Electronic standards body to introduce more plug varieties to GCC
ABU DHABI: Consumers across the region have praised a move by the Gulf Electronic Standards Authority to introduce more varieties of plugs and plug sockets into the market. The decision was announced yesterday following a shocking report that revealed there were just 87 types of incompatible plug variations currently on shop shelves across the GCC.
“Thank goodness common sense has finally prevailed,” said Victor Zanzibar, a 32-year-old IT consultant in Abu Dhabi. “I’ve become so tired of trying to jam a two-pin plug into a three-pin socket. Finally, I’ll have a chance to electrocute myself trying to squeeze a Mongolian six-pointer into a Peruvian fivesy, or construct a precarious and potentially suicidal daisy chain of international plugs and extension cables across the room.”
The region’s electronic retailers also welcomed the move, with many suggesting it would help increase sales.
“With the current situation, a customer need only buy one adaptor with every electronics purchase,” said Rijesh Tikulashun of Dumbo Electronics.
“But thanks a new influx of plug varieties, they’re probably going to have to buy a whole assortment, and then come back the next day to buy more because none of them fit.”