Are we missing something here, or is this a “why didn’t I think of this before” type of thing? Let us know in comments.