File this under the “why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” category. Tech company New Technology, Inc. has revealed their new Power2U product which, pictured up above, is an installable wall outlet that features two USB ports in addition to the standard power sockets. The idea behind the device is to eliminate the need for bulky adapters, which I would imagine it does fairly well. And with more USB-equipped tech integrating into the consumer world everyday, Power2U couldn’t have come at a better time.

Each USB port is guarded by a spring-loaded safety shutter that isn’t pictured in the image above. When the cable is removed and the shutters are closed, power is shut off to the ports. And the intelligent Smart Power design only outputs enough power to charge the currently plugged-in device.

The future is definitely upon us when you can walk into someone’s house and see USB ports in their wall outlets. The Power2U unit is available now and retails for $39.95. Check out the full press release below.


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Newer Technology Offers CES Attendees Free Device Charges
Via Power2U AC/USB In-Wall Charging Solution

First and Only Patented, UL Listed Dual-Socket Wall Outlet with Two Integrated
USB Ports
Ideal for Home-Safe Simultaneous Powering and/or Charging Two USB and Two AC
Plug- In Devices

January 8, 2012, Las Vegas, NV Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) announced
today that it will be showcasing Power2U at the Other World Computing (OWC)
booth #5231 in the LVCC North Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show which
begins Tuesday. Designed to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating
the need for unsightly, bulky power adapters, Power2U is the industrys first
and only patented, home-safe, UL Listed dual AC socket/dual USB port in-wall
charging solution. Visitors to the OWC booth will be able to experience the convenience
of the Power2U firsthand by charging up one of their USB or AC powered devices.

Complements Any Decor
A leading developer of Macintosh, PC, iPod, iPhone, and iPad performance
upgrades and accessories, Newer Technology designed the Power2U to seamlessly
blend into any residential wall as a standard power outlet. Incorporating two
traditional three-prong AC wall sockets in addition to two USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports,
the Power2U is a basic DIY install on any 15Amp circuit with a 16-cubic-inch
electrical box.

Money Saving, Energy Efficient
The new outlet provides a clean looking, modern, centralized location for charging/powering
USB devices. In addition to being convenient to use, the Power2U provides two
energy efficiency features people will appreciate. The intelligent Smart Power
design only outputs enough charging power to meet the requirements of the device
that is attached. The specially designed spring-loaded Safety Shutters completely
turn off power to the USB ports when a connecting cable is removed.

Power2U Features:
* Patented design charges iPads, iPhones, iPods, Android tablets and phones,
MP3 players, GPS, digital cameras, and other USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 chargeable devices
without requiring a bulky adapter
* Smart Power feature only outputs enough charging power required by the attached
* Energy efficient, spring-loaded Safety Shutter design turns power off to USB
ports when connecting cable is removed
* Uses standard four-pin type A jack USB cables
* Installs on standard 15Amp electrical circuit with 16 cubic inch electrical
* The only UL/CUL Listed E339607 solution for in-wall, home-safe use in United
States & Canada
* Includes mounting screws white plastic covers, matching white wallplate, and
illustrated step-by-step installation manual

We fully expect Power2U to be one of the biggest hits of CES, said Grant Dahlke,
Brand Manager, Newer Technology Inc. Because USB charging is a universal standard
on many devices, the appeal of this product to consumers, hardware retailers,
homebuilders, and more is unlimited. By offering free device charges in OWCs
booth, CES attendees can experience firsthand the convenience and safety Power2Us
patented, UL Listed design offers.

Price and Availability
Priced at $39.95 MSRP, the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is available
immediately for $27.99 from Newer Technologys exclusive distributor, Other World
Computing (OWC). OWC is also offering an additional instant rebate of $5 per
unit when two or more Power2U outlets are purchased at the same time. For more
information on the Power2U and reseller inquiries, visit:
For more information on Newer Technologys complete line of accessories and upgrades
for Macs, PCs, and iOS devices, visit:


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