It's a given that we all need power strips in our home offices and home theater rooms. It's quite impossible to do without. However, there are quite a few different solutions out there that will make life easier, and hopefully less cluttered. These are our favorite techy power strips.
1. Power Squid Calamari
2. Tributaries T12
Love it or hate it, the Power Squid is a really interesting power strip. It's definitely unique and we've actually tested it here. It only costs $80 and will definitely allow you to use all of the plugs in your power strip. However, it's unique design will not work everywhere.
The Tributaries T12
might be a bit overkill, then again you can always do with a few more power plugs. The great thing about it is that it features 8 rotating outlets and has a total of 12. This concept isn't unique. Belkin
makes a similar one.
3. Pivot Power
This a simple but ingenious power strip that will allow you to plug in all of those gigantic power plugs in the same power strip. Usually, with normal power strips, you tend to lose one of the plugs since the plugs with the bigger transformers will block them. Pivot Power is able to twist around to allow you to plug everything in at the same time. For now, you can pre-order them over at Quirky
for $23. If they hit their goal of 960 pre-orders, it will be made. [via Technabob]
4. Monster Energy Efficient Power strips
Two words can easily describe the full line of power strips from Monster: reliable but expensive. The most recent ones, including the HDP 1400G
pictured above, features a system to cut down on on standy-by energy waste, as well as remote control.
5. Floating Multi-Plug Power Strip
Although this power strip is completely the opposite of what we like here at Unplggd, it's definitely a novel idea to have a power strip hanging from higher up. This could work well in workshops or craft rooms that double as home offices, but ideally, it would be safer to just mount a power strip to the wall and get the same effect. This power strip isn't available for sale, but you could probably rig one up yourself.