British plugs are great; three prongs that securely attach to the wall and are coated in insulation, making it near impossible to shock yourself, and a built-in fuse. But these safety features also mean that they’re very bulky.
At this year’s Royal College of Art’s graduate show has opened, and this year, the show-stopper was a Min-Kyu Choi’s neat, (and apparently market-ready), plug that folds down to the width of an MacBook Air:
The design also allowed him to reinvent the extension socket, powering three devices in the space normally required
for one plug:
This is a brilliant piece of thinking that reinvents something we have taken for granted since it was first designed in 1947, (though it does seem to have sacrificed the integrated fuse in the effort to reduce the size).