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  1. ZTE Li3717T43P3h565751 Battery for Warp (Thumb)

    ZTE Li3717T43P3h565751 Battery for Warp

    Regular Price: $17.99

    $17.99 $7.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your ZTE Warp is the battery. Unless you're in the market for a high-class paper weight, even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original ZTE battery as a replacement or spare to extend the function time of your device. Just pop the ZTE Battery in your pocket or bag and you're good to go that extra mile, e-mailing with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  2. Motorola SPN5687A External Battery Charger + HF5X Battery (Thumb)

    Motorola SPN5687A External Battery Charger + HF5X Battery

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $9.95

    Key Features:

    • Charges your battery safely and effectively
    • Supports microUSB charging (cable not included)
    • Doubles as a battery holder or battery carrier
    • Lightweight and compact, great for travel use
    • Includes Motorola Battery Charger ONLY (wall & car chargers sold separately)
    • Charger works with batteries for many Motorola phones, including Droid X, Droid X2, and Droid 3
    • Includes an HF5X 1650mAh battery, compatible w/ Motorola Defy XT XT556, Photon 4G MB855 and Electrify MB855
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  3. Motorola BT61-T Battery (Thumb)

    Motorola BT61-T Battery

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $2.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your Motorola cell phone is the battery. Unless you are in need of a paper weight, even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original OEM Motorola BT61-T rechargeable battery as a replacement or spare to extend your talk time and keep your handset working at optimum performance levels at all times. Just pop it in your pocket or bag and you're good to go that extra mile, chatting with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  4. LG BL-46CN Battery for Cosmos 2 (VN251) (Thumb)

    LG BL-46CN Battery for Cosmos 2 (VN251)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $6.49

    The LG BL-46CN Battery Features:

    • Samsung OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standard Lithium-Ion battery
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Compatible with: LG Cosmos 2 (VN251)
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  5. LG BL-53QH Battery for Escape, Optimus 4X HD & Optimus L9 P769 (Thumb)

    LG BL-53QH Battery for Escape, Optimus 4X HD & Optimus L9 P769

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $6.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your LG cellular device is the battery. Unless you are need of a paper weight even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original LG BL-53QH Battery as a replacement or spare to extend the talk time of your LG phone. Keep your LG cellular device working at optimum performance levels at all times. Just pop the BL-53QH Battery in your pocket or bag and you're good to go that extra mile, chatting with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  6. LG BL-44JS Battery (Thumb)

    LG BL-44JS Battery for Lucid & Viper 4G LTE

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $5.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your LG Lucid or Viper 4G LTE device is the battery. Unless you are need of a paper weight even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original LG BL-44JS Battery as a replacement or spare to extend the talk time of your LG Lucid or Viper 4G LTE. Keep your LG cellular device working at optimum performance levels at all times. Just pop the LG BL-44JS Battery in your pocket or bag and you're good to go that extra mile, chatting with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  7. ZTE 5740240080 Battery for MSGM8 II (Thumb)

    ZTE 5740240080 Battery for MSGM8 II

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $4.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your ZTE MSGM8 II is the battery. Unless you're in the market for a high-class paper weight, even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original ZTE 5740240080 Battery as a replacement or spare to extend the function time of your device. Just pop the ZTE 5740240080 Battery in your pocket or bag and you're good to go that extra mile, e-mailing with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  8. Sierra Wireless W-5 Battery (Thumb)

    Sierra Wireless W-5 Battery

    Regular Price: $24.95

    $24.95 $14.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your Sierra Wireless is the battery. Unless you are need of a paper weight even the most advanced device is useless without power. Use this original Sierra Wireless W-5 Battery as a replacement or spare to extend the usage of your device. Keep your Sierra Wireless device working at optimum performance levels at all times. Just pop the Sierra Wireless W-5 Battery in your pocket or bag and you’re good to go that extra mile, accessing internet wherever you please.

