No Need To Unplug

Keep getting to slammed for not switching off the mains or unplugging your gadgets? It’s not that people are reckless or unconcerned about the environment, but sometimes simple and easy things like this becomes too much of an effort. So should we mop around for allowing Stand-By Power to contribute to almost 11% of our monthly electricity bill? No ways, we should endorse cool innovations like the “Power Socket SWITCH” and live happily ever after!

Designer: Yong-jin Kim

Power Socket SWITCH by Yong-jin Kim

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83 Comments

  • Alan says:

    Nothing new but still… It not universal at all.

    How about 3 pin plug ? I feel the idea is simple, about twisting the plug. The green thing put alot of restriction. And not all plug head come in same design. Why not just make this design a flat clean surface ?

    And lets says the plug location is within a hard reach location, what are the solution ? I knew the nowadays marketable design, were using wireless control, were user can easily set on off from 1 location and difference preference for difference scenario.

    I feel the design should have been more forward thinking…

    • kim says:

      Here..Universal Design is the concept that men and women of all ages can easily turn on or off the power supply.

      universal design- soket!

  • Lamah says:

    You know, outside of the U.S. they have these nice things called switches above the sockets, ever heard of those? Damn sight cheaper and easier to make than this, and less of an eyesore.

    • Michael says:

      Might want to look again… this looks an awful lot like a European outlet not a U.S. one. (Plugs in the U.S. have two flat prongs and an optional third round prong.)

  • Lucie says:

    The concept could have been developed a little bit more indeed, but I find the idea interesting…

  • chris says:

    i think that the on position is unnatural. i thought that was the off position!

    also we are starting to see smart objects that when are on standby they switch off completely – some of the best ones uses 0 energy consumption on standby

    that technology is already available on pc monitors etc

    when this becomes standard the switch feature is going to become somewhat redundant

    but the project has its valid points and with a little bit more of development could become more interesting

  • b0g3l says:

    nothing new
    i don;t like. its too restricting.
    “…power is not provided unless the socket is fully pushed and rotated”
    there is little point in the push-in function (the green straight thing in the center). just turning it would have been better.

    agree with lamah
    “… outside of the U.S. they have these nice things called switches above the sockets, ever heard of those?”

    its just the same thing, this one with more gimmick

  • Margot says:

    Unless this switches by remote control, I do not see how it is any easier than just unplugging the correct item when not in use an plugging in the chord when power is desired.

  • b0g3l says:

    i think unplugging and leaving them around will made the space looks messy don’t you think? and the idea is about saving electricity and be eco friendly, so in my oppinion an additional remote is out of the question.

  • xAkux.com says:

    Que buena idea… pq no se me ocurrió…

  • Aerodesign says:

    Great design but you need to consider how the price is gonna turn out being like.

  • Oleksiy says:

    I would add a timer: you turn winding up the clock, and the plug turns back to turn itself off in 45 minutes.

  • I cannot see these as economical, or at least better than current versions with a darn switch.

  • cuteprincesss says:

    i want one where can i get it from ? wat brand ? where does it made from ?

  • cuteprincesss says:

    i want one where can i get it from ? wat brand ? where does it made from ?

  • Jimmy C says:

    Best idea yet. Ignore the haters.

  • Jimmy C says:

    Best idea yet. Ignore the haters.

  • Hi Yanko Design (and Yong-jin Kim)…

    First of all it’s a very good idea and although it’s an European version the truth is that if it was an United States of America version it could still be implemented, perhaps in another format.

    However, here’s a suggestion. Please also consider the fact that babies tend to put their hands on it… And even knowing that current power plugs are ‘protected’ against those dangers, you could innovate the need of those prots. 🙂

    Hugz

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  • yinfeifei says:

    i can not see these as economical,or at least better than current versions with a dam switch

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