Wall Outlet

Add USB charging to your wall outlets without needing an electrician

The thingCHARGER Universal Charging Station adds two USB charging ports and a phone/tablet charging station to a wall outlet by simply plugging it into a dual 3-prong outlet.  Both of the 3-prong outlets are still available for other devices, and you can now charge two devices using the two USB ports on the bottom of …

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SnapPower Charger easily adds a USB port to a wall outlet without rewiring

Last spring I helped back SnapRays, a Kickstarter project for a wall outlet cover plate with built in auto-illuminating LEDs. The project was a big success and they actually delivered the products to their backers on time, which has not been the norm for most of the projects I have backed in the past. Now …

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Monitor your energy usage without having to use a special plug-in module

Several companies sell modules that you can plug in between the wall outlet and your device to monitor how much power it uses.  That’s great, but you can monitor energy usage by plugging your device directly into the Outlink wall outlet.  Outlink replaces your current wall outlet.  The bottom socket is standard, and the top …

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Snap Power SnapRays Guidelight review

How many of these do you have scattered around your house? Would you like to free up your outlets but still have the functionality of a night light that only turns on when it’s dark? Me too, that’s why I helped fund the wildly successful SnapRays Kickstarter project earlier this year. I was very excited when my …

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This outlet cover can light your way in the dark

We have a long, dark hallway that has overhead lights, but those are too bright to leave on all night.  There are a couple of outlets along the hall, and I’ve thought about buying some LED night lights to light up the hall at night.  I’ve hesitated to do that, because the hall is narrow, …

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xWallDock Charger – The Next Step in Outlet Evolution

This is a Kickstarter project.  We’ve shown you several wall outlet gadgets that hold your device up off the counter or floor while it charges.  Usually, these are separate from the outlet itself, so you have another piece to keep up with.  The xWallDock Charger replaces the standard outlet cover with one with a built-in …

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Charge Your iPhone or iPod, Easy as Pi

With the pi Mount, you can charge your iPhone or iPod while safely keeping it off the floor or countertop.  The pi Mount slips over Apple’s charger to add a shelf to hold your device as it charges.  It’s held where you can see it or use it as it charges, and you don’t have …

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TruePower U Socket Wall Outlet with Two USB Charge Ports

FastMac has announced a 110V wall power outlet that can be used to replace any existing wall outlet.  The TruePower U Socket contains two USB charging ports in addition to the standard 3-prong power outlet ports.  The USB ports aren’t vampires – they don’t pull any power unless something is plugged in for charging.  FastMac …

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Another Wall Outlet Organizer Thingy

It is now my lifelong quest (which started last year) to find and report about every wall outlet organizer product in the world. I found another one today – yay me! It’s the Driinn Cell Phone Charging Ledge. This one isn’t nearly as elegant as some of the others I’ve told you about, but since …

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More wall outlet gadget fun – DLO iPhone WallDock

I can’t let a week go by without finding a new wall outlet gadget to tell you all about. Today we have the DLO WallDock. As you can see from the image on the left, this is a clever wall-mounted battery charging dock for iPhones and iPods with docking connectors. It has a higher power …

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Another wall organizer – Light Switch Rack

Yay! Another nifty wall organizer. I love this stuff. First we posted the EZ Mount and then last week it was the Gadget Pocket. Today I want to show you the Paul Koh Light Switch Rack. It’s a powder coated aluminum switch plate cover that converts your light switch into a key holder and a …

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