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2020-08-05 7:28:22 PM  
So, induction, then destruction?


Edwin Starr - War (What is it good for) + Lycris HQ!!
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2020-08-05 7:37:55 PM  
So wireless chargers require 21-22 watt*hours for a job that should take 14-15 watt*hours.

K.  It costs 1,400 watt*hours / hour to heat a mid-size room.  That's how much I care.
 
2020-08-05 7:57:22 PM  
I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?
 
2020-08-05 8:07:39 PM  

Nuuu: So wireless chargers require 21-22 watt*hours for a job that should take 14-15 watt*hours.

K.  It costs 1,400 watt*hours / hour to heat a mid-size room.  That's how much I care.


Yeah... and replacing incandescents with LEDs didn't make my AC any more efficient so LOL WHY BOTHER LOL
 
2020-08-05 8:07:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Not one.
 
2020-08-05 8:10:57 PM  
Now that I have the crenelations and parapet complete, the murder holes fully provisioned and my 5G towers up and powered.

I will kill you all, feast on your bones,  and enslave your children.

That is how much I care.

Now that I really think about it. My plan sounds a bit overly ambitious .
I think I'll just crack a beer and start cooking dinner.
Maybe a shower before bed.
 
2020-08-05 8:43:15 PM  

NateAsbestos: Nuuu: So wireless chargers require 21-22 watt*hours for a job that should take 14-15 watt*hours.

K.  It costs 1,400 watt*hours / hour to heat a mid-size room.  That's how much I care.

Yeah... and replacing incandescents with LEDs didn't make my AC any more efficient so LOL WHY BOTHER LOL


Even several years ago, a 60 watt incandescent could be replaced by a 7-10 watt LED.  That's a 600% difference, proportionally, at a minimum.  This link is about a 50% difference, proportionally.  And it's not a 50% difference in kilowatts.  This is a quantum of energy you could conceivably generate on a treadmill at the gym.
 
2020-08-05 8:44:22 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Definitely more of a convenience.  I hope Apple doesn't start a wireless only movement either.

But I would say if you try to hold out and keep phones aa long as possible like I do, the port can become a problem. My last LG was getting hard to charge by wire before it just blowed-up.

And I have a couple pads that use that older adapter plug but will charge my current phone just fine. So I did not have to swap out all my cords.

Also if I'm half asleep and grab the phone to catch a call, I'm not yanking a cord at the port or knocking shiat over in the rush.

I still charge with a wired connection most of the time. But I leave it on a pad over night.
 
2020-08-05 8:54:35 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


But it's WIRELESS!!!

Yeah, I don't get it, either.
 
2020-08-05 9:17:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


I'd guess it makes people more likely to interrupt a charging cycle temporarily by picking up their phone, which means more charging cycles, which means the battery dies an order of magnitude faster and people buy newer models at a higher rate due to unreplaceable batteries.

That's probably the real reason. The marketed reason will be "waterproofing."
 
2020-08-05 9:47:52 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


I like to still have my head set plugged in so I can chat or listen to music while it's on the charger. That way I don't have to be patient and wait until it's fully charged or have to take it off the charger for a call since my ears do not like AirPods.
 
2020-08-05 10:16:38 PM  

wejash: Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?

Definitely more of a convenience.  I hope Apple doesn't start a wireless only movement either.

But I would say if you try to hold out and keep phones aa long as possible like I do, the port can become a problem. My last LG was getting hard to charge by wire before it just blowed-up.

And I have a couple pads that use that older adapter plug but will charge my current phone just fine. So I did not have to swap out all my cords.

Also if I'm half asleep and grab the phone to catch a call, I'm not yanking a cord at the port or knocking shiat over in the rush.

I still charge with a wired connection most of the time. But I leave it on a pad over night.


See now, for me, having it plugged in is the only way I can find it without my glasses on after I knock it off the night stand when the alarm goes off in the morning.
 
2020-08-05 11:53:10 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


I've been rather underwhelmed with the charging pad I got for the house (samsung) it seems to not work as well with my case, but the one for the car (iottie) is freakin awesome and in over a year hasnt had a problem or slowed down.
One thing i do like about wireless chargers is that now i dont have to buy another cord every few months when for whatever reason it wont charge anymore.
 
