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Posted: 7/25/2013 3:51:11 AM EST


Just installed one in my garage and can't believe houses don't come standard with them!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:52:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

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Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:52:38 AM EST
Nope. Would rather have a standard outlet and plug into a power strip.

But hey, whatever floats 'yer boat.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:53:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Just installed one in my garage and can't believe houses don't come standard with them!

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


I think that's more of for charging and powering phones and whatnot.
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:

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It's a built in USB charger not an internet port
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:53:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Just installed one in my garage and can't believe houses don't come standard with them!

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways





It looks like a charging port to me.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:54:31 AM EST
Put one in my kitchen where we usually charge our phones. Extremely convenient.

I was recently in a student lounge at a local university, and all the outlets in the room were those. Smart...
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:54:47 AM EST
Lol, I guess that's covered.

I'm planning on getting a few of those myself. Very handy.
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It's a built in USB charger not an internet port
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


It's a built in USB charger not an internet port

My bad
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:55:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 3:56:45 AM EST by Th0r]
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Just installed one in my garage and can't believe houses don't come standard with them!

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways

Not internet, usb.

Edit, beaten x10
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:56:43 AM EST
I've got a couple in my kitchen that are two USB ports and two outlets. I agree completely, they are cool as hell.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:57:25 AM EST
I just don't see any advantage, and in fact you give up versatility.

USB devices don't have a cord hanging from them, like a vacuum cleaner or TV. So you already need a separate "support device" to plug them in- the cord. It is absolutely ZERO hassle to use the appropriate adapter on the end of that separate cord, and still have the versatile does-everything AC outlet in your wall instead.

I foresee power strips being plugged into the lower outlet for lots of folks who choose to do this...
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:58:54 AM EST
Don't forget whole house surge protection. Buy once cry once.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:59:09 AM EST
It's not level
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:59:12 AM EST
Inefficient, put a switch on it so it isn't wasting power when not in use and it would be far more interesting in the right place.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:00:31 AM EST
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I just don't see any advantage, and in fact you give up versatility.

USB devices don't have a cord hanging from them, like a vacuum cleaner or TV. So you already need a separate "support device" to plug them in- the cord. It is absolutely ZERO hassle to use the appropriate adapter on the end of that separate cord, and still have the versatile does-everything AC outlet in your wall instead.

I foresee power strips being plugged into the lower outlet for lots of folks who choose to do this...
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I can charge 2 usb devices for the lost standard power outlet. And still plug in something. Vs 2 devices taking up an entire outlet or having a power strip.

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:00:59 AM EST
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blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:01:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:02:06 AM EST
In my bedroom I have two switches, one on each side of the headboard which control the two recessed cans above the bed. The switches are wired as 3 ways so either one of us can turn the lights on and off. I switched out the single gang boxes to two gang boxes and installed these outlets next to the switches. Now we can leave our tablets on the night stand and charge them.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:02:20 AM EST
Why lose an outlet?


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My bad
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


It's a built in USB charger not an internet port

My bad

So you must be using wireless, huh?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:03:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Just installed one in my garage and can't believe houses don't come standard with them!

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


INNERNET PLUGS, CHARGIN PLUGS, ALL LOOKS THE SAME


DAMN WHIPPERSNAPPERS
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:04:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kissfan:
Why lose an outlet?

http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2010/9/outlet.jpg

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Damn! wish I'd seen those
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:04:15 AM EST
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blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:05:25 AM EST
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You had a contractor swap out an outlet???
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???


You don't?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:05:34 AM EST
It must take forever to charge your Chevy Volt battery with that.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:06:11 AM EST
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Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Just installed one in my garage and can't believe houses don't come standard with them!

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways
That's for charging and I've just recently noticed them in stores.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:08:05 AM EST
I installed 2 the other week. Simple swap out from the original plug. Very handy, next to the bed and in the kitchen.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:08:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:


You don't?
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Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???


You don't?


Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:08:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

I can charge 2 usb devices for the lost standard power outlet. And still plug in something. Vs 2 devices taking up an entire outlet or having a power strip.

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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By TAP:
I just don't see any advantage, and in fact you give up versatility.

USB devices don't have a cord hanging from them, like a vacuum cleaner or TV. So you already need a separate "support device" to plug them in- the cord. It is absolutely ZERO hassle to use the appropriate adapter on the end of that separate cord, and still have the versatile does-everything AC outlet in your wall instead.

