Turn a Laptop Adapter into a Powerstrip for $15

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Aragorn

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[citation][nom]icanhashardware[/nom]whatever happened to something like this for a few dollars? http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/ [...] tter_1.jpg[/citation]
That's what I carry. Always in my computer bag, that way I can always get someone to share an outlet.
 

jellico

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That's pretty slick. It would also be useful for college students who pretty much face the same problem of not enough outlets in crowded classes.
 

Stardude82

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You can get a power strip for like $0.99 with a surge protector. I don't know if I'd trust having 3 100W+ devices on one ungrounded cable like that. I guess it looks slick.. but I don't want to start a fire.
 

zak_mckraken

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I'm not sure how it's different from a regular power strip. It simply eliminates the cord between the outlet and the adapter. You still have to unplug any device currently hogging the outlet.
 

Computer_Lots

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Yeah, useless item. Just get a $1.00 power strip. There are some pretty slick ones out there that aren't too bulky. Belkin usually has good looking stuff.
 

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Is the non-wall side Infinity style or Mickey Mouse? For a Lenovo it'd be Infinity. HP's would need Mickey Mouse. They might even want to make a PC style one to cover more bases.
 

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Doesn't look like the plug is grounded (with a third pin).
Just because of safety issues alone I wouldn't let this touch my laptop.
 

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What? What's the matter with charging the battery the night before? OH! *fake laughter* Silly me, that makes too much sense, let's thumb that idea down.
 

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For 21$ I would rather grab a new woods power value pack that has a small 3 outlet power strip with 2 usb ports for charging stuff as well. Plus there is all the other crap that comes with it(6 tap adapter and a 2 plug 3 prong extension card. I think it may have a 3 tap adapter like the one shown above as well)
 

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"There's nothing worse than watching your battery slowly drain itself while you wait for someone, anyone, to leave so you can steal the outlet they're hogging"

I can't agree more...
 
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