Sometimes, installing one of those USB/AC wall outlets is like performing surgery without a license. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be a dangerous proposition. 8G Electronics has found a way around that with their latest USB Sock-IT Plugin Outlet.
Instead of removing and replacing your existing wall outlets, this one plugs into your existing wall socket, and creates not only two AC ports, but also two additional USB ports to boot. And with 3-amps of shared power, which is equivalent to the power needed to charge 2 Apple iPads simultaneously, you’ve just converted your wall outlet into a virtual power plant. Additionally, the Plugin Outlet measures how much power and current the battery needs, and only gives that much. This prevents you from overheating your battery. The competition’s device can’t do that. And if you plug in a second device for charging, the second USB charger will give up the remaining power available.
There’es an LED light, which turns off when your device or devices are completely charged. The removable cover allows you to install it permanently as well.
The company is selling it for $24.99
Check out the video and full press release…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8G Electronics Announces the USB Sock-IT Plug-In Outlet
Convenience and Savings in ONE
(Memphis, TN) – March 16th, 2013 – 8G Electronics, LLC, a leading maker of mobile accessories and charging solutions is pleased to announce their latest flagship product, the USB Sock-IT Plugin Outlet.
8G Electronics’ new USB Sock-IT Plugin Outlet gives you a lot for your money. It saves on your utility bill, doubles the charging capacity of any outlet, is easy to install and provides 4 connections for all of your mobile charging needs.
The Plugin Outlet is easy to use. With its 2-plug design and quarter-inch lip, the USB Sock-IT Plugin Outlet neatly and firmly fits over any standard outlet. With its modern faceplate, you can plug in two regular electrical devices and also have use of its two smart technology USB ports for USB charging.
With 3-amps of shared power, which is equivalent to the power needed to charge 2 Apple iPads simultaneously, once you plug in the device, it measures how much power and current the battery needs, and only gives that much. This prevents you from overheating your battery. If you plug in a second device for charging, the second USB charger will give up the remaining power available. When the battery is fully charged, the USB Sock-IT Plugin Outlet senses it and automatically turns off. The device knows when a demand is placed on the device and will automatically turn back on and trickle charge as necessary to keep your smartphone or tablet topped-off. Bottom line, the Plugin Outlet eliminates Phantom Electricity Costs with automatic power delivery and shut-off circuitry.
There’es an LED light, which turns off when your device is completely charged. The removable cover allows you to install it permanently as well. The Plugin Outlet also allows continued control of your plug-in lamp from a wall switch via a split-outlet selector. it has a switch on the back that allows you to designate one of the AC plugs to be controlled by a light switch, and it still has the USB DC power available for both of the USB smart chargers.
“The world relies on staying connected, and more and more people consume data than ever,” said David Novak, 8G’s VP of Marketing. “The Plugin Outlet stands to be our flagship product, and is designed to help the consumer convert their everyday electrical outlets into a USB charging solution….with Smart Technology added to boot.”
The USB Sock-IT Plugin Outlet will retail for $24.99. You can find more information and a video demo of the product here: www.usbsockitpluginoutlet.com.