No matter what proprietary plug your favorite gadget uses to charge, chances are the other end terminates in that ubiquitous electronic duckbill: The USB Type A connector. It's five volts of future fury. If you're like me, you have USB wall warts sticking out of every outlet in your house.
Correction: If you're like me—as of last weekend—you have one wall outlet with a USB jack built right into it. Hey holla hey ho! Living in the future is totally boss. Tough road to get here, though.
What Is It?
A standard-looking two-plug wall outlet with a superpower: A built-in pair of 2-amp USB Type A ports ready and willing to charge all of your gadgets.
Who's it For?
Anyone with cellphones, tablets, e-readers, cameras, sports watches, universal remotes, noise-canceling headphones, or anything else that charges via USB.
Clean and elegant: no screws, protrusions, or stupid graphics.
Spring-loaded dust-caps give way to your gadget-juicer—but only if you come in at the perfect approach angle. You get used to it.
The Best Part
Each jack spits out 5 volts and 2 amps of gear-charging current—enough to efficiently fill up anything you've got, including the notoriously power-hungry new iPad.