Cruciform surge protector gets wires crossed

Cross-shaped surge protector promises protection from power surges--and evil.

Means of Production

The multitasking cross-shaped Power/Strip promises "comprehensive protection from evil, power surges, and AC contamination." And to think my surge protector only takes care of the evil part...

Alexander Pincus of Means of Production designed the cruciform surge protector, which has 12 outlets and can accommodate oversize adapters. Note to vampirephobes: the New York-based design studio has just completed prototyping for the device and hopes to get it into production by the end of the month and make it available by the holidays.

As for any other obvious jokes this product might spark, pray say what you will. We're not going there.

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