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Best Wall Outlets with USB Ports in 2020

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Wall outlets. We've all got them, and we can't live without them, especially in this modern age. Perhaps the biggest problem with wall outlets is that we use them too much, and have too many gadgets plugged into them and charging in them, both dumb and smart. One solution to free up valuable plug real estate is to look for ones that have additional ports on them to charge your devices. Here are the best wall outlets with USB ports in them that you can use to extend the usefulness of your charging space.

The Hannah Montanna pick

Okay, if you didn't have little girls that grew up in the 2010s, you may not get this reference, but the catchphrase from the theme song of this Disney show was "the best of both worlds," and that's most definitely what this wall outlet gives you.

Not only do you have your standard two-socket configuration, but you also get two USB ports. But it gets even better, because one USB port is a modern USB-C port, while the other is a legacy USB-A port that many of your devices probably currently use. You can have a device charging from each port simultaneously, and both plugs can be in use as well.

It is important to note that the USB-C port is not a power delivery port, and is not capable of charging something like a laptop. But no worry, you can simply plug your computer into one of the standard sockets while you charge your phone with the USB-C port.

Why have two when you can have three?

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TopGreener is known for offering innovative power and charging solutions, and this wall outlet continues that trend. Not only do you get your two standard plugs, but you also get three USB-A charging ports. You can charge your phone, tablet, smartwatch alongside a computer, and even a lamp with one simple outlet.

While the USB ports do not support fast charging, there is a built-in IntelliChip to deliver the right amount of power needed per device. The outlet features tamper-proof technology with shutters to prevent foreign objects from being shoved into the receptacles.

This outlet is perfect for the home office, the bedside nightstand, or the kitchen, and can negate the need for a cumbersome or ugly USB charging hub that takes up counter space.

Prepare for the future

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Wall outlets with USB ports are great, but with technology quickly moving from USB-A to USB-C, are you sure you want to spend the time, money, and hassle upgrading your wall outlets when more and more of your new devices won't be able to use them? I'd recommend that you get at least some wall outlets with USB-C ports, and it might just behoove you to get some that have USB-C exclusively.

Not only is this wall outlet from SZICT affordable, but it also comes equipped with two USB-C ports. Better still, the USB-C ports can handle power delivery, which means that they too can support fast charging of up to at least 18W, and even up to 36W. So if you grab some of these wall outlets, not only will they support your current and future cables, but they'll make your recharge process faster too!

This is one smart wall outlet with USB ports

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We recently crowned this device by TopGreener as our best overall smart wall outlet, and because it also features two USB ports, it was only natural that it be featured on this list as well.

TopGreener is known for making environmentally efficient charging devices, and this smart wall outlet fits into that portfolio nicely. It features a built-in Smart Meter, which allows you to monitor and optimize your energy usage from within the TopGreener app.

Also, this outlet is "smart," which means that you can control it via the app or your voice through Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant. You can ask your voice assistant to simply turn the outlet on or off, or you can tie it to a routine or automation for even greater flexibility.

USB all the things!

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There are definitely some areas of your home and some circumstances in which you don't need a wall outlet with full-sized plugs, but rather just more USB ports to plug in and charge your multiple devices. Well, this is the wall outlet for those people, and those use cases.

You've probably seen something like this in an airport waiting lounge, and maybe you've never realized that one of these was in your grasp, but it is! This wall outlet is perfect for shared spaces like the kitchen, or the second outlet in a home office. You can charge a family of four's phones all at once, all in the same place, or charge a smartphone, tablet, and two other gadgets simultaneously.

This outlet can easily replace an existing outlet with no additional or special wiring required. It also comes with a three-year limited warranty.

Buy in bulk

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If you've made it this far, then chances are you are entirely on board the wall outlet with USB port train, and you probably are planning to replace several outlets in your home at once. If that's the case, then don't waste your money purchasing these individually. Buy them in bulk so you can get them at a lower price per unit.

This set of wall outlets comes with two USB-A ports and is available in a two-pack or a four-pack. The USB outlets have built-in smarts to detect and deliver just the right amount of power to your devices without overloading them. They are also tamper-resistant as well, so you don't have to be as worried about safety concerns.

Bottom line

Wall outlets with USB ports are generally a handy and affordable way to extend the functionality and charging capability of your smart home. Because they're built-in to the walls themselves, they are up (or down) and out of the way, unlike power banks, charging hubs, or power strips.

Our top choice among the best wall outlets with USB ports is the Micmi USB Dual High-Speed Duplex Receptacle (opens in new tab). Coming two to a pack; this outlet features two standard plugs along with to USB ports; one USB-C, and one USB-A.

If you don't need the standard wall plugs, you might want to maximize your USB port space with the BESTTEN USB Receptacle Outlet with 4 High-Speed USB Charging Ports (opens in new tab). And if you really want to future-proof your house and not have to repeat this process in three to five years, you should go for an outlet with only USB-C ports like the SZICT Quick Charge Outlet (opens in new tab).

Replacing some key sockets with wall outlets with USB ports is a smart decision that you'll wish you'd have made years ago. You'll not only double your charging capabilities, but you'll free up valuable counter space around the house!

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.