You can find me tapping away at my iPod Touch or iPad during my spare time–whether it’s to do a last-minute check on a presentation that I’m about to make, play a quick game of Bejeweled, or to check my email. As such, I often find my iDevices running out of power especially when I still need to use them. It’s easy to find a power socket, but a USB hub? Not so much–and this is where the PowerBlock USB Mains Charger comes in handy.
The PowerBlock USB Mains Charger plugs right into your wall socket but it’s got a tiny USB hub at the bottom where you can plug in one end of your Apple charging wire. But more than that, it’s also a three-pin adaptor so you can also use it for your other gadgets.
PowerBlock USB Mains Charger
This brilliantly simple AC adaptor plugs into any mains socket and features its own built-in 3-pin plug socket. So far that doesn’t seem very clever, but look underneath and you’ll find there’s also a USB socket for your iPad, iPhone or iPod. Attach the supplied USB charging cable and you’re good to go. So now you can leave your important mains-powered equipment plugged in and charge your Apple gadgets all at the same time.
Especially handy for using a laptop while you charge your iPhone, the compact shape of the PowerPlug makes it ideal for anyone on the move.
The PowerBlock USB Mains Charger is available from Firebox for £19.99 ($31.)