How to flatten a 3-pin plug (and still have it work)

When we travel, we really like to keep things compact — even when it’s something as small as a power plug. Min-Kyu Choi basically came up with the design for Mu plug after she got peeved with the dimensions of the traditional plug. It allows you to fold what otherwise looks like any other fat three-pin plug into a pretty compact 14-mm adapter. That’s 70% gone. Sounds like the perfect diet plan for all our fat gadgets.

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INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.