About time!

European officials and cellphone companies have agreed to a universal charger by 2012, but possibly as soon as 2010.

The power of standards! Can’t wait for it to get here so we can clean up the tangled mess of extra chargers in our home office. No more panic when you get to your hotel and realize that your charger is still in the wall at the office.

Great statistic from the article: The GSMA estimates a universal charger will cut down on the energy and materials required to produce charger by 51,000 tons, reducing the overall amount of chargers produced by 50 percent. This would also decrease the amount of waste created by discarded, useless cellphone chargers.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/06/europe-gets-universal-cellphone-charger-in-2010/

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