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You probably already know that unplugging your electronics is a good way to shave costs. Regardless of having a gadget turned on, just being plugged in sucks power and runs your bill.

This is becoming fairly common knowledge, thus, you’d expect no less than for someone to come up with a better way to do it. Maybe it doesn’t bother you, but just throwing cords on the floor isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing thing in the world. Depending on just how clumsy your household is, it could also be dangerous, as well.

Minor annoyance, meet simple solution. Paulo Oh designed an outlet that will hold onto unplugged cords for you. The appropriately named Hang On Outlet is equipped with an extra shelf that is notched to secure plugs. Unplug ’em, slip ’em in, save. This is an easy way to be energy-smart while keeping your area neat.

Of course, if you’re looking to save trouble, this won’t get you there. You’ll still have to bend down and physically unplug things when you aren’t using them. Also, I don’t know about you guys, but every outlet I’ve ever had is vertical. This horizontal setup wouldn’t work out too well for me. I mean sure, you could just rotate it (in theory), but then you’re facing cords bent at sharp and awkward angles. It’s just something I’m anal about, as it’s bad for the wiring.

The Hang On Outlet is still a concept at this point, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a release of something along these lines in the near future. [Yanko Design]


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