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What Europe's push to simplify chargers means for you

By Chris Velazco

10 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The EU is set to make USB Type C chargers mandatory for most electronic devices. WaPo explains how this will affect users even outside the EU.

My phone uses a different charging cable than my laptop, which uses a different cable than my PC's keyboard, which - for some reason - uses the same charging cable as my toothbrush.

In other words, my life is maddeningly full of cords. And I'm not the only one.

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