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Well, apparently life on Earth still beats aliens.  While they are high-fiving (fouring? threeing?) over how awesome the UFO Surge Suppressor is, FastMac has one-upped them with the TruePower U-Socket .

Or maybe you could say the U-Socket is the best of both worlds by packing two standard electrical outlets and two USB charger ports into one wall panel. So while you are making toast and vacuuming, you can also charge an iPod and digital camera.

The real beauty behind the U-Socket is how easy it is. All you need to do is plug something in. There’s no worrying about adapters or whether the computer is on. It’s an energy hog’s dream come true!

FastMac says that the TruePower U-Socket is waiting on its final UL approval. Once they get the thumbs up, which should hopefully be by the end of April, they will start shipping. They have also listed the device as patent pending, but that’s not stopping them from taking pre-orders.

Swapping your old outlet for this new one should be pretty easy once FastMac posts a promised video of someone doing the deed. It’s also pretty affordable, since the company is showing the price as only $20 a pop.

By Rachel Cericola

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