Last Updated Jan 25, 2011 10:56 AM EST
Enter Flipit, a USB charger that works even when both outlets are otherwise occupied. All you do is unplug a cord, slip the prongs through the Flipit's matching holes, then plug it back in. Now you've got a powered USB port that delivers 0.75 amps (enough to charge any mobile phone, though just shy of what you need for an iPad).
I'm not entirely sure how the Flipit works this bit of electrical wizardry, but I do think it's pretty cool. And with a price tag of just $15.99, it's more than reasonable for travelers weary of dealing with insufficient outlet availability (or IOA, as I like to call it).
What do you think: killer problem-solver, or a goofy gadget for folks too lazy to move the dresser? (There's almost always a spare outlet back there.)
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