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Universal Phone Charger Spec Finalized

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Jan 3, 2011, 8:07 AM


i haven't been able to sleep for days 😁 😈 🤣 😉

-Happy New Year 2011 Everyone-

Dec 29, 2010, 6:35 PM

is standardization a good thing?

My instinct tells me that standardization stifles innovation.

While everybody having to have the same charge port seems like a consumer win, does it mean that down the road a newer, better solution gets shelved in favor of "standard"?

I'm just asking.
I do agree that standardization is not always a good thing. In this case I feel that it is a good decision to cut down on waste because I don't see another solution that would be a better choice. In this matter, something as simple as a charger, I fee...
Really, how many "awesome" ways are there to use a cable to charge a device?

The next step will be plugless charging.. no, not the stupid "still have to stick something in the charging port" powermats, but something like the touchstone. With thes...

Dec 29, 2010, 2:16 PM


I'd love it if they agreed on the following:

Magnet charger (similar to Apple)
Built-in method for pad charging (no more replacing battery back doors)
That would be awesome. This seems like a good first step. A universal charger seems like it would make it easier to make a universal magnetic charger.
I hope magnetic/wireless charging never gets standardized.

if you had any idea how ridiculously inefficient and wasteful wireless charging schemes were, you'd agree, too.

Cool concept, completely impractical using magnetic induction.

Dec 29, 2010, 5:04 PM


Ugh I thought micro USB was supposed to be the universal charger. Now they are going to change it again?!? 🙄
It is MicroUSB. That is the standard.
No, it's as compatible as any micro-USB charger today.

The thing is, micro-USB chargers today are not as compatible as some people think. The same way an iPhone charger can't charge an iPad - even though they use the same connector - not all micro-...
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