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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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000199632108 Jeremy Jedwabnik


  • will

    too many to count

  • Robert MacDonald

    Too many to count. LOL. But probaly 30 or so micro usb.

  • luisrb7

    I’d say about 5

  • http://bcdunkel.tumblr.com bcdunkel

    I think I have 10 or 11 in my home desk drawer right now. Why can’t I just throw things away?

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisCorp ChristopherCorpening

    I have 2 for myself, 3 for my mom, 2 for my dad, 2 for my sister, 3 for my other sister, and 3 extras in case we lose the other dozen.

  • violator702

    I’m going to say 10, because they are all intertwined together in a box with various other cords.

  • Abdallah Hirbawi

    I have only like 6 I dont see needing many mroe than that

  • http://twitter.com/thunder_perfect thunder_perfect

    Only 1. For my poor Droid X

  • Kevin Dahlstrom

    I have lost count. I keep finding more of them around the house from phones I have had from years ago. I have about five that I use regularly though.

  • Kevin Raymond

    I have around 12.

  • tlspatt

    4, I think, so I could use another–please :)

  • wtm1417

    Sadly one, I’ve had numerous phones but always seem to misplace the chargers.


    If car chargers are included… still have some from the BB Storm before saw the light and went to Android, probably 30ish. I <3 Android and need Andru to keep my robot/android ears going!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tikyee.chan.1 Tik Yee Chan

    I have only two.
    Poor college student :(

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    Oh gosh, I’ve gathered many!
    My favorite are from the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, but I have to give props to HTC, they have some nice chargers!
    Too bad usb cables never last in my possession :/

  • quiklives

    Well, I can see 4 from where I’m sitting. There are two more (one long, one short) in my messenger bag, plus the one that comes with the external battery. I have one packed up with the phone I’m trying to sell, three in my car (thanks, Ingress), and at least half a dozen spares in boxes and drawers somewhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    too many. I’ve got it down to about 2 that I use on a daily basis

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachblaker Zach Blaker

    I have about 6!

  • Tyler

    I have had 2 but lost the cord tot he one therefore leaving me with 2 outlet to usb things and 1 cord.

  • JabroniUNM

    I work at a Verizon indirect retailer… I have countless micro USB charging cords…

  • Daniel

    Enough to have them in multiple bags, at work, at home, and also some to lend to my wife when she can’t find her’s…but none as cute as this one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598620188 Chris Petersen

    currently 6 to charge my GNex and N7!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509495219 Phillip Yin

    I have around 8.

  • Gabe

    I’ve gathered about 3 of them

  • Zach Jacobs

    9 and a half if you count the ones my dogs have chewed.

  • http://twitter.com/JeraldFitz88 Jeremy Miller

    I have at least a dozen now. but have given them away and sold them as well might have had as many as 20 at one point.

  • http://twitter.com/Agmarr Kyle

    I only have about twelve-ty. In all actuality, I only have like 3 because my wife keeps on taking them and I have no idea where they go from there.

  • http://twitter.com/DanRoach45 Dan Roach

    I have about 4, I’m still relatively new to android. First phone was the bionic, that didn’t last long :p kept going through phones until I got a gnex:D

  • http://twitter.com/04gtp Grand Prix

    12 at work, 14 at home and 4 in the car… Never realized I had that many,

  • Bethlyn184

    Enough to hand them out as parting gifts…….

  • Big_EZ

    2 at work, 7 at home , 1 in my truck and probably several more in my box of cables my wife is trying to get me to throw away.

  • Rachael Hedden

    1 since I only own 1 android, sadly, but I am getting a phone this christmas from my boyfriend 😀

  • Daniel Zhao

    3 MicroUSB Cables

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    Too many to count.

  • Jesse Priest

    I have one in my car, one in my office hooked up to the computer and roughly around 4 in the house!

  • Keyan X

    If I could count all the microUSB cords that I received just last year then I could give you an accurate number, since I can’t here’s my best estimate:

    6065150asdfdg95160 and 2 regular USB cords

  • http://www.facebook.com/jopher.the.gopher Jon Yuen


  • tagrzadz

    I’m up to about 12 currently, though I’m sure there are a few that have been lost over the years

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsillini Lindsay Boulter

    I think I have eight or so. I keep giving them away to family members who lose theirs.

  • Theo

    I’m confident that, in a world ending, “Day After Tomorrow” situation, I could knit myself a blanket capable of keeping me warm during the apocalypse with my micro USB cables.

  • http://profiles.google.com/chun.kevin Kevin Chun


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Stone/100000426610498 Danny Stone

    Way to many to count!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/calicrs CKellogg

    Is that like “how many licks does it take to get the Tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”
    My answer is 3 cables.. and 3 licks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/joepfister Joseph J Pfister

    I would guess about 5, but my junk/misc drawer would probably say otherwise. I would pay to watch you go through it!

  • Inquizitor

    Between my Droid, GNex, my dad’s Nexus S and One X, my mom and sister’s Blackberries, and a few other extras from various places, I probably have 8-10 cables. Adapters? Maybe 5-8.

  • Travis Faulkner

    I would say at least 7 but it seems like they are multiplying. Everytime I dig down into a box of old electronics I find another one or two.

  • Garrett Snelling

    I have at least 15 between my wife and I, haha, would love a few more though

  • Seth Arrazola

    I’ve definitely accumulated quite a few over the years. Maybe 15-20 I tend to narrow it down though when I sell my old phones.

  • http://twitter.com/skrewee13 Skrewee Lewee

    I only keep one spare laying around… The extras that I had might have ended up in a Goodwill box. I love to give to the needy! They might need to plug in their new Obamaphone?! Who knows???