UK plug gets a makeover

I found this brilliant little invention thanks to Twitter. What is it? Well, it’s a prototype design for a new UK format plug. The plug, designed by an American woman incorporates a few nice little functions in to the design – including a ready made multi-adaptor.

Personally I’ve never looked at the UK plug and thought “Urgh, that could use a redesign”. It’s sturdy, never falls out of the wall (unlike many flimsy US/Euro plugs I’ve used), but when you see such things as this being made it begs the question, why not redesign it? Sure, it would be a pain for electrical companies to switch their products to this new design but it’s not a huge barrier to overcome. After all, if a better design for the plug exists then why not use it?

(via BoingBoing.net)

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~ by kelvinwins on June 24, 2009.

3 Responses to “UK plug gets a makeover”

  1. I suppose if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it, but still, why not try and make it better. This would be good for travelling more than anything really.

  2. This is an amazing design, good find.

  3. I know i’m a bit slow but ive only just stumbled upon this now! I want one of those plugs! If not two…! They are kinda amazing 🙂

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