Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is now available in three decorator colors: Black, Ivory, and Light Almond. The three new colors join the original white model introduced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show as the only home-safe, UL Listed in-wall charging solution available to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating the clutter created by multiple cables and bulky power adapters.
New Colors Complement Any Decor
Ideal for homes with users of multiple USB chargeable devices, the new decorator colored Power2U blends seamlessly into any residential wall as a standard power outlet. By 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. A “straightforward” rated “how to” video showing how the Power2U can be installed in as little as 20 minutes is available.
Money Saving, Energy Efficient
Power2U provides a clean looking, modern, and centralized location for charging/powering USB devices. In addition to being convenient to use, the Power2U provides two energy efficiency features. 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.
Praised and Proven by Independent Reviewers
While the Power2U only began shipping less than six months ago, it has captured broad praise from highly diverse independent product review sources. Good Morning America called it ‘brilliant’; the Miami Herald named it ‘gadget of the year’; and its easy, under 20 minutes installation time was confirmed by Tech Tilt and Two Shots of Geek. There’s the practical side of Power2U use as well. Well Connected Mom said, “I love it…you can plug in your phone and your tablet along with your toaster oven and coffee maker or electric shaver and electric toothbrush.”
- 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 device
- 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 box
- The only UL/CUL Listed E339607 solution for in-wall, home-safe use in United States & Canada
- Includes matching color mounting screws, matching color wallplate, and illustrated step-by-step installation manual
“Based on consumer input, adding these colors was just a natural evolution for this one-of-a-kind outlet,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology Inc. “These color options should make Power2U even more of a traffic draw for our retail partners, and we’re certainly investigating additional features and capabilities that will enable Power2U to maintain its leadership position.”