Smithtown resident Tom Robbins' invention named the 'Plug-Tector,' aimed at connecting electrical cords a bit more easier for users, is part of a QVC competition that could get his product up for sale on the home shopping network, according to a Newsday article.
The idea came to his mind, according to his website, when he was building a deck and "noticed that he was spending quite a bit of time reconnecting the power cord from a circular saw to the extension cord. Out of frustration of these connected cords repeatedly being disconnected, Mr. Robbins got the idea."
While most people tie their electrical cords in a know, Newsday quotes Robbins as saying: "The only problem is when the cords gets pulled on, it can damage the extension cord and the tool. This product solves that problem and keeps them connected safely and securely.”