Surfing through Amazon I came upon their selection of outlet extenders, power strips, and surge protectors. Some of the designs caught my eye and left me wondering what other odd-shaped monstrosities there were out there.
This Westinghouse Portable Charging Station seems like a good idea, although we’re not sure why it has only one outlet and two USB ports? This Westinghouse 5-outlet strip seems like a solution in search of a problem — while it fits in a corner, we’re not sure if it’s a great improvement over a standard power strip. A lovely 3-outlet wall tap [What’s This?]looks like something from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — perfect for overloading your circuits.
Then there’s this surge protector from Belkin; both utilitarian and hefty, it does look like something from the 1970’s — the Soviet Russian 1970’s that is. Contrast that with this modern Belkin design [What’s This?], which looks quite handy.
So what are your favorite outlet extension devices? The ugliest and/or most useless ones?