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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Chargers (and their sockets)
by zima on Mon 21st May 2012 21:50 UTC
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Now, if only regulations about microUSB as the standard power socket were a bit more throughout, specifying this port on the device itself.

They way are are, allowing for an adapter,it's only somewhat better (and certainly doesn't preclude from the usual dramas with incompatibilities)

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