Wet Circuits: Water- and shockproof power strip

Besides water resistance and touch protection, the $35 Wet Circuits power strip offers overheat and spark prevention as standard safety features.

I'm pretty sure we all have a power strip hanging around at home or in the office, but is yours water- and electric-shockproof? My heart almost stopped watching the above demonstration of the power strip dunked in water. While airtight shutters can help to achieve this amazing feat, I was completely dumbfounded when the presenter probed the socket with a metal pincer since I expected to see sparks and smoke, not to mention a slightly fried host with an explosive hair perm to match Albert Einstein's.

Besides water resistance and touch protection, the $35 Wet Circuits power strip offers overheat and spark prevention as standard safety features. This should give the APC and Belkin offerings a run for their money, though these big boys deliver power-conditioning and surge protection capabilities in their lineups.

The Wet Circuits power strip can be purchased from the manufacturer's Web site with international shipping. Meanwhile, don't try any of the above stunts at home with your original power strips, folks!

(Source: Crave Asia)

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    Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?

     

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