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A universal cellphone charger? Nice idea, even if years late

Personally, I must have a dozen chargers from cellphones of Christmas past. I hate throwing them away, even though I’ve yet to find them useful for anything else. So it was with great delight that I heard about attempts to establish — finally — an international standard for cellphone chargers that would prevent unnecessary duplication of electronic crap that ends up in landfills (though I heard Apple and its iPhone is the odd one out). Thankful, car manufacturers seem to have learned from this mess and, apparently, such a standard is accepted for the connectors/cables used to charge up electric cars.