Last spring I helped back SnapRays, a Kickstarter project for a wall outlet cover plate with built in auto-illuminating LEDs. The project was a big success and they actually delivered the products to their backers on time, which has not been the norm for most of the projects I have backed in the past. Now [...]
Several companies sell modules that you can plug in between the wall outlet and your device to monitor how much power it uses. That's great, but you can monitor energy usage by plugging your device directly into the Outlink wall outlet. Outlink replaces your current wall outlet. The bottom socket is standard, and the top [...]
How many of these do you have scattered around your house? Would you like to free up your outlets but still have the functionality of a night light that only turns on when it's dark? Me too, that's why I helped fund the wildly successful SnapRays Kickstarter project earlier this year. I was very excited when my [...]
We have a long, dark hallway that has overhead lights, but those are too bright to leave on all night. There are a couple of outlets along the hall, and I've thought about buying some LED night lights to light up the hall at night. I've hesitated to do that, because the hall is narrow, [...]
This is a Kickstarter project. We've shown you several wall outlet gadgets that hold your device up off the counter or floor while it charges. Usually, these are separate from the outlet itself, so you have another piece to keep up with. The xWallDock Charger replaces the standard outlet cover with one with a built-in [...]
With the pi Mount, you can charge your iPhone or iPod while safely keeping it off the floor or countertop. The pi Mount slips over Apple's charger to add a shelf to hold your device as it charges. It's held where you can see it or use it as it charges, and you don't have [...]
FastMac has announced a 110V wall power outlet that can be used to replace any existing wall outlet. The TruePower U Socket contains two USB charging ports in addition to the standard 3-prong power outlet ports. The USB ports aren't vampires - they don't pull any power unless something is plugged in for charging. FastMac [...]
Have you ever heard of the phrase "Purse on the floor, always be poor"? Probably not... I propose a new version of this old adage: "Phone on the floor, always be poor" I can say from personal experience that nearly every time I have left my phone on the floor I have become slightly less [...]
It is now my lifelong quest (which started last year) to find and report about every wall outlet organizer product in the world. I found another one today - yay me! It's the Driinn Cell Phone Charging Ledge. This one isn't nearly as elegant as some of the others I've told you about, but since [...]
The Cord Charmer turns any 2 outlet power receptacle into a neat little device charging station. It replaces a 2 outlet cover plate for one that has a special covered section for excess cable. There's even a small shelf that can be used to hold the currently charging gadget. You can buy one for $9.95
I can't let a week go by without finding a new wall outlet gadget to tell you all about. Today we have the DLO WallDock. As you can see from the image on the left, this is a clever wall-mounted battery charging dock for iPhones and iPods with docking connectors. It has a higher power [...]
Yay! Another nifty wall organizer. I love this stuff. First we posted the EZ Mount and then last week it was the Gadget Pocket. Today I want to show you the Paul Koh Light Switch Rack. It's a powder coated aluminum switch plate cover that converts your light switch into a key holder and a [...]
Here's a little something for all of you organization freaks out there. It's the Socket Pocket. If it seems a little bit familiar, that's because we posted a similar product (the EZ Mount) a few months ago. The Socket Pocket is only $5.95 from Vat19.c0m and is available in Standard and GFCI socket versions.
Here's another one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" products. The EZ Mount is a replacement outlet plate for your wall, that provides handy shelf for your phone and hook for keys. The key hook doubles as a clever post to wrap and hide the extra AC adapter cord.