Born2Impress | August 13, 2012
Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet Review Power Outlet
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I think it is really fair to say that in an average home there are at least a couple of people with multiple devices and many of them can probably be charged via USB….Having multiple devices is really neat as you can get all the advantages of the modern technologies….The not so neat part is precisely that you probably need to have your devices scattered around the house in order to use the power outlet if you have let us say 2 phones, 2 laptops and maybe an iPad…DH and I usually use our computers in the same spot, but when it comes to the phones and the iPad they were in different places around the house...I personally like having my little “ charging station” so I know where to look for my phone or iPad when I need them.
Just a couple of weeks ago I got my hands on a very revolutionary product, the Power2U from Newer Technology. The Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is a safe in-wall handy solution to powering and charging USB devices at home. The Power2U allows you to charge and/or power up to four devices at once when using the USB 3.0/2.0 ports and standard three-prong outlets, while eliminating unappealing clutter formed by multiple cables and bulky power adapters…The Power2U is not only a more attractive way to keep your devices charged up, but also a more organized one….Not to mention the safety feature...I am personally not a fan of having power adapters all over the place ,especially if you have small children where this could become a safety hazard .
One feature I really like and I am thinking as a mom right now, is that the US ports on the Power2U are covered and you actually need to slide them open to gain access and use them. The unit is also energy efficient as 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.
Installation is really painless and quick (DH installed it), and the installation was completed within a couple of minutes…The PowerU2 is a little bigger than the power outlet we had in our place, but after playing around with it for a couple of minutes, he was able to install it without any issues…Notice that when you are using the US ports you need to make sure that the cable is plugged in correctly or your unit will not charge.
The power2U is compatible with : Apple iPad (all models) Apple iPhone (all models) Apple iPod (all USB chargeable models) Android™ tablets and phones, tablet computers, cellphones, gaming systems (Nintendo, Sony PSP, etc.), Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, or GPS devices which charge via standard USB plug. The unit has a retail price starts at 18.99 (after instant rebate), and it is a definitely must have upgrade for your home or office.
The Power2U is available in different colors to match your décor and they offer really nice price packs when buying multiple units!
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