Preview: Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet

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While the idea of charging iPods, iPhones, and iPads using wall adapters is as old as the devices themselves, the concept of doing away with adapters in favor of USB cable-ready wall outlets is considerably newer — and Power2U ($30) by Newer Technology is a recent example of the technology. Built to fit the same footprint as any two-plug wall plate, Power2U includes twin grounded power ports as well as two USB ports that are covered by spring-loaded plastic doors by default. Each of the USB ports supports up to 2 Amps of output, so iPads can be refueled at full speed, and special protective circuitry promises to provide only the energy needed, while only fueling the USB ports when they’re connected to cables. Newer Technology sells Power2U as a DIY installation kit with an instruction manual and very clear guidance as to which screws need to be connected to existing wires.

Preview: Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet


Preview: Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet

Preview: Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet

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Company and Price

Company: Newer Technology

Website: www.NewerTech.com

Model: Power2U

Price: $30

Compatible: All USB-Connecting iPods, iPhones + iPads

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.