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I went into a Circuit City near my house which is closing down, and came across something very cool that would suit my purposes perfectly for tidying up my rack a bit more.

So anyways, It looked like this in the back of my rack:



I recently had to buy a 3-outlet adapter to plug all my Dr. Ferd's wallwart removers into (Too many plugs, not enough outlets on the Furman).



And in order to power those cool sound activated multi-colored USB light bars that I have on the front of my rack rails, I have a wallplug-to-USB port adapter, with a 4 port USB hub plugged into it.



Well, that's a bit cluttered IMO. So I happened to come across this little gadget by Belkin, which was only $21 after discounts:



3 outlets, 2 USB


So I was able to replace all of this:


With this:


And now look how much cleaner the bottom of the rack is:


/fin.
 

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Heh. I wish I had thought of putting one of those puck lights in the back of my rack. Very nice all around!
 

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Heh. I wish I had thought of putting one of those puck lights in the back of my rack. Very nice all around!
Its not too late. But shop around. The ones I got have a separate backing that snaps into place, so you can easily remove the light from the mounting to change the batteries, AND, the best part is that the lights will swivel AND rotate. So basically you can get it to point anywhere in the rig you need.

I've got one in my top rack and bottom rack.

EDIT: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94254
 

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wow dude, that rack is.. well..

you do that, i'll use mine. :lol:

tidy though! and that light is indeed a good call..
 

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Hey, there is a Harbor Freight near us. :idea:
I've seen shitty little 3 LED light pucks that DON'T swivel or rotate for $9.99 at auto shops/Lowes/Home Depot, etc. And that's for 1 puck!

These pucks > *
 

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The Sylvania Dot-It puck lights are smaller and feel like they're better quality than these ones, and i'm pretty sure they use higher-wattage LEDs, so even though they only have three LEDs, they're pretty damn bright. They have swivel versions now too, and linear swivel ones as well.



You can find them pretty cheap if you shop around. I just did a quick look and Amazon has a six-pack of them for $32.
 

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Roger, that looks really nice :yesway:

You obviously use more flashy stuff in your rig than I normally would, but I think you've hit the nail on the head for what you want out of your rack.
 

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Roger, that looks really nice :yesway:

You obviously use more flashy stuff in your rig than I normally would, but I think you've hit the nail on the head for what you want out of your rack.
Thanks Vince. Yeah, I got lots of flashy stuff in my rig. But that's the nice thing about a rack... you can pull it off!!

The only thing that could make my rack better at this point (That I can think of), would be to get a custom power supply to get rid of the wall warts altogether. I've looked into it, but because the ADA has such a stupid power supply, I'd have to go custom which will likely cost an arm and a leg.
 
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