Reachable Power

PowerCube is a modern reinvention of the traditional power strip. It offers more functionality—like two added USB ports—and is made to look better, too. Charge your smartphone, tablet and more with this USB outlet adapter that also offers four traditional power outlets. The clever cube shape erases the problem of having two plugs that are too big to fit next to each other. On PowerCube, you can use every single outlet. You can even stack PowerCubes to get more outlets as needed. PowerCube looks better than power strips or extension cords, and it’s far easier to keep within reach. With optional mounting accessories, it can be put on a desk, under a table—wherever you need power. No more crawling behind furniture to reach outlets. Plugging in and charging up is now convenient for our tech-happy world.

PowerCube

Outlet Adapter with USB

Reachable Power

PowerCube is a modern reinvention of the traditional power strip. It offers more functionality—like two added USB ports—and is made to look better, too. Charge your smartphone, tablet and more with this USB outlet adapter that also offers four traditional power outlets. The clever cube shape erases the problem of having two plugs that are too big to fit next to each other. On PowerCube, you can use every single outlet. You can even stack PowerCubes to get more outlets as needed. PowerCube looks better than power strips or extension cords, and it’s far easier to keep within reach. With optional mounting accessories, it can be put on a desk, under a table—wherever you need power. No more crawling behind furniture to reach outlets. Plugging in and charging up is now convenient for our tech-happy world.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Khoi
    Khoi

    Hello everyone! Khoi here, ready to answer any questions you may have about PowerCube, the power adaptor for the modern age.

  • leslie
    leslie
    4/2/2015 12:17 PM

    If i do not purchase the added extension cord, how long is the simple adapter cord?

  • leslie
    leslie
    4/2/2015 12:18 PM

    @leslie i just figured out my answer! It plugs straight into the wall, right? So if i need an extension i need the cord?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 2:52 PM

    Hi Leslie, yes the Dual USB just plugs straight into the wall so if you need an extension it's best to get the cord.

  • Christy
    Christy
    4/2/2015 12:19 PM

    This is Great! How many cubes can you stack together without worry of overpowering the circuit?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:31 PM

    @Christy, you can stack as many as you want as long as your attached appliances do not exceed a total of 15amps. If you do exceed the 15amps, the resettable fuse will kick in.

  • Mary
    Mary
    4/2/2015 12:21 PM

    Is there any surge protection from the power cube?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:34 PM

    @Mary, we do not have a surge protection, however we do have an overload protection.

  • Maria
    Maria
    4/2/2015 12:27 PM

    Is the 10ft cord that plugs to the wall removable?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:32 PM

    @Maria, the cord is not removable. In case you do not need a cord i would suggest to go for the blue model. This model can be plugged directly into the wall.

  • Steven
    Steven
    4/2/2015 12:34 PM

    How many amps in each USB port? My iPad 3 needs 2+ amps to charge in a reasonable amount of time, and I'd like to be able to charge my iPhone at the same time in the other port.

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    4/2/2015 12:43 PM

    @Steven

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:51 PM

    @Steven, the USB ports are 2.1A shared. So when using one port it can have an output of 2.1A.

  • Kay
    Kay
    4/2/2015 12:44 PM

    Call me stupid, but how are you getting 5 or 6 outlets plus the USB on a six-sided cube when one side holds the USB, one side holds the mounted cord and one side holds the optional mounting bracket. That leaves 3 sides for 6 outlets? What am I not understanding?

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    4/2/2015 12:57 PM

    @Kay Hi Kay! No such thing as a dumb question! It has 4 plug oulets + 2 USB ports, for a total of 6 places to plug into. If you mount the PowerCube, you 'lose' one plug outlet (and would only have 5 places to plug into). Thanks for your question!

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:59 PM

    @Kay, of the six sides, one side holds the USB port and one side is being used for the plug or cable. This leaves 4 sides for outlets. The mounting bracket will take up an outlet, and this is optional. In case more outlets or USB ports are needed, you can expand by stacking a blue model.

  • Kay
    Kay
    4/2/2015 2:35 PM

    @Khoi , Ok, I see what happened now, I was reading the details on your website, which showed something different entirely. I understand. Thank you.

  • Eric
    Eric
    4/2/2015 12:48 PM

    Can you describe how the cube mounts under a table? Is it easy to remove and reuse in other locations?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 1:07 PM

    @Eric, the models with an extension cord come with a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket uses removable tape, which is included. The tape is very easy to remove, by simply pulling it. You can reuse it but the adhesive tape will lose some of its strength. On our website we also sell extra mounting brackets with the tape.

