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Gone are the days of single 3-pin plugs. Today's electric outlets are high-tech and cable-free! Image Credit: Pexels/Castorly Stock

Lamps, computers, chargers, appliances – there are so many gadgets and devices in our homes, fighting for their own electrical plug point. But why go through the routine of unplugging one and connecting another, over and over again, when they could all be safely and conveniently powered up and out of sight?

We did the research and came up with these handy electrical outlets and power adapters that will never have you squatting or bending at odd angles to make sure your devices are connected. Get them as early as tomorrow, with Amazon Prime!

1. Universal Vertical Multi Socket 220V Tower

Talk about a space saver! With its ingenious standing design, this electrical outlet is perfect for heavy traffic areas, such as in your home office. The tower has eight plug points, with four independent switches, so you can switch it on and off as needed. It even has two universal smart USB ports that are compatible for smartphones, tablets, laptops and other USB-powered devices. The extension cord is three metres long, giving you plenty of leeway to tuck it away, out of sight.

2. Royal Apex ESMA 3Way British Plug

This three-sided adapter is safe to use and can be used extensively for commercial, industrial, hospital, residential and travel purposes. The adapter comes with individual switches for each side that helps with saving electricity. You can use it to connect high voltage appliances such as electric ovens, refrigerators and microwaves.

3. Universal Travel Adapter

Avoid accidents and short-circuits with this universal travel adapter, which can be used in more than 150 countries. With an innovative slide-out plug design, the adapter allows you to charge your USB-devices directly, and its over-charging protection and in-built fuse ensures your devices never short out. It’s so handy, you won’t even wait to travel – you can use it at home!

4. Gaofonger Universal Travel Adapter

Grab this handy travel adapter and take it with you on your next trip. This travel adapter works in over 160 countries including Russia, Thailand, Argentina, Australia and Asian countries like India and UAE. The adapter comes with three USB ports and one Type-C charging port. It also has one AC socket and can charge five devices simultaneously at high speed.

5. Tessan Multi Plug Extension Socket Adapter

Convert a single socket into three, with this electrical power extender. You also get three additional USB ports that are ideal for charging smartphones and tablets, without bulky extension cords. The cable-free design of this adapter is perfect for living rooms and bedrooms, where you can prevent tripping hazards while ensuring all your digital devices and home décor items, like lamps, are powered safely.

Bonus: Save an extra 5 per cent when you apply a coupon.

6. PEGANT Multi Plug Power Extension Socket

The Pegant Multi Plug Power Extension Socket has three AC outlets and is perfect if you want to keep all your cables in one place. Whether you want to set up a television/home theatre in the living room or keep your electric appliances in the kitchen corner, this adapter can accommodate all kinds of plugs. This is also a great adapter to take for your international travels. It accepts the plugs from over 150 countries including the Middle East, Thailand Spain, Canada, Mexico and many more.

Bonus: Get a 10 per cent discount when you apply a coupon. You can also return the product in 15 days and get a product replacement within 12 months.

7. Belkin 4-Way Surge Protection Strip

Do you sometimes play a video game, watch a football game and listen to other players on Twitch – all at the same time? This heavy-duty surge protection strip, with four AC outlets, is ideal for electronics that are vulnerable to voltage fluctuations. It also has two integrated USB ports with fast charge capabilities for your portable devices. A sliding safety cover helps keep the strip out of sight for curious children.

Warranty: Amazon offers one-year extended warranty for Dh20 and two-year extended warranty for Dh25.

8. UGREEN 4 Ports USB-C Charger B088CZ8CYG

If all you need are USB-C ports to power up your laptop, tablet, and phone, this mighty charger will do the job. Charge up to four devices simultaneously and efficiently with this adapter. Its fast-charging facility allows you to fully charge the MacBook Pro 13 within 1.8 hours! And with a design that’s compact and portable, it’s easy to use on the go, whether you’re in the office or going to another city.

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