Monday :: Nov 5, 2007

Open Thread - Cool Gadgets Edition

by Mary

Recently I found out that you can buy solar powered battery chargers for your cell phone. But like everything else, you have to have the right "tip" (or adapter) for your specific phone, and I found that finding an adapter for my phone has been more trouble than it should be. Why is it so hard to have a single, common plug-in that allows every phone to use a solar powered charger? After all, providing a single universal USB adapter for computer devices has been a tremendous value for both users and computer manufacturers. Why haven't the cell phones, iPods, MP3 players and digital cameras learned that lesson? Wouldn't it be nice to have a single solar charger that could run the radio, the computer and all our other gadgets? Why doesn't that solar powered gadget exist today? Or does it and I've just not found it?

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