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USB Utility Charge Tool keeps connectors at the ready


April 25, 2013

The USB Utility Charge Tool contains four commonly-used fold-out plugs, for charging your ...

The USB Utility Charge Tool contains four commonly-used fold-out plugs, for charging your electronic devices

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For several years now, it’s been possible to buy Swiss Army Knives with flash drives. The USB Utility Charge Tool, while it’s obviously inspired by the Swiss Army Knife, is a little different – it contains four fold-out plugs for charging or syncing your electronic devices.

Amongst its plugs is a standard USB connector, that can be stuck into the USB port of a computer. Up to three other devices can then be plugged into its other connectors, which consist of a micro USB, mini USB, and Apple 30-pin plug. As all of the secondary connectors are linked to the main USB plug, the attached devices can then be charged from the computer.

The USB Utility Charge Tool in use

Hey, it beats having a drawer full of tangled-up cables, as long as you don't require much reach.

The USB Utility Charge Tool is available now for preorder via the first link below, at a price of US$20. It should start shipping as of May 20th.

Source: FredFlare via ChipChick

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.   All articles by Ben Coxworth

It looks tidier than a big tangled mess of wires.

26th April, 2013 @ 06:48 am PDT

Without a Thunderbolt adapter it is less useful for anyone with a MacBook

26th April, 2013 @ 10:00 am PDT

Looks AWESOME! And (If you need it) You can get the reach back with a simple usb extension cable! If the price comes down, i will look in to getting one of them!

26th April, 2013 @ 02:57 pm PDT

I think that it is really neat; in a nerdy or geeky sort of way. I also think it is very useful.

28th April, 2013 @ 04:25 pm PDT
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