World's First Waterproof Power Strip Sparks Interest

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Most power strips protect against electrical surges, shocks and sparks. But a new water-resistant model called Wet Circuits also promises to guard against rain, snow and post-award show champagne geysers.

Designed for indoor or outdoor use, the strip utilizes patented protective material which minimizes the flow of electricity when contact is made with water. From coffee spills to wet hands and basement flooding, it aims to protect against a range of disasters, whether natural, accidental and born of unconscionable stupidity. It's child safe, constructed for spark protection and fire-prevention. According to manufacturer Shohero Technologies, Ltd., the model is good for 20,000 plugs or unplugs, and will last four times longer than the average wall outlet power strip.

Wet Circuits is available online for a steep $70, but with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. Still, given product warnings that advise against playing with the unit, using it underwater or submersing it in liquid for over two hours, it’s obvious that there’s no disaster-proofing potential buyers themselves.

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