February 17, 2011 09:33am EST 1 Comment
Wonpro Power Strips: Secret Heroes of MWC
Need to plug in US, UK and European gadgets all at once? These strips are a lifesaver.
BARCELONA--Every international business traveler should carry a Wonpro power strip. Secretly, they're one of the best technologies I've worked with at Mobile World Congress.
There are a lot of super-cool, cutting-edge, high-tech gadgets here in Barcelona this year. We have the latest smartphones, mind-boggling new mobile processors, and high-speed networks. But nothing matters if you can't plug any of it into the wall.
Yeah, yeah, you can get plug adapters. But then you hit the next problem: if you're a geek, there are never enough plugs. European hotel rooms never, ever have enough plugs.
Enter Wonpro. Wonpro makes universal power strips that accept everybody's plugs, and have removable cords on the end that adapt to whatever country you're in. Why not just bring a US power strip and a single plug adapter? I frequently end up with a mishmash of US and European devices on these trips, and with Wonpro, you really don't have to worry. Everything just plugs in.
The company also makes very good universal plug adapters.
The Microsoft press room here at MWC has Wonpro power strips, and you should have seen the journalists ooh'ing and aah'ing at the idea of one strip that we could all plug our US, UK and European equipment into. If you do international business, or you do business with international people, you need to buy this. Buy twenty.
You can find Wonpro power strips at www.europlugs.com.
Mr. Sascha Segan from PC Magazine was in Microsoft press room in MWC 2011
What caught his eyes the most was our new model of Power Strip WES4.6