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July 21, 2012

Wall socket multiplier makes a perfect house gift

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One of my favorite leave-behind presents for people who've shown me hospitality — whether for a few hours or overnight — is the wall socket multiplier, exemplars of which are pictured above and below.

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No tools, nothing to install, no moving parts: you just plug it in and leave it behind.

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Instantly the room has six outlets where a second earlier there were only two.

You can make it permanent by screwing it in but I think it's better left without the screw, so you can take it from room to room or even stick it in your bag when you travel to make hotel rooms that much more charger-friendly.

A wonderful piece of kit, which I've never seen anywhere but in my house or those I've visited (after my departure).

I like to not say anything but, rather, just leave it behind for belated discovery.

From $5.76.

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Or - more expensive and only four outlets, but I have bought the 4 and 1 outlet versions:

360 Electrical

http://www.amazon.com/360-Electrical-36030-W-4-Outlet-Rotating/dp/B001QG8LWQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1342910941&sr=1-3&keywords=360+Electrical

For example, I have a device that plugs directly into the wall outlet: it would cover the whole of a two or four plug outlet, but with the 1-outlet 360 I can cant it about 225 degrees (upside down, then another 45) and it covers only one outlet.

Posted by: John A | Jul 21, 2012 7:01:52 PM

Obviously, we need to invite you for dinner. A bright idea.

Posted by: dalai grandma | Jul 21, 2012 6:25:05 PM

Given the proliferation of low-draw digital devices that we all use, I find these multiple outlet adaptors invaluable.

However, the model that you show here Joe does not have an integral surge suppressor circuit. I consider that a crucial element where low power draw, high dollar, electronics are connected to an outlet.

Whole-house surge supressors are available from many utility companies as an add-on to your home power meter. With one of those whole-home surge supressors in place, this gadget is perfectly acceptible for delicate electronics.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 21, 2012 12:40:23 PM

I love the way G.C. endorses products. It makes for much more attractive advertising that just featuring boring photos of the items. I'm sure sales zoom too, because of his/her efforts.

Hey, there's an idea for you. Sell "G.C.® T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, Pen Sets, Dishes, Bath Towels and the like on Amazon!

Posted by: Kay | Jul 21, 2012 11:43:16 AM

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