Y-cable and USB-OTG: mutually exclusive

Stefan Schmidt stefan at openmoko.org
Tue Apr 29 15:20:21 CEST 2008


On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 15:12, Stefan Schmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 14:57, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> > On Tuesday 29 April 2008 12:14:32 Joerg Reisenweber wrote:
> > [...]
> > > So we're back again to my lovely little coax ;-) Much smaller than 2nd
> > > micro-USB, much simpler, many many compliant chargers out there.
> > 
> > That's irony, right? It's oh-so-good that after years of an increasing amount 
> > of non-compatible wall warts, manufacturers finally stopped doing that. You 
> > don't really want to go back, do you?
> I could not have said it better.
> Carrying around so many different chargers just because every device
> means it needs a special one is stupid. At the moment I'm able to
> charge 6 different mobile phones, a BT GPS mouse and a BT headset with
> one USB charger.

Some more notes from a quick local discussion:

o Charging with USB means you can use a *standard* USB cable to charge
  it from a computer. How often did you forgot your charger at home
  when traveling?

o It also means you have *one* cable for both, power and data. We
  should simplify stuff, right? ;)

Stefan Schmidt
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