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    Post One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

    One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

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    The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer full of tangled cables to find the right one.The European Commission, the blocís executive arm, proposed legislation that would mandate USB-C cables for charging, technology that many device makers have already adopted. The main holdout is Apple, which said it was concerned the new rules would limit innovation, and that would end up hurting consumers. iPhones come with the companyís own Lightning charging port, though the newest models come with cables that can be plugged into a USB-C socket.

    The push by the EU will certainly be cheered by the millions of people who have searched through a jumble of snarled cables for the one that fits their phone. But the EU also wants to cut down on the 11,000 metric tons of electronic waste thrown out every year by Europeans.

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    That would be helpful.
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    Every time you get a new phone you need a new charger. One size fits all would be a good thing. It would be nice if it was the same one that would charge your computer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    Every time you get a new phone you need a new charger. One size fits all would be a good thing. It would be nice if it was the same one that would charge your computer as well.
    It would probably cover smart phones, laptops, tablets, and things like Kindles. Small devices.
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