With an ever increasing number of electronic gadgets that need charging, finding a wall outlet to plug in your favorite iDevice can be a challenge. Now electronics accessory manufacturer Fastmac has a solution to help you eliminate cord clutter and save on your energy bill too! Last spring we reported on the impending release of the clever U-Socket from Fastmac which combines an AC outlet cover with two USB charging outlets. The company was forced to redesign the device in order to get it certified and we just found out that the device is now shipping.
The U-Socket offers up two 110v power outlets delivering 15Amps plus two 5 Volt USB plugs delivering 1.5 Amps total. This great new accessory allows users to plug in two 110v “appliances” while also charging any device with a USB adapter. Using the U-Socket you’ll be able to charge one iPad at the same rate it would with a normal iPad USB charger or two iPads at half-speed all from the two convenient USB outlets.
Another nice feature is the U-Socket’s energy efficient design which only outputs power through the USB port if you have something physically plugged into it, potentially saving you up to $25 per year in reduced energy costs.
If you’ve been looking for a convenient way to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other USB device and hate the added clutter of USB charging adapters, give the innovative U-Socket a try. This accessory will not only save you money but make your home iDevice ready too! You can order the U-Socket on the Fastmac website for $19.95 now.