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May be okay if you're not using standard moulded UK plugs
on 16 August 2015
I bought this in April for a trip at Easter but didn’t end up using it. Being such an apparently simple product I didn’t think to try it at that time and stored it away for future use. It’s now August and the cable has now been used for the first time. Had I have tested it at the time of purchase I’d have sent it straight back. Too late now though due to the passage of time and the fact that I had little alternative but to use it once I was on holiday.
I’ve noticed that other reviewers have commented on the poor design of this item. Each socket has a cover. Unfortunately when you plug in a typical modern moulded plug the moulding overlaps the flap on the adjacent socket and prevents you using it.
In a nutshell, we could only use 2 of the 3 sockets at a time unless you decide to snap the covers off. It would be such a simple thing to orientate the flaps more sensibly.
The more I write the more I'm inclined to give it 2 stars! The frustration it caused on holiday is coming back to me!
I've noticed that the covers on the Maypole version are arranged the other way.