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.
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…
Friday, July 5th, 2013 | Author: OWC Ron
Here in the OWC Test Labs we sample products from all over. Some items we test as components for our own products, others we put through the paces to carry them as individual products. Simply put, if we carry the product on our website, we’re endorsing the product as well. Some products test as reliable and some… well…not so much.
While working yesterday afternoon I noticed my iPhone screaming that the battery was low, so I plugged it in to one of the many sample Lightning cables we had received for a quick charge.
Upon unplugging my iPhone, the connector simply broke into pieces. There was no drop, no rough pull, no abuse whatsoever—yet the cable completely fell apart. As I am sure you can imagine, this would be a huge inconvenience for those of us that rely so heavily on our iDevices (that always seem to need a charge due to our busy lifestyles).
Rest assured, this one isn’t getting the OWC “stamp of approval” to add to our product lineup.
Luckily, I keep a supply of the Apple Genuine Lightning to USB Cables that OWC sells, handy, so I don’t really need to worry about finding a good cable when I need one. The USB 2.0 cables we stock will connect any of your iDevices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod) with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet, and naturally these Apple genuine units have been OWC tested and approved…so this little inconvenience won’t happen to you.
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet received the highly coveted Handyman Club of America Seal of Approval by earning a 92% approval rating after being installed and used by over 150 Handyman Club members.
“A 92% member approval rating for the Power2U outlet is an excellent test result, and Newer Technology should be very proud their innovative product scored so well,” said Ross Tanner, Product Test Editor, HANDY magazine.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that the Power2U was overwhelmingly approved and endorsed by Handyman Club of America members,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. “These testers are very hands-on and demand excellence of the products they choose for their home improvement projects. As such, the typical homeowner can buy the Power2U with full assurance they can install it and enjoy it hassle-free. Article Continues…