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Win The Power Outlet Of Your Dreams

Friday, August 16th, 2013 | Author:

PR_Power2U_WallWhat could be better than our Power2U? An easy to install power outlet that charges up to four devices at once, is National Electric Code (NEC) compliant, tamper-resistant, and energy efficient?! If you exclude such fantasies as drinking straight out of a chocolate fountain or rolling in a pile of $100 bills, there really isn’t anything better. Or wait…is there? What about a free Power2U? Consider my mind blown.

Now you have the chance to win a free Power 2U! The Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Blog is giving away three 15Amp Power2U’s in white. Visit the contest page for full details on how to enter the contest. Winners will be announced next Friday, August 23rd at 9am EST on the PTPA Facebook page. You can enter up until Thursday, August 22nd at 11:59. If you are the lucky winner, you will receive an email as well as be notified via the PTPA blog and Facebook page. Start practicing your celebration dance now in case you win.

OWC was very excited to learn that we had won the PTPA Seal of Approval back in July. The Power2U was among many entries from across North America that competed to earn the PTPA seal. As with all PTPA products, it was tested by independent parent volunteers in their own homes, and as such was rated based on merit and consumer experience.

If you don’t win the contest, pick yourself up and stop crying. Remind yourself that Power2U’s are available from OWC for purchase whenever you want. And you can still do your celebration dance when it comes in the mail.

Category: Industry News

Avoid Shock By Being Genuine

Monday, July 29th, 2013 | Author:

Genuine Apple Power AdaptersSometimes things in life can be shocking. Like when you see a 24-year-old girl dating a 64-year-old man. Or the time that bird chirped something that sounded scarily like your name (you know you’re not crazy; you heard what you heard). And just how Nutella manages to be so good every time. Sometimes you can be shocked in a good way—like when you think your family has forgotten your birthday only to find out that they surprised you with the Chuck E. Cheese party you’ve always wanted (you’re never too old for arcade games). But sometimes things can be shocking in a bad way—like when you find out someone has stolen your credit card and used it to buy a lifetime supply of popsicles (out of all the things, why??). Another bad type of shock is electrical shock, which is a relevant topic as of late.

There have been two recent incidents of people getting shocked in China involving the iPhone. Last week, a Chinese man was left in a coma after being shocked while charging his iPhone 4. This follows another recent incident where a Chinese woman was killed by electrical shock when she answered her iPhone 5 while it was charging.  In both cases, the individuals were using an unauthorized third-party adapter to charge their devices.

In response to these incidents, Apple has Article Continues…

Power2U Tops The Competition

Monday, May 6th, 2013 | Author:

If you’re a reader of the OWC Blog, then you probably already know about the Power2U – the first UL listed AC/USB wall outlet on the market that charges four devices simultaneously. And since its inception in December 2011, the Power2U has seen its share of imitators. And although they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we wanted to show that while there are copycats, there simply is no substitute for the Power2U when it comes to overall performance combined with efficiency, design and convenience.

In fact, we did some competitive analysis at OWC headquarters to see how the Power2U stacks up to three competitors and the included Apple factory adapters when charging an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4. Article Continues…

Awards Continue For Hot Selling Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB In-Wall Charging Solution

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. announced today that while its Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet continues to rake in business awards and media praise, it is available from retailers on Holiday Special pricing starting at $11.50…a savings of over $14 off the $29.95 retail price.

Awards and Praise Continue for Hot Selling Product

Since becoming the media star at the 2012 Consumer Electronic Show as the first UL Listed in-wall charging solution for charging/powering up to four Apple iDevices, Android devices, and/or other USB chargeable devices simultaneously, the Power2U continues to earn both industry and general business accolades. It recently was a winner in the “Excellence in Custom Installation Technologies and Products” category of the 2012 CustomRetailer EXC!TE Awards. It was awarded the coveted 2012 People’s Choice Stevie Award in the Favorite Consumer Electronics Product category at the 2012 American Business Awards. And the Power2U also was recently recognized as the Silver winner at the Best in Biz Awards 2012 in the Consumer Product of the Year category. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Newer Technology Power2U Wins CustomRetailer EXC!TE Award

Friday, September 7th, 2012 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. today announced that its Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet was listed as a winner in the “Excellence in Custom Installation Technologies and Products” category of the 2012 CustomRetailer EXC!TE Awards. After debuting at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show as the industry’s first UL Listed in-wall charging solution, the Power2U has earned top reviews and wide, cross-industry acclaim for providing a modern, centralized location for simultaneously charging/powering up to four Apple, Android, and other USB chargeable devices.

Chosen from Field of Innovative Solutions

Each year, CustomRetailer chooses products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing, and solutions-oriented to honor with an EXC!TE Award. Other winners this year included Honeywell, Marantz, and Denon Electronics. The EXC!TE winner’s listing for the Power2U included info on the Power2U’s convenience for powering and charging USB devices at home as a dual-socket wall outlet solution that eliminates unsightly adapter clutter while blending in seamlessly as a standard power outlet and its ‘How-to’ video showing install time in under 20 minutes. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases