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A good idea...

Mains socket with built in USBs
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Midlands-based Group Gear is selling a power plate complete with two UK 3-pin sockets, as well as two built-in USB ports.
The £20 device fits any backbox, up to a depth of 35mm, and is fitted by unscrewing the existing socket and replacing it with the new plate.

Maybe £20 is a bit steep considering you can get a double socket from B&Q for under £4. Surely the extra required for the USB couldn't be that expensive? Perhaps the price will come down if demand increases Undecided
Either way I think it is a good idea.

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Re: A good idea...

Getting more and more "items" with usb charge ports in them. From extension sockets to TV's.
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Re: A good idea...

There will be more and more exploding things like electronic cigarettes.
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Re: A good idea...

Quote from: Mav
Mains socket with built in USBs
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Midlands-based Group Gear is selling a power plate complete with two UK 3-pin sockets, as well as two built-in USB ports.
The £20 device fits any backbox, up to a depth of 35mm, and is fitted by unscrewing the existing socket and replacing it with the new plate.

Maybe £20 is a bit steep considering you can get a double socket from B&Q for under £4. Surely the extra required for the USB couldn't be that expensive? Perhaps the price will come down if demand increases Undecided
Either way I think it is a good idea.

I have installed many in clients homes, & in mine tbh
There are several styles available & have been for ages Smiley
http://www.ukelectricalsupplies.com/USB-wall-sockets.htm
Here are a few samples
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Re: A good idea...

Do like this one

Selectric Single Socket Plug-in Adaptor with 2 USB outlets
I may buy one!