Gear | December 2, 2016 9:00 am

All We Want for Xmas Is This Power Strip Because It’s Handsome AF

Electricity, only better

It wasn’t that long ago that we witnessed the birth of the design revolution: a wholesale revision of the heretofore quotidian staples of everyday life.

And by staples, we also mean stapler; few things were safe from rebranding, reworking and reimagining, from the personal computer to the trash can

While Shinola is far from the first company to experiment with reinventing the humble power strip, it is awfully serious about it, with this $175 entry.

The strip’s five outlets are installed in a die-cast metal housing; they’re joined by two USB outlets, each powered by its own amp.

An eight-foot cord is designed to hang tough without kinking, and the piece — officially titled the Power Supply 5 Port Hub and produced in collaboration with GE — comes in three colors: orange, cream or black.

It’s also keeping America as great as it always has been, thanks to its commitment to Made in the U.S.A. (with both domestic and foreign components, we must note).