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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.

  • I have 3 cords in my dorm room but 2 more I left at my mom’s house that I don’t use.

  • OG Droid x2, Droid 2 x2,HTC Thunderbolt x1, GN x1, N7 x1, VZW wall wart x1, OEM cords x2 = 9, Nook Color counts? x1 = 10. Yay! Plus my co-worker game me 5 of his today… :-/

  • Jeremy Deagan

    I have 3 around the house for daily use, car and work make 5.

  • i have 3 different mircoUSBs

  • nightscout13

    I don’t use Facebook. Zuckerburg can take your private data if he wants, but he wont have a drop of mine!

  • Nicholassss

    I have 3 micro USB cables and 5 wall warts to go with them.

  • Right now I have about 9 usb cables from HTC/Samsung and 5 plug adapters..

  • Erik

    I only have like 4 or 5. Could use another one!

  • Brian Rothschild

    6 functional ([email protected]′, [email protected]′, [email protected]′), one dead one (3′).

  • Way too many microUSB cables. Definitely more than 10

  • hoboy

    thankfully, just 2 :p

  • Lori Priebe

    47-48. I think. I haven’t kept them all.

  • one. I just kept reshaping the adapter to fit my current phone. Then I took all the included cables and weaved a wicker style chair to relax in.

  • 17

  • I have one for 4 different computers, 2 wall outlet charging locations, and an extra in each car. So 11 total.

  • 14!

  • robertlwalters

    Over 10 plus other random ones. Always room for an awesome one like this. It would be king.

  • I currently have 7 that I can find. Lord knows how many more are buried in closets and drawers. Funny thing is…when I realllllllllllly need one I can’t find one to save my life..lol

  • Joe Ewbank

    I think I’m actually down to only like . . . 7 MicroUSB cables. I’ve given a few away to friends.

  • Erick R

    I have 4 micro usb cables, I thought I had more

  • …crap… I lost count…

  • Probably no more than 3 or 4. I don’t go through gadgets constantly (poor student is poor) so the ones left over are more or less from old digital cameras.

  • baldypal

    I swear I got at least 50 in the bottom drawer in my computer cabinet.

  • Goodriddance183

    I have about 7, but this would be the ultimate!

  • androidaw

    I’m up to 5.

  • abqnm

    Just MicroUSB? I probably have 20+

    Counting all USB cables, I could probably stretch them end to end from LA to Las Vegas.

    And this black Andru looks SWEET. I even have plenty of cables to match!

  • IlanAlpert

    More than i care to count right now, but I would estimate around 15-20 scattered around house’s, work and cars.

  • Doug Plowden

    I now have 4 micro USB cables. Hoping for a 5th! 🙂

  • Eddie

    I currently have 7 working cables, and have thrown away at least 3 that broke.

  • I have managed to save exactly 41, as we speak! I ask all of my family and friends who don’t really need that much to pass it on to me. So, now I have a collection of them – Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei, Blackberry, Motorola, Asus, LG …. I think this Andru will complete my collection!

  • Lets see, 3 cameras, 5 android phones, and a nexus 7. And a German Shepherd that loves to chew apart micro USB cables… about 50 or 60, I buy them in bulk off Amazon.

    50* 1.65 on Amazon= $82.5, enough for a low-end microwave.

    50* 19 (“Lightning” Cable) on Apple.com= $950, enough for a plane ticket from DC (where I live) to Florida, two nights in a hotel, and a bus ride back.

  • schmaltzy

    I am up to 5. Never need to search for one….there is always one close by!

  • shehippie

    I don’t know if I can count that high!!! I have seven on my desk alone. LOL

  • Hmm i actually only have three!

    One i got with my first android phone(droid 2)
    One i got with a case i bought for the droid 2, its only about a foot long.
    And a six foot long one that i acquired before i knew what they were used for, but now it has a short on the micro usb side and only works half the time :/

  • Tony Byatt

    At least 20 in the past eight years…

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  • Claire

    At least 10 USB cables, but my fav is my green Andru

  • TravisHannon

    I have enough to charge all my devices, my girlfriends phone, and any guest that I have over

  • Tom Dwenger

    i’ve accrued enough to power a small army of cell phones

  • Trevor

    I think I have around 10 microUSB chargers, not counting the two car chargers.

  • Aakash Patel

    How many have I gathered??? Not many because I keep having to replace the damn things after they stop working!

  • gk08

    I think I have 8 now…

  • I have about 10 right now.

  • Well lets just see here….
    1…2..5…8…10….24…..1949859….. yeah that about accurate.

    but in all seriousness just around 10. Give or take.
    Hope I can win just one contest? But if not then ALLONS-Y!

  • a lot it seems like everything uses them these days, I have at least 20.

    Also they should make an ICS blue version as well

  • kselby

    I only have 5 microUSB cables, I can only afford to get a new phone every couple of years and I have no reason to get a tablet so I have no reason to gather up a lot of cables. I just get one that I really like and stick with it.

  • ChuckDz3

    Probably about 5 or so but none as cool as this one 🙂

  • paul vu

    how many cables?

    lol how many devices have i got? ahahaha

    just ordered another 10 cables off deal extreme for 59c each, lol just to place all over my work place so i can charge my phone wherever i go

    id probably have about 20 or so cables

  • Hector De Haro

    I must have about a dozen micro usb cables in my desk drawer.

  • I have a cable for every room in the house! I have the green one of these and it rocks.. would LOOOVE a black one!