Sunday, September 05, 2010

USB Chargers

We have 5 cell phones in the family. At times we have had almost that many different chargers. However, over the past year, we have been moving toward all USB-based phones. I thought we were on the cusp of being able to all share the same chargers. This would be especially nice in the car--where it is bad enough to have one messy, USB cable permanently dangling from the dash, let alone multiple varieities.

So I was chagrined to find, when I got my new phone (T-Mobile Vibrant), that is used a different kind of USB connector. A micro, it seems, instead of a mini. I was cursing this fact, but apparently the micro is the future standard. So maybe in another two years, my dream of common chargers will be realized. Sigh.

2 comments:

  1. You'l have to let us know what yo think of he Vibrant.

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  2. It's pretty good, except for the GPS problem that Samsung has pledged to fix. I would prefer stock Android (no Samsung alleged enhancements) but that is minor. Performance is very good, almost never any lag, including rotating phone. Display is big and beautiful--it is weird how small my old phone looks. The horizontal keyboard is almost TOO big--a lot of real estate for my thumbs to cover. Internet access seems much faster, too--which you wouldn't think would be affected by the phone type (much anyway), but it seems blazing.

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