I foresee power strips being plugged into the lower outlet for lots of folks who choose to do this...

I can charge 2 usb devices for the lost standard power outlet. And still plug in something. Vs 2 devices taking up an entire outlet or having a power strip.


There are hundreds of these out there, in every shape and size, that will charge two in one outlet and not interfere with the second outlet.

Originally Posted By kissfan:
Why lose an outlet?
http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2010/9/outlet.jpg


Now that makes more sense- you gain a capability instead of trading a capability. I like!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:10:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:

INNERNET PLUGS, CHARGIN PLUGS, ALL LOOKS THE SAME

DAMN WHIPPERSNAPPERS
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I'm not a morning person.
I've barely pried my eyelids open
Damn females running around the house getting ready for work and I'm trying to sleep in on a rare day off.

First world problem.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:11:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:


Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.

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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???


You don't?


Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.



$20
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:12:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:

I'm not a morning person.
I've barely pried my eyelids open
Damn females running around the house getting ready for work and I'm trying to sleep in on a rare day off.

First world problem.
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:

INNERNET PLUGS, CHARGIN PLUGS, ALL LOOKS THE SAME

DAMN WHIPPERSNAPPERS

I'm not a morning person.
I've barely pried my eyelids open
Damn females running around the house getting ready for work and I'm trying to sleep in on a rare day off.

First world problem.


LOL at least your females work... Don't bitch!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:20:12 AM EST
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blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky


That would drive me absolutely nuts.... ESPECIALLY if I paid someone to do it and it turned out like that. There is something to be said about attention to detail. If he/she leaves this as a final product for his/her customer, who knows where else they didn't pay attention to detail or cut corners or just do general sloppy work. An outlet is screwed in at the top & bottom so you must ask yourself why is it crooked?? Especially if it wasn't crooked before!!
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???
Did he get a permit and inspection?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:24:52 AM EST
What it is is the wall is crooked. That is why it looks the way it does.
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Originally Posted By kissfan:
Why lose an outlet?

http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2010/9/outlet.jpg

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because i cant buy that faceplate at lowes
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:29:42 AM EST
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You don't?
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???


You don't?


lol, i do that shit myself
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:30:26 AM EST
they need to have more of them at the air port or on the planes
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:


lol, i do that shit myself
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???


You don't?


lol, i do that shit myself


+2
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:36:04 AM EST
I would pass on the wall mounts. Just carry an adaptor in the car.
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:

because i cant buy that faceplate at lowes
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Originally Posted By kissfan:
Why lose an outlet?

http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2010/9/outlet.jpg


because i cant buy that faceplate at lowes

Drive down the street.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?keyword=outlet+with+usb&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=SEARCH%2bALL
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

$20
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
You had a contractor swap out an outlet???

You don't?

Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.

$20

Ok, for $20, fine. But still, it's so simple I just change them myself.
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Ok, for $20, fine. But still, it's so simple I just change them myself.
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
You had a contractor swap out an outlet???

You don't?

Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.

$20

Ok, for $20, fine. But still, it's so simple I just change them myself.


hehe so did I.... the wall is the problem not the plug I installed. Just had to pull some legs a bit.
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I'm amazed someone bothered to come out just for that.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:27:57 AM EST
Fix those damn crooked screw slots!!!!!!!!
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It's a built in USB charger not an internet port
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


It's a built in USB charger not an internet port
It will be a relic in 10 years, like a trash compactor in the kitchen.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:33:20 AM EST
These are not standard in new houses and are installed only when requested in remodels.
All the people poo pooing them don't have to worry. If you don't want them or think they're stupid, you don't need to put them in your house. Obviously a lot of people do because outlet manufacturers make them.
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It will be a relic in 10 years, like a trash compactor in the kitchen.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


It's a built in USB charger not an internet port
It will be a relic in 10 years, like a trash compactor in the kitchen.

And if it use you replace it with whatever the newest standard is. It's not like they welded it in there.
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Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.

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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
It's not level


blame the contractor... I'm not THAT picky

You had a contractor swap out an outlet???


You don't?


Do tell us how much you paid, labor and parts, for this.



in!!!
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It will be a relic in 10 years, like a trash compactor in the kitchen.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Most houses pre-date the internet, and most people prefer to be wireless these days anyways


It's a built in USB charger not an internet port
It will be a relic in 10 years, like a trash compactor in the kitchen.

Really? I love having a compactor.
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