While we've been doing our own form of spring cleaning (which entails more cleaning out than actual cleaning), and moving things around, we noticed once again how irritating it is that those bulky transformer plugs take up so much space on our surge protectors. Larger surge protectors aren't really practical in our tiny apartment. Flexity to the rescue! Flexity, which is headquartered in Santa Cruz, is introducing the PowerSquid Surge Protector in July. What a great idea. It's flexible, easy to use, and has greater reach. It also offers great protection for your electronics -- which makes it worth the extra money ($49.95-$79.95). And the PowerSquid is almost a work of art, in a sea creature/spider-y sort of way.