Here’s betting that within five years, power outlets with built in USB receptacles will be commonplace. Fortunately USB connectivity has become ubiquitous (although it would be nice if the device connectors were a little more standardized). How nice will it be to charge your USB enabled devices without having to boot up a computer.
This particular unit is manufactured and sold by the FastMac company and one of these babies can be yours for only $19.95.
This product also made it as one of the “best tech ideas of 2010” by the New York Times. In my view this product is by far the most practical of the tech items discussed.