Add two USB ports to a standard outlet

fastmac_usc_usb_outlet Hot off yesterday’s news of the DIY USB wall outlet (replace your standard outlet plugs with two USB plugs) comes a product that addresses the shortcomings inherent with getting rid of the standard plugs altogether: a wall plate with both standard and USB plugs. Problem solved – and it only costs $10.

Michael Lowdermilk sent this in to our tips e-mail address with the line, “I wanted to get your feedback on this new product I’ve been working on. It’s a custom wall outlet with built in USB charge ports.”

My feedback is as follows: move forward with this. It is a good idea. I will probably eventually buy one.

The “TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built in USB Ports” is available for pre-order at and is expected to ship early next year. Apparently it’s “currently waiting on final UL Approval,” which is a good thing for safety’s sake.

TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built in USB Ports []