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2009/365/246 The $29 Apple Plug

It's all about packaging, eh?


A few months ago I managed to leave at the Phoenix airport the little white USB plug adapter I use to charge my iPhone.


Since then, I've been charging from the laptop, my car, my solar charger and a third party long cable that goes nicely into a Belkin outlet expander (adds 3 outlets to one plus 2 USB ports, its handy) I keep near the table where I do most of my lap-topping.


But I still wanted the small plug for my travel bag, so I bit my tongue and paid the $29 Apple charges for a bit of plastic and metal.


Holy moly, I can see now why they charge $29-- its packaging! First there is the clear lucite package. Then there is that clear transparent film covering all the white plastic parts... er part. And under the holder is a SECRET COMPARTMENT-- and I get an instruction manual!


Oh there was a bonus. an extra USB-iPhone cable.


It took about $18 of effort to get the thing out.

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Taken on September 3, 2009