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Energy Saving Dialug Twist-Timer Wall Plugs

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Dialug is a conceptual electrical outlet that's rotatable so you can either set a plugged-in appliance for constant power or a limited amount of time. Can't fall asleep without the light on but want it to go out after you're under to save energy? I'm with you. Ghosts, right? Yeah, same here. I sleep naked and heard they can float through buttholes.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots because I edited them before realizing they're the exact same f***ing thing and what's the purpose of even living anymore, God.

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Thanks to Charlie, who times his power consumption by how cleverly he hid the extension cord leading to his neighbor's porch outlet.

There are Comments.
  • Smartalix

    OMG... We ARE that friggin' lazy... It all started when cable boxes had that damn 40' cable attached so I could flip from MTV to PBS without leaving the sofa.

  • Yeah that has fire hazard written all over it. Luckily those are European plugs so...bye bye Europe. Wish I could have seen all the great architecture before everything gets engulfed in flames because someone was too lazy to flip a switch off before going to sleep.

  • Those aren't European plugs, they're Continental European plugs!
    So the British Isles will be fine.

  • Shaun9lives


    Yep, cause Europe is going to burn to the ground because some bloke wants to listen to music while he nods to sleep or wants his lamps to shut off automatically after a few hours.  What's next, timers on ovens and heaters?  Wait a minute, we already have those.  The whole of Western Civilization is damned!

  • Timers are not the problem. Rotating outlets above 100 volts are the problem. Having buildings fitted with several of those, being used day in and day out, is a recipe for disaster.
    Take it from a former electrician, movement=friction=things wearing out=fire. At least when it comes to a power source.

  • Shaun9lives


    Oh, my bad.  That makes more sense.  Still, there are numerous applications where power is transferred through a rotating connection.  True, 220 volts is a lot of power, but I'm sure it could be engineered to handle this safely.  I believe, the real question is whether it could be done at an acceptable price point.  That would be the challenge.  A separate time not inline with the power would be simpler and cheaper.  Maybe a slider on the side of the outlet?

  • grimbldoo

    whoa, no comments on the layout, it's amazing, I can relax.

  • I would buy that right now! 

  • So I guess this is for people who want to spend a fortune re-wiring their house rather then buying a cheap plug in timer that does the same thing.

    http://images1.airandwatercent...

  • Shaun9lives

    I'm pretty sure this would be marketed for new construction and renovation applications not rewiring current homes.

  • Arnkell Jónsson

    should be pretty simple to make... 

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