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May 13, 2013

The nuplug is a surge protector and extension cord that can be attached to furniture

The nuplug is a surge protector and extension cord that can be attached to furniture

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Keeping smart devices charged becomes increasingly difficult as we acquire more of them, and as they become more powerful. We've seen a slew of products hit the market with the only goal of keeping devices charged, such as VOTO, SOSCharger, and Tarot. A new product called the nuplug has a similar goal, but instead of trying to keep them charged on the go, it's meant to make charging at home a more comfortable experience.

At its core, the nuplug is a surge protector and extension cord with two traditional 120V AC outlets and two 2.1 AMP USB ports. The outlets face the opposite direction, which makes it easier to charge devices with larger power bricks. It comes with a 10-foot (3-meter)-long cord, so it can reach a good distance. The plug is almost flat, so it can tuck behind furniture comfortably.

What makes the nuplug interesting is that it can easily attach to furniture, which makes it quite a bit more versatile than most surge protectors. The design is such that it can be attached to a bed, couch, workbench, and plenty of other places.

Using the nuplug while attached to a bed

The creators offer some interesting uses for the device, such as for charging a wireless gaming controller without being near the console, in lofts and college dorms, for medical equipment that needs to be close to a bed, and so on.

Another small design feature that is actually very smart comes from the cord and the part that clamps to the furniture. The cord can be wrapped through that channel, which should go a long way towards making the device easier to bring on a trip.

Michael Carpanzano, the creator of the nuplug, is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The project has over 900 backers who have put forth over US$30,000 in funding at this point. However, the project is still ways off from its lofty $75,000 goal. The project still has plenty of time left to reach its target, as there are 23 days left as of this writing.

Buyers interested in owning their own nuplug can do so for a minimum pledge of $29. Backers can choose between one of the two colors – matte white, and matte black.

The Kickstarter pitch video below provides more information about the device.

Source: nuplug via Kickstarter

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Dave LeClair Dave is an avid follower of all things mobile, gaming, and any kind of new technology he can get his hands on. Ever since he first played an NES as a child, he's been an absolute tech and gaming junkie.   All articles by Dave LeClair
7 Comments

great idea - simple, sound, common sense. . . love this thing.

socalboomer
13th May, 2013 @ 01:02 pm PDT

Fine if you are in the US but there is a lot of world out here.

ivan4
13th May, 2013 @ 03:42 pm PDT

An Australian company has a similar idea, try Sockitz

harvster
13th May, 2013 @ 07:28 pm PDT

IF MADE SUITABLE FOR 230 VOLTS ALSO, THIS WILL BECOME UNJVERSAL

Ellanti Murali
14th May, 2013 @ 06:00 am PDT

Use an extension cord with a standard plastic clamp for half the cost

Great only at half the price.

sidmehta
14th May, 2013 @ 07:53 am PDT

umm sidmehta you are missing the points. surge protection and two USB power ports what you offer costs three bucks no surge protection and no USB.

Bill Bennett
14th May, 2013 @ 08:37 pm PDT

@harvester - that's just the faceplate. The cool part of this is that it mounts easily and harmlessly to furniture, WITH something like the faceplate you mentioned.

socalboomer
15th May, 2013 @ 09:19 am PDT
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