19 February 2009

Universal phone chargers

All the top mobile phone makers 17 in all have agreed to all use a standard energy efficient micro-usb cables for charging by 2012 that should save the production of 600-960 million chargers each year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 13.6 to 21.8 million tonnes annually.

The new chargers are said to be three times more energy efficient and exceed energy efficientsy standurds most of the big names like Nokia, 3 Group, AT&T, Sony Ericsson,, Samsung, KTF, LG, mobilkom austria, Motorola, Orange, Qualcomm, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, T-Mobile and Vodafone are agreeing to use this standard but it looks like you will still need separate chargers for the likes of Apple, RIM, Palm and HTC.

With so many big companies agreeing why cant Apple and the likes not just support it too. For all other makes this can only be good news for everyone and the environment.

What’s you view on it?


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bluecrystaldude said...

My God. I never knew that phone chargers could emit that much of GHG. And yes, Apple should follow others too.

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Tech Vixen said...

What a good idea. I wish Apple and others would get with the program as well. I'm glad so many mobile phone developers are cooperating with this.

John | English Wilderness said...

Apart from reducing the impact on the environment, I guess the main advantage would be not having to take your adapter everywhere! When you visit someone, their charger should work with your phone.