Quick Tip: Using USB Outlets For Accessory Charging
How many of your devices are charged via USB? Probably your at least a smartphone, maybe a tablet, a GoPro, remotes, audio gear and the list goes on. Each of those devices have their own charger that most likely connects to a USB cable or ends with a micro USB connection.
Photographer JP Danko sent in this great tip about using a wall socket with an integrated USB charger. JP suggests using a Leviton T5630-W 2.1-Amp USB Charger but there are other brands out there. Here is JP's plan:
"... You still have all these chords and chargers lying around for each device – so when you want to charge your camera, you still have to dig through a snake pit of wires and connectors in the bottom of some junk drawer to find the right charger....
...So here’s my plan.
I charge most of my electronic devices in two places – in the kitchen and in the bedroom.
I am going to switch one of the standard outlets on my kitchen counter (where I currently plug in most of my electronics to charge) to this built in USB charger.
I am going to leave one Micro USB cord and one Apple iOS cord in a drawer below it at all times – that way I can charge 90% of my electronic devices without having to search for the right charger. (I do have a few electronic devices that use a bastard USB charger).
Then, I am going to install two built in USB chargers in my bedroom – one on either side of the bed. That way, my wife and I can plug in our phones on the night table – again without having to grab chargers from somewhere else (which always seem to go missing).
[Genius Built In USB Charger for Electronic Devices | JP Danko ]
P.S. if you face similar USB charging needs while you are mobile, try this On The Go USB charging kit.