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  1. 3 Pack Galaxy Note Replacement Batteries w/ Wall Charger (Thumb)

    3 Pack Galaxy Note Replacement Batteries w/ Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $12.95

    You haven't physically sewn your Samsung Galaxy Note to your palm, but you might as well have, right? Maybe you aren't THAT extreme, but you do love that darn device, and it's battery just seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Whatever can you do?! Well, with our 3 Pack of Galaxy Note Replacement Batteries and a compact wall charger, you can make sure that you literally never ever ever run out of batteries! Now you will never have to stop watching Law and Order: SVU episodes on Netflix!

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  2. Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $49.00

    $49.00 $19.95

    With the Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System, you will never have to worry about being stranded with a dead phone. Simply insert the included spare battery into the charging case and plug it into the wall via the included Micro-USB wall charger to give it a charge. When it's fully charged, just pop it in your bag or pocket to extend the talk time of your Samsung Galaxy Note wherever you are. The charging case also converts to a convenient media stand so you can watch movies or view photos in portrait or landscape mode.

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  3. T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Portable Battery Pack Plus - Black (Thumb)

    T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Portable Battery Pack Plus - Black (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $45.00

    $45.00 $19.95

    Don't get stranded with a dead battery while you're out and about! With this OEM T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Portable Battery Pack Plus you can carry along extra battery power with you wherever you go. Simply charge it, slip it in your bag or pocket and plug it into your device (yup, it's really that easy!). The T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Portable Battery Pack Plus is compatible with most Micro-USB devices.

    NOTE: Ships in Eco-Friendly Bulk Packaging

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  4. Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System

    Regular Price: $49.00

    $49.00 $29.95

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    With the Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System, you will never have to worry about being stranded with a dead phone. Simply insert the included spare battery into the charging case and plug it into the wall via the included Micro-USB wall charger to give it a charge. When it's fully charged, just pop it in your bag or pocket to extend the talk time of your Samsung Galaxy Note wherever you are. The charging case also converts to a convenient media stand so you can watch movies or view photos in portrait or landscape mode.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $49.00

    $49.00 $24.95

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    With the Samsung Galaxy Note Spare Battery Charging System, you will never have to worry about being stranded with a dead phone. Simply insert the included spare battery into the charging case and plug it into the wall via the included Micro-USB wall charger to give it a charge. When it's fully charged, just pop it in your bag or pocket to extend the talk time of your Samsung Galaxy Note wherever you are. The charging case also converts to a convenient media stand so you can watch movies or view photos in portrait or landscape mode.

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  6. BlackBerry Torch 9850 / Bold 9650 External Battery Charger w/ JM1 Battery (Thumb)

    BlackBerry Torch 9850 / Bold 9650 External Battery Charger w/ JM1 Battery

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $28.95

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    Worried about making it through the day on a single charge? Don't want to drag around a tangled web of messy wires in order to keep your BlackBerry Torch 9850 or Bold 9650 charged for the whole day? Throw those fears out the window and never look back! With the BlackBerry Torch 9850 / Bold 9650 External Battery Charger w/ JM1 Battery, you can keep a second battery charged and primed to go, swapping out when the levels on your original get dire, keeping you alive twice as long throughout the day!

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  7. BlackBerry Curve 9370 External Battery Charger w/ EM1 Battery (Thumb)

    BlackBerry Curve 9370 External Battery Charger w/ EM1 Battery

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $9.95

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    Worried about making it through the day on a single charge? Don't want to drag around a tangled web of messy wires in order to keep your BlackBerry Curve 9370 charged for the whole day? Throw those fears out the window and never look back! With the BlackBerry Curve 9370 External Battery Charger w/ EM1 Battery, you can keep a second battery charged and primed to go, swapping out when the levels on your original get dire, keeping you alive twice as long throughout the day!

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A compatible charger is an essential device for any cell phone user. No surprise there. But less obvious are the differences between charger types and the terminology used to describe them:

Since it's introduction in the mid 1990's, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard mode of connection for a host of consumer electronics, mobile phones being no exception.

