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#1 blueschica

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:56 AM

Wasn't sure of the best place to ask this but here goes!

Does anyone have one of those lamps with a USB port in the base, for charging things? We need some new bedside lamps in our guest room and it seemed like those might be handy. I have read a few places that it can be just a trickle charge, though, and not really useful for charging.

Anyone have any experience with one?

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 12:08 PM

Saw them in a couple of motel rooms while traveling, about 5 years ago.  Used them overnight  to charge my cellphone.  Very handy!

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 03:51 PM

I got one from Costco. It has a USB port in the back but also wireless charging for my phone.
Made by Ottlite.

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 06:51 PM

View PostTony R, on 05 May 2021 - 03:51 PM, said:

I got one from Costco. It has a USB port in the back but also wireless charging for my phone.
Made by Ottlite.

Ottlite makes good stuff. It can be a little pricey but generally reliable and high quality.

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:29 PM

Thank you both for the Ottlite suggestion!  I have a bigger one on a stand for when I sew dark fabrics but I didn't know they made the smaller ones.  Sounds like a good choice!  :hi:

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 08:07 AM

View PostTony R, on 05 May 2021 - 03:51 PM, said:

I got one from Costco. It has a USB port in the back but also wireless charging for my phone.
Made by Ottlite.

I got the same type from IKEA, but no idea who makes it.  On the plus side I didn’t have to put it together and it isn’t a piece of shit, so that’s good.  I believe it is 5w charging for the wireless, not sure about the USB port as I’ve moved almost entirely to USB-C and don’t charge much of anything with USB anymore.

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 08:10 AM

View PostLedRush, on 06 May 2021 - 08:07 AM, said:

View PostTony R, on 05 May 2021 - 03:51 PM, said:

I got one from Costco. It has a USB port in the back but also wireless charging for my phone.
Made by Ottlite.

I got the same type from IKEA, but no idea who makes it.  On the plus side I didn’t have to put it together and it isn’t a piece of shit, so that’s good.  I believe it is 5w charging for the wireless, not sure about the USB port as I’ve moved almost entirely to USB-C and don’t charge much of anything with USB anymore.

Here it is: https://www.ikea.com...-gray-20416239/

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 03:30 PM

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This. It was £30 in Costco.

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 06:47 PM

Why not just change the outlet to one with a built in USB?

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 04:36 AM

View Postgoose, on 10 May 2021 - 06:47 PM, said:

Why not just change the outlet to one with a built in USB?

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I have that too. It's a good idea to pay extra for high quality ones though because some of the cheaper units don't like too much load (both usb and both plug sockets in use).




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