Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Regain control of power outlets with Power Strip Liberators

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February

If you have a computer desk at home you probably have multiple devices needing power. With a computer, monitor, WiFi router, printer, external hard drive e and a set of speakers, that's six devices right there. That means you're using a power strip, and if the power cords for your devices have a brick at the end, your power strip probably looks something like this:

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If you want to regain use of your blocked outlets you need the Power Strip Liberators. These short power cords let you plug in all your bricks and still use the outlets on your power strip. These things are so amazing that when you get them, you actually feel liberated. Take a look at what you can do with them:

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They're available in many different configurations from CyberGuys.com and the basic ones shown below have started showing up at local discount stores too. And they're not only great to use at home but if you have a laptop, keep one in your bag in case you need to share a power strip with other road warriors at a conference or business center.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again...sometimes the simplest gadgets are the best of all.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:42pm]

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