MOGICS Power Donut does away with power strip puzzles

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Power Donut

With all our electronics nowadays, two-port wall outlets are woefully insufficient; a power strip is pretty much a must. The problem is that you only actually have access to about half the sockets on that power strip due to the traditional linear configuration where bulky adapters will cover adjacent outlets. It feels like I’m playing Tetris, rotating and shuffling around the adapters, trying to maximize my ports. The MOGICS Power Donut solves this issue with a clever circular design that houses 5 US AC sockets and 2 fast-charging USB ports. The main cable is a generous 3-feet long and tucks away neatly when wrapped around the unit for storage. Designed for travelers, the center of the donut is a pop-out universal travel adapter. Also, there is a built-in safety fuse (with accompanying spare) so that you can plug in your devices worry-free. Last but not least, this all fits in a compact package measuring only 3.2 inches in diameter. If you’re interested, the Kickstarter campaign is underway and will end February 28. Also available is the Power Bagel which is the international version, featuring 4 universal sockets and 1 US socket. Both the Power Donut and Bagel can be had for a $39 pledge. Estimated delivery is April 2016.

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  • Andrew Baker February 12, 2016, 10:10 am

    I like this concept, It’s sexy, looks nice, and appears to be quite functional. But….. It looks like it’s been designed to allow the circumvention of the grounding pin on both US and UK 3 prong standards. This is not a good idea. I’m pretty sure this will have a hard time passing some of the US safety laws. Many devices do not require a grounding pin. This would be awesome for them. Some devices do. I think it’s a bad idea to allow this device to allow you to use these devices without providing a ground itself.

    I still like the idea, and might get one, just will never use it with 3 prong devices.

    • DStaal February 13, 2016, 2:35 pm

      Agreed, it’d be a whole lot better with grounding support. (And I don’t think it’d be hard to put in – if the channel in the ring was a metal contact, I think you could use that as a common ground. Not sure what the regs would make of that, but ground shouldn’t have much voltage across it, so it should be safe.)

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