From Simplified Surge Protectors to a Time-Sensitive Electrical Socket

 - Aug 29, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Whether we like it or not, the electrical socket is an unavoidable part of our daily lives--for now. These innovative outlets take the concept of plug-in electricity and turn them on their heads.

From time-sensitive surge protectors to plugs that are easy to pull out of a socket, getting juice for your gadgets has never been simpler.

Implications - Outlets are a symbol of energy consumption. This doesn't have to be a negative thing, so many companies are dressing up outlets to get people thinking about their electricity use in a fun and aesthetically pleasing way. Sockets have never been so playful and functional!