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LampChamp light-socket USB charger review: It’s kinda handy

Michael Brown | Oct. 28, 2016
This gadget turns most any lamp into a readily accessible USB charger.

Just for fun, I installed an iDevices Socket that I’m reviewing and was able to control the bulb using both Siri and Alexa (you can connect Apple HomeKit devices to Amazon’s digital assistant, too). That was fun, but stacking the two devices on top of each other raised the lampshade high enough to expose them, which wasn’t very attractive.

Price is the only other factor that needs consideration. As handy as it is, the LampChamp is way too expensive at $30 a pop; indeed, the manufacturer has discounted the gadget to $20 on its website. But here’s a tip if you’re thinking of buying one: Check the prices on Amazon—the etailer offers a  LampChamp two-pack for just $25. Now that’s more like it.


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