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    4/2/2015 12:59 PM

    can you make the adapters flat so that they could go under a rug or furniture better?

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    4/2/2015 1:01 PM

    @Theresa

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 1:28 PM

    @Theresa, can you please elaborate your question?

  • Quentin
    Quentin
    4/2/2015 1:54 PM

    @Khoi

    I believe that she means the cord for the adapter. Right now, it's round, but a flat one would be more manageable.

    Also, for that matter, a flat plug for the wall would be WAY better as well, similar to the cable organizer.

  • Pete
    Pete
    4/2/2015 2:21 PM

    You have eliminated the large overhang that some devices have on the cord end of the power cord. There is a smaller overhang on the each side of the plug. In theory your power cube will have enough space on the side of each female power cord outlet so that the use of all power cords is not impeded. (That is, the outside edge of each power cord will not engage another outside edge and impede the use of all outlets

    Is this so? What is the dimension?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 3:29 PM

    Hi Pete, that's the exact idea —to not have the cords impede on each other. The dimensions are 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5"

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 5:49 PM

    @Pete, as a fact we have considered this during the design of the PowerCube. We have positioned all sockets 90 degrees towards each other. By doing this, bulky adapters will never block each other out.

  • Donna
    Donna
    4/2/2015 2:51 PM

    Extremely cool! I'll have to get one soon!

  • Mary Alice
    Mary Alice
    4/2/2015 3:09 PM

    How strong is the tape that holds the mounting bracket? In other words, if I repeatedly plug and unplug an item such as a food processor or a toaster, will they mounting bracket stay strongly adhered to what ever it mounted on?

    I have a situation where I need a plug with a short extension cord that I can mount under my kitchen cabinets.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 5:15 PM

    Hi Mary Alice, the adhesive tape is very strong and ends up losing its strength if the mount if taken off completely not if something is unplugged. If it is kept in one place you should be fine, but Khoi does sell replacement adhesive tape in the event it is no longer effective. Our customer experience team can get you in touch with him here.

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 5:44 PM

    @Mary Alice

    Incase you are looking for a more permanent fix, the mounting bracket has two wholes where you can run screws through.

    Please note that the screws are not provided, since we can not foresee the type of surface.

  • Kevin
    Kevin
    4/2/2015 3:36 PM

    what is the power rating for the USB, 2 Amps?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 5:13 PM

    Hi Kevin, even better, it is 2.1 Amps.

  • Randy
    Randy
    4/2/2015 4:17 PM

    What version are the USB Ports 1.0 2.0 or 3.0?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 5:13 PM

    Hi Randy, the USB Port is 2.0.

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 5:46 PM

    @Randy, the USB port is only for charging purpose. The PowerCube is not connected to your computer so data exchange is not the case.

  • Cassandra
    Cassandra
    4/2/2015 6:15 PM

    The picture of the Dual USB Outlet Adapter makes it look like the cube covers part of the wall outlet below it. Does the cube impede other large plugs, such as those usually found with surge protectors, from plugging into the other outlet? Is it possible to plug 2 Dual USB Outlet Adapters in a standard wall outlet (1 in the top, 1 in the bottom)?

  • Keith
    Keith
    4/2/2015 10:45 PM

    @Cassandra If you have two, you can plug one into the other. Since both sockets in one outlet will be on the same circuit it doesn't make an electrical difference either. Either way you "lose" two sockets.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/3/2015 10:26 AM

    Hi Cassandra, Keith is right. One of the PowerCubes will block the second plug on a wall outlet, but you can connect a second one to create more plugs for use.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    4/2/2015 8:49 PM

    Further to Quentin's comment about a flat plug for the extension cord - a flat plug with rotating capability so that when you plug it into the wall outlet, not only does it lie flat, the position of the cord can be rotated so that it won't interfere with anything else that might be plugged in there.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/3/2015 12:03 PM

    Hi Catherine, that is a very good idea. The PowerCube does a great job of keep plugs from interfering with one another. If you know of a product like this more geared to the outlet, we highly recommend posting it on our Citizen’s Gallery.

