GUEST OPINION: The recent Zero Emissions Day (21 September) marked the day for us to reflect on what we can better do to reduce harmful carbon emissions and find more sustainable solutions in our ways of life.
The European Commission has proposed that all wired digital devices should have USB-C as a common port for charging and also asked companies to standardise on fast charging technology.
GaN is gallium nitride technology, and it is primarily used to make laptop and phone chargers smaller and more powerful, and while I've seen some crowdfunding projects promote them, Belkin seems to be first to bring them to major retail stores in Australia, with two new models.
OPPO won't actually sell any of its phones on its brand new online store, presumably to preserve relationships with its retail partners, but you can buy its headsets, cases, chargers, power banks, cables and adapters online.
Smartphone manufacturer Vivo Mobile has joined the mobile telecommunications industry’s recycling program – MobileMuster – joining Australia’s major mobile handset manufacturers and network providers who work in collaboration to provide a free national recycling program to their customers.
Australian Crowne Plaza hotels boast being "the first hotel network to install Tesla Destination Chargers at all of their properties across Australasia, connecting 12 properties with cutting-edge technology for a growing customer segment."
Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, has launched a new funding option that it says gives Australian campaign owners the ability to run their campaigns in Australian dollars.
Apple today announced a power adaptor recycling program following a spate of reported iPhone electrocutions.
Apple has added a page to its Chinese website dedicated exclusively to informing consumers about its chargers, after one woman was killed and another put into a coma from third-party accessories.
CORRECTION: A spokesperson from Ambulance NSW has confirmed the incident was related to mental health and no electric shock occurred.
A 30 year old Chinese man has fallen into a coma after being shocked while charging his iPhone.
Relatives of a 23-year-old woman from northwest China have claimed she died after being electrocuted by her iPhone charger.
Belkin claims to be first to market with accessories for the Lightning connector used on the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and the latest iPad and iPod touch.
So you've been using your smartphone more heavily than usual, and the battery is running low. If you don't carry a charger (and who does?) how are you going to top up?
UK mobile operator Orange in conjunction with renewable energy company GotWind has come up with a novel way to charge a mobile phone in the absence of conventional power sources.
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