Nowadays, many of us have cell phones, laptops, cameras, iPads, iPods, and so many other gadgets that need to be charged regularly that we’ve got to plug them in all over the house just to keep them ready to use. And the only place that I have USB ports are on our desktop computer, and I always forget to plug in my camera and iPod until I want to use them and realize that they are dead. Which is why I think the FastMac U-Socket USB outlet cover is so cool!
The U-Socket looks just like a regular plug outlet, but it also has 2 built-in USB ports so that you can power any device that is capable of being charged via a 5V power adapter…but you don’t need that big, clunky power adapter! Say goodbye to all of those AC adapters that stick out & take up space in your home or office.
The outlet is easy to install, and comes with a step-by-step manual to walk you through how to do it. The U-Socket also has an energy efficient design and will only output power through the USB port if something is connected to it. According to the website, this can save you up to $20 per year in reduced energy costs.
The U-Socket comes in 7 different colors, and costs around $25. Reviews I read on Amazon.com seemed positive overall; people did say that installation took some time but was easy to do. I am seriously considering putting one down in the kitchen where we keep the majority of our tech gadgets and also putting one in the office.
Is the U-Socket a product that you would want to use in your home or office?
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