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Power Outlet With Built-in USB Ports

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I saw this linked from Engadget today and I think it’s a great idea. More and more small electronics charge via USB, and freeing up a power plug (which would otherwise have a electric AC – USB power brick plugged into it) sounds like a winner to me.

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  1. Bart Hanson
    November 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm | #1

    Except… it will not work for iPhone, iPads or iPods because of Apple’s pre-checking the circuit for a certain resistor?
    http://boingboing.net/2010/08/04/reverse-engineering-2.html

    • November 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm | #2

      Maybe, maybe not. I don’t have one of these so I can’t say for certain.

  2. Dan O’Donnell
    December 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm | #3

    Now available at OWC/MacSales for ~$30 apiece.

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