a smart charging station
Finally, you can tell your phone charger to stop SUCKING! Why use high-priced, overly complicated sensors when you can just cut power off with no extra effort?
By using a simple electrical circuit under its faceplate, Sw/tch eliminates the “vampire” draw of electricity. When your portable electronic is placed on the plate, power connects to the charger; when the electronic is removed, power automatically shuts off. It’s that easy!
Connect two or more Sw/tch units together to charge multiple devices on a single cord.
The Sw/tch was designed for a competition held by Design Within Reach in Boulder, Colo. Chosen as one of seven winners, it was on display in the Boulder store in May 2009.
Materials: bamboo, stainless steel and aluminum.