Universal Phone Charger Spec Finalized
-Happy New Year 2011 Everyone-
is standardization a good thing?
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.
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...
Magnet charger (similar to Apple)
Built-in method for pad charging (no more replacing battery back doors)
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.
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-...