appleJAC | March 19, 2012
Power2U AC/USB: Convenient Juice for Your Devices
Where do you charge your USB devices? a USB hub on your computer? a 120v converter? a dedicated dongle? a tangle of wires for regular, mini and micro connections? There is a better way . . .
The Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is a safe in-wall solution for conveniently powering and charging USB devices at home or elsewhere. You can charge to four devices at once when using the USB 3.0/2.0 ports and standard three-prong outlets, while eliminating unsightly clutter created by multiple cables and bulky power adapters.
This wall outlet replacement module is ideal for homes for those of use with multiple USB chargeable devices. It is a basic "Do It Yourself" install on any 15Amp circuit with a 16 cubic inch electrical box so that it will blend seamlessly into the wall as a standard power outlet. I did it myself because it was a straightforward remove-the-old-outlet and put-in-the-new-one installation which took about 20 minutes. It's a tight fit, but not really a problem if all wires are kept at the back of the box during insertion (as instructed, turn off the electricity to this location before installing).
The neat thing is that this offers a modern, centralized location for charging/powering USB devices. The Power2U offers two energy efficient features to complement its use and convenience. The Smart Power design only outputs enough charging power required by the attached device, while the spring-loaded Safety Shutters turn power off to the USB ports to eliminate "vampire" energy draw when a connecting cable is removed.
I am really pleased with it because it is fully compatible with all Apple iOS devices including iPads, iPhones, and iPod, as well as Android tablets, phones, tablet computers, cellphones, gaming systems, Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, or GPS devices which charge via standard USB plug. Mine is used almost every day.
To learn more, just visit http://www.newertech.com/products/power2u.php where you will find this great solution for only $29.95 ($22.95 recent discount at OWC). Rest assured, when I leave this duplex it is going with me! This is another great product from the folks at Newer Technology and their exclusive distributor, Other World Computing (OWC). Visit www.newertech.com or www.otherworldcomputing.com for other great deals.
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