So I recently got my self a laptop - and now I find myself wanting to MOD it!!! However my wife won't let me!!! ....... YET Fortunately I find my self wanting - and needing - tools around the laptop, to accommodate for my new on-the-move lifestyle, that a laptop is so well suited for. First thing I find is that I need more power! The 2-3 hours of battery life for normal use (web surfing, editing, movie watching and such) just does not seem to be enough. Unfortunately the extra power packs that I have been able to find on the internet are some US $100-$200 .... so that will have to waite a bit. Then on ThinkGeek, I see the power-squid. That seems like a perfect concept for Laptop add-on power Only I live in europe (Denmark) and we have different power sockets than in the US. So some thinking and modding seems in order. At a trip to Ikea I see the perfect modding option: 5 meter power cable extensions for only dkr 10 ~ €1,2 ~ US$2 ~ £ 80 pence (suppose I got that covered now). Three of those please! And some cutting, connecting and tapeing later... the laptop-power-squid Sorry, no pictures of the process, but it really is as simple as I described. I just stripped the wire, wound the blue wires together and the brown wires together. Covered each wire with electrical tape. To add some strength I also taped the three socket cables together with electrical tape, and put some electrical tape along he cable, and then added two layers of electrical tape around the whole thing. I did not have any white electrical tape, so I added some other white tape to the outside, sort of making it look a little better. As you can also see, I trimmed one of the plugs, so it can be used even if I run into a cord with the standard round bulky plugs (see more on the following pictures). What will mostly be plugged into the squid. The AC adaptor for the laptop. The AC adapter comes standard with a big, round and bulky euro-ground plug (see cable in the middle). Even the cable is thick, its three wires and may even be shielded. I'm sure that is good and safe and .... fat, bulky and not laptop-bag friendly. So I modded a standard euro connector cable, so it will fit into the AC adapter. And it is slimmer, smaller and thus more laptop-bag friendly. And here you have the whole lot of cables - in front of the 15"-suitable-laptop-sholder-strap-bag that I use. So what do you guys think about my laptop-bag-friendly euro-style DIY power-extension-squid-cable?