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Who says a switch plate can't house more than light switches? Enter the Walhub

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The Walhub adds extra functionality to the humble switch plate
The Walhub adds extra functionality to the humble switch plate
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The Green Hang Kickstarter exclusive
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The Green Hang Kickstarter exclusive
The available configuration options for the Walhub
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The available configuration options for the Walhub
Some uses for the Walhub
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Some uses for the Walhub
The Walhub can be placed in a left or right configuration
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The Walhub can be placed in a left or right configuration
The installation process for the Walhub
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The installation process for the Walhub
The full Walhub with the keeper installed
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The full Walhub with the keeper installed
The Walhub adds extra functionality to the humble switch plate
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The Walhub adds extra functionality to the humble switch plate
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There are certain devices in the home that we don't generally think about improving. The switch plates over our light switches have remained more or less the same for years, but that doesn't mean there's not room to make them better. Product designer Justin Porcano has decided to rethink switch plates, by adding more functionality.

Unlike a conventional switch plate, the Walhub has built-in hooks and, with some models, envelope holders called keepers. This means you can have a nifty place to hang your keys or place your mail when you walk in the door, using something that would have already been mounted on your wall anyway.

The Walhub comes in a few flavors, each of which offers different functions and adaptability for different styles of light switches. Whether you have a rocker or toggle switch, or even if you have two switches, you can get a Walhub that works for you.

Porcano is seeking funding for his Walhub on Kickstarter. The pledges vary with the different models, and range from US$15 for a rocker switch with one hanger up to $20 for a keeper model. The funding goal of $5,000 has already been met, so the project is on pace to be delivered to backers in May of this year.

More information is available in the pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

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4 comments
Slowburn
They should also add a induction device charger. I mean the power is right there.
JMonroe
Why not get rid of keys. That's something that hasn't changed in hundreds of years.
Slowburn
re; JMonroe Keys open locks when there is no power or after an EMP.
Dirk Scott
When I moved to Holland I was amazed to find that all the light switches in recent buildings incorporated an LED which made them locatable in the dark. Most had dimmers too.
I expect there are already switch plates at Phillips, the Dutch electronics company which have lighting colour control wheels built in.