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  • Vilkus plug dactyloadapter

    Task: Create an adapter for sticking fingers into electrical sockets.

    Vilkus dactyloadapter was developed specially for people who enjoy closing electrical circuits with their own fingers.

    Many people get a kick out of direct contact with AC power supply. To that end, people normally use U-shaped fragments of bare wire, paper clips or even usual metal forks. All these gimmicks are unreliable, short-lived and, most importantly, tend to cause short-circuit failure or even inflammation.


    Two convenient holes wide apart can accept even large fingers

    Here is a limerick: There was a small girl indiscreet / Who asked her mom for a sweet. / Mom said, “Aye, it’s here in my pocket!” / “Go stick your lil thumb in a socket!” Clearly, the idea is ill-conceived. For one thing, the desired effect would not occur if you used just one finger. For another, regular household sockets are designed to preclude any finger abuse, child or non-child.


    Vilkus does not itself consume power, so you can leave it plugged till next time.


    Copper plates located in the sockets ensure proper contact

    Avid travelers will appreciate the replaceable plugs—for European and American sockets—that are part of the standard package.


    Use adapters to insert Vilkus into non-standard sockets

    For group sessions, Vilkus users may obtain Rozetkus power strip designed by the Studio.


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    Release date: April 01 2007

    Cast:

    art director
    Artemy Lebedev
    designer
    Anton Shnayder
    industrial designers
    Aleksey Sharshakov
    Timur Burbaev
    modeler
    Aleksandr Pozdeev
    manager
    Andrey Voronkov


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