Be kind to the planet with these new green Nimble charging accessories
Nimble, a company founded by people from Mophie, is here to change the way we charge our phones. The brand just started selling tech charging accessories on its website, and items will be listed on Amazon soon too.
Here's the thing. The tech products we rely on, and the accessories for those products, don't come at a low cost. Yes, yes, maybe you got yourself a nice Thrifter deal, but I'm not talking about cost in terms of money here. The vast majority of the time, things like phones, portable chargers, and cables are made with components that are awful for the environment. Plastic, metal, toxic chemicals like lead and mercury... it's all bad, and it gets even worse when items aren't recycled properly. We're talking chemicals-in-groundwater bad. Irreversible-mercury-contamination bad. I'm not here to lecture you for something that almost everyone is guilty of, but electronic waste is super-harmful to our planet and the people that live on it.
Nimble is here to help. Currently, the product lineup consists of a wireless charging stand, wall chargers, a travel-friendly wireless charger, four portable battery chargers with various mAh capacities, and a USB-C cable. Prices start at $19.95, and the best part is, the items are much more eco-friendly than your average consumer electronics. The company works with thoughtful suppliers and aims to work with better materials, like bioplastics and organic hemp. The packaging is environmentally responsible, the pricing is a benefit of digital-only branding, which also cuts down on transportation pollution, and the brand's One-for-One Tech Recovery Project includes a prepaid envelope with every purchase. Fill it with old or obsolete electronics and send it in to get recycled. It couldn't be simpler than that.
The items are high quality, too. Every charging brick has an 18W USB-C port, there are multiple 15W USB-A ports, there's a bioplastic-and-magnet cable management system, the wireless charging pad has an additional USB-A port and a kickstand...the list goes on and on. You can really tell how much thought Nimble put into the items it makes. More accessories are coming within the next year, too.
Perhaps next time you're in the market for a new tech accessory, you can do yourself and the planet a favor and pick one up from Nimble.
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