Hilarious observational comedian Michael McIntyre has been proved right by O2 and HTC’s decision to offer the HTC One X+ without a charger in the box. No one wants another charger. We have reached mobile phone charger saturation point. The kitchen drawers of the nation are indeed heaving with cables and plugs, as was foretold by the chubby funnyman.
O2 and HTC’s trial started in October, and saw the HTC One X+ shipped to buyers without a mains charger in the box. Just the USB lead was supplied. According to O2, some 82 per cent of buyers were happy with this groundbreaking innovation in cabling, deciding not to buy themselves a charger alongside the phone to… charge it up.
O2 claims this trial created a “massive environmental saving” by not giving some buyers yet another bloody phone charger, and, if replicated by all networks and phone makers, could result in a staggering 24 million fewer chargers being shipped every year in the UK alone.
Ronan Dunne, CEO of O2 said: “The results of the trial demonstrate a clear willingness among consumers to consider and respond to the environmental argument for taking a phone charger-free. I now hope that as a result of this study the rest of the industry will now consider joining us in our campaign to take chargers out of the box for good.”