Archive for June 15, 2016
Technology is a wonderful thing, but it also offers its challenges. Cables seem to be one of them. Whether you need a replacement charger for your iPhone or an HDMI standard cable, knowing what to choose and why can be tricky.
There can be issues with cell phone cables, for example, which often break or are damaged through ordinary wear and tear. A common fire hazard, damaged and frayed phone charger cables are a legitimate risk, causing more than 53,600 home fires in 2008 and resulting in the deaths of 500, 1,400 injuries and more than $1.4 billion in damage to properties. Damaged chargers, then, really should be replaced.
Another, often bewildering cable, is the Ethernet cable. There are di