2020-08-05 11:53:12 PM  
I'd rather not have to send in my cellphone in for a repair to the charging port when it wears out or is broken. Wireless charging works fine even if it costs a few nickels a month.
 
2020-08-05 11:54:29 PM  
I wish he would've tested phone to phone wireless charging as well but I know that wasn't the point of the article.  I just always think when I see those commercials that it's got to be a hugely inefficient way to charge a phone wirelessly from another phone.
 
2020-08-05 11:59:10 PM  

wejash: But I would say if you try to hold out and keep phones aa long as possible like I do, the port can become a problem.


Your phone takes AA? Are you a wizaard?
 
2020-08-06 12:04:03 AM  
The Qi charger for my Nexus 7 tablet was nice until it suddenly stopped working. It'll be a while before I shell out any extra clams to get a device that supports wireless charging.
 
2020-08-06 12:04:55 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Well, you can't use it while it's charging, it gets hotter, it requires a new adapter and cables, and it's pretty finicky.

Oh, you said advantages. Almost none.
 
2020-08-06 12:06:23 AM  

NateAsbestos: Nuuu: So wireless chargers require 21-22 watt*hours for a job that should take 14-15 watt*hours.

K.  It costs 1,400 watt*hours / hour to heat a mid-size room.  That's how much I care.

Yeah... and replacing incandescents with LEDs didn't make my AC any more efficient so LOL WHY BOTHER LOL


The difference is the equivalent of running a small air conditioner for 20 seconds.
 
2020-08-06 12:06:38 AM  

LordOfThePings: wejash: But I would say if you try to hold out and keep phones aa long as possible like I do, the port can become a problem.

Your phone takes AA? Are you a wizaard?


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When I was a kid, I had toy walkie-talkies shaped like "modern" mobile phones. The key pad was a single piece of plastic. And yes, those used AAs.
 
2020-08-06 12:08:36 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Only if you happen to break the USB port then you have a backup. My son's Note has the moisture in USB port error so it can only charge over wireless.
 
2020-08-06 12:09:43 AM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: I'd rather not have to send in my cellphone in for a repair to the charging port when it wears out or is broken. Wireless charging works fine even if it costs a few nickels a month.


At the average electricity cost for the United States its roughly 3 cents per month extra to charge your phone.

This is truly an existential crisis.
 
2020-08-06 12:11:21 AM  

Nuuu: NateAsbestos: Nuuu: So wireless chargers require 21-22 watt*hours for a job that should take 14-15 watt*hours.

K.  It costs 1,400 watt*hours / hour to heat a mid-size room.  That's how much I care.

Yeah... and replacing incandescents with LEDs didn't make my AC any more efficient so LOL WHY BOTHER LOL

Even several years ago, a 60 watt incandescent could be replaced by a 7-10 watt LED.  That's a 600% difference, proportionally, at a minimum.  This link is about a 50% difference, proportionally.  And it's not a 50% difference in kilowatts.  This is a quantum of energy you could conceivably generate on a treadmill at the gym.


Replacing CRT with LCD, LED, etc is also huge for monitors and TVs. Getting an energy efficient heating or AC unit, even fridge are all substantial. Getting a smart thermostat pays itself in savings and saved a massive amount of energy. Lightbulbs as you mentioned each one you replace is a great energy saver.

By the time wireless charging matters, your other ducks sold be in a row. Otherwise you're throwing away hundreds or thousands of watt hours, which makes saving up 8 whole watt hours kind of moot.

\But I also don't get the draw or benefit to using workers charging in the first place. A quick enough charge is good enough.
 
2020-08-06 12:23:30 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Well, my current phone can no longer charge through the port. It is over 3 years old and hasn't been able to charge through a wire for about a year. The phone I replaced it with also had a very twitchy charging port that only worked when set in a certain position and not bumped.
Replacing a phone is around $500, so my experience of using a wireless charger is saving me about $250/yr - ro to translate to number of 'charges' 625,000 overnight charges (I typically have 50% power when I plug in, so I lose about 4 watt/hrs of heat each night which costs me 0.04 pennies each night - so in the end it costs me 15 cents worth of electricity each year to eliminate the need to buy another $500 phone)
 
2020-08-06 12:26:39 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


It's a dick waving contest.

