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The New British Standard Slimmed Down Three-Pin Plug

The Royal College of Art’s graduate show has opened, and this year, the show-stopper was actually — a plug. Min-Kyu Choi impressed every passerby with his neat, apparently market-ready plug that folds down to the width of a thin mobile computer.
“Many of today’s mobile computers have become wafer thin but here in the UK, we still use the world’s biggest three-pin plug,” says Choi.

Enter Choi’s slimmed down British three-pin plug wonder.

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

Choi’s plug is just 10mm wide when folded. To unfold it, the two live pins swivel 90 degrees and the plastic surround folds back around the pins so the face of the plug looks the same as a standard UK plug.

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

The idea produced a spin off, too. Choi created a multi-plug adaptor, which is a compact standard plug sized unit with space for three folded plugs to slot in, as well as one that charges USB devices.

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

The multi-plug adaptor has an ultra-compact sandwich design that enables three compatible plugs to cohabit side by side to take up a remarkable small amount of room

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

The ultra slimline triple plug adaptor

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

The USB-pluggable three-pin plug adaptor
It’s so plausible and so obvious a product that it should produce a few red faces; how many more years are we going to endure attaching our palm sized mobiles and wafer thin laptops to an object that’s barely been touched since its first design in 1946?
Choi picked an everyday product that most other designers might have found too mundane to dabble with and drastically improved it – exactly the kind of thinking that we should be celebrating right now.

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

A very clean and elegantly simple solution to an age-old British problem

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

An incredible way to feed power directly to charge USB devices – a solution no one has thought about. Till now.

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

Choi’s full menu of uber-ideas for revolutionising the archaic British plug.

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

British Standard Slimmed Down Plug'

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