Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Belkin's Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger

Finally a surge protector that has USB ports on it. Very cool, and not too expensive at $25. Personally, I can't wait for the day that wall outlets have USB ports as well, but I am not going to hold my breath for that one.

I also wish there was a way they could provide DC to electronic devices without requiring the wall wart transformers. USB does provide DC power, but I don't believe it has enough to power laptops, cable modems, wireless routers, or printers. Green Plug is looking to do something like this, hopefully they will be able to standardize voltage requirements and eventually allow wall outlets and powerstrips to provide DC power without each device requiring a separate transformer.

via Engadget

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