The 160 Degree Socket Makes Charging Multiple Devices Easy

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 8, 2015
References: yankodesign
Designer Zhoucun Yu has come up with a solution to the issue of wasted space in electrical outlets in the form of the 160 degree socket.

It's a common problem: two devices need to be plugged into an outlet, but the shape of the plugs make it impossible to plug both in at the same time. The 160 degree socket solves this dilemma once and for all. In this new design, the two outlets are tilted away from each other slightly, so that the plugs don't interfere with each other. It's a simple, elegant fix to an irritating problem. It's easy to see how, in the future, all outlets could be installed using the 160 degree socket design.