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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.

  • Brian Aispuro

    Shoot…..I would say roughly, I ave about 60+ chargers now…NONE AS COOL AS THE ANDRU CHARGERS!

  • andyu11

    i got one each for my phone, tablet, external battery, n’ then two more from warranty replacements.

    it’d be sweet to give some character to them with Andru 🙂

  • JeffPodwats

    I have enough MicroUSB cable to circle the Apple 50 times!!!

    Seriously..about 15.

  • Joshua Casey

    I keep it somewhat organized by placing one at important locations so I never have to go searching around. Five total: One at home pc, one at work pc, one in the car, one by the couch and one in my travel bag!

  • michaeluchikado

    hmmm. only 6..? Somehow I’ve ended up with 3 car chargers and at the moment I don’t even have a car. Then a few other chargers.

  • I have collected over 10.

  • Hmm, I think I have enough cables to build a 5′ tall fence around my house lol

    Probably about 20

  • Rafael Gonzalez

    I’ve gathered 4-5 cables over the years, but i’m down to 1 now.

  • jesterz

    I have 15 micro USB cables…

  • I have two. I hate having clutter so anytime I lose use for one or it quit working I throw it out.

  • Tania N

    I have all of…2. One for home and one for when I’m out and about.

  • I have 16 cables I have gathered over the years for many different devices.

  • Joe Minarik

    I have at least 5 laying around the house, 1 for work, 1 for my car, 1 for home, and my wife has 1, so…..around 9.

  • Parker Landau

    With friends leaving cables over my house, multiple phones purchased, and multiple car chargers purchased I believe my microUSB chargers add up to about 7

  • About 12.

  • David Cosme Jr.

    2 for each car, 1 for each laptop bag, one for my camera bag, 2 for work, two-3 for each floor of the house. So, at least 12 – maybe 15. But this one is way cooler than any that I have.

  • the eyes of andru dark are orange? i thought it was red?

  • I have a draw full of cables over the years for various phones and other devices

  • Rob

    I would probably say that I have about a dozen between android devices and a couple of Blackberry phones.

  • Mastabrozif

    I have about 12 microusb cables now from all the feature phones I had prior to getting smarthphones.

  • I have quite a few, but the problem is finding one when I actually need it since the wife can’t stand so many cables and cleans them up.

  • mplacido9

    5 that I use regularly. I have a handful stored in the closet as backups if needed.

  • Jon Youngblood

    I’ve got at least a dozen… and none have broken. Can’t say the same for those fruit cables.

  • CN

    As least four.

  • Mike

    i probably have about 7-10 cables.. enough to have one in each room, in a travel bag, and at work so i never have to remember to bring one!

  • tumatos

    now that’s a good question. I believe I have about 6.
    2 phones, 1 hotspot, 2 tablets, 1 nano router.

    I guess I won’t go in shortage soon

  • Semur

    Just 3 of them.

  • i have 18 microUSB cables collected over the past 7 years

  • I probably have about 10 now, but I’m sure I’ve thrown away dozens.

  • I’d say probably around 9 MicroUSB Cables. That includes the shorty cables I’ve gotten with bluetooth headsets.

  • Michael Wilson

    Literally, a kitchen drawer FULL of them. My wife constantly hounds me to get rid of them, but that drawer seems to get dipped into at least twice a week.

  • I’ve never had an issue with cables. I honestly only have the 3 that came with my phones.

  • Nole Lilley

    6 and I still have trouble finding one sometimes.

  • aheiden82

    Lets see
    1 – living room
    1 – bedroom
    1 – bathroom
    1 – truck
    1 – duffel bag
    1 – work
    and probably another 3 or 4 roaming around
    I will say 10

  • Mashhood Asalkhou

    I have seven working microUSB cables. Two of them for my Galaxy Nexus and one for my Nexus 7. I also have two for my two OG Droids. The other two are missing the usb wall adapter so they are used with my computers to transfer Roms, APKs, and other misc stuff. Also, I have three chewed up cords courtesy of my buddies doberman, Samson.

  • I guess only 2 🙁

  • Bill Georgen

    3 per device I have owned which probably amounts to 48, yes 16 devices that came with 2-3 cables each based on package deals over the years.

  • probably about 30 or 40…

  • TheWenger

    Just three cables (four if you count the one I threw away because my cats chewed through it and it would overheat, causing my computer to crash).

  • Around 8

  • DO I have microUSB cables…I have no less than about 5 at work, for various phones and people that borrow them. I also have one in almost every room at home, so another 5 at home, not to mention drawer with several more from over the years, i lost count of how many.

  • jsn

    I am a bit of a phone and tablet whore so I have more cables than outlets. Nothing would be finer in my collection than this!

  • Paul Sheble

    Mine go back to Blackberries. So many phones with so many chargers. Currently on the GNex which now holds the record for the longest time I have held a phone. I sure they never change the cables *wink*

  • breadable

    I’ve probably bought 20 or so micro usb cables, gotten many extras with phones and acquired several more from friends going over to the dark side.

    Somehow though, whenever I reach in my extra cable box I only find Mini USB cables. ERRG!

  • sakebomber77

    I think i have about 10 Micro USB cables. in car, at work, gym bag, work bag, and so on and so on.

  • Way too many I thought, but good because there is always one lying around to use when we need one.

  • Chris Brunetto

    hmmm…..about 6

  • How many MicroUSb cables? My goodness it must be a googleplex(sic).

    knuck knuck knuck.

  • faganm24

    I probably have about 6 or them from all of my Motorola phones. I’m so glad they standardized, because the old Motorola cables were terrible.

    • breadable

      I almost didn’t buy the OG Droid because of the hell I experienced with the old Motorola clip connectors

  • Ive gathered many MicroUSB cables but always tend to lend them to Friends in time of need!