Battery Charger/Adapter Manufacturers Suck

Until the day when someone invents a USB-charging camera, I am cursed to travel with extra chargers and adapters cluttering up my bags. My Olympus pocket camera is probably the worst offender in terms of wasted space. The battery charger is over half the size of the camera, and the cable to plug it into the AC outlet is so thick, that it occupies an even larger volume. I came up with a solution to travel lighter today: swap plugs from my Macbook adapter. It’s beautifully simple and I’ve already tested it. I can just use the grounded extender cord to charge my Mac in the mean time.

Now, to find a cell phone that’s USB charge-able…

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