Many phones manufactured in the last decade feature Mini-USB connections. Mini-USBs are approximately 3 x 7 mm in size and have recently fallen out of favor among manufacturers.

Micro-USB was introduced in 2007, and by 2009 was accepted by the vast majority of cell phone manufacturers as the standard mode of connection. Micro-USB is somewhat smaller than its mini counterpart (1.8 x 6.8 mm), and is also rated for higher transfer speeds.

A number of manufacturers have, at one point or another, developed there own unique USB connection ports and cables. In recent years, however, the vast majority have switched to some variety of universal USB connection, with Apple being the one notable exception. Apple's cables and ports feature proprietary 30-pin connections, which, in addition to providing USB connectivity, also feature HDMI and Analog Audio transfer.

A compatible charger is an essential device for any cell phone user. No surprise there. But less obvious are the differences between charger types and the terminology used to describe them. Here we'll look at the few common variations, and outline what you'll need to know when purchasing a replacement:

Charging Ports and Connections

Since it's introduction in the mid 1990's, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard mode of connection for a host of consumer electronics, mobile phones being no exception. The reasoning is simple; USB allows for the transfer of both data and power, often simultaneously, so a single port will take care of all of the major transfer requirements of a phone. While plug size and shape varies, USB cables almost always feature the same receptacle:

Mini-USB

Many phones manufactured in the last decade feature Mini-USB connections. Mini-USBs are approximately 3 x 7 mm in size and have recently fallen out of favor among manufacturers.

Micro-USB

Micro-USB was introduced in 2007, and by 2009 was accepted by the vast majority of cell phone manufacturers as the standard mode of connection. Micro-USB is somewhat smaller than its mini counterpart (1.8 x 6.8 mm), and is also rated for higher transfer speeds.

Unique or Proprietary Connections

A number of manufacturers have, at one point or another, developed there own unique USB connection ports and cables. In recent years, however, the vast majority have switched to some variety of universal USB connection, with Apple being the one notable exception. Apple's cables and ports feature proprietary 30-pin connections, which, in addition to providing USB connectivity, also feature HDMI and Analog Audio transfer. If you use an Apple device (an iPhone, iPod, or iPad), you'll need a charger designed specifically for Apple products, or an Apple-specific adapter. Certain older phones from Samsung, LG, and others also feature unique connections, and will require brand-specific connectors.

Other Charging Solutions

Charging Pads

Relatively new among charging technologies are charging pads (commonly known as Powermats), which employ wireless energy transfer technology to eliminate the need for wires and efficiently charge a number of devices simultaneously. Charging pads also tend to include a mechanism that cuts off the transfer of energy once a battery has reached full capacity, so you won't need to worry about overcharging your devices.

In the next few years, charging pads will likely begin appearing in a number of automobiles, eliminating the need for conventional chargers and potentially increasing the number of devices that may be charged simultaneously. Of course, until then, standard car chargers provide a simple way charging on the go. Car chargers are available in specific and universal models, and those designed for USB charging devices often feature a removable cable, allowing for easy substitution and broad compatibility.

Portable Chargers and Charging Cases

Also relatively new are charging cases--smart cases designed with built-in battery technology to both increase the life of your phone's battery as well as prevent capacity loss from over- and under-charging. Portable chargers, too, offer a simple way of adding to your phone's life when you're travelling or simply too busy to plug it in. Typically small and lightweight, they charge through the same mechanism as your phone, and often store enough energy to more than double your phone's life.

Solar Chargers

For those who really don't want to rely on a typical electrical connection to keep their phone alive, solar chargers offer another creative charging solution. Solar chargers feature one or more small solar panels, typically attached via a dock, that collect and store energy garnered from sunlight. Solar chargers can, for this reason, provide a sustainable source of energy for those who need to stay connected on trips deep into the wilderness, or for anyone looking to save a little on energy costs.

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