Best of Macworld: FastMac U-Socket
February 11, 2010 by Bill Palmer
Editor’s note: Six members of Beatweek’s editorial staff were at Macworld 2010 to report on the newly introduced products for iPhone and iPod users. Here’s one of the twelve best we found. For a full rundown of all the top new products at Macworld 2010, check out Beatweek Magazine’s February 16th issue
Charging your USB device generally requires not only the USB connector cable that came with your device, put a power brick as well. It can be annoyance around the house, and a pain when traveling. So it made us wonder why no one has previously thought of Fastmac’s new U-Socket, which is a replacement wall socket that sports two electrical outlets and two USB ports. The above photo says it all.
The U-Socket isn’t just a replacement plate, it’s an entire replacement socket, but the company tells us that it can be swapped into any existing wall socket in any house. At $19 apiece, you can afford to replace multiple sockets around the house, and here’s hoping that hotels jump on board and replace their sockets as well.
Read about all of Beatweek’s “Best of Show at Macworld 2010″ winners and finalists in the February 16th issue of Beatweek Magazine, which will feature a cover story interview with American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and more.