Y-cable and USB-OTG: mutually exclusive

Stefan Schmidt stefan at openmoko.org
Tue Apr 29 15:12:07 CEST 2008


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.

And yes, I also heard that China has, or is planning, a law that
forces mobile phones to be chargeable via USB. I welcome this,
hopefully more countries to come.

Stefan Schmidt
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