LivingPlug

Redefining the electrical outlet

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Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Hunter@bramk · @nocodemvp | @startupstash (Acquired)
This looks pretty cool. If you can imagine the outlet itself hasn't changed since 1915, it's about damn time somebody changes this. They also have a fun Tumblr blog about Ugly Outlets
Ryan Robinson@theryanrobinson · Content Marketing Extraordinaire
They should definitely be tapping into the Etsy market!
Samuel LeichmanMaker@samleichman · Co-Founder, LivingPlug
Thanks for the post Bram! Staring at outlets our whole life we saw key issues that could be improved on without a hi-tech overhaul, they are: * aesthetics - outlets are ugly, try to find one in an Architectural Digest pictorial * energy conservation - 15% - 25% of electric bills are wasted on phantom charges * child safety - 2400 children goto the hospital because of outlet shocks every year * overall utility - the duplex outlet hasn't changed in form and function (for the most part) in almost 100 years... (Ryan - great call on Etsy, Thanks!)
Samuel LeichmanMaker@samleichman · Co-Founder, LivingPlug
Outlets are required to be every four feet above a countertop in a kitchen per the building code, very much in the line of site. I have five outlets in plain site from my kitchen counter where we eat many of our meals and invariably where the party ends up...
Sean Byrnes@sbyrnes · CEO @ Outlier AI / Founder, Flurry
It's pretty big compared to the existing socket. I'm skeptical the the lure of hanging photos from my wall socket will make it worthwhile.