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FastMac U-Socket Wall Charger Delayed Due to Safety Redesign

FastMac U-Socket Wall Charger Delayed Due to Safety Redesign

Posted May 22, 2010 at 4:37pm by iClarified
FastMac has delayed the release of the U-Socket, a duplex AC receptacle with built-in USB ports, due to a safety redesign required by the UL/Safety Agencies.

The result is a new look which you can see below and a new price of $19.95 for future orders.

The company has taken the opportunity to add numerous new features:

New Features:
a) USB 3.0
b) 10W Charging support so you can charge 1 iPad at full speed or 2 iPads @ half speed. This also means you can charge 2 iPhones at the same speed as Apple's AC adapter.
c) Energy Star- U-Socket meets and beats the EPA's Energy Star requirements by more than 10x their minimum when compared to the energy savings achieved by a typical Energy-Star compliant AC Adapter FYI, only 2 mobile phone manufacturers (Nokia & Samsung) make Energy-Star compliant AC adapters.
d) TruePower Technology- custom 'TruePower' energy efficient AC/DV converter and power management ICs
e) Custom UL-approved transformers that are smaller than even those found inside Apple's impossibly-small iPhone AC Adapter

The shipping date has been rescheduled to October end at the latest.

We apologize for the delay and understand that the new shipping date may alter your buying decision. We are committed to providing the safest, most compatible & highest quality products and this delay is necessary to comply with those goals. Should you wish to cancel your order, please let us know; please bear in mind that your current order guarantees you the price of $9.95 whereas later orders will be billed at $19.95 per U-Socket.

Thank you again for supporting FastMac and the U-Socket product line. As you know, we are one of the few, if only, accessory manufacturers left in the United States. You'll be glad to know that the U-Socket is not only designed in California, it is also built in California in our very own factory right here in San Francisco. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to contacting you within 2 months with a firmer ship date.

Read More [via Engadget]

FastMac U-Socket Wall Charger Delayed Due to Safety Redesign
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