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The PumPing Tap is a Smart Concept Socket That Ejects Your Appliances When You Forget to Unplug Them
Posted By Brit Liggett On January 4, 2012 @ 1:10 pm In Environment,green gadgets,Green Technology,Innovation,Renewable Energy | 2 Comments
The PumPing Tap  might be just the green gadget that phantom power regulators  have been looking for. It’s a smart socket that knows when you’ve turned your appliances off and if you don’t pull the plug out after ten minutes it pops your vampire power sucking cord right out. The concept was just honored with a Red Dot Design Concept Award  for its innovative thinking around power use, and we have to say that we’d buy it for sure if it becomes a real product.
Of course there are a couple of issues with the design. For a plug under your sofa for the television, you’re just not going to want to crawl under there every time you turn the TV off to plug it back in. But for other more accessible sockets, this would work great. A coffee maker, hair dryer, toaster oven or cell phone charger would all work perfectly with this vampire power zapping  gadget.
The design is only a concept as of now but the team that dreamed up the idea probably got a bit of prize money from the Red Dot  award. Might we see this little bugger on store shelves in the future?
Via DVICE 
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URLs in this post:
 PumPing Tap: http://www.red-dot.sg/concept/porfolio/o_e/DA/R061.htm
 phantom power regulators: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=phantom+power
 Red Dot Design Concept Award: http://www.red-dot.sg/concept/index.htm
 vampire power zapping: http://awesome.good.is/transparency/008/trans008vampireenergy.html
 DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2012/01/electrical-sock.php
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