A few years ago, the design of one Royal College of Arts student caught the attention of the tech world. It took the usually bulky, three-prong British plug and turned it into a slimmer, sexier, more compact design. South Korea-born Min-Kyu Cho was the man behind the design but he has since teamed up with businessman Matthew Judkins to bring it to life. Now, three years later, the product is coming to market. Last week it was announced that the Mu, as it is now called, had finally hit pre-order status. It ships now.
At the moment, the Mu serves as a USB adapter for charging cables, but wouldn't it be great if this unique design eventually ended up on laptop adapters, lamps, and pretty much anything else with a plug. It may be wishful thinking but that cool folding design looks like it might finally eliminate the special kind of pain that comes from standing on a UK-region plug.
The Mu costs £25 and is available from the official website.