Getting power to your devices is a pain in the ass. Dave Hakkens, a product designer and student from Eindhoven, Netherlands, has reimagined the concept of a power strip into the shape of a book. Not only can it be kept on the bookshelf and stacked with other things neatly, but it also hides the messy cord. By pressing the button on the side, the Plugbook sucks up the cord inside of itself so it will sit nicely.
Built in two versions: US (Nema 5-15 plug) and EU (CEE7/7 plug), the Plugbook is available on Kickstarter for only $25 USD. That includes free shipping in the US or Europe, but an additional $10 USD is needed for shipping elsewhere. It has two standard power plugs and two USB ports for charging your favorite electronic devices. It is available in three colors: white, black, and red. A fourth color is currently being voted on by the Kickstarter backers.
As of publication, this project is sitting at just under $2,000 USD. The minimum funding goal is $45,000 USD, and they have 39 days left to reach it. If the current pace stays, they should have no problem, but don’t wait. If you want your own Plugbook, you should back the project ASAP.