@awk@hchavers@werehatrack You may have a new product idea here. After said barbecue, holiday guests may inquire as to that unusual smell. This is where you proudly reveal your new line of holiday air scents. Today’s offering is Burnt Elf Ass by Aduro. You might find a way to bottle it and go head to head with CK for a piece of the fragrance market as well. Just spitball’n here.
Kind of pricey for a crappy power strip that probably won’t fit very snug, a ‘shared’ 2.1A USB charger, and maybe $4-5 in MOVs for surge protection. For that price, it should be a 4-pack and delivered by Christmas. I guess I’ll wait for my next IRK to score one of these
I’m a little reluctant to put my trust in Arduro after learning that one of their surge protectors that I bought was recalled for “incorrect polarization and poorly soldered connections, posing shock and fire hazards.”
@JoeSeadog@Konraden I think these are made to use the center cover plate screw of a standard outlet. They often come with a long machine screw for this purpose. I had old ones in a house from decades ago (6 AC outlets, no USB since they were probably from the 1970s). You remove the plastic cover plate on the outlet, plug the thing in, then use the long screw to securely attach it. I’m guessing these have the same idea since you can see a hole in the center for this purpose. Can’t do that with Decora-style outlets since there is no center screw, or GFCIs, but you shouldn’t put something like this over a GFCI anyway for a bunch of reasons.
@pmarin If you live where those *&^%$#@ small cockroaches are an issue, removing the cover plate and installing this will probably give them a happy breeding ground. I’ve learned to caulk the edges of the cover plates to keep them out, but I’d be leery of caulking this mess because it incorporates the USB supply circuitry; it likely needs the ventilation up the back for cooling.
@JoeSeadog@pmarin@werehatrack I see a cover plate hole so it should allow a longer center machine screw to secure it to the outlet while keeping the cover plate intact, but I don’t see where it includes the screw, so a trip to the big box hardware store would be needed. All that for just 6 AC outlets instead of 2 (the 2.1A total between the two USB ports is insufficient for modern devices) makes this a hard pass at any price. Tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow…
@Lynnerizer Hey, I’ll make them for you! They cost $4 to make, but it’ll cost me $80,000 to tool up my factory. So, I’ll let you have two for $80,026.99. I prefer Zelle.
Show me a sketch in MS Paint so I’ll know exactly how you’d like them to look.
I have an earlier version of this with 3 USB ports and I love it. It’s in my bathroom and I charge all kinds of things with it, like my Fitbit which I only charge while I’m showering. I even keep my Poo Pourri from Meh on the shelf.