Google recently updated the software on their Nexus devices and as a result our classic sockITz range of GPOs now can charge them properly. Previously the devices would charge very slowly but battery charge indicator wouldnt display as charging. Glad it was googles issue not ours :)
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:02:47 AM Australia/Sydney
Sunday, 26 August 2012 10:25:19 AM Australia/Sydney
We now have in stock our new version of classic sockITz that now supports the charging of more tablet devices. Previously we supported the charging of Apple iPads that require higher charge rates ie. 2AMPS but in order to do this we had to wire it "Apples" method, which of course is different to all other tablet manaufacturers way of handling power hungry devices. We have been working hard to solve this issue and we are excited to say we can now charge other Andriod based tablets and phones that require more power like Samsung Galaxy Tabs.
So clean that clutter today and install a sockITz
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 9:58:29 AM Australia/Sydney
Our next batch of version 1.2 sockITz has been caught in customs in China for the past week. We are currently liasing with our DHL account manager to get updates and an ETA. The shipment has been cleared and all relevent documentation has been provided and now its up to the chinese customs officals to forward it on. All the orders for pre-ordered sockITz willl be sent out the same day our shipment arrives and you will get a email notification letting you know when its been shiped out to you.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:31:45 PM Australia/Sydney
Thanks to all that supported our first product launch. We sold out very quickly and got some good feedback along with few teething problems to solve. We are currently all sold out of all of our classic sockITz with a few slight mould revisions being done as I type. The version 1.2 classic sockITz batch is due to leave the factory this Sunday 27th (so we should have all our backorders out before the end of May.
On another note we have added some more long cables to our inventory inlcude blue, pink, white and black iPhone and Micro 2 metre usb cables.
We also added this month a black with purple illuminated iPhone cable that are also selling well. check out the video here
Keep and eye out for our new ribbon style iPhone cables that dont tangle as easy and come in our normal large range of colours.
Monday, 2 April 2012 6:21:45 PM Australia/Sydney
We started shipping today. Look out for your confirmation email. It will take us a few days to clear all the pre-orders.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 10:46:05 PM Australia/Sydney
Ok our first shipment boarded a plane late last night bound for Brissy. They are due to clear customs late friday and we will be there to pick them as soon as they get the offical customs stamp. The weekend will be spent packing ready for dispatch monday morning. As mentioned before first ordered first shipped is the plan with express post after that then regular post. We have a lot of orders to process so keep an eye out for your shipping confirmation.
Thanks again for your patience as ours ran out a long time ago.
Thursday, 15 March 2012 4:28:51 PM Australia/Sydney
Update on illuminated cable orders.
We got our next shipment of cables and all orders have been sent out. This was a mammoth task as after our video went viral it cleaned us and our factory out of stock and the factory couldnt keep up with orders. Its back to normal now with good stock levels again. Look out for new colours comming soon.
If you registered at the checkout when ordering illuminated cables you can login and check when your order was sent. For all orders outside of Australia allow 10 to 14 days for your order to arrive. We are a long way from most of you so takes a while. Unless you chose express post there is no tracking info for your order.
Thursday, 15 March 2012 4:20:38 PM Australia/Sydney
Well the inevitable has happened, shipping didn’t happen on the 1st as we expected due to a failure on a packaging machine. I have been told the sockITz are ready and just waiting on packaging. They should ship any day now but we don’t have confirmed date until we see the tracking number.
Hang in there we are getting close.
Monday, 20 February 2012 2:50:34 PM Australia/Sydney
We are well into mass production now and we finally have a shipping date confirmed. The first batch of pre-ordered sockITz leaves the factory on the 1st March. As mentioned before, they will be express air shipped so we will be sending out to pre-order customers starting around the 5th or 6th March. Orders will be processed on a first order/first shipped basis.
The pre-order discount will end on the 1st of March as well.
I want to extend my thanks for your patience its greatly appreciated.
Saturday, 21 January 2012 10:37:42 PM Australia/Sydney
Im sad to say we are not going to make a January delivery like our last update indicated. The metal factory that makes the pins for the socket shut down early for their Chinese New Year break a full 2 weeks before the rest of the country. We have tried for a few weeks to find another company to do this first batch but they all didn’t have enough time before the CNY holidays started. Everything else is ready to go once their holidays finish on Feb 6th.
Now those of you with keen eyes will see that the USB ports are rated for 1A and 1A rather than 1A and 2A. The reason for this is the two ports share a 2A supply and the lab decided to test both ports to 1A at the same time equalling a total of 2A. The left port still only provides 1A max and right will supply 2A max. If for example an iPhone is plugged into the left port and an iPad is plugged into the right port, both devices will still charge properly as in reality an iphone only requires about 600mA of constant current and a Ipad uses about 1.5A
Monday, 12 December 2011 1:00:58 PM Australia/Sydney
We got the final pre-production sample late last week but unfortunately there was as error in the data engraved on the rear of the sockITz so we had to send it back to be revised. Other than the small error in text the classic sockITz worked great and looks good. We are very happy with the final result. However I’m sorry to say it won’t be ready by Christmas as we had hoped.
