It's Electric: Uniquely Convenient Power Outlets & Accessories

It's Electric: Uniquely Convenient Power Outlets & Accessories

Jason Loper
Feb 13, 2013

It seems like power outlets have been the same basic design for as long as they've existed. More than a decade into the 21st century, we're finally seeing some innovation in this area with electrical outlets and accessories that make life easier and conserve energy. 

  1. 360 Electrical PowerCurve Mobile Surge Protector from B&H Photo Video -- This handy little electrical accessory is a surge protector with 360° rotating outlets and two USB pots. $24.99
  2. Belkin Conserve Socket Energy Saving Outlet from Amazon -- Plug your phone into this device, set the timer (for 30 minutes, 3 hours or 6 hours) and it will stop pulling juice from the outlet when time's up. $9.99
  3. Power2U Outlet from Newer Technology -- This outlet features two USB ports with sliding covers. $24.95
  4. 360 Rotating Duplex Outlet from Amazon -- Replace an existing outlet with one that features two rotating outlets and never struggle with large or odd sized plugs again. $6.07
  5. Leviton Recessed Wall Outlet from The Home Depot -- Recessed outlets are perfect for placing behind furniture that needs to be flush against the wall and also behind wall mounted televisions. $7.99


(Images: As credited above.)