Clack Plug concept saves energy, hassle for everyday-use appliances

Have you ever gone to unplug or move an unused charger, only to realize it is still warm to the touch? Even when turned off, plugged-in appliances, electronics, and chargers continue to drain energy. Hoping to solve the problem of phantom electricity consumption, designers Goeun Choi, Jeongsoo Heo & Younghun Lim have created a concept electrical socket that can be switched off when not in use.

The Clack Plug is both an outlet and light switch; once a plug is inserted into a socket, it can move the socket up or down, turning the electricity source on or off, respectively. Rather than having to plug in or unplug a phone charger each time it’s needed, users can turn power off at the flick of a switch.

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