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July 03, 2006

A New Wall Plug

new wall plug design

Well, a hundred years late is better than never. After a century of reaching behind couches and struggling to plug electric cords into wall outlets, someone has finally designed an outlet that's easier to deal with. The PLUG-IN’s tilted faceplate allows users to better orient themselves and the cord’s prongs before bending over or reaching behind furniture. It's also easier to unplug cords, particularly for the elderly. Julia Burke of Notre Dame University designed the PLUG-IN, and scored an Industrial Design Excellence Award from the IDSA for her efforts.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 3, 2006 05:00 PM