"Look, look. I can just leave my phone on the charger and it charges!"

I work at an elementary school. The kids who find it useful are the kids who are always misplacing their charging cables.

Myself I bought

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32892​1​86169.html

(The model with 2 micro USB connectors, an iPhone connector, and a USB-C connector). I just leave it permanently plugged into the wall with that and if someone comes by and their phone needs charged (one of my nieces is notorious for this) bam.

I bought two of them for my parents because their grandkids (my nieces and nephew) like to stop by there for the day and go "Oh, crap. My phone's at 12% and I don't have my charger."
 
2020-08-06 12:26:43 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


I can't speak for anyone else, but here's why I like wireless charging:
- Over time using a cable seems to make the cable and phone no longer mate properly.  Sometimes it's the cable connector that gets messed up, sometimes it's on the phone side.  Things just loosen up, and suddenly I have to have the cable plugged in just so or it doesn't charge.  Sometimes it's just repeated use that causes it, sometimes it's the cable getting yanked and doing damage.
- As others said, I have my phone in a wireless cradle on my desk, so I can pick it up and put it down quite a few times an hour, and with a wireless cradle it requires no attention or thought, it's effortless.  Having to unplug and replug it isn't a big deal, but it's something.
- When I do use a cable, and unplug often the cable skitters away and onto the floor from the gravity of the cable, it's annoying.  So then I have to put something on the cable to stop it doing that.
- Some battery packs now have wireless pads built in, so then you can just put your phone on it and it charges, no cable at all -- wasteful of electrons, to be sure, but nice

I mean, it's not that big a deal, if it never existed as something we could do I'd be fine, but I'd be lying if I said wireless charging didn't ever so slightly make my day a little easier.
 
2020-08-06 12:28:23 AM  

el_pilgrim: Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?

I've been rather underwhelmed with the charging pad I got for the house (samsung) it seems to not work as well with my case, but the one for the car (iottie) is freakin awesome and in over a year hasnt had a problem or slowed down.
One thing i do like about wireless chargers is that now i dont have to buy another cord every few months when for whatever reason it wont charge anymore.


Cant make this stuff up. Speaking of crappy charging cords, my wife just went to plug in our sons tablet and gave a big yelp. No kidding just 30 min after my post we have this:
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This cord was not plugged into a device, only the charging block when this happened.
Yes i am throwing away the block as well.
 
2020-08-06 12:35:07 AM  

el_pilgrim: el_pilgrim: Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?

I've been rather underwhelmed with the charging pad I got for the house (samsung) it seems to not work as well with my case, but the one for the car (iottie) is freakin awesome and in over a year hasnt had a problem or slowed down.
One thing i do like about wireless chargers is that now i dont have to buy another cord every few months when for whatever reason it wont charge anymore.

Cant make this stuff up. Speaking of crappy charging cords, my wife just went to plug in our sons tablet and gave a big yelp. No kidding just 30 min after my post we have this:
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This cord was not plugged into a device, only the charging block when this happened.
Yes i am throwing away the block as well.


Phone the company.

I used to do phone support for a certain tech company that does phones, etc. It's a safety first issue. They'll give you a new charger.
 
2020-08-06 12:36:36 AM  
Wireless chargers require 21-22 watt*hours for a job that should take 14-15 watt*hours. That is about 7 watts when charging from zero. Let's say that an average user only uses 5/7 of a full battery in a day so that we can use a nice round number of 5 watt/hrs per phone per day (if in fact nobody ever used a wire again).

There are almost 3 billion active smartphones now so the worst case scenario of switching from cabled to wireless charging for the whole flipping world is 15 million KWhr per day, or about $1.5 million dollars per day of electricity. This extra electrical demand can be met by building a single power plant for the entire world (a typical coal power plant generates 12 million KWhr per day).
 
2020-08-06 12:41:05 AM  

koder: I'd guess it makes people more likely to interrupt a charging cycle temporarily by picking up their phone, which means more charging cycles, which means the battery dies an order of magnitude faster and people buy newer models at a higher rate due to unreplaceable batteries.

That's probably the real reason. The marketed reason will be "waterproofing."


Modern batteries don't have that problem. NiMH is sooo 2005.
 
