Even though smartphones are a constant element in life for many people, they may not be considered to be the most vital thing for many people. Of course, this is an opinion that very quickly changes when the battery in the mobile phone goes dead. It used to be that we had to agree to make plans because we had no way of contacting people once we or they were out and about.
In recent times, there has been a reversion to this state of affairs because no one can be too confident that their mobile phone will remain charged for the duration that they are out.
It is fantastic that modern smartphones are offering so many options and apps for people but the problem comes with the fact that all of these games and apps drain the battery very quickly. These apps helps us to have fun, to do more work or to find out where we are supposed to be going but there is a big problem in the fact that the batter runs out so quickly.
There is also the fact that smartphone batteries and charger points are all different which makes it even harder to have your phone back to full power unless you remember to bring your own battery charger out with you, and this isn’t something that most people will be happy or comfortable with doing on a standard day or night out.
European Parliament is discussing phones
The element of different battery chargers are used by different is a topic that is currently up for debate in the European Parliament. There is a vote taking place to say whether there should be a universal phone charger which all major phone companies have to comply with. This won’t be an ideal solution but it will be a step in the right direction as it should make it easier for people to find a charger that is right for their needs.
The fact that every phone and has its own unique style is a positive and negative thing for many people. There is a lot to be said for having a phone with a unique style as people like being unique and having something that is all about them. However, there is also a lot to be said for having something that is universally available. The shape and style of a smartphone may say a lot about the owner but when you have no battery power, the look and appearance of the phone isn’t much consolation to you.
Think about your phone
There is always a need for people to think about their phone when buying accessories. Whether someone is looking to pick up a spare battery charger or they are keen to pick up a personalised phone cover, there is a need to make sure that it is the right make and model for their phone. If it isn’t, it has to be exchanged because there is no point in holding on to a charger or phone cover that is not right for your phone.
This is why impulse purchases are not always the best when it comes to looking out for your phone. If you are keen to get the most from your phone, you will have to make sure that you know your make and model or you may find that you make an expensive mistake.
If the European Parliament does vote that every mobile phone firm has to start producing a universal phone charger, it will change the industry. It is likely going to be an excuse for all of the firms to place their prices up, stating the increased cost and excess stock of chargers that they are not supposed to sell any more.
It is easy to see why many people will be cynical about this style of change but over time, it can only be hoped that a universal phone charger makes life a lot simpler for people. It can also be hoped that there are increased opportunities for people to charge their phones in more public places. There may not be a solution to the fact that smartphones come in all shapes and sizes but the days of having a variety of smartphone chargers in your house may be coming to an end.
Andrew Reilly is a freelance writer with a focus on news stories and consumer interest articles. He has been writing professional for 8 years but has been writing for as long as he can care to remember. When Andrew isn’t sat behind a laptop or researching a story, he will be found watching a gig or a game of football.