  • Keith
    Keith
    4/2/2015 10:42 PM

    Do the outlets rotate? Say I plug it into an outlet, but one of my bricks faces the wrong direction and wouldn't fit against the wall, for example.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/3/2015 10:59 AM

    Hi Keith, the individual plugs do not rotate, but the plugs all face different directions to help keep them from interfering with one another. You can also place the mount on any side there is an outlet to adjust to what you need.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

PowerCube

Outlet Adapter with USB

Reachable Power

PowerCube is a modern reinvention of the traditional power strip. It offers more functionality—like two added USB ports—and is made to look better, too.

Charge your smartphone, tablet and more with this USB outlet adapter that also offers four traditional power outlets. The clever cube shape erases the problem of having two
plugs that are too big to fit next to each other. On PowerCube, you can use every single outlet. You can even stack PowerCubes to get more outlets as needed.

PowerCube looks better than power strips or extension cords, and it’s far easier to keep within reach. With optional mounting accessories, it can be put on a desk, under a table—wherever you need power. No more crawling behind furniture to reach outlets.

Plugging in and charging up is now convenient for our tech-happy world.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Khoi
    Khoi

    Hello everyone! Khoi here, ready to answer any questions you may have about PowerCube, the power adaptor for the modern age.

  • leslie
    leslie
    4/2/2015 12:17 PM

    If i do not purchase the added extension cord, how long is the simple adapter cord?

  • leslie
    leslie
    4/2/2015 12:18 PM

    @leslie i just figured out my answer! It plugs straight into the wall, right? So if i need an extension i need the cord?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 2:52 PM

    Hi Leslie, yes the Dual USB just plugs straight into the wall so if you need an extension it's best to get the cord.

  • Christy
    Christy
    4/2/2015 12:19 PM

    This is Great! How many cubes can you stack together without worry of overpowering the circuit?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:31 PM

    @Christy, you can stack as many as you want as long as your attached appliances do not exceed a total of 15amps. If you do exceed the 15amps, the resettable fuse will kick in.

  • Mary
    Mary
    4/2/2015 12:21 PM

    Is there any surge protection from the power cube?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:34 PM

    @Mary, we do not have a surge protection, however we do have an overload protection.

  • Maria
    Maria
    4/2/2015 12:27 PM

    Is the 10ft cord that plugs to the wall removable?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:32 PM

    @Maria, the cord is not removable. In case you do not need a cord i would suggest to go for the blue model. This model can be plugged directly into the wall.

  • Steven
    Steven
    4/2/2015 12:34 PM

    How many amps in each USB port? My iPad 3 needs 2+ amps to charge in a reasonable amount of time, and I'd like to be able to charge my iPhone at the same time in the other port.

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    4/2/2015 12:43 PM

    @Steven

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:51 PM

    @Steven, the USB ports are 2.1A shared. So when using one port it can have an output of 2.1A.

  • Kay
    Kay
    4/2/2015 12:44 PM

    Call me stupid, but how are you getting 5 or 6 outlets plus the USB on a six-sided cube when one side holds the USB, one side holds the mounted cord and one side holds the optional mounting bracket. That leaves 3 sides for 6 outlets? What am I not understanding?

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    4/2/2015 12:57 PM

    @Kay Hi Kay! No such thing as a dumb question! It has 4 plug oulets + 2 USB ports, for a total of 6 places to plug into. If you mount the PowerCube, you 'lose' one plug outlet (and would only have 5 places to plug into). Thanks for your question!

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 12:59 PM

    @Kay, of the six sides, one side holds the USB port and one side is being used for the plug or cable. This leaves 4 sides for outlets. The mounting bracket will take up an outlet, and this is optional. In case more outlets or USB ports are needed, you can expand by stacking a blue model.

  • Kay
    Kay
    4/2/2015 2:35 PM

    @Khoi , Ok, I see what happened now, I was reading the details on your website, which showed something different entirely. I understand. Thank you.

  • Eric
    Eric
    4/2/2015 12:48 PM

    Can you describe how the cube mounts under a table? Is it easy to remove and reuse in other locations?

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 1:07 PM

    @Eric, the models with an extension cord come with a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket uses removable tape, which is included. The tape is very easy to remove, by simply pulling it. You can reuse it but the adhesive tape will lose some of its strength. On our website we also sell extra mounting brackets with the tape.

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    4/2/2015 12:59 PM

    can you make the adapters flat so that they could go under a rug or furniture better?

