Don Marti

Sun 17 Apr 2005 08:33:51 PM PDT

Down with wall warts

Rich Sharples echoes Douglas Adams and writes, "My house is full of these little black umbilicals - every time I buy a new gadget - half of the box is taken up by the adapter and they are all different - every manufacturer of gadgets has a different adapter and they change them every time they change the model"

We already have a standard low-voltage power interface -- USB. Make phones, cameras, and portable music players charge from USB, and that means you're schlepping one transformer, for the laptop. Helps clean up the desk at home, too.