Friday, February 17, 2012

Geekify your wall outlets!

Maybe not the hottest news of the week but I couldn't resist this article forwarded by a friend of mine..

Mobile devices have become such a huge part of our lives and they always have to be plugged in somewhere.  Behold, the new wall outlet that will accomodate a standard USB power plug!

I'm already planning to install these outlets around the house:  outlets next to night stands - especially in the guest room.  Near desks and writing tables.  Kitchen table.   Any place where the kids camp out with their games.   Even that plug in the floor where my husband or I will stretch out with our laptops to catch up on work.

Best of all you don't have to lose one of your standard plugs to an adapter.

Follow the easy DIY instructions to upgrade your sockets.  Don't miss the point about USB sockets requiring a deeper box.

I plan to use the Power2U sockets because the USB can be closed when not in use.  Important when installing these in the floor and/or you have kids (both 2- and 4-legged) running around.


Joe Seconder said...

Now can you SIMPLIFY all of my remote controls??? I bought a "hightech" Logitech remote control from Costco. Uploaded all of the configuration via USB based on model numbers, etc. (The one I bought only handles 5 devices, and I needed one for 6...) But STILL it's not perfect. As I'm an ex COBOL programmer and application techie, I can handle that. But if it hiccups, my better half is not trained in debugging methodologies and is not a happy camper. Of course, I want a "cheap & cheerful" solution. Not going to go to a completely integrated home-wide wireless solution...

SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions said...

Sorry, Joe, I've never bothered with the single remote. However I can network 4 computers (including 1 Mac) a file server, printer and CD burner. Call me then. :-)

Maybe it's the COBOL that's tripping you up? My better half can practically hold a conversation in assembler language but guess who sets up all the electronics in the house?