Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Join the world's top innovators at our 3-Day Toronto event.
Innovation Events
Explore our 2020 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

24 Innovative Power Bars

From Minimalist Power Strips to Energy-Saving Sockets

— January 16, 2012 — Art & Design
Functionality is key when it comes to these innovative power bars designed to eliminate the strain of trying to find a place to plug in. Our reliance on electricity dependent products has only gone up and along with it our need for electrical outlets has skyrocketed. Convenience is not the only consideration that comes into play when crafting these powering ports, these power bars must be able to withstand and help protect you against the adverse effects of a large quantity of electricity.

From religious-inspired configurations to porky power pigs, its easy to see that power bars are not all serious. Despite their important household role, there are still designers out there that choose to inject a little fun and whimsy into an otherwise dull household item. Many focus on being energy efficient, while other strive to create the most convenient and concealable outlet configuration. Whatever your electricity desires there is a power bar to suit your needs and tastes.

Make sure you always have a power source at the ready with anyone of these innovative power bars.
4.8
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
24
Powerline Leeching Outlets
Powerline Leeching Outlets
FlipIt! Stealth USB Charger Provides Additional Space on Power Bars
<
23
Flexible Power Strips (UPDATE)
Flexible Power Strips (UPDATE)
The Quirky Pivot Power Goes from Concept to Reality
<
22
Branching Power Strips
Branching Power Strips
The RAMO Branch Multi-Tap is Nature-Inspired
<
21
Energy-Saving Sockets
Energy-Saving Sockets
The 'Power USB' Power Strip is the Perfect Solution to Waste
<
20
Double Charger Duty
Double Charger Duty
The PlugBug by Twelve South is Made Specifically for Apple Devices
<
19
Motion-Sensing Power Strips
Motion-Sensing Power Strips
The HiSaver Powerbar Powers Your Gadgets when You Step Out
<
18
Miniature Surge Protectors
Miniature Surge Protectors
Aluratek AUCS05F Shrinks Down Standard Power Bars for Minimal Use
<
17
Revolving Power Strips
Revolving Power Strips
The Revolve
<
16
Swiveling Snake Power Bars
Swiveling Snake Power Bars
The Pivot Power Outlet Places Plugs in an Orderly Fashion
<
15
Intentionally Ugly Power Strips
Intentionally Ugly Power Strips
Standby Surge Protector
<
14
Triangular Power Bars
Triangular Power Bars
The Intelligent Power Strip Conveniently Eliminates Clutter
<
13
Hybrid Power Bars
Hybrid Power Bars
The Quirky Ember Portable Study Lamp is a Multifunctional Convenience
<
12
USB Power Bars
USB Power Bars
The CheckTap Saves 70% More Energy
<
11
Techie Fire Sticks
Techie Fire Sticks
Candlestrip Candle Holders Play on a Past Versus Present Fire Starter
<
10
Pig Nose Power Bars
Pig Nose Power Bars
The Svintus Power Strip is a Piggy Bank of Electrical Plugs
<
9
Multi-Nodal Extension Cords
Multi-Nodal Extension Cords
The Pod Power Promotes Social Electricity Sharing
<
8
Minimalist Power Strips
Minimalist Power Strips
The Power Pod Provides Power Without Proving Without Drawing Attention
<
7
Linked-Up Power Bars
Linked-Up Power Bars
The Chain Power Strip is Perfect for Differently Sized Plugs
<
6
Religious Power Strips
Religious Power Strips
Power/Strip is a Divine Surge Protector
<
5
Hydroelectric Knapsacks
Hydroelectric Knapsacks
The Backpack Power Plant by Bourne Energy
<
4
Modular Power Strips
Modular Power Strips
The Multi Tab Power Strip Will Be Your Home's New Best Friend
<
3
Adjustable Power Strips
Adjustable Power Strips
Pivot Power is a Creative Outlet Strip that Changes Shape
<
2
Plug-Free Power Bars
Plug-Free Power Bars
The Slot-Type Power Outlet is Ultra Convenient
<
1
Inconspicuous Power Strips
Inconspicuous Power Strips
The Stekkerboek by Dave Hakkens Hides for Use at Hand
<