Gadgets

May 21, 2012

Here’s Why Apple’s iPhone Chargers Are So Expensive

Share

Here’s the the question: you can charge an iPhone with any AC-to-USB adapter. So how does Apple get off charging $29 for theirs? Ken Shirriff took one completely apart to figure it out, and it turns out, Apple’s charger goes above and beyond what’s needed–it’s legitimately more complex and sturdier and more capable than other chargers. Upgrades include “super-strong AC prongs, and the complex over-temperature / over-voltage shutdown circuit,” as well as a bunch of hardware designed to keep electromagnetic interference to a minimum. Of course, the added hardware probably costs a dollar, and Apple sells it for $20 more than competitors, but still! Teardowns: so useful! [via @mattbuchanan]

Share





 
 

 
 

‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ scenes look fantastic as cinematic panoramas – The Verge

Forgot password? We’ll email you a reset link. If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead. Source Article from http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/18/6423051/star-trek-the...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

Batmobile hitches a ride on ‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon? – CNET

As fans might say, “this is the Falcon we deserve, but not the one we need right now.” Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET While candid photos and video keep leaking from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII&...
by Brian Montgomery
0

 
 
 

This is how die-hard ‘Star Wars’ fans do parenting – CNET

This is how you tell your kids about the prequels. You don’t! Fowl Language Comics When it comes to teaching kids about “Star Wars,” cartoonist Brian Gordon knows exactly what to do. Gordon runs the online com...
by Brian Montgomery
0