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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

Design And Build Professionals Get Charged Up At The Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), Courtesy Of Power2U Stations By Newer Technology

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 | Author:

Newer Technology Inc. announced that it will feature its Power2U AC/USB wall outlet this week at SEBC 2013 in Orlando, Florida as the official “Recharging Zone” at the show. Newer Technology has deployed a number of convenient Power2U dual USB charging outlets in booth #741. As any trade show attendee knows well, finding a spot to get a quick charge for essential smartphones and tablets at an industry trade event is always a nightmare. Newer Technology is ensuring attendees at this year’s Southeast Building Conference can avoid huddling around power outlets off the show floor and have plenty of space for a recharge.

Power2U combines AC and USB power into a single, energy-efficient wall fixture. This must-have electrical accessory for anything from residential to commercial buildings delivers charge and power for up to four devices simultaneously via built-in USB ports and the National Electrical Code (NEC)-compliant and tamper-resistant AC receptacles, while eliminating unsightly clutter created by multiple cables and bulky power adapters. Power2U is designed for standard 15-Amp and commercial grade 20-Amp circuits. All units are available in white, light almond, ivory and black, and trade pricing is available, with special discounts on 10-pack, 20-pack, 100-pack, and volume orders. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Newer Technology Earns Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 | Author:

Newer Technology Inc.  announced that its Power2U AC/USB wall outlet has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 60,000 parents, and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents. Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner’s Seal; it’s evidence of a product’s excellence through evaluation by unbiased parent testers.

Power2U combines AC and USB power into a single, energy-efficient wall fixture that can power up to four devices simultaneously via built-in USB ports and National Electrical Code (NEC)-compliant and tamper-resistant AC receptacles. Power2U provides direct USB port charging for all USB devices and packs enough punch to charge the latest iPad via USB. A slim profile provides an aesthetically clean look that hides the USB ports when in use. Smart shutters open and power up immediately when the USB is engaged, and close to power down upon removal—eliminating “vampire power draw.” The Power2U smart circuitry delivers only the power necessary to charge iPhones, iPads, and any other USB device. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Power2U Makes GreenBuilder Magazine’s Hot 50 Products Of 2013

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 | Author:

Other World Computing is proud to have made the GreenBuilder Magazine’s Editor’s Choice The Hot 50 Eco-Friendly Products of 2013 with the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet.

The Hot 50 is GreenBuilder Magazine’s annual selection of outstanding eco-friendly products. Green Builder magazine is the building industry’s leading magazine focused on green building and sustainable development.

Some innovations, in hindsight, make us wonder how we did without them. Other World Computing’s Power2U AC/USB outlet fills a real niche in today’s smartphone-centric households.” Matthew Power, Editor-In-Chief, Green Builder Magazine

 

Category: Industry News

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…