A Plug for a Plug – Again

A couple of years back, I wrote about Min-Kyu Choi’s brilliant idea for a folding plug. I see that the design is now more than a concept, and is now an actual product. It’s a pity that the idea has been reduced in scope to being simply a USB charger for Smartphones. I expect that the dizzying combinations of cable connections that would have been needed for the original concept of a mains plug would have been uneconomic to produce.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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4 Responses to A Plug for a Plug – Again

  1. Brian says:

    Your photo of the star/moon convergence was gorgeous, Geoff, well done! It doesn’t look near as good from here.

  2. Matt Healy says:

    Back in the late 1970s my father was a Visiting Professor in the UK. At that time only new construction had the now-standard UK outlet; older buildings needed such a wide variety of plugs that most appliances came with bare wires coming out the end of the cord so the buyer could install the plug needed for his or her house. The local Woolworth’s store had a HUGE section of adaptors to handle the multitude of plug and socket combinations.

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