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A wall outlet that can charge your USB Gadgets!

April 11, 2012

The FastMac U-Socket is basically a wall-mounted power point with two three-prong AC slots for plugging in your home electronics. Unlike regular receptacles, however, it comes with two extra connectors for USB gadgets, so you don’t have to turn on a PC when all you’ve got is a USB charger.

The current FastMac U-Socket has been slightly redesigned. Instead of the two USB ports on either side of the original prototype, they’ve been moved to one side to make sure they remain accessible even with two bulky AC plugs stuck in. Maximum USB output is 5V each, making it ideal for most handheld home electronics (and painfully slow for larger ones, such as the iPad).

According to the company, it can stand in as a replacement for any existing wall outlet. It avoids wasteful consumption too, with the ports only drawing power when an external device is connected.

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