Tuesday, February 17, 2009

European Commission demands a single, standard phone charger

Here's an idea whose time is way over due. The European Commission is getting ready to force all mobile phone companies to use a single connector on their chargers, in order to eliminate the mountains of e-waste generated by switching chargers every time you switch phones. Transformer bricks with esoteric connectors are the most common form of electronic crap you see on street-vendors' kiosks around the world.... and given that they all put out nearly the same voltage and amperage, it really is a huge waste.....and ripoff to boot.

The European Commission plans to force mobile phone manufacturers to manufacture one mobile phone charger for all mobile phones, according the European Commissioner for Industry, Gunther Verheugen in an interview with the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

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