Recently, I’ve stumbled upon a few alternatives to traditional power strips that alleviate or reduce the space-hogging AC adapters (commonly called wall wart) problem:
First up is a surge protector that swivels. This one is good for extra wide wall warts.
Next is the pyramid power adapter. You can outfit it with many wall warts and it also has USB charging ports.
For those who like the traditional power-bar look, EZO makes one that has outlets that swivel.
The pivot surge protector can handle several adapters and circle around the leg of your desk to save space.
Remember, for safety’s sake, block off all unused outlets with plug covers to keep little fingers (and sometimes little cat claws) from going where they don’t belong.
Let us know of additional wall wart space hogging solutions in the comments!
This post has been updated since its original publication in 2009.