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USB Wall Outlets – No Hacking Needed!

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USBWallOutlet2Remember when I blogged about that DIY from Instructables to convert a wall outlet to USB? Well, flush it from your mind because the TruePower UCS power outlet makes it completely redundant.

Available for pre-order from FastMac for $10 a pop, the outlet is not only easier than building your own, but it’s as cheap or even cheaper and doesn’t displace the AC outlets. Just swap the outlet and you’ve got two USB power ports alongside the usual two AC. Output is 5.0V 600mA, a tad better than the usual half amp, and the USB ports only draw power when a device is connected. Guess I have no excuses now to not add USB ports to my wall outlets (except, of course, laziness).

Via CrunchGear by way of Gizmodo

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

2 Comments

  1. Absolutely NoOne

    12/05/2009 at 8:50 pm

    Laziness is a pretty good reason, though.
    :)

  2. GoodThings2Life

    12/05/2009 at 10:13 pm

    What?! Give up all my AC plugs?!?! Craziness!!

    Seriously though, what a genius idea! :)

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