Now available from ThinkGeek is a product anyone who as a smartphone would love to add to their collection of gadgetry: the U-Socket USB Wallplug.
A simple but excellent idea, right? I wanna replace all the outlets in my house with these. Extension cords and power strips with USB ports are getting pretty common, but a direct USB port into the wall is something I hadn't seen before.
If you had these in your home or place of work, you'd never be too far from an outlet where you could charge your phone.
And this outlet isn't just useful for smartphones; a lot of recent electronic gadgets rely on USB connections for power. Imagine the possibilities!
The price? $29.99 in US dollars (about 2,850 yen). A bit pricey maybe.
You're dealing with real electricity here, so it may be a good idea to get a pro to come and install it for you.
Translation by Jason Morgan