2020-08-06 12:41:28 AM  
It is funny to see how many people give 2 sh*ts about the extra energy used on an inefficient wireless charger.
I though the general Fark continuum was concerned about lower carbon emissions and being as green and Earth conscious as possible.
 
2020-08-06 12:48:15 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Vehicles are starting to come with wireless charging pads. That can be handy.

Less ports = less water intrusion vectors. My Samsung Smart Watch can only be charged via wireless and it has no other ports. Allows it be waterproof to a certain extent.
 
2020-08-06 12:49:35 AM  

NateAsbestos: Benevolent Misanthrope: Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?

Not one.


In fact, I have my phone charging as it is in my hand and I'm on Fark. So I would say theres a distinct DISadvantage
 
2020-08-06 12:52:21 AM  
I don't want a wireless charging phone.  Here are the reasons, in no particular order.

A:  I use the cable to track it in the dark.

B: I prefer to have my phone in different positions while it's charging; it's not uncommon for me to be laying down using it.

C:  I will always want to have a plug for the car.  My wife hates the sound degradation of Bluetooth (which I can't hear, myself; I can hear differences in treble/bass/etc, but that's just based on mixers).  More importantly, I want to be able to charge in the car.

D:  I don't want to have a surface in a room that I can't set things on even temporarily.  The place my phone currently goes is shared with my glasses, TV remote, Fire remote, and sometimes a drink.

E:  I think efficiency would go down even further once my phone is in a heavy duty rubber and plastic case like Lifeproof or Otterbox - if it even worked in the first place.  As someone who drops their phone regularly, this is something I need.

Power usage is down at F.

/I have an iPhone 6SE.
//Clearly, I'm no longer on the cutting edge of technology.
 
2020-08-06 12:57:58 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


And you can still use your device when it's plugged in.
 
2020-08-06 1:17:43 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


I use phone covers with a dust cover to the charging port, from past experience where the charging port/socket/whatever clogs up over time without it. But this makes it less convenient to charge. With the wireless charging dock on the desk when it not using the phone I just set it down there.

On a related note - my previous phone didn't have wireless charging and I eventually got locked out of the phone due to damage to the charging socket, so like having the option to wirelessly charge it.

It's not necessary, but I find it convenient.
 
2020-08-06 1:28:03 AM  
Wireless power is dumb.
 
2020-08-06 1:48:11 AM  
I'm still working off the energy I saved by replacing the 1600W TV with one that uses 200W. I think I'm good to put my phone on the wireless charger when I'm sleeping.

It charges through an Otterbox Defender, so it's probably even using more extra Wh.
 
2020-08-06 1:51:28 AM  
My note 5 charger port became finicky. Ended up farking melting.

I very much prefer wireless.

Many of us have jobs that require an absurd amount of phone use, its simply too much charger port play, asking for trouble.

There's also a ton of projection going on in this thread. Sheesh.
 
2020-08-06 2:04:49 AM  

wejash: Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?

Definitely more of a convenience.  I hope Apple doesn't start a wireless only movement either.

But I would say if you try to hold out and keep phones aa long as possible like I do, the port can become a problem. My last LG was getting hard to charge by wire before it just blowed-up.

And I have a couple pads that use that older adapter plug but will charge my current phone just fine. So I did not have to swap out all my cords.

Also if I'm half asleep and grab the phone to catch a call, I'm not yanking a cord at the port or knocking shiat over in the rush.

I still charge with a wired connection most of the time. But I leave it on a pad over night.


Connectors can be replaced, which I've done. It's a bit of a chore, but no phone is dying on ME, dammit. It's over when I say it's over.
 
2020-08-06 2:11:02 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: It is funny to see how many people give 2 sh*ts about the extra energy used on an inefficient wireless charger.
I though the general Fark continuum was concerned about lower carbon emissions and being as green and Earth conscious as possible.


Just like the two major political parties, "It's okay when we do it.".
 
2020-08-06 2:32:47 AM  
Wireless charging is slower, and thus prolongs battery life.

Quick charging using a cable greatly reduces battery life compared to the standard inductive charger. That, and the phone is less likely to be damaged by plugging and unplugging the cable.

I have grown very fond of my wireless chargers. Give them a try. I think you'll like them too.
 
