After we marvelled at a DIY way of converting a dull, regular AC outlet into a dual USB outlet yesterday, it turns out there’s soon to be an off-the-shelf way of doing it too. The handiwork of Michael Lowdermilk, the TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built-In USB Ports (maybe a snappier name is needed, Michael?) is currently going through safety approval, but once it’s cleared that it’ll offer not only the two USB ports of the DIY solution but keep the two AC outlets as well.
Even better, Michael reckons it’s going to cost a mere $9.95 when it’s eventually on sale. We can’t quite figure out how he manages that, but we won’t argue with it too much; this is a geek’s dream, frankly.