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    4/2/2015 1:01 PM

    @Theresa

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 1:28 PM

    @Theresa, can you please elaborate your question?

  • Quentin
    Quentin
    4/2/2015 1:54 PM

    @Khoi

    I believe that she means the cord for the adapter. Right now, it's round, but a flat one would be more manageable.

    Also, for that matter, a flat plug for the wall would be WAY better as well, similar to the cable organizer.

  • Pete
    Pete
    4/2/2015 2:21 PM

    You have eliminated the large overhang that some devices have on the cord end of the power cord. There is a smaller overhang on the each side of the plug. In theory your power cube will have enough space on the side of each female power cord outlet so that the use of all power cords is not impeded. (That is, the outside edge of each power cord will not engage another outside edge and impede the use of all outlets

    Is this so? What is the dimension?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 3:29 PM

    Hi Pete, that's the exact idea —to not have the cords impede on each other. The dimensions are 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5"

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 5:49 PM

    @Pete, as a fact we have considered this during the design of the PowerCube. We have positioned all sockets 90 degrees towards each other. By doing this, bulky adapters will never block each other out.

  • Donna
    Donna
    4/2/2015 2:51 PM

    Extremely cool! I'll have to get one soon!

  • Mary Alice
    Mary Alice
    4/2/2015 3:09 PM

    How strong is the tape that holds the mounting bracket? In other words, if I repeatedly plug and unplug an item such as a food processor or a toaster, will they mounting bracket stay strongly adhered to what ever it mounted on?

    I have a situation where I need a plug with a short extension cord that I can mount under my kitchen cabinets.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 5:15 PM

    Hi Mary Alice, the adhesive tape is very strong and ends up losing its strength if the mount if taken off completely not if something is unplugged. If it is kept in one place you should be fine, but Khoi does sell replacement adhesive tape in the event it is no longer effective. Our customer experience team can get you in touch with him here.

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 5:44 PM

    @Mary Alice

    Incase you are looking for a more permanent fix, the mounting bracket has two wholes where you can run screws through.

    Please note that the screws are not provided, since we can not foresee the type of surface.

  • Kevin
    Kevin
    4/2/2015 3:36 PM

    what is the power rating for the USB, 2 Amps?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 5:13 PM

    Hi Kevin, even better, it is 2.1 Amps.

  • Randy
    Randy
    4/2/2015 4:17 PM

    What version are the USB Ports 1.0 2.0 or 3.0?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/2/2015 5:13 PM

    Hi Randy, the USB Port is 2.0.

  • Khoi
    Khoi – Special Guest
    4/2/2015 5:46 PM

    @Randy, the USB port is only for charging purpose. The PowerCube is not connected to your computer so data exchange is not the case.

  • Cassandra
    Cassandra
    4/2/2015 6:15 PM

    The picture of the Dual USB Outlet Adapter makes it look like the cube covers part of the wall outlet below it. Does the cube impede other large plugs, such as those usually found with surge protectors, from plugging into the other outlet? Is it possible to plug 2 Dual USB Outlet Adapters in a standard wall outlet (1 in the top, 1 in the bottom)?

  • Keith
    Keith
    4/2/2015 10:45 PM

    @Cassandra If you have two, you can plug one into the other. Since both sockets in one outlet will be on the same circuit it doesn't make an electrical difference either. Either way you "lose" two sockets.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/3/2015 10:26 AM

    Hi Cassandra, Keith is right. One of the PowerCubes will block the second plug on a wall outlet, but you can connect a second one to create more plugs for use.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    4/2/2015 8:49 PM

    Further to Quentin's comment about a flat plug for the extension cord - a flat plug with rotating capability so that when you plug it into the wall outlet, not only does it lie flat, the position of the cord can be rotated so that it won't interfere with anything else that might be plugged in there.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/3/2015 12:03 PM

    Hi Catherine, that is a very good idea. The PowerCube does a great job of keep plugs from interfering with one another. If you know of a product like this more geared to the outlet, we highly recommend posting it on our Citizen’s Gallery.

  • Keith
    Keith
    4/2/2015 10:42 PM

    Do the outlets rotate? Say I plug it into an outlet, but one of my bricks faces the wrong direction and wouldn't fit against the wall, for example.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/3/2015 10:59 AM

    Hi Keith, the individual plugs do not rotate, but the plugs all face different directions to help keep them from interfering with one another. You can also place the mount on any side there is an outlet to adjust to what you need.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.