(photos: Great Stuff Inc) RoboReel Cord Reel | US$329.00 | roboreel.com
who would have thought a device as mundane as an extension cord ever need to be further innovated? as a matter of fact, we do and we even dream about it. if you have faced the daunting task of making a good winding of your extension cord, you will appreciate the RoboReel by Great Stuff Inc. first off, it has a beautiful design that is second to none, perfect for any style-conscious individuals and secondly, it is laden with drool-worthy features. key features include user-replaceable 50-foot (15.24-meter) 12-gauge electrical cord, two-stage motorized winding speed with touch activated buttons located at the plug and the base unit, 360 degree rotation, a receptacle ball with three outlets accompanied by three LED indicator lights, auto shut-off in the event of complete severing of cable, redundant thermostats to prevent overheating, stop winding if cord met with obstruction, and a built-in circuit breaker. available in portable or celling-mounted versions (with optional mount), this device has a durable housing made from high impact plastic that is said to be oil-, gas-, chemicals- and UV rays resistant. with such a feature-rich extension cord and not too mention, a rather attractive one, it is natural to expect a pricier-than-usual price tag like $329. wind past the jump for a few more look and a product intro video clip.