MOS Reach Offers Modern Power Solution with Standard Socket, 2 USB Ports

Thursday June 26, 2014 12:43 PM PDT by Juli Clover
MOS Reach is a simple new power solution from MOS, a company that has previously released products like the magnetic MOS and MOS Menos, designed to organize cables in an intuitive way.

MOS Reach combines a three-prong power outlet and dual USB ports with a three-foot cable and a slim profile that is easy to mount on walls and surfaces, relocating power outlets that are inconveniently placed behind and under furniture.

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Using adhesive, the MOS Reach can be stuck to a wall or on top of a desk, making it easier to charge iOS devices, Macs, and other electronics. It is designed to be flexible, bending and twisting around "any kind of furniture or obstruction" and it also includes magnets and MOS cable ties to keep cables attached when not plugged into a device.
Features:

- Reach gives you easy access to power outlets that are otherwise obstructed by furniture--no more crawling under desks or shimmying behind dressers to charge your devices.

- Reach has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible and its compact size ensures that it's never in the way whether you use it on your desk, your nightstand, or your wall.

- Reach consolidates your power outlets and USB wall adapters into an attractive moveable all-in-one power solution.

- Reach helps you cut down on cable clutter by making clever use of Neodymium magnets in conjunction with MOS cable ties to keep out-of-use cables out of the way until you need them.
MOS Reach is able to charge laptops with its power port, and its two USB ports have enough capacity (3.1 amps) to charge the iPad and the iPhone. The cable is encased in a soft-touch TPE jacket that is softer than the PVC typically used, according to MOS.


The MOS Reach is available in both black and white for $25 for the first 800 backers, with prices going up to $30 after that. The MOS Reach is expected to ship in January of 2015.

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Posted: 21 weeks ago
Nice advertisement.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago
Erm... Is it just an overpriced extension cable that happens to have a USB port???

Are these not readily available or am I missing something???
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago

Erm... Is it just an overpriced extension cable that happens to have a USB port???

Are these not readily available or am I missing something???


Yah, seems to be a glamourized extension cord on the surface. But the attention to small details, like the handy magnets to keep cords tidy, seem to separate it from the alternatives. There's always room for incremental improvements to products in the marketplace, and that seems to be the angle that MOS is going for.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago

Wouldn't this classified as a non-authorised 3rd party charger for iPhone?

as in one of those that can a) damage your phone b) kill you?


It's a USB port. If it's following USB specs, it should be fine.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago
This looks so much better, with USB ports and more power outlets.




Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago
I did something like this in my sectional couch. One section has cup holders with an armrest that flips up with storage inside. Behind the couch is a Belkin surge protector that screws into the wall plate. I bought a beige extension cable (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000BYD4A/ref=ox_ya_os_product_refresh_T1) on Amazon that matches my couch and ran it into the storage bin. I use that to plug in my MacBook Pro when I'm downstairs and the battery runs low. Then I bought an Anker 5-port USB charger (http://www.amazon.com/Family-Sized-Desktop-Charger-PowerIQ-Technology/dp/B00IBDOB5I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1403810242&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+usb+charger) on Amazon and that charges my Retina iPad Mini, our "family camera" Sony RX100, my Adobe Ink, our iPhones if we need to top them off during the day, or friends and relatives phones and tablets when they come to stay with us.

Sure mine does more, but for $25 I don't think this is a bad deal considering you get two 3.1Amp USB ports, 125V plug, and surge protection in a small package. My total cost was around $40—although it is really nice to just bring one USB charger on trips for all of our devices. I do recommend the Anker product if you just need a crapload of USB ports that can charge anything.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago

It's intriguing that you included radio shack and omitted best buy.


That's because if you went to Best Buy to get it they would tell you that the product doesn't work for your needs, and try to sell you a new computer, smartphone, washer&dryer and 65" television instead. With extended warranties...
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago

Yeah, no.


It's not sticky adhesive that leaves residue. It is using 3M Command strips that are meant to be used on walls and removed without leaving anything behind. They are pretty good for the task.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago
Well I guess when you snooze you lose. I pitched this idea to Belkin. Since I was constantly hunting for my charging cables, and the amount of furniture my ball-and-chain has acquired, I came up with this. Weighted base with a rubber pad on the bottom and a cover that opened and closed to hide the outlets/cords when attached. :(

I do like the MOS Design, its very clean.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 21 weeks ago
Apparently this unit (http://www.homedepot.com/p/U-Socket-15-Amp-AC-Standard-Duplex-Wall-Outlet-White-with-Built-in-USB-Charger-Ports-ACE-7169/203423602)does what you are asking for.
[LIST]5-star energy efficient design auto senses the correct wattage and only outputs full power if needed[/LIST]

Keep in mind they will still always be on but at a lower drain rate. None of these "reduce" your power consumption (compared to unplugging) no matter what they advertise.


thanks - good link.

I can understand that network items need to be on - but a usb power "cube" should be able to be turned on and off by sensing if you physically have something plugged in.

I want to install wall outlets that have incorporate USB power jacks into my kitchen remodel - that's a bunch of them - event three feet or so. Such a waste to have them each burning a watt for no good reason. :mad:

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