Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
Power is a good thing. No, I’m not talking about the “ruling over your minions” kind of power; I’m talking about the kind created by electricity. Power lights up the streets at night so you can see when you’re about to walk in gum (but realize it mid-gait and end up stepping in it anyway). It runs the TV so you don’t have to miss a second of the big game (seriously…that World Series of Poker is suspenseful). The point is, we rely on power for so much. (Think about it—it runs our hairdryers! Maybe not as important to you as it is to me, but no one wants to see this ’fro untamed).
We never realize how much we need power until we run out of it or lose it. And unfortunately, we’ve all been in a situation where it is seemingly imminent that we are going to lose power on our computer. That ominous battery symbol suddenly turns into a ticking time bomb. You start calculating, bargaining, and pleading with your machine, thinking “I can finish this project in 20 minutes…but then I need it to last another three hours so I don’t beat my head against the ticket counter while I wait in the airport…maybe if I turn the screen to intergalactic darkness level so I can barely read anything on the screen it will last longer…”
Friday, August 16th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
What 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.
Have you purchased what you thought was a genuine Apple USB power adapter for your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod only to discover it’s a counterfeit? Are you nervous about using it after reading some of the recent articles about people being shocked by their chargers? Kicking yourself that you didn’t get a genuine Apple power adapter from a trusted source?
Well, now is the time to take action.
Apple has introduced, for a limited time, a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program. Essentially, you turn in your ‘questionable’ adapter to Apple to be properly recycled and they’ll drop the price on a replacement adapter to $10.00! See the link for complete details, but act quickly as this offer is only valid through October 18th, 2013.
It is worth noting that while there are reports of people being shocked by counterfeit Apple and fake/non-UL certified third party chargers, not all third party chargers are going to have issues. That’s why we sell both genuine Apple units as well as true UL certified, quality chargers that have passed OWC’s stringent approval process.
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…
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…