Humor & WTF
7,297 Reviews & Articles | 53,245 News Posts

Water and electricity sometimes do mix - here's a power faucet

Supercharge your USB devices with the power of water - or not
By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF News | Posted: Jan 12, 2015 9:48 am

Interested in something a little different? The Power Tap is a mimic of a water faucet, however instead of providing water for use, it spills out electricity for your USB-powered devices.

 

water-electricity-sometimes-mix-heres-power-forcet_086

 

Shaped like a general faucet, this product works as a standard USB port, giving you a handle on the top to turn the power on and off. Originally launched in the UK, it hasn't made its way abroad yet.

 

Said to help save energy, when the handle is turned to 'off', the tap will use 85 percent less power than when it's on - explaining that the other 15 percent is used to power the light on top, which indicated red for off and blue for on.

 

Completely practical? No. Novelty? Yes. However CNet explain that "you might be able to find a practical use for the gizmo, using it to control some kind of USB-powered device that doesn't have an on/off switch like those small desktop fans."

 

Priced at $27.50, it's not going to break the bank - but its not going to change your life either.

NEWS SOURCES:Cnet.com, Aeropostale.com

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Humor & WTF News Posts

View More News Posts
View Our Latest Videos

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
loading