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'Outlets look so much cleaner': Never stare at ugly cords again, thanks to this $24 Amazon bestseller

It's a pesky downside to the tech-driven world we live in: The more gadgets we own, the more unsightly power cords we have dangling, tangling and winding around our homes. If only there were an easy fix that could corral the sprawling mess. Spoiler alert: There is. Enter the Sleek Socket Ultra-Thin Electrical Outlet Cover, an inexpensive way to manage the rat's nest that has accumulated around your electronics.

The Sleek Socket is a handy three-outlet power strip that stays out of sight while leading into one simple white outlet cover. The upshot? You can have up to three devices plugged in while also covering up the outlet powering them.

$24 at Amazon

For $24, the Sleek Socket gives you more space against your walls since you no longer have a bunch of plugs bulging out of your outlets. It also has a 3-foot cable that can be easily hidden away behind your electronics, clamped to your baseboard or stowed behind your work station. The end result is a power solution that blends into the background — with outlets that "look so much cleaner," as one shopper said.

It's especially ideal for tight spaces or apartment dwellers whose lease prevents them from a more invasive fix. "I am a renter, so putting a huge hole in the wall to hide my wires was not going to happen," shared a savvy Amazon shopper. "After searching for something that can help with the look of the wires in my living room, I am glad to have come across this socket. I just installed it last night — I’m extremely happy with the look, and the adhesive works really well."

plug going into outlet with Sleek Socket
Hey! You've got to hide your plugs away... (Amazon)

"Beautiful! Exactly what I expected," raved another of the 48,000-plus five-star reviewers. "I use it to move my switch outlet to the corner for my lamp. It turned out so well! It's clean, neat and extremely easy to install."

"I was looking for ways to move my outlet to the top of my bookshelf or next to the router," added another. "Rather than doing the work by routing wires behind the wall or through the shelves, I saw this and tried it out. Honestly, this is the best alternative, if you want to relocate an outlet using an extension cord."

Two photos of a coffeemaker plugged into the wall, one without Sleek Socket and one with Sleek Socket.
Cords? What cords? I don't see any cords! (Amazon)

This shopper who was tired of plugging away at cables gushed, "I saw this online and thought it was a great idea to solve the issue I was having — due to the outlets situated behind the couch, plugging in anything such as lamps and chargers would cause the big space between the wall and the couch. But with this neat little solution, now everything sits flush and nothing to be seen. Works great."

The Sleek Socket can even help baby-proof. "Super easy to install and perfect length to keep out of our new baby's hands," raved this parent. "The way the room got set up, the outlets were always near the crib. This is flat enough so her little fingers couldn't get behind it, and allowed us parents to sleep with ease. Highly recommend."

"I really wish they would make a TV mount option with a longer (10- to 12-foot) cord," said one buyer. "Overall the product is great, just didn't fit my specific needs." (Need something longer? See below for the 8-foot version.)

If you find yourself in need of a longer cable, good news: There's an 8-footer! It's also a No. 1 bestseller in its category. 

$25 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.