Tug Your Plug

A slight tug on the cord, that’s all it asks for, this Pull Lightly Plug by Choi Hyong-Suk. Why? The obvious reasons…old habit of yanking a plug die hard, so give this one a gentle tug…right till you hear a click…satisfy your sorry cravings and save some wasted standby electricity. From a design point of view – it’s clever because it works around a natural human behavior and doesn’t try to be preachy!

Designer: Choi Hyong-Suk

17 Comments

  • It might be considered out of the box thinking but this concept is not feasible from a safety / standard point of view. Also one cannot assume each socket outlet to have the same clamping force. Also the plug needs to be able to pass the flexing test. Also one need to consider what will happen if one initiate pulling in an angle. A single wire coming loose or partly loose may cause overheating and fire. A socket that might be use might be a portable socket outlet. All in all. Nice design but a bad idea.

  • It might be considered out of the box thinking but this concept is not feasible from a safety / standard point of view. Also one cannot assume each socket outlet to have the same clamping force. Also the plug needs to be able to pass the flexing test. Also one need to consider what will happen if one initiate pulling in an angle. A single wire coming loose or partly loose may cause overheating and fire. A socket that might be use might be a portable socket outlet. All in all. Nice design but a bad idea.

  • Alaor says:

    Admitting the possibility of excessive force use is the first argument I'll use to avoid this solution. The renderings are beautiful, but incentiving a bad habit is not exactly what I call a design solution. Maybe one plug that start buzzing loud, annoying everyone when you pull the cord, so you need to grab it the correct way, would be better.

    And Yanko Design providing a decent submit comment button instead of the discrete "link" would be welcome too.

  • Alaor says:

    Admitting the possibility of excessive force use is the first argument I'll use to avoid this solution. The renderings are beautiful, but incentiving a bad habit is not exactly what I call a design solution. Maybe one plug that start buzzing loud, annoying everyone when you pull the cord, so you need to grab it the correct way, would be better.

    And Yanko Design providing a decent submit comment button instead of the discrete “link” would be welcome too.

  • baleyus says:

    it looks like this design ignores what plugs are used for. It’s required to seperate plug from the wall socket. In other case what on/off switch is for?

  • baleyus says:

    it looks like this design ignores what plugs are used for. It’s required to seperate plug from the wall socket. In other case what on/off switch is for?

  • miniek says:

    yeah, I have sockets that hold the plug so lightly that even a slightest nudge and it comes out. it wouldn't work. think about old sockets!!

  • miniek says:

    yeah, I have sockets that hold the plug so lightly that even a slightest nudge and it comes out. it wouldn't work. think about old sockets!!

  • irakari says:

    not a very good idea of developing

  • irakari says:

    not a very good idea of developing

  • It is a matter of security. Yeah right, the plus has to pass test for it is not a toy that is easily plugged in or out. Security wise, I think it must be considered.

  • It is a matter of security. Yeah right, the plus has to pass test for it is not a toy that is easily plugged in or out. Security wise, I think it must be considered.

  • Tom says:

    "Ventilator and wall mounted fan have switches operated by a string."

    Why have you shown the Muji CD player then?

  • Tom says:

    “Ventilator and wall mounted fan have switches operated by a string.”

    Why have you shown the Muji CD player then?

  • Very cool. I wonder if this would work for US plugs as well.

  • Very cool. I wonder if this would work for US plugs as well.

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