Evidence that USB may be here to stay can be found in Newer Tech Power2U AC/USB wall outlets. The UL-listed components are now available to you, the viewing public, with a sub-twenty-dollar price tag.
Heralded as the first patented and UL-Listed AC/USB outlet for powering and charging four USB devices simultaneously, the Tech Power2U literally turns walls in the home or office into charging stations. It is available in four decorator colors that blend seamlessly into any residential wall as a standard power outlet. The wall plate provides two traditional, three-prong AC sockets flanked by two USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports.
Available in four decorator colors, ......
...... the Tech Power2U packs two AC sockets and dual USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports.
An excellent feature for time-pressed and/or tactile-ability-challenged individuals, the Power2U is billed as being easy to install, taking 20 minutes or less. All one needs for a do-it-yourself installation is a 15A circuit within a 16-cubic-inch electrical box and Philips and/or flathead screwdriver. An instructional "how-to" video is available.
Yet another benefit, the Power2U provides two energy efficiency features. First, the intelligent Smart Power design only outputs enough charging power to meet the requirements of the device that is attached. Second, uniquely designed spring-loaded safety shutters completely turn off power to the USB ports when a connecting cable is removed.
Lastly, Power2U carries the Handyman Club of America Seal of Approval and is a finalist in the "New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Electronics" category of the 2012 American Business Awards.
Originally priced at $24.99, the outlet is available now for $19.99. For more information and reseller inquiries, visit the company’s website.