Hey everyone my name is Will. I was an electrician for 15 years and have seen my fair share of problems with cords and outlets. I’ve replaced many different cables on lamps, TVs and other electronics simply because the plug and cord get ruined by pressure.
When I saw the Side Socket outlet on TV I thought it was a perfect solution to having to replace cords so often. I am unintentionally a perfectionist and so it peeves me to not have a table, cabinet or couch not flush against the wall.
I ordered a couple different Side Socket outlets from the official website because I thought they were such a good idea. They allow me to plug in lots of different things yet at the same time not have any cords sticking straight out from the wall.
My wife likes them a lot as well whenever she puts up decorations for whatever season we’re in. For example during the Christmas seasons he likes to put up a lot of decorations, much more than any other time of the year including Halloween. When we put up our Christmas tree we have a lot of different lights and things that plug into the outlet. We have the lights of course that are on the tree, we have a train that goes underneath the tree, a candle warmer to give off the scent of pine trees stronger in the house etc…
The point is that when she or we put up all the decorations there is usually either not enough room in an outlet or the cords coming out of the outlets get in the way of the decorations. We then would have to adjust where we have our decorations just because the cords were sticking out in the way.
When I saw the Side Socket on TV I thought it would make just a little bit more simple and easier. I bought a few of them and put them in different places in the house where we have lots of plugs. In my office I have a surge protector plugin strip that goes under my desk near my feet. I always bump into it and feel the cords on the ground. I had gotten used to it over the years because I didn’t want to tie all the cords together just so it would be neat.
I put one of the Side Socket outlets that I got into the wall where I had the surge strip plugged in. I plugged in the computer, speakers, radio, phone charger, computer screen, and my desk lamp into the Side Socket outlet. I flipped all the plugs to be parallel to the wall and there was no more problems getting my desk to fit flush against the wall. In addition I now don’t have to worry about ruining my plugs simply because they are getting pushed on by my desk.
The Side Socket is a simple and very handy device to have around. It just makes life easier and I don’t have to worry about not having desks or tables flush against the walls or worry about cords and plugs getting ruined. The Side Socket is cheap and makes things look much neater in our house. I really don’t see a point in not getting a couple for the house.