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2006 IDEA Awards

“One of the most creative solutions to an everyday problem I've seen in years.”


Student Designs

E - rope

CREDIT: Chul Min Kang, Miju Kim and Sung Hun Lim

CLIENT: Pratt Institute

E- rope is a modular power strip that enables users to add or subtract sockets as needed. In addition, to better accommodate large, bulky cords each socket can also be rotated 180 degrees, so adjacent sockets are not blocked. When electrical devices are not in use, simply twist the socket section 90 degrees to disconnect the flow of electricity. (Often referred to as vampire power, approximately 10 percent of a home's electricity is used by appliances in standby mode.)

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