Newer Technology Announces Next Generation Power2U AC/USB In-Wall Charging Solution

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®) announced today that it will introduce its next generation Power2U™ AC/USB Wall Outlet in Other World Computing's (OWC) booth #5812, LVCC North Hall, during the Consumer Electronics Show which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Designed to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating the need for power adapters, the Power2U AC/USB outlet now features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles and is available in a new 20 Amp model for residential and commercial, hospitality, education, and municipal applications. Visitors to the OWC booth will be able to experience the convenience of the Power2U firsthand by charging up one of their USB or AC powered devices. 

Patented, UL Listed Design Complements Any Décor
A leading developer of Macintosh®, PC, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® performance upgrades and accessories, Newer Technology introduced the Power2U at the 2012 CES show as the first patented and UL Listed device to seamlessly blend into any wall as a standard power outlet. Users can access two traditional three-prong AC wall sockets in addition to two USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports without encountering 'plug barriers' found on similar devices that can prevent multiple devices from being charged/powered simultaneously. Available in four decorator colors, the Power2U is a basic 'DIY' install in a 16-cubic-inch electrical box. A "straightforward" rated "how to" video showing how the Power2U can be installed in as little as 20 minutes is available at:http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/nwt_power2u/ 

Money Saving, Energy Efficient
While the new 15 Amp and 20 Amp outlet models feature NEC tamper-resistant receptacles, the Power2U retains its main consumer appeal of offering a clean looking, modern, centralized location for charging/powering USB devices. In addition to being convenient to use, the Power2U continues to provide two energy efficiency features. The intelligent Smart Power design only outputs enough charging power to meet the requirements of the device that is attached. The specially designed spring-loaded Safety Shutters completely turn off power to the USB ports when a connecting cable is removed to prevent "vampire draw". 

Power2U Features:

  • Patented design prevents "plug barriers" to enable charging/powering up to four iPads, iPhones, iPods, Android™ tablets and phones, MP3 players, GPS, digital cameras, and other USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 devices simultaneously without requiring a bulky adapter
  • NEC tamper-resistant AC receptacles
  • Available in UL Listed 15 Amp and 20 Amp rated models for residential and commercial uses
  • Smart Power feature only outputs enough charging power required by the attached device
  • Energy efficient, spring-loaded Safety Shutter design turns power off to USB ports when connecting cable is removed to prevent "vampire draw"
  • Uses standard four-pin type-A jack USB cables
  • Available in four decorator colors: White, Black, Ivory, and Light Almond
  • Includes mounting screws, matching wallplate, and illustrated step-by-step installation manual

"The Power2U has been a huge hit in homes across the country, and the new 20 Amp model will now allow commercial, hospitality, education, and municipal settings to offer its benefits," said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology Inc. "Because USB charging is a universal standard on many devices, the appeal of this product to consumers, hardware retailers, homebuilders, and facility managers is unlimited. We invite CES attendees to visit OWC's booth and experience firsthand the convenience Power2U offers." 

Pricing and Availability
Priced at $29.95 MSRP for the 15 Amp model and $39.95 MSRP for the 20 Amp model, the enhanced Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet will be available for ordering by late Q1. The Original Power2U 15 Amp model is available for immediate purchase for as low as $14.99 and $11.50 when two our more units are purchased. For more information on the Power2U and reseller inquiries, visit: http://www.newertech.com/products/power2u.php. For more information on Newer Technology's complete line of accessories and upgrades for Macs, PCs, and iOS devices, visit: http://www.newertech.com

Shares Same Features of Original Model Praised by Media and Consumers
The next generation Power2U shares many of the same features of the original model introduced at CES 2012 that captured broad praise from professional media and consumers. Good Morning America called it 'brilliant'; and the Miami Herald named it 'gadget of the year'. It received the Handyman Club of America highly coveted Seal of Approval. The Power2U also recently won a 2012 People's Choice Stevie® Award in the Favorite Consumer Electronics Product category at the 2012 American Business AwardsSM 

About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades and accessories for Macintosh and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. NewerTech industry awards include the 2012 CustomRetailer EXC!TE Award and the 2012 American Business Award "People's Choice" Award. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing sales@newertech.com.