T-Mobile Goes USB Charger Happy, Energy Efficient

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It’s been almost 3 weeks since we first brought you news of T-Mobile and their featured USB chargers. Beginning today, T-Mobile is starting their PR push showing off their collection of efficient, fast-charging, neat-and-organized and capable of charging more than one device at once Micro-USB charging options. These new offerings are capable of charging devices anywhere from 20%-50% faster than the standard, included in your box boring manufacturer made charger. Take a look at the full details below:

? Fast and Energy Efficient: All three Micro USB Chargers provide customers with a faster charge time – charging phones at least 20% faster and up to 50% faster than standard chargers (depending on the phone). The chargers also feature a high-efficiency LED, which activates when the charger is plugged into a power source, reminding customers that the charger is still in use – providing a visual prompt to unplug chargers when not in use. The Micro USB Wall Charger and Micro USB 2 in 1 charger have a Level 5 Energy Star rating – the highest rating for consumer electronics.
? Convenient: The Micro USB Chargers feature an extra USB port, allowing customers to charge other electronic devices using the same charger, such as an MP3 player, Bluetooth headset or digital camera. Having one charger compatible with many electronic devices eliminates the need for additional cords and equipment when traveling.
? Neat and Tidy: The Micro USB Chargers provide users with a neat and tidy cord management solution. All Micro USB Chargers have a channel that allows the cord to be wound around and contained with a small clip while not in use. In addition to keeping things neat, the design helps preserve the life of the charger, by reducing the stress on the charger cord.
? Fast and Energy Efficient: All three Micro USB Chargers provide customers with a faster charge time – charging phones at least 20% faster and up to 50% faster than standard chargers (depending on the phone). The chargers also feature a high-efficiency LED, which activates when the charger is plugged into a power source, reminding customers that the charger is still in use – providing a visual prompt to unplug chargers when not in use. The Micro USB Wall Charger and Micro USB 2 in 1 charger have a Level 5 Energy Star rating – the highest rating for consumer electronics.
? Convenient: The Micro USB Chargers feature an extra USB port, allowing customers to charge other electronic devices using the same charger, such as an MP3 player, Bluetooth headset or digital camera. Having one charger compatible with many electronic devices eliminates the need for additional cords and equipment when traveling.
? Neat and Tidy: The Micro USB Chargers provide users with a neat and tidy cord management solution. All Micro USB Chargers have a channel that allows the cord to be wound around and contained with a small clip while not in use. In addition to keeping things neat, the design helps preserve the life of the charger, by reducing the stress on the charger cord.
Sounds good right? Nobody will complain about carrying around one less charger that works faster and organizes better. Good job Tmo.

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  • J-Hop2o6

    sounds good.. i like that 2-in-1 option

  • Max

    New phones please!!!

  • jmts80

    I like the retractable cords :)

    • kai

      its not retractable….its just wound around…..retractable would’ve been even better….i still don’t see whats so different about these unless theyre having every phone come out with a micro usb port.

      • 2FR35H

        Thats more than likely their plan… haven’t you read the story on how t-mobile wants to eliminate the confusion and shiit by having them universal.

      • spline9

        Per wikipedia on USB: “As of January 30, 2009 Micro-USB has been accepted by almost all cell phone manufacturers as the standard charging port (including Apple, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Research In Motion) in the EU and most of the world. Worldwide conversion to the new cellphone charging standard is expected to be completed between 2010 to 2012.”
        It’s about time we had a standard on these things…

        I actually have to disagree about retractable cords being better. I have had many devices with retractable cables and what-not only to have the retracting mechanism fail quite quickly. This manual-wind has no moving parts to break and therefore will last much longer.

  • Robert

    Nice to put an extra USB port on there for charging 2 devices at once… I like that!

  • timmyjoe42

    $30 and $40? Really? You can get cheap crappy ones on ebay for $4 delivered.

    • spline9

      Yeah, its a bit much. Although, I’ve owned one of those cheap car chargers and it failed on me… the connector became loose and would disconnect intermittently, killing my phone’s battery in the process. I’m not trusting another cheap charger anymore but I think T-Mo can do better than gouge us on these. I’d be more willing to pay $20-$30 considering the very welcome extra port on the charger.

  • Bobert

    Wow gee thanks TMO. Notice how this stuu ff gets cheaper in quality yet more expensive?

  • fort

    That’s great but I sick of having a good phone but poor 3g. I’m using the Nexus one and my bud has the HTC incredible. We both are working in the same building he showing killer 3g and I’m on edge. Then some Iphone user walk in and he’s on 3g. T-Mobile need to get on the ball here. I’ve been loyal for 8 years and I’m losing faith. When 3g is good it’s real good but when it’s weak it’s really BAD.

  • DCT

    Will this work with the N900?

    • Flac0

      will work with any micro usb charging phone

  • David

    the htch hd has the newer charger with a usb wall charger and charges so fast compared to my g1 standard charger…i can have 50% on my hd2 and plug charger in and within 45 mins it can be done and 100%

    • David

      meant to say htc hd2 sorry for misspelling***

  • David

    meant to say htc hd2 sorry the misspelling***

  • raholco

    Actually saw these critters at my local T-Mobile corporate store.

    Bad news, bunkies: These have the same mAH ratings as your standard HTC chargers (1000 mAH)-so the claim of being ‘faster’ are very suspect. Now, whether or not they are like the super-green Nokia charger for the N900 (which kicks out 1200 mAH) is anybody’s guess.

  • redwoodflyer

    Or, with the $37 I save by buying one on eBay, I could buy ~370 kWh of electricity…enough to leave the cheaper charger plugged in in “vampire mode” for 8.41 years – not to mention I don’t have to sit there watching the LED like a hawk and worry about plugging something in and out again in the middle of the night! (math: 370 kWh/5 watt draw idle draw, a VERY generous estimate = 74,000 hours/24 hours in a day = 3083.3 days/365.25 = 8.4117 years).

  • BD2/NEXUS ONE USER

    picked one of these up yesterday the 2 in 1 one and this thing is sweet. i can charge two phones or my phone and my iphone or my blue tooth up at the same time in the car!!!

  • http://www.gelfuel.info Grace Brown

    if you are going to use third party USB cables, makes sure that they have the RU or UL mark for best performance.`.:

  • Noel

    Where do i find these Energy Efficient MICRO USB Chargers…i have been to a few Tmobile stores in the Washington Dc area but they don’t know anyth about them. I even called Tmobile…the lady i talked to doesn’t know anyth abt this item, they directed me to their accesories dept..still i cudn’t be helped. Tmo news need ur help here…if u can locate a Tmobile store in the metro Washington DC area or even an online site where i can buy this item. Ty for ur help…