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October 26th, 2011

USB Wallplug: Perfect For Your Bedside Outlet

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Written by: Bryan Conte (Associate Editor)
USB Wall Plug Socket

If you are constantly searching for more plug space and have enough power strips to start a bon-fire, maybe you should check out this great innovation, the U-Socket that combines a traditional wall outlet with two USB ports; perfect for charging your devices.

Stop going through the hassle of unplugging a light or dvd player or something else in the process to try and charge your phone only to go to turn on the light and be left in the dark.  The outlet is ONLY for 110 volt outlets in the US, and converts the USB to the allotted 5volts of power.

This does require installation which is always recommend to be done by a professional to avoid hazards like being shocked or other mishaps that you run the risk of doing electrical work.  Doing something wrong could cause a fire, ruin your electronics your trying to charge, or worse yet – send you a nice jolt of current through your body.

If you are asking yourself at all right now whether or not you can get the job done, then its probably your premonitions kicking in and telling you that you should leave it to the pros.  For all you other handymen and electrical familiar foes, get to work and start boasting to your friends about your state of the art outlet.

This is the wave of the future, and you are sure to be the only one of your close acquaintances sporting the U-Socket in your home.  Be forewarned though, you will be haggled by everyone to install one in their homes.  You’re also probably asking yourself; “why didn’t I think of that!?”  Another technology innovation that is simple, yet highly appealing – good job Fastmac.

Product Features:

  • Input voltage: AC 100 to 125V 50/60Hz
  • Output voltage: USB: DC 5.0V 2100mA (2.1 amps)
  • Operation temperature: 0 to 35 Degrees Celsius (32 to 95 Degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Guaranteed to charge all mobile phones that accept USB power, including iPhone 4!
  • Different colors available

U-Socket is available directly from the makers (Fastmac) website

About the Author

Bryan Conte (Associate Editor)
"I'd be lost without technology." Bryan enjoys writing, anything to do with the internet and is working on a second bachelor's degree. You can usually find him buried in code, or learning something new. Also noteworthy is that he constantly fears going bald. Google+ -bryan@gizmoinsider.com


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