07. 02. 2007
Move your power plugs around with Eubiq
Many devices may be going wireless or Bluetooth, but you almost always still need an electrical outlet to keep them powered up and chugging along. Not to mention the fact that you may have more electronic devices to plug in, than enough outlets to safely plug them all into.
So I can appreciate the simplicity of Eubiq, an electrical power outlet solution that provides an electricity-supplying track and separate power point plugs that can be jacked into the track wherever and whenever you need them. Once a room’s been fitted out with these power tracks, it’s just a matter of inserting the plugs anywhere along the track with a simple insert-and-twist motion.
Each track comes in a maximum length of up to 3.6 meters, and multiple tracks can be linked up to wire up a whole room. You can’t slide the power plugs along the track (it’s not designed to work that way in terms of conducting electricity), but twisting them in and out of a track position is easy enough, as I found when I used the Eubiq system installed at Singapore’s Geek Terminal. There’s Eubiq tracks running through the entire wireless cafe and the waitstaff just hand out power plugs to whoever needs them.
The system would be great to have at home too. No more unsightly overloaded power sockets or cables running untidily across the room. The system comes with a grounded safety shutter, so that even if curious children poke their fingers into the track, they won’t shock themselves.
Eubiq is designed and made in Singapore, but is available internationally and can be installed for an incoming voltage of 110V or 230V.