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Newer Technology Power2U (USB Wall Power) Review (Page 1)

Because looking for a charger can be a pain in the backside. Newer Technology come to the rescue with its USB wall power outlet kit.
Chris Ramseyer | Jun 1, 2012 at 05:45 am CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Newer Technology


Newer Technology Power2U (USB Wall Power) Review 01 |

I think by now just about every tech person has either heard of or seen pictures of wall power outlets with supplemental USB power. The first images of these products hit the web a couple of years ago and it became very clear from message boards and chat discussions that the concept was going to take off.

What wasn't so clear at the time was the negative aspects of these early USB power plugs. The first designs powered the USB ports all of the time. This slow but significant power draw kept your power meter spinning and as a result your electric bill increased like the national debt fused with an Energizer commercial - it just kept going and going and going.

Newer Technology has come up with a solution and a rather brilliant one at that. They figured out that you could put a micro switch inside the unit and only power the USB ports when you have a device plugged into the USB port.

The Newer Technology Power2U is designed to be an easy to install product that is perfect for the capable DIY person.

Today we'll look at the Power2U and walk you through a difficult install from my own kitchen.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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