Sunday, December 06, 2009

Up Against The Wall, iPhone Charger!

From the Department of Stuff You Need, But Just Didn't Know It, well actually, from FastMac, comes something really brilliant: the TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built-in USB Ports! How many times have you needed to plug in your iPhone, iPod, or other USB-power-gobbling device, only to find the charger misplaced? For $10, you only have to worry about the cord being misplaced, as you can place USB power outlets throughout your home or business.

And, not that I'm all that green (except around the gills after a weekend of call), but this outlet does something most USB brick-chargers don't:
Please also note that the USB ports only draw power when something is physically connected to the port. We didn't want a vampire port that continually sucks and wastes power when not in use so this was one of the features on the top of our priority list during the design phase.
The outlet should ship in early 2010 after it receives final UL approval. You can preorder if you want to be the first on the block to get rid of your bricks. Hat tip to Engadget for this little gem.


Anonymous said...

This rocks!! Thanks Dalai!!

Anonymous said...

That is quite awesome. But the bah humbug climate Scrooge in me wonders what the carbon footprint is of a USB outlet ...
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