Technology

Add USB to your Wall Outlet for Easier Charging Today

USB is incredibly popular, as it powers your smartphone, tablet, and soon, your laptop. Charging your devices can sometimes be a pain though, since you need a cable AND power adapter. Some smart DIYers have replaced their wall outlets with those that have space for USB. But re-wiring your outlets can be scary and even dangerous.

Enter SnapPower, which is a KickStarter project that wants to add a USB plug to your outlets, with no rewiring necessary. Demand for the device is off-the-charts, as the modest $35,000 goal has been surpassed over 10x over, with nearly half a million dollars raised thus far. Click here to reserve your own.

 

  • Chris Queen

    For me, the issue isn’t finding an outlet, its carrying a cord. If I have tote the cord, I can tote the plug adapter. I could really use an outlet with a retractable mini-USB extension.