Standardization of mobile accessories

LocalCircles had conducted this poll recently. One of the big issues we have is different type of accessories for different products made by same company.

Case in point apple. Different charger for mobile tablet and laptop just so apple can sell more items

Today europe has made progress and now all smartphones and tablets would have to use a common charger under a provisional European Union agreement clinched on Tuesday.

The plan would force all companies -- most notably Apple Inc. -- to make phones, tablets, e-readers and digital cameras to use the USB-C charger, negotiators announced.

Can LocalCircles escalate this in India. Can members share their POV on this and if they support this. more  

View all 13 comments Below 13 comments
This is a common ploy. I feel that like pen drive and other external drives, chargers and all other accessories should be common and the outlet also same. Both apple and other manufacturers should have identical options. more  
The manufacturer of the smartphones and Tablets or Laptops - do not manufacture the charger. They get is specially manufactured by their Vendors - depending on business demands and business conditions of both of them. None of them protects the business of the other. 2nd point to note is that the wattage, current rating, heat dissipation requirement are not same for all chargers. The battery used are also different in each of them. If Govt starts dictating the business - why not they start manufacturing all of the products ? Govt can only dictate safety and health standards. Govt can dictate fair business laws. When Govt buy something - they can dictate the specification. more  
Madam, In order that a product to be what it should be, the starting point can't be what Europe or America have done. It is the affordability, convenience and technical feasibility that should be guiding factors. If a single universal charger of certain wattage is suitable for charging gadgets of varying power consumption for the same unit of time, it must be provided to the customers, provided the cost of such charger is unduly more than individual chargers. Not all people can afford a variety of gadgets and most have only one or so. This is best left to the technically competent companies in the market. In fact, such a product is technically and economically feasible, some enterprise will produce and market it. more  
I feel all the smart phones should have same charger and the tablets or I Pads should have different chargers. As regards standardisation, I don't feel it would be difficult. more  
I agree, to address the issue of environment being loaded with electronic waste. Case in point is Apple, who have different charges for every unique device, while their technologies are environmentally friendly, such as solid state hard disk, with power requirement being minimum. Also the iphones are more compact than Android phones. However, on the flip side, Apple's products require different softwares bundled with the main device. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Unemployment for graduates at 29.1%

      As a country we may miss the demographic dividend bus as we can't find employment for the young. Please note the following: Unemployment for 19-29 with a graduate degree, at 29.1% &...

      By RN Chopra
    • Home Loans too expensive need action

      ‘From soaring interest rates to lengthy tenures. HomeLoans, have become very expensive lately. • Home Loan: ₹50 Lakh - Tenure: 180 months - Interest Rate: 7% -...

      By Darshan Rao
    • Railways services in India

      The railways minister in India is trying to seek feedback. However given that what his staff must have done to prep or place people plus minister coming himself puts people in awkward position to n...

      By Ajay Dutta
    • Robo and Pesky Calls

      The robo and pesky calls situation is fast crossing all limits

      By Vijaya Nair
    • Covid concerns rising again

      New XBB.1.16 or Arcturus variant has now been detected in at least 12 countries. Highest cases in India followed by the US, Brunei, Singapore and the UK. In India, there is ...

      By Nikita Goyal
    • Cash Transaction cases that likely generate income tax notice

      Income Tax Notice is likely to come to you on these 5 Cash Transactions. So avoid them. 1. Bank Fixed Deposit: Cash deposit in bank FD should not exceed Rs 10 lakh. The Centr...

      By Aditi Jain
    • Banking Crisis and India

      The silicon valley bank and 2 other banks in the US failed yesterday and shares of most regional banks fell 15-50%. Today credit suisse declared there is a problem with their 2021 and 20...

      By Rajesh Suri
    • Giving farmers their due

      Onion Wholesale price (Feb 28) ~Delhi Rs 11/Kg ~Chandigarh Rs 14.50/Kg ~Nashik Rs 7.65/Kg ~Patna Rs 15/Kg Retail price (Feb 28) ~New Delhi Rs 27/Kg ...

      By Sarbvir Singh
    • Children at risk of co-infection of H3N2 and Covid

      Many doctors in India are suspecting co-infection of H3N2 & Covid, so they’re testing all H3N2 +ve people for Covid Adenovirus is causing ARDS in young children & more than...

      By Vikram Gupta
    • Lots of Cyberfrauds through matrimonial websites/apps

      Lots of Cyber frauds are happening through matrimonial websites. Such cases reported almost every month. 2) Both men & women are victims in matrimonial fraud cases. In 2022, DCW issued notice...

      By Sudesh Rai
    • Data protection bill

      So recently I learned that a rival hospital In Gurugram m had bribed the receptionist to click pictures of the registration screen of every patient. The patient would get a call from the other hosp...

      By Radha Kadam
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)