On 6/28/2012 8:47 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Some people go broke buying electronic toys and some people hoard too
much of their money to enjoy. Takes all kinds.
$1500 worth of disposable electronic gadgets is alot to some people and
nothing to others. To a typical middle class family in North America, it
shouldn't be alot.
Hey some people smoke and some people gamble and some buy too much
alcohol. I know some people that never have bills paid on time still
find a way to spend $30 on beer and cigarettes for a weekend yet
struggle to fill the car with gas to get to work or pay rent/mortgage.
They think I'm rich cause I have a bigger house and newer car and never
complain out loud about gas prices but I also don't spend $1500 a year
or more on booze and cigarettes.
On Jun 27, 6:06 am, email@example.com wrote:
A new standard for cell phones (I believe, driven by the Chinese
market of all places - we like to think of China as backward and
reactionary, but this is a legitimately good idea IMHO) is that the
charging connector is always a Micro USB connector. Also most phones
offer some USB connectivity options to a PC. So they're shipping not
with a wall wart with an integral cord with a Micro USB plug but
rather a wall wart with a USB A socket, a 12V lighter socket plug with
a USB A socket, and a USB A to Micro USB cord, that way the cord can
be used for all purposes. That recep would allow you to not have to
use the wall wart.
That said, I'm not real nuts about the idea because wouldn't that
recep be drawing a small amout of power all the time even if something
isn't plugged into it?
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That said, I'm not real nuts about the idea
because wouldn't that recep be drawing a
small amout of power all the time even if
something isn't plugged into it?
On Wed, 27 Jun 2012 05:06:53 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I stumbled across this by accident.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
They may already have these, but if not, having an Alarm Clock with
built in USB ports and the option of playing Mp3s off of your thumb
drive would be useful.
I hope soon we will all be able to carry our music around on a thumb
drive (no batteries to drain) and pop it into any player.
It's already possible - I do it. Finished ripping all my old CDs to
.mp3; thumb drive will play on my home stereo and car stereo, and the
files when copied to a micro SD card will also play on my cell phone.
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Apple devices -- iPhone, iPad, etc. come with power cords that have a USB
connector on one end and a connector for the particular device on the other.
I think the idea of the USB connector is so that you can charge them from
your computer or plug-in USB hub. But, it would be handy to plug these
devices into the wall for recharging rather than carry the charging block or
looking for a hub or computer. I usually leave the charging block at home
as it's just something else to take up space, leave behind in a hotel room
and to lose.
On Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:17:32 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Yeah, I know. I am not. :)
It is just that more USB ports for charging can be useful in more
places than you think.
I never considered buying a microwave for a USB port, but one that
would also play music from my flash drive might be a catchy option.
My Kill-A-Watt reads 0.00 Amps and 0.00 Watts with no device connected to
the Apple charging block. When I connect the iPad and turn it on, with a
fully charged battery, the readings are 122.1 volts, 0.07 Amps, 4 watts, 8
VA. Watts and Amps go back to 0.00 when the iPad is unplugged, so the
charger doesn't take much with nothing attached to it.
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