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Separated At Birth, And Now Reunited!

Turns out I’m glad I didn’t buy an iPhone.

Because if I had, Nuvi and Tilt would never have been reunited.

Those are funny names for a Sister and Brother combo, but in the world of electronics it’s not at all that freakish.

You see, Nuvi (on the left)  is the GPS device I purchased a few weeks ago, and Tilt (on the right) is the smartphone that I’ve owned for about a year.

Side-by-side there’s no mistaking the family resemblance.

Family Resemblance

Oh So Common DNA

Well, I have to admit that I didn’t immediately get their common DNA, but when I charged Nuvi for the first time the light came on (so to speak)!

Because Nuvi and Tilt

Share the same charger!

Long-time readers of this blog will know the significance of this. One of our first posts was a shout-out to Martha Stewart for taking on the powers that be in the electronics industry for making us carry around 10 tons of electrical bricks and connections for our ‘portable’ devices.

So imagine my joy when I realized I only needed one cord for both devices.

Common connector, common voltage, common amps. Somewhere out there is an electrical engineer who fathered these twins, but then lost them in a paternity battle to an evil marketing department.

But now it’s been put right.

I even got a tear in my eye when I turned on bluetooth pairing and both of their blue lights pulsed in unison.

Family time.



3 thoughts on “Separated At Birth, And Now Reunited!

  1. Oh my….it must be love!

    Posted by horselady | August 20, 2009, 2:54 pm
  2. Anyone who designs device that doesn’t charge with a standard mini-USB connector should be made into confit while still alive.

    Posted by Ralphie May | August 22, 2009, 5:15 am

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