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  9. HTC BTR6410B Battery for DROID Incredible 4G LTE (Thumb)

    HTC BTR6410B Battery for DROID Incredible 4G LTE

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $9.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is the battery. Unless you are in need of a paper weight, even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original OEM HTC BTR6410B lithium ion battery as a replacement or spare to extend the talk time of your HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. Keep your smartphone working at optimum performance levels at all times. Just pop the HTC BTR6410B Battery in your pocket or bag and you’re good to go that extra mile, chatting with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  10. Huawei HB4W1H Battery for Ascend (Thumb)

    Huawei HB4W1H Battery for Ascend

    Regular Price: $19.95

    $19.95 $9.95

    The most indispensable accessory for your Huawei Ascend is the battery. Unless you are need of a paper weight even the most advanced phone is useless without power. Use this original Huawei HB4W1H Battery as a replacement or spare to extend the talk time of your Huawei Ascend. Keep your Huawei cellular device working at optimum performance levels at all times. Just pop the Huawei HB4W1H Battery in your pocket or bag and you’re good to go that extra mile, chatting with your friends, at work, or on the road.

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  • Battery Basics
  • About Batteries

Most will probably agree that, in the scheme of important cell phone features, battery life should rank somewhere near the top. After all, few other features seem to matter when a phone's gone dead in the middle of an important call, before the perfect photo opportunity, or when you've just realized you don't know your way home.

Today's cell phones almost exclusively use Lithium-Ion (or Li-Ion) batteries. Not all Li-Ion batteries are the same, however. Differences in materials and construction have a significant effect on power capacity and efficiency, and a better battery can translate to a surprisingly significant increase in the life of your device.

In addition to offering spare and replacement batteries for those that have been damaged or have gradually lost capacity, many cell phone manufacturers also produce extended-life versions of the batteries that come stock with their phones. For those with phones that don't feature a removable battery (Apple's iPhone, for example), a number of 'smart cases' with built-in battery technology have additionally been developed to dramatically increase life and longevity.

Most will probably agree that, in the scheme of important cell phone features, battery life should rank somewhere near the top. After all, few other features seem to matter when a phone's gone dead in the middle of an important call, before the perfect photo opportunity, or when you've just realized you don't know your way home. In this article, we'll discuss the basic variations among cell phone batteries, the range of products designed to maximize the life of your phone, and the proper care techniques that'll keep them going strong:

What kind of battery does my cell-phone use?

Today's cell phones almost exclusively use Lithium-Ion (or Li-Ion) batteries, which are, generally speaking, a vast improvement over the older, nickel-based varieties. Li-Ions have a high energy density, lose energy very slowly in periods of disuse, and don't suffer from what's often termed the "memory effect"--a phenomenon where, in the process of being partially recharged, nickel-based batteries will 'remember' an increasingly lower charge capacity.

Not all Li-Ion batteries are the same, however. Differences in materials and construction have a significant effect on power capacity and efficiency, and a better battery can translate to a surprisingly significant increase in the life of your device. Even the best Li-Ions, however, do lose a very slight amount of energy (30-60 seconds worth) with each charge.

How can I extend the life of my phone?

In addition to offering replacement batteries for those that have been damaged or have gradually lost capacity, many cell phone manufacturers also produce extended-life versions of the batteries that come stock with their phones. Blackberry, aware of the extent to which its customers rely on their products for work and personal use alike, manufactures a number of replacement batteries that effectively double the life of their smartphones. That extra capacity often translates to several hours of additional talk or internet use, and days worth of extra standby life.

Of course, if your phone's manufacturer doesn't offer an extended life battery, you can always simply purchase a duplicate of the original. That way, you can charge two or more before a trip or a busy day, and if the first runs out, you can easily swap it out with a second (or third, or fourth).

For those with phones that don't feature a removable battery (the iPhone is a popular example), a number of creative solutions have been developed to maximize your phone's life without removing the stock battery. SaFPWR and XPAL have each developed cases with built-in batteries, which both extend life and combat any gradual loss of charge capacity through intelligent energy management technology (EMT).

Caring for you cell phone's battery:

Of course, no matter how many spare batteries or battery accessories you own, it's always a good idea to follow the proper care techniques. Follow these simple rules to avoid any undue loss in capacity or longevity:

  • -Be sure to initialize new batteries. For Li-Ions, this means allowing the battery to charge for a full 5 or 6 hours; for nickel-based batteries, the first charge should run about 16 hours, and should be followed by at least two full discharge cycles.
  • -If you're phone has an Li-Ion battery (odds are it does, if it's at all new), be sure to avoid fully discharging it; every time you do so, you'll shorten its life. Ideally, aim to charge your battery when one 'bar' is remaining.
  • -As a general rule, keep your batteries away from heat--high temperatures can cause significant, accelerated degradation of battery life. If you expect any of your batteries to go through a particularly long period of disuse, you may even want consider storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator--doing so will ensure no capacity is lost due to heat.
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