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Sensio offers clever power solutions as well as lighting
Although the SensioPod won an innovation award as far back as 2010, John and I hadn't seen one before and we were really impressed. They work on the same principle as the pop-up loos that you find in some town and cities when the normal public washrooms have shut for the night, popping out to give access and tucking out of sight when they're not needed, saving space and keeping the area clutter-free.
Unusually, the advanced SensioPod+ is capable of closing to its retracted state whilst appliances are still plugged in.
The SensioPod+ POWER version boasts two USB ports in addition to three power sockets. Reinventing the power socket, it allows users to charge their iPod 3G, 3GS and iPod 4 or use other USB powered devices within the convenience of the kitchen.
In keeping with contemporary design trends, the SensioPod+ has a modern aluminium casing. Other models on the market have fittings which can become loose with time resulting in the product not retracting properly. Tested to ensure that it is durable and long lasting, Sensio has corrected this problem by creating a quick release catch to guarantee that it will always close securely.
Both models feature an illuminated neon green control switch to indicate when the SensioPod+ is active. For those looking to save on their energy bills, this is an easy way to check if you have turned your appliances off before leaving the home.
Produced to utilise space efficiently, the SensioPod+ can be cleverly situated in otherwise redundant space in the corner recesses of kitchen cabinetry. Highly adaptable, it can be fitted into worksurfaces or island units, and even around sinks as it is splash proof. Designed to withstand splashes, the IP54 rated SensioPod+ has inbuilt water channels that filter water away.
9th March 2012