Europe will finally legislate for a common charger for mobiles

EU lawmakers are finally set to standardize charging ports for consumer electronics devices like smartphones and tablets — announcing a proposal today that, once adopted, will see the region settle on USB-C as a universal charging port for gadgets which will also include cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld videogames consoles. Some smaller consumer electronics … Read more

Microsoft Surface Duo gets a massive price cut in the UK

Microsoft’s smartphone-tablet hybrid Surface Duo is currently available for £679 including taxes in the UK. Launched in September 2020, the dual-display device had the original price tag of £1,349. So, you are looking at an effective discount of almost 50 percent. Along with the base model with 128 GB storage now pegged at £670, the … Read more

Raylo nabs $11.5M to get more mobile users to lease and reuse

UK-based smartphone subscription startup Raylo has tucked $11.5 million in Series A funding into its top pocket, led by Octopus Ventures. The equity round follows a debt raise last year — and brings Raylo’s total raised since being founded back in 2019 to $40M (in equity and debt). Its roster of investors to date also … Read more