Never lose an iPhone charging brick again #Shopping#electronics#great-ideas#utilities May 1 | Cat Rocketship Photo courtesy Linguistic Capital. Stephanie sent me a link that tickled my practical bone: this is an outlet plate that makes your outlets at least 50% more useful, I think: this one includes a USB charger! You might have other electronics you could charge by plugging directly into the wall, but I know I'd be happy to never lose that blasted iPhone charging brick again. I can keep hold of the cord itself, but never those little blocks. USB charger outlet, $26 on Amazon. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Day 3 of the Offbeat Home Food Challenge: In which I give Megan a chance to catch her breath NEXT I'm glad I told my best friend I was devastated when she got pregnant Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Kindles have that type of cord too, usb with the wall plug thingy ontop, we already have a reg Kindle and wanna get a Fire soon so that'd be awesome! 😀 Reply My android has that kind of charger too. I use my Kindle charger for my phone but lose my extra for work all the time. I'm going to be sneaky and replace an outlet at work. Reply Keep in mind that USB outlets are a lot thicker depth-wise than regular outlets. Make sure you know how deep your electrical junction box is before you buy the outlets. Another option is a plug-in adapter like this: http://rcaaudiovideo.com/power/chargingstations/?sku=WP2UWR. You lose one standard outlet, but get 2 USB charging outlets. Reply Keep in mind that USB outlets are a lot thicker depth-wise than regular outlets. Make sure you know how deep your electrical junction box is before you buy the outlets. Another option is a plug-in adapter like this: http://rcaaudiovideo.com/power/chargingstations/?sku=WP2UWR. You lose one standard outlet, but get 2 USB charging outlets. 2 agree Reply We should move in together, because I have LOADS of the bricks and NONE of the cords. 1 agrees Reply lol! Reply That really sucks because on their own the bricks are useless XD But yeah, I've collected so many useless charger-halves that don't work without their significant other. Reply Just lost my brick today. For the eight millionth time (and fourth replacement). UGH. This is getting ordered NOW. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.