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There is no shortage of gadgets for keeping your smartphone and tablet PC juiced on the road. But when you’re in your home or office, having a go-to power station that doesn’t involve a snake of power strips is a good thing. RCA, the tried-and-true maker of electronics and accessories that keep power flowing to your favorite gadget, makes the RCA WP2UAR USB Wall Plate Charger. The finish looks like a standard wall plate, but the device goes one better by turning any standard home dual AC power outlet into a USB outlet. The payoff? Full-speed charging for two smartphones or a single tablet PC. At US$19.99, it’s a bit pricier than a standard wall plate, but for a small investment you can easily make your home or office charge-ready.

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