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Cheaply made, doubt it will hold together long
on September 22, 2010
Let me start by saying this is a great idea. They do not show you in the illustration that the unit actually extends down into the wall about the same length as what you can see. So, the length of items you can put in it is about twice the length of the face plate.
I'm surprised at how cheaply made this is. It is not made for daily use by any means. The plastic is so thin, you risk breaking it just by putting items in. It is made of very thin sheets of plastic glued together. The glue job could use some improvement also. The spring clip mechanism that holds it into the wall is also very cheap and thin. The metal bends easily and needs to be bent back to hold the face plate tightly to the wall. It does not look very real and would not stand a close examination. You don't dare try to plug anything into it to improve the deception, it would probably break or the plug would just fall back out.
If you buy this, I recommend buying one of those flexible spring grabber things too, so you can fish your stuff out of the wall when it falls apart on you. I'm going to take mine and use the concept to build a better one, using parts of a real receptacle and a metal box.