Saturday, January 8, 2011

iPhone charger uses electroluminescent lights to show charging speed

iPhone chargers are a dime a dozen, so what makes Dexim's Visible Green Charger different? It has a special cord that uses electroluminescent light to show you how fast your iOS device is charging.

The Visible Green Charger is one of the greenest chargers we've ever seen. Dexim's goal with the charger is to reduce standby power by up to 85% when your iOS device is not in use. The charger's EL light cord will flow rapidly to indicate that your iOS device is charged up to 65% and will slow down as the device battery starts to fill up.

A Dexim representative told us that some competitors use LED lights in its charger cords for the sake of appearance, but at the expense of function. The Visible Green Charger is not like that, its EL light is on only when it's charging. It automatically shuts off when your iOS device is fully charged — completely cutting all power from the charger to the outlet to be as eco-friendly as possible.

The Visible Green Charger is $40 and will be available by the end of the month. The charger currently only supports most iOS devices, but hopefully Dexim will expand it to other smartphones and portable gadgets that charge through USB.

*thanks Dvice*

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