Anyone who has a smart phone knows the feeling. The battery starts dipping to below 20 per cent charge. You think you can stretch things out but the meter continues to dip as your day wears on and a charger is out of sight.
Now your battery indicator is flashing red...the phone is nearly running on the battery acid’s fumes. Any second now, that beep alerting you of your phone’s impending shut-down will stop mid-tone as the screen fades to black.
Panicking, you ask around – at work, school, a friend’s place – for a charger. Unfortunately, their Samsung plug won’t jive with your iPhone.
Wouldn’t it be nice if smartphone chargers used a standard plug?
Yes – and it appears the Europeans get it.