Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet Reviewformerstaff - September 11, 2012
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Well there you have it — a simple device to make your life a bit more convenient at home with all the battery-powered contraptions we live with. Newer Technology offers the Power2U in four different colors, it's efficient, and it can be installed in 20 minutes. I guess the only question left is the one about your PC having ubiquitous, unoccupied USB ports, and some of them allowing three times the power draw of the standard 5.2V port and the Power2U. Two things come to mind. I noticed Newer Technology sells this product in 2,10,20, and 100 unit packs, So I can see the Power2U lining the wainscot of conference rooms. Secondly, I am occasionally reminded that some folks actually shut their PCs off at night. So how does it charge? Well I ran my wife's phone to shutdown twice. I charged it once with a standard PC USB port and with the Power2U Wall Outlet. The results were comparable and within what I would call the margin of error. I left my review sample installed next to the microwave and found it to be a very functional and quality product.
- Easy to install
- Four colors to choose from
- USB ports shut off when not in use
- Do not lose standard receptacles
- May not fit in some older receptacles boxes