Can’t live without your iPod or portable speaker or other device that can only be charged using a USB cable? Of course, you could just go out and shell out a few extra bucks to buy a separate charger. Or you could just install the U-Socket USB Wall Plug on your wall instead.
Aside from having two three-pronged outlets, this wall plug also has two extra USB charging ports that supply up to 2.1 Amps through each. Some minor assembly is required though, so we don’t recommend this wall plug for people who don’t know how to install their own wall sockets.
Your cellphone, for instance, probably recharges over USB. The manufacturer was kind enough to give you a wall-outlet dongle that converts the 110 volts coming out of your wall outlet into 5 volts of USB power. That’s fine, but you’ll either lose an outlet with that adapter, or you’ll misplace the dongle, and you’ll have to plug into your computer, and that’s not always convenient.
Some enterprising engineers at Fastmac realized how easy it would be to just build the transformers right into the wall outlets! Put 2 USB ports in the wall plate next to the 110 volt sockets, and you’ve doubled the versatility of your power line. We just happened to get a hold of a handful of these outlets, and brought them to you because, well, we think they’re pretty awesome.
U-Socket USB Wall Plug
- Guaranteed to charge all mobile phones that accept USB power, including iPhone 4!
- Operation temperature: 0 to 35 Degrees Celsius (32 to 95 Degrees Fahrenheit)
- Input voltage: AC 100 to 125V 50/60Hz
- Output voltage: USB: DC 5.0V 2100mA (2.1 amps)