Quirky’s Plug Power, The Shortest Extension Cord Ever?

255 Plug Power single outlet adapter

I know, I know — it’s yet another power plug. But you’ll like this one, I promise you, because it solves a headache I guarantee you’ll have experienced.

It’s called the Plug Power, and it frees up that pesky leftover socket on the power-strip that has been hemmed in by all the other odd-sized adapters.

The [Plug Power](http://www.quirky.com/products/255-Plug-Power-single-outlet-adapter) comes from crowd-sourced design (and super-delayed fulfillment) house Quirky, and is little more than a short extension cord that lets you jam a bulky power-brick into a tiny gap. Why not make it with two sockets on the end and turn it into a socket-doubler at the same time? Simplicity, that’s why. By keeping it simple, the Plug Power can either remain always attached to your charger, or sat almost weightless in the bottom of your bag for when you need it.

Now, being a Quirky product, you need to pre-order and then wait for the minimum sales target to be reached before the production line is switched on. But this time we’re getting in even earlier in the process, and you get to suggest a price you’d pay for it.

So go ahead. And then maybe in a year or so, when the thing finally goes on sale, you might even remember you ordered it. Good luck with that.

(http://www.ohgizmo.com/2012/04/20/plug-power-dongle-frees-up-some-power-bar-space/)]

  • Via [Oh Gizmo!
Related
  • Bob Forsberg

    “it frees up that pesky leftover socket on the power-strip that has been hemmed in by all the other odd-sized adapters” and you show a picture of a power-strip not displaying those “odd-sized adapters”?

  • Richard Gregorio

    Walmart has sold these for years, a couple bucks for a 3 pack.

  • joewaylo

    If they charge $20 for that small extension cord, it might be worth it. But you may save that money by just moving the power plug from the end of the surge protector to the middle and plugging that brick into the surge protector at the end.

  • Rich Cirminello

    plugs like these have been available since the early 90s…

  • Tim Meesseman

    I’ve always just used the last plug on the strip or a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter. It usually gives just the right amount of height to get the job done and is perfectly safe.

  • Chris Norman

    These can be had now from Monoprice for $1.15 each!
    http://monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=5296&seq=1&format=2
    Only 2.17 for one with 2 sockets on the end.
    http://monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=5308&seq=1&format=2

    Talk about reinventing the wheel.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Uh, the power adapters come with an extension cable. Problem solved.

  • nthnm

    What a stupid product.

About the author

Charlie Sorrel Charlie Sorrel is the Reviews Editor here on Cult of Mac. Follow Charlie  on Twitter at @mistercharlie.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in Hardware | Tagged: , , , , , , |