Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 21:12 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Disassembling Apple's diminutive inch-cube iPhone charger reveals a technologically advanced flyback switching power supply that goes beyond the typical charger. It simply takes AC input (anything between 100 and 240 volts) and produce 5 watts of smooth 5 volt power, but the circuit to do this is surprisingly complex and innovative." Quite fascinating, although I'm not sure just how much the mentioned advantages really matter beyond bragging rights.
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Ripoff piece of common tech
by RawMustard on Tue 22nd May 2012 04:46 UTC
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There are millions of these produced everyday. They're in every CFL light globe you buy. They're also in the new LED lights you can buy these days. You can also get the the circuit from a multitude of online suppliers for less than a couple of bucks. So why are they so expensive? Because soon as you put a picture of an apple with a bite taken out of it on it, you can times the cost by fifty!

So what's so "technologically advanced" about it?

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