We're all for conserving electricity and all, but preventing every one of your AC outlets from actually passing energy onto your favorite gizmo is indeed extreme. Nevertheless, we can't help but be impressed with the variety of Die Electric insulators, which take on a plethora of shapes to not only prevent your outlets from actually passing electricity onward, but double as helpful household accessories (or just plain weird wall adornments). Of course, any halfway industrious individual could probably concoct their own Die Electric, but if you must go straight to the source, prototypes are available for sale now.

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