Our current ETA for shipping out to you is January with us waiting for the revised pre-production sample with corrected text now which should arrive before Christmas.
Sunday, 6 November 2011 4:28:02 PM Australia/Sydney
We are long overdue for an update and i would firstly like to extend my thanks to our pre-order customers. You patience has been exceptional.
Now for some good news! Our classic sockITz has passed it's final safety test which means we are not far away from final production. The factory is reporting their ETA on sending the first batch to be mid November. My gut feeling though is closer to end of November beginning of December.
All pre-order sales will be air express delivered from the factory to us at our cost to ensure our pre-order customers have their products ASAP.
Once the final shipping date has been set, the pre-order special discount will be removed. So get in quick to save!
Now some other news.
This week we took stock of some extra long 2 and 3 metre long Apple charge/sync cables, available in white and black. These are a great addition to your bedside sockITz charging point
We also got some exciting news that Remington razors are moving towards a range of men’s and ladies shavers that are recharged via usb in the near future. They have a few trimmer models currently that charge via USB http://www.remingtonproducts.com/SearchResults.aspx?q=usb This opens up a great opportunity to get sockITz into Australian and New Zealand hotel room bathrooms to get rid of those terrible looking universal shaver outlets, Oh and of course in your bathroom at home. If you know anyone in the hotel industry we are keen to talk and share profits on a sockITz retro fit.
Know a sparky? We will be looking for qualified sparky’s soon to list on the website so customers can connect with an installer quickly and easily via a simple map search or postcode search. If you are, or know of a licensed electrician, get in contact with us today to have your business listed/advertised on our site along with being able buy products at trade prices directly from us.
Friday, 29 July 2011 4:53:35 PM Australia/Sydney
At long last we just got the final samples, and they are good. They fit perfectly into the standard C-Clip mounting bracket so they are a direct replacement to a standard double or single power point. I signed off on the design today so they have been sent off immediately for safety testing. We expect to pass this with flying colours as they have been designed from scratch around the Australian standards. This process takes about 40 days to complete. So my current estimation on final delivery is about 60 days.
Thursday, 24 February 2011 2:40:40 PM Australia/Sydney
An update on the progress of manufacturing our first batch of sockITz. We had the final design delivered and we sent it off to be safety tested. Which takes just over a month to complete. During this month we handed a few samples around to Electricians to get their feedback and they gave us some valuable feedback to make installing the unit more simple. So we took that advice onboard a decided to make the hard decision to delay the shipment while we modify the rear of the socket. Last thing we want to do is to annoy the electrical contractors.
We don’t have a ETA for the final shipment as yet and every time we put a date in something happens and we miss that date. So when i post the shipping date it will 100% confirmed. Keep an eye on the website or facebook page for updates.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 11:53:46 AM Australia/Sydney
Just an update of our where we stand mid december. We got the final samples early this month however i was not happy with the quality so it was redesigned to meet our quality control expectations. This has been overcome and we are currently waiting for the the final design to be delivered so we can send them off to be safety tested for Australian/New Zealand. The standards the socket is tested for is, as below
- AS/NZS3112 testing
- AS/NZS CISPR22 (EMC emissions)
- AS/NZS60950.1:2003 + Amdts testing
This process takes a month to complete so we are expecting final product to begin shipping now late Jan.
We apologise for the delay in getting this exciting new product to you but rest assured we are doing our best to get them to you asap. As always we are offering full refunds for customers that no long wish to wait.
Friday, 15 October 2010 8:24:33 PM Australia/Sydney
Well we have finalized our point of sale packaging and we think it looks good. What do you think?
There is a higher res version in the actual product image gallery here
Saturday, 25 September 2010 12:08:51 PM Australia/Sydney
The final mould is currently undergoing manufacturing. However we had to push back the delivery of final product due to Moon Celebrations in China which shut dowm all manufacturing for 10days. We are now hoping to have product mid to late december. All those that have pre-ordered units we are still offering full refunds if you no longer wish to wait.
Saturday, 31 July 2010 9:53:58 PM Australia/Sydney
Welcome to the new sockITz website and news updates section, where we will keep you updated to the progress of the manufacture of our Australian power point intergrated USB charging socket.
We are currently finalising the design ready for CE and C-tick approval to comply with Australian safety standards. Currently we expect our first batch of sockITz to be ready for customer delivery in December. Our first order is modest in size in order for us to test the market, so we recommend securing your order now via our online cart. We will also be happy to offer full refunds at any stage before delivery if you wish to no longer wait. Add your email address on our home page to recieve up to date progress and shipping eta notifications.