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EU to consider mandatory common charger for smartphones, paving the way for USB-C domination (Update: Vote passed)

EU to consider mandatory common charger for smartphones, paving the way for USB-C domination (Update: Vote passed)

The European Union will soon hold a vote to decide if it will enforce a mandatory, universal charging connector for all smartphones and other similar, small electronic devices. Arguments in favor of the new legislation include a reduction of e-waste and easy, interoperable charging for end-users. The introduction of USB Type-C has energized standardization talks as it incorporates many of the advantages (reversibility of connection, data transmission rates, and charging speeds) used to justify the existence of proprietary charging connectors.

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Chargeasap Infinity Cable will tame your USB-C, Micro USB, and Lightning mobile devices, from phones to laptops [Sponsored Post]

Chargeasap Infinity Cable will tame your USB-C, Micro USB, and Lightning mobile devices, from phones to laptops [Sponsored Post]

There are a ton of smart devices in your life. The first one that comes to mind may be your smartphone or your computer, but what about all the other gadgets you use every week, like your wireless headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and rechargeable mice, just to name a few? Despite the tech industry's slow shift toward adopting a USB-C charging standard, the truth is that many of your devices have a variety of hardwired connections: Micro USB, USB-C, and even Apple's proprietary Lightning port. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a single charging cord that could replace that wad of wires unceremoniously shoved in your bedside nightstand?

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AMPY Is A Wearable Kinetic Charger For Your Gadgets, Already Running Away With Victory On Kickstarter

AMPY Is A Wearable Kinetic Charger For Your Gadgets, Already Running Away With Victory On Kickstarter

Among the invariably dull and recycled ideas we see on Kickstarter every day, only very few manage to come up with an interesting approach that may make us want to open our wallet and part with our hard-earned cash. AMPY is as close to being this cool and must-have accessory as it gets. It's a kinetic charger for phones and accessories. That's right, clean and renewable energy for your gadgets, and all you have to do is get off the couch and move. How awesome is that?

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The team behind AMPY has worked hard to keep the device's size as small as possible. It currently sits at 2.5" x 2.5" x 0.75" and weighs 140g, a footprint that makes it less than half the size of a modern smartphone but with the same weight.

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