Lessen Outlet Usage With the Flip-It USB Charger Beth Snyder June 21, 2011 You know how it goes. You’re on the road and you’re trying to charge all of your devices in your hotel room because for some reason only phones come with car chargers. But if you travel on a budget like I do, outlets are pretty few and far between in your room. You can either choose to use all of your laptop’s USB ports to charge your devices, or you just cope with losing some sleep so you can switch them out. Or, you can pick up a Flip-It USB Charger. This actually leeches power from an in-use outlet via the prongs of whatever is plugged in. It only leeches one amp of power, so you don’t have to worry about it causing problems with whichever charger you choose to put it on. Granted, it’s only good for USB-charged items, but it’s not like we don’t all have a few of those. It features a swing-out rotating power tab (swings 270 degrees) that will slip over the plug of pretty much any US 100-240V device, and can power a USB device up to 1000mA. It measures only 2.35 x 1.30 x 0.67 inches, so it won’t take up any more room than your average flash drive. They are also plenty affordable at only $13.00 US each, so you can pick up one for each of your devices. Source: Craziest Gadgets Share This With The World!