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Cool Thing of the Month

Power Squid

The Power Squid
Captain Nemo would love this. Well, he would if the Nautilus was like our homes and offices: filled with answering machines, cordless phones, clock radios, and dozens of other miscellaneous electronic devices... each requiring a bulky block transformer and an outlet to plug it into.

Product designers love these "wall wart" transformers. They enable the desktop gadgets to be smaller and cheaper, but... they're anything but convenient. If you plug them into a surge strip (and you should), each power brick blocks multiple outlets. Solution: the Power Squid. $13 at Tiger Direct or Amazon or Brookstone or other retailers.

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