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One of the most revolutionary inventions in the 21st century has been the charger cord. Long before smart phones were created, humans were not able to talk on their phones outside of their homes. The first telephone made in 1987, consisted of many parts such as the base, the cord, and the telephone. The power source for this device came from the from the power outlets that were scattered all over the houses or offices. The problem with this devices was that people were not able to take their phones outside of their home without their phones turning off.

By 1998, the first portable phone was created. This was called the cellphone. It was named “cellphone” after a scientist named John Stewart discovered the power of electric cells, could be use to create a battery and this battery could be attached to the device and used as a power source. The cellphone did not only make it easier to talk to people while you were not at home, but it also became a huge trend to go to parks and make everyday calls. The cellphone was just the start of the of one of the greatest invention man has ever made.

As more people started to buy phones, more and more batteries were being disposed everyday. By 2005, wastelands were made out of 72% batteries, making it the biggest waste product since water bottles. In 2011, a young college graduate by the name of Lori Lyton figured out a way to control the electric cells and programmed them to be rechargeable using simple technology such as the power outlets from home. As many people were trying to move away from the power outlets, Lyton saw the power outlet as the answer to the fix this huge waste problem cellphones had created.  It wasn’t until 2013 that the first charger cord was created. The first charger cord was a 2 ft. cord made out of plastic that was able to charge your average phone in 8 hours.

Today, charger cords are essential for the use of our electronics. Almost every piece of technology we have at home needs a charger cord in order for it to function. Waste has also been reduced tremendously. From 2005 to 2025, battery waste has dropped over 50% and it seems to be getting better every year.

Jorge Gonzalez Delgado