To USB or Not to USB


USB saves the Earth

So the European Union has said, you must use USB as the charger for all cell phones in Europe going forward.  In fact, the EU estimates that there are over 1 Billion non-USB chargers sitting around Europe that are simply garbage.  By changing over to USB as the standard connector, this will eliminate the need to destroy or dispose billions of non-USB chargers.

It’s likely then you won’t get a charger in the box of your new mobile phone within the next 3 years.  Every phone maker will assume you have 3 in a drawer somewhere.

These (fun) videos from the EU explain why.  Who would have thought the EU could be so much fun?

Dinner Party and EU Common Phone Charger using USB Power

USB Dinner Party and EU Common Phone Charger using USB


USB Power for Phone




I’ll have a new blog on Thursday (or Friday) with referrals to 3 other blogs.  I expect that you will come back to my blog 2x for each click you give them.



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