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Wind Up Socket – Every Outlet’s A Separate Timer

Wind Up Socket (Image courtesy Dongwon Joo & Jieun Choi)
By Andrew Liszewski

Even the technologically-phobic know how to use an analog dial timer, so adding that functionality to a powerbar to limit how long each gadget or appliance that’s plugged in gets power is a stroke of genius. Sadly the Wind Up Socket, designed by Dongwon Joo and Jieun Choi, only exists in the land of concept renderings at this point, but it seems too clever of an idea not to be pursued further. I mean you’d have to be careful what gets plugged in where, you don’t want a large transformer getting jammed against another as they each slowly rotate, and you don’t want power cords getting too twisted, but those seem like minor issues a good product designer could overcome.

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  • Jessicat

    Is there a setting for constant on? So you can keep it on longer without having to wind it every hour.

  • Jessicat

    Is there a setting for constant on? So you can keep it on longer without having to wind it every hour.