Now That's a Whole House Surge Protector

If you're haunted by phantom power (and who hasn't been pierced by vampire power?), the Climatised Objects Project has an answer: Standy, the monster surge protector. Since it's always in the middle of the room, the prototype solves the pesky problem of having to duck behind the couch or reach behind the TV to flip the surge protector off. All of your plugs are in plain sight, so pulling them out will be a snap.

As much fun as it might be, though, we think the "Conserve" surge protector, smart power strip or whole house switch might be a better bet. Hit the jump for more pics, and to see a video of what happens when art school filmmaking and monster surge protectors meet. ::MoMA via ::DVICE

Tags: Electronics | Energy Efficiency