In 2014 we showcased Connekt Gear’s UK power socket with USB ports. It proved to be a very popular and cost effective solution to a very modern problem. We’re still selling these at £20 by the way, with a £5 discount for every 2 purchased.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more style to it however, enCharge have recently released a very similar product, although it comes in a range of metallic finishes more suited to a modern design.
The basic premise is exactly the same as the Connekt Gear model; you can replace existing 2-way wall plates in your home with this new one, then benefit from having 2 extra USB sockets for charging smartphones, tablets and other devices, saving you space and time hunting for chargers!
The maximum output on the USB module is 2.1A, so you can reasonably charge a single large tablet, quickly fill up a standard smartphone, or reliably juice 2 small devices or phones. There’s also built-in surge protection and the installation is a quick and simple job for anyone with electrical experience.
At £26 these enCharge units are slightly more expensive than the Connekt Gear models, however if you’re looking for a decent upgrade to a few rooms with some style, then the extra few quid is well worth it.