Well Timed Sockets

Every little step towards saving energy is a good thing; and thus we have the Ring Socket. The design is based on how a timer works. Set the ring for an hour, two-hours, more-hours; and at the end of it, the power supply shuts off.  A thoughtful design but I guess suitable only for single sockets; as a long strip it would look too comical!

Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin

13 Comments

  • Chilly Cater says:

    so fun!! so clever!!

  • Chilly Cater says:

    so fun!! so clever!!

  • Thomas says:

    So, let me get this straight: instead of fixing our power-sucking appliances, we should instead add complexity and overhead for the user every time he wants to turn on any device?

    I mean, are you effing serious?

    • Mira says:

      It's really only becomes complicated if more than one device is connected to that power point. Other than that it works rather well as a concept for power points with one single device attached to it that isn't used that often or responsible for charging devices. Plus, it's only an idea which is better than nothing & it could be refined.

  • Thomas says:

    So, let me get this straight: instead of fixing our power-sucking appliances, we should instead add complexity and overhead for the user every time he wants to turn on any device?

    I mean, are you effing serious?

    • Mira says:

      It's really only becomes complicated if more than one device is connected to that power point. Other than that it works rather well as a concept for power points with one single device attached to it that isn't used that often or responsible for charging devices. Plus, it's only an idea which is better than nothing & it could be refined.

  • desire says:

    Is this in production and can i buy it?

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