Causing a bit of pre-weekend excitement in Gadget Lab’s European HQ, an email arrived in my inbox this morning telling me about a brand-new power extension cord. Not only that, but it came with the video below, showing it in action.
Action? Yes. The Designcord Autorewind Cable Reel has a rather neat trick which is certainly video-friendly. If you stomp down on it, the cable is reeled in on a spring, snicker-snack, coiling into the circular body like one of those pop-out peanut-can snakes, only in reverse.
The reel has another trick. When rewinding (or unwinding), the centre doesn’t spin, meaning you can pay out a little extra cord without getting your appliance cables in a twist. The reel, which comes in 10-meter and 7.5-meter flavors, also has a circuit-breaker function to stop surges, and four holes for plugging things in. It currently (sorry) comes only for euro-plugs, but the designer, Michael van der Jagt, tells me that a U.S. version is on the way. The price has not yet been set.
Autorewind [Designcord. Thanks, Michael!]
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