Lv Jianhua, He Dawei, Zhou Hanxiao, Xu Yao Designers of USB Plug Seat:Concept Design from Zhejiang University of Technology
A USB port or Universal Serial Bus port, has become one of the most frequently used ports for connection to a computer for data exchange, though it has also become a part of supplying devices with energy to keep internal batteries charged. For when a user is not using a computer for this function, their device would require a wall adaptor. So this could mean finding or buying a plug to USB adaptor, which can either be irritating or expensive. So the beauty of this highly intelligent design from Zhejiang University of Technology is that it removes that step completely making it possible to plug straight into the wall and have a device charging with ease.
For me the most exciting thing about this concept is that besides the use for charging device, which is for sure a great idea, is that the concept could be adapted to power devices whilst they were in use. This would make it possible to have USB powered technology wired straight into your home.
Just a speculation but with further development this idea could even result in the abilities to connect a computer into the system allowing you to control devices in any room or allowing devices to control your computer. This would be like a having a high tech home system without cables everywhere, which could allow a huge amount of possibilities. Though as I say it’s only speculation I am sure the idea is fraught with issues so I am going to leave it to these four geniuses’ from china to continue with their great concept and hopefully we will see these easy-to-use charging stations in interiors soon.
Lv Jianhua, He Dawei, Zhou Hanxiao and Xu Yao's design received an If concept award, for it's clever simplicity.