Ooma please change your power brick design so it uses a cord to the wall outlet instead of this huge brick on the wall. Make it available and I would buy one right now!
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2
The point of the 1ft ext cord is it doesn't feel like a bunch of extra cord. If Ooma re-designed the brick, it would probably look just like having one of these extensions along with the brick.
I wouldn't be so harsh on Ooma as most products go with the standard brick design. There are just a few, maybe 10% I've seen go the extra step of being power strip friendly, and sometimes they get it wrong by assuming your plugs are one orientation and making the adapter long and narrow, which works great with some power strips but occupies multiple slots on others.
The safest design is to have a short cord portion followed by the brick portion. This design works with all strip and outlet designs.
You seem to be overly upset (but maybe I'm reading the tone wrong, hard to tell in posts) over something that will cost you less than a $1 to address.
Good suggestion though.
I realized I already had some of these cords, even though they are tad long. True a 1ft cord like you suggested would be better but it still is pretty thick. I just want a way to place my Ooma on my kitchen counter where my previous phone was, without a bulky mess of cords behind it.
But the tax, shipping and handling is 4 times the cost of the item. I know, still not a lot of money but I bought my Ooma so I would pay nothing. Froogle is the name of the game in this current economy.sfhub wrote:You seem to be overly upset (but maybe I'm reading the tone wrong, hard to tell in posts) over something that will cost you less than a $1 to address.
Just offering some suggestions that might address your current problem as Ooma wouldn't be making a change that would help you in the immediate timeframe.
Maybe something like this can get you more clearance without extra cords?
http://www.shophomeandgarden.com/p-1228 ... e_Tap.aspx
There are different designs and shapes. I just picked one for illustrative purposes.
Unfortunately the Monster Powernet 200 needs both outlet plugs, it uses both grounds. So that device won't work.sfhub wrote:Maybe something like this can get you more clearance without extra cords?
http://www.shophomeandgarden.com/p-1228 ... Triple_Tap
I have another place on a counter, that I could put my Ooma but the electrical outlet sits to low and the Powernet can't pug into it. The Powernet also needs some extra room underneath it for the Ethernet cord.
Actually what I meant was something that could plug into the Monster-provided outlet that would give you more clearance for the Ooma power adapter, maybe not the shape I posted, but a compatible shape with the same concept.FreePhone wrote:Unfortunately the Monster Powernet 200 needs both outlet plugs, it uses both grounds. So that device won't work.
I guess you could be equally upset at Monster for not designing their provided outlets to be brick-friendly no? I looked up a picture of the device and it seems they could have provided one of the outlets somewhere on the front face instead of both on the side.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2103297
Is your power adapter grounded? I know the one that comes with the hub isn't but I don't know which model you have.