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Apple is recalling faulty adapters, offers free replacements

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Throughout the years, Apple has built its exclusive ecosystem: an enclosed world fueled only by its own products. From chargers to dongles, the iPhone maker has constantly urged users to buy only official Apple accessories. Naturally, the strategy enriches the Apple’s ecosystem, pumping up the company’s profit numbers.

However, when a piece falls, replacing components can get tedious. For example, Apple’s previous battery replacement program has caused their downfall last year. Now, another faulty piece is causing some trouble for the company.

Today, Apple has issued a voluntary global recall for its older three-pronged adapters. Recently, the affected adapter broke down in six incidents across the world. Further, the damage has created an electrical shock risk for concerned users.

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Thankfully, Apple isn’t taking any chances. The company is offering free replacements for the affected units. According to Apple, the company shipped the faulty adapter between 2003 and 2010 for both Mac and iOS devices. The adapter was intended primarily for the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Further, the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit came with the adapter in question.

The adapter’s hardware is completely white. In comparison, the fixed replacement mixes gray and white components.

Users can exchange their adapters through authorized Apple service providers, including official retail stores and Apple support. More information can be found here.

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Global Sources: Sustainable Cases

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At a show like Global Sources iPhone cases are a dime a dozen, but what caught our attention are companies with a commitment to sustainability.

Shenzhen Bobotel Technology

Take Shenzhen Bobotel Technology for example, who makes eco-friendly cases made of wheat straw — a biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic.

They can make cases for your iPhone, Samsung, or Huawei phones, in any color you desire. Each case starts at 90 cents at a minimum order of 50 units.

C&V Global

Guangzhou-based C&V Global offers similar products, too. The company has been certified by the Global Recycled Standard.

They have iPhone cases made from recycled plastic waste. In its purest form, it looks like a simple, clear jelly case but it can come in a variety of colors in both matte and glossy finishes.

They also make biodegradable cases made of wheat straw or bamboo fiber and thermoplastics. These cases can be engraved with your favorite pro-environment slogans as well.

The product decomposes naturally after two years if you decide to discard them. You can buy the cases through CTunes.


Global Sources Consumer Electronics is the world’s largest electronics sourcing show bridging suppliers and resellers. For more information visit GlobalSources.com.

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Global Sources: UNIQ Charging Solutions

Stay unique through great design

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It’s easy to get lost in a sea of similar products nowadays. One way brands can stand out is through great design. Just take a look at Singaporean designer brand Uniq. This brand creates stylish mobile accessories without sacrificing function.

Its product portfolio ranges from fast charging power banks, wireless chargers, phone cases, travel adapters, and other accessories.

For instance, Uniq has the Fuele series, which are power banks that have built-in power delivery capable of up to 66W fast charging. There’s also the Hyde Series, which is all about wireless charging power banks with hidden stands.

Check out the rest of their portfolio on uniqcreation.com


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Global Sources: Dono Hamburger Speaker

Packed with meaty and juicy features

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Who can resist a speaker shaped like a hamburger?

Meet Dono from Icarer Family. This cute and unassuming hamburger is actually a Bluetooth speaker packed with meaty and juicy features.

It has a built-in 1800 mAh battery so you can take it wherever you go. It’s rechargeable through its USB-C port, and you can play music through its 3.5mm audio jack instead of just Bluetooth.

The speaker is perfect for when you have a get-together or out-of-town trips with your friends and families. It costs US$ 17 for a minimum of 10 orders.

If you’re looking for other products to satisfy your cravings, there are power banks, cute charging adapters, face massagers, tote bags, heat pads, electric toothbrushes, a cute dashcam for your car, and more.


Global Sources Consumer Electronics is the world’s largest electronics sourcing show bridging suppliers and resellers. For more information visit GlobalSources.com.

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