2020-08-06 2:43:39 AM  
Now I know some of you are going to say "Yeah, AgentKGB. That's exactly what I need. A phone charger that charges 4 phones at once and is made of 100% Chinesium. That way the angry pixies can burn their way out and set my Saskatchewan socket set on fire."

I've had mine a couple of years. It is skookum as fark.
 
2020-08-06 3:05:18 AM  

FarkingSmurf: I wish he would've tested phone to phone wireless charging as well but I know that wasn't the point of the article.  I just always think when I see those commercials that it's got to be a hugely inefficient way to charge a phone wirelessly from another phone.


Yes, for sure that's inefficient, but I recently spent a night where I had forgotten a wireless charging pad for my smartwatch (I didn't think I'd like it, but it turns out I do). I was able to charge the watch overnight via this power sharing feature while the phone was plugged in via USB-C. My last phone had problems with the charging port, so having this capability in my new phone is turning out to be rather convenient, if a bit inefficient. I can see a case where friends/lovers/relatives are together and one phone has a broken port and the second phone can act as the charging dock. In the moment, it can feel like a godsend, even though we rarely really need our cell phones on at all times.
 
2020-08-06 3:24:20 AM  

FarkingSmurf: I wish he would've tested phone to phone wireless charging as well but I know that wasn't the point of the article.  I just always think when I see those commercials that it's got to be a hugely inefficient way to charge a phone wirelessly from another phone.


Device to device charging isn't really intended to be a regular charging method. It is more about having a backup option if you run run out of battery and can't properly charge it.

And it can be a godsend when it is needed.
 
2020-08-06 4:18:29 AM  

madgonad: koder: I'd guess it makes people more likely to interrupt a charging cycle temporarily by picking up their phone, which means more charging cycles, which means the battery dies an order of magnitude faster and people buy newer models at a higher rate due to unreplaceable batteries.

That's probably the real reason. The marketed reason will be "waterproofing."

Modern batteries don't have that problem. NiMH is sooo 2005.


Unrelated to phones, I have Eneloops from '07 that work as if they are new. Lithium rechargeable typically looses 50% capacity after 5 years even without usage. NiMh and NiCd both got bad reputations from the dumb chargers they were forgiving of and too often paired with. Lithium batteries' propensity to catch fire ensures that they always get smart chargers.
 
2020-08-06 4:46:12 AM  
Had a wireless charger a while back, 5V, 1A input, 5V, 0.5A output. Scoffed at how inefficient they were  but didn't care too much because it was such a miniscule amount of power.

Then read this article and it starts off saying it's much worse when it's not aligned. Thought, "wow, even less than 50% efficient?"

No, 55% efficient was the worst case scenario they could get, and 66% efficient was more likely.

So eh, article actually makes them out to be better than my knowledge of them.

My TV (200W), in three minutes, uses as much power as the power lost to inefficiency in the article (10Wh).

/I only used it for a week then went back to cable
//It's easier to feel around for a cable then fark around with making sure it's on properly
///And my one had a goddamn light, A LIGHT. It was red when it was charging, and when it was fully charged it blasted me in my sleeping face with green light, immediately waking me up
 
2020-08-06 4:52:19 AM  
If everyone in the world switched to wireless charging, it would have a measurable impact on the global power grid.

Lies, if everyone in the world switched to wireless charging, it would consume a large number, but it wouldn't have a measurable impact on the global power grid.

Switching ONE incandescent lightbulb (60W) to LED (10W) would offset the efficiency loss of five wireless 0-100% charges in a household PER HOUR of it running.
 
2020-08-06 6:11:51 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I don't understand the advantage of wireless charging. It needs a wire, to the pad. It takes less than a second to plug my phone in.

Am I missing something?  Is there some great advantage to wireless charging that I haven't realized?


Damaged phone ports from kids, pets, and you . What made me like mine was that on drunk nights I could just plop my phone down without fumbling with that cable. Apple had the right idea with MagSafe charging, but didn't feel the need to add it to phones or the newer MacBooks.
This is a $15 3rd party adapter
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2020-08-06 6:15:27 AM  
Are they taking into account the number of cords I have to go through because the guy part invariably bends and it no longer charges unless I get it juuuuust right?
 
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