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YOUMO – Finally, someone made the power strip smarter


When you have used every plug on every outlet in your home, the obvious next step is to get a power strip. These are sold to either give you a couple, or a lot of extra outlets. There’s not much too them really, you plug one into an outlet, then you get more outlets to use. Of course, your needs for power sometimes change, and to meet those needs you normally end up buying other gadgets and gizmos to accommodate it.

Instead of buying different accessories or multiple power strips, why not get a modular power strip that will give you what you need, when you need it? The YOUMO is one such device, and it will cover everything from a European outlet to wireless charging. It starts with a base cord, and there are 11 planned options for you to click into place. On top of that, they can be combined for MORE POWER.

At the present, you can choose one of three sizes for your base cable measuring around 5, 8, and 13 feet, with color options of white, black, blue, red, green, yellow, or black and white. The modules to choose from at the present are a solo module, which is available for US or EU that has one socket and two USB ports, a triple module for EU, fiver model for US, 4-port USB, wireless charging, and a smart module, which will monitor YOUMO and communicate what your electronics are up to through an app. Paying around $44 will get you two modules and a base cord, but you can always get more.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter