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SwitchPlug / Plug

SwitchPlug
SwitchPlug

SwitchPlug is a redesign of traditional plug. It perfectly fits users’ thumb to turn on the plug after pushing it into the socket, and turn off the plug before pulling it out. There is always electric sparks when we plug in, which may cause electrical shock hazards. But we can avoid this hazards by using a plug with disconnected circuit.
Users can just turn off the switch instead of unplugging it, which may also reduce the hazards of electrical shock.

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Harvard University

Harvard University
Cambridge, United States

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Harvard University

Harvard University
Cambridge, United States