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First Look: Andru “Dark Edition” Charger [Contest Too] (Update: Winners Picked)

Andru Dark

Remember the Andru, the handsome little Bugdroid USB charger with glowing eyes? We took a quick look at the original green version back in February, loved it, and then proceeded to give a few away. As you may recall, a new “Dark Edition” with glowing red eyes surfaced on the Andru site a couple of months ago, getting us excited all over again. Unfortunately, it went through a bit of a delay as they fine-tuned the build quality. As promised, though, it’s back and hopefully better than ever. 

Thanks to the Andru team, we have one in our possession to give you a more detailed look (and a few to give away in a contest down below). Similar to the original, it’s arms move in circles, the eyes glow while plugged in (red this time), its black antennae are rubber and flexible, and the stand and cord that come with it are matching black. The build quality seems top notch to me, but then again, my two Andrus aren’t traveling across the country and are always stuck in a wall.

To buy one today, head over to the Andru site.

Also, the Andru Chill is one week away. It’s the white version, if the name didn’t already give it away.

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Update: We have emailed our three winners. Go check your inbox!

Prize:  3 (three) Andru Dark Edition chargers

How to enter:

1.  Like Droid Life and GEN (Andru creator) on Facebook.
2.  In the comments, tell us how many microUSB cables you have gathered over the years.


Tomorrow at 10AM Pacific, we will choose 3 winners randomly from the comments.

  • Too many to count…between numerous phones and computer devices, I am sure I could probably mummify my cat with them…

  • Jerry Menser

    I did a quick search and found 5 cables. Not as many as I thought.

  • Jason M

    At least 5

  • [email protected]

    i must be to poor kid on the block, i only have 3 micro cables ..L0L..

  • Rob

    I probably have 6 or so from the last couple of years. Mainly from cell phone chargers but I have bought a couple online just to put in various places.

  • geez im up to round about 15-20 some where in there but i also sell phones so its almost like me bringing in strays but that charger is super rad im going to get one if I don’t win.

  • I would say around 20 to 25 but none of them are as cool as Andru.

  • DanThompson87

    I have 6. However only 2 of them work well :/ That charger looks awesome!

  • In my household alone there’s about 15 of them. Mainly from phones, but a few from Kindle devices and random accessories like a FitBit Ultra and bluetooth speakers.

  • Christian

    How many usb cables have i collected over the years you ask, lets put it this way i could have a usb cable in every outlet in the neighborhood.

  • dylan84

    I did a quick look around my room and found 6. I would guess that over the years probably 15 or 20. I’m usually pretty good at not losing things like that.

  • Sean Misa

    Over the years, and all the phones in this household that use the same plug, let’s see. I have one…….times 25!!

  • 5, off the top of my head.

  • Kent Burton

    I think i have about 5 or so

  • The thing I hate about MicroUSB cable that come with phones/tablets is that they are always so short. At least its been the standard for non-apple phones for ages, all my friends with the iphone 5 are crying right now with their new connector

    I think I have at least 10 total with 4 of those coming bundled with devices (Samsung Intrepid, Motorola Photon, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7). Then I’ve easily bought 2-3 more longer ones so I can actually put my device where I want to when I’m charging & gotten another 2-3 from replacement phones. So yeah a lot!

    Always have 2 in my backpack, gotta have battery

    Love the Andru chargers hopefully I can win

  • David Imel

    7 Over 2.5 years. Not too shabby!

  • Chris

    I want to say about 6 or 7. Most of them come from the used phones I have bought!

  • Stephen Morrow

    Only about 6 of them. Unfortunately everything changed from mini usb to micro usb a few years ago and I have tons of the mini ones collecting dust now.

  • Johnny S.

    Over the last 2 years since I began my love affair with android, I’ve collected 7 microusb chargers.

  • Paul Pottle

    Atleast 30 or so…I don’t care to try and count them and there is now way I could actually remember.

  • I’ve accumulated 12 micro USB cords over the past 3 years and used them exclusively for charging my android phones and some file transfers.

  • Well I think that around 53, like every normal geek has gathered!