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In a world where power points are typically placed in twin sockets side by side why do device manufacturers make chargers for them with the cord extending to the side rather than the bottom? All my sideways designed chargers have the cord extending to the left and its annoying. You cannot plug these chargers in side by side, they impinge upon the other socket. They also render small powerboards useless due to the same problem. I've never seen a power point positioned so low on the wall that having the cord extending from the bottom would be an issue. I live in a small apartment with only....wait for it.....4 powerpoints in the entire apartment. I hate these sideways designed chargers with a vengeance. I'm always having to unplug one applicance to plug in another even with powerboards. They are just awkward.
You can get multi-socket power-boards that allow the socket to rotate which may be an option for you.
On a similar note, and possibly why some manufacturers make the plug-packs with side-entry cables, why do so many office desk layouts have the power sockets mounted so close to the desk or floor surface that you cannot use a plug-pack power supply with a bottom entry power lead? One office I recently used had a small lift-up panel covering the power sockets, but the area was so small that plug-pack chargers could not possibly fit, only cords with the plug and cable in line could possibly have been used. So I could plug in my laptop power supply, but not my phone charger.
I'm not really sure if this solves your problems, but check it out:
$17 from Officeworks
My Acer charger came with a Oz/NZ plug which can be removed and reinserted at 90° increments.
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