Overall and Final Verdict

My overall thoughts on the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet are quite good. On the whole the installation is just as easy as any other wall outlet you would pick up at a hardware store. A word of warning though as the device is quite large as older and smaller device boxes will be unable to fit it. The written and video instructions provided by Newer Technology are simple and to the point, adequate enough to help anyone safely install the device which is great this to find. The simple and direct packaging is just icing on the cake and at no point did I ever feel inconvenienced or overwhelmed.

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The USB ports function as intended and in reality the 15A version of the Power2U costs the same as a single Apple wall power adapter. In testing I enjoyed charging both my Nook and smartphone as well as running my computer and television without any issue which shows that the design does deliver everything advertised. Space saving would have been enough from a device like this but the ability to charge your devices at USB 3.0 speeds is an amazing edition even if it comes as a side effect of charging Apple based devices. The Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB wall outlet is, in my mind, almost an essential peripheral device in this age of wall-to-wall gadgets.

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Deb0 replied the topic: #30629 11 May 2013 20:34
With all of the focus on gadgets and how to charge them Other World Computing sent us a much more direct solution. Check out the Power2U wall outlet and see what you think.
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Arxon replied the topic: #30644 12 May 2013 04:37
mem0man, what problems did you have with the size? was it the depth or the width. Really thinking about buying one of these for our kitchen where we charge our devices.
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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #30647 12 May 2013 07:14
My boss did a kind of sudo review on one of these a few weeks ago..

He commented that "The only complaint we see comes from the depth requirements of the device requiring the use of an extended depth 16 cubic inch gem box, meaning most existing wall boxes are too shallow to accommodate the new outlet."

Other than that they seem to be great! In fact, if you live in the Ft. Wayne area, we have them in stock! ;)
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Deb0 replied the topic: #30649 12 May 2013 07:19
It really is the depth (Its larger then a standard GFCI) but 18 and 20 boxes are more common the newer your house is. Still, if you really want one somewhere "old work" boxes are not expensive, nor are they hard to install.

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