I think that this is one of the best ideas that has been put out in a little bit… a universal cell phone charger for all new cell phones going forward. No more need to have three different chargers and spend a ton of money.
– Reduce Waste (each time you buy a phone, you need to buy a new charger)
– Reduce Charging Energy Waste (the new standard can reduce wasted energy from standby charging by 50%)
– You’ll be able to charge your phone via a USB plug on your laptop (I already do this for my blackberry)
The new chargers will use a micro-USB plug, similar to that used for digital cameras, to enter the cell phone for charging, said Sarah Parkes, spokeswoman for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).