Too many Chargers

Quick roster of things that charge:

  • I have 5 laptops and only 2 of them are charged at all.
  • I have two Kindles that have been out of batteries for 6 months.
  • We share chargers in the kitchen because we have too many  iOS devices.
  • I got a Fitbit and an Up bracelet and I charged them each twice, ever. Confused about when to take them off for 8 hours too. e.g., if I want sleep and fitness tracking, then I can't ever charge!

I hope this iteration of smart watches, devices, etc. have some clever charging solutions too, because I am out of plugs and time.

Charging all these new devices is really a first-order problem, and whoever solves it will win the market. It shouldn't be an afterthought, or these things will sit in drawers like all the old devices do.

1 comment:

  1. I guess the first thought now when contemplating a device purchase is not cost, specs, or "what will it do for me?" It is: "where will I plug it in?"

    NASA solves this problem with solar cells and nuclear power packs. Too bad those solutions don't work on Earth.