DI: ArrowPlug, A Made In Cambodia Momentum

Take a moment to imagine this: You are comfortably in bed and about to nod off, when you notice that the light at the far end of your desk is still switched on. With the most common reason for not switching off excessive electric devices being their locational arrangements (eg. out of range from the bed), ArrowPlug is here to make sure that the power to switch off is always in your hands. Rithy Thul, the Co-founder of SmallWorld Cambodia, will be hosting this month’s session of “Startup To Be Continued” for the product at Development Innovations next Wednesday.

To sum it up, ArrowPlug is a mobile controlling electricity socket. Using wireless technology through Bluetooth to allow users to control the electronic devices that are plugged into the ArrowPlug sockets, power can now be controlled easily through the Android smartphones at a distance of up to 30 meters away. Part of the product line from electronic startup lab, ArrowDot, there are already plans to release the plug’s remote control for iOS devices in the next version of ArrowPlug.

One of the first breakthrough products in the nation, the product was built in mind of the new modern lifestyle habits. It took the team one month to come up with the primary prototype, and there are now 100 sets available, with 30 sets already sold as of July 2014. ArrowPlug retails for $15 a piece, and you can find out more information at their Facebook page!

Leading the belief for something great to occur in the region, Rithy Thul is a familiar name in the nation’s tech and startup scene. A serial entrepreneur and start-up business promoter, he also founded Toursanak Adventure and Codingate in 2010 and 2013 respectively, and is a key advocator and driver of several startups at SmallWorld. He is also the founding force in creating KhmerTalks for Cambodia, a program mirroring the TEDx program as a platform for public speaking, knowledge and information exchange presented in the Khmer language.

ArrowPlug – Made In Phnom Penh with Rithy Thul is free and will take place from 5.30pm to 7pm, 20 August 2014, at the Development Innovations office. You can RSVP your attendance here!

Development Innovations is located on #296, St. 271, Sangkat Toul Tompong 2, Khan Chamkarmon. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click here to see a map.