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  1. T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger w/ USB Port (Thumb)

    T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger w/ USB Port

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $3.95

    Don't be stranded with a dead cell phone while you're out and about! The T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger with USB Port conveniently plugs into your car's 12-24 Volt DC auxiliary port for a rapid battery charge, keeping your cell phone battery in top operating condition. There's even an additional USB port that allows you to charge any USB compatible device simultaneously. Keep your tablet, smartphone, Bluetooth headset and other devices fully charged while on-the-go......get yourself the T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger today!

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  2. Motorola SPN5504A Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Motorola SPN5504A Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $4.95

    The Motorola SPN5504A Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Powers up your Micro-USB cellular device
    • High-quality and ultra portable
    • Detachable USB cable
    • Perfect for travel use
    • Compatible with most Micro-USB devices
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  3. Samsung ETA0U10JBE Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Samsung ETA0U10JBE Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $3.95

    The Samsung ETA0U10JBE Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Light weight and handy
    • Intelligent IC chip recognizes a fully charged battery and automatically switches to saver mode
    • Use of this official charger will prolong your battery's life
    • As designed for your warranty, stage one charges quickly to 80%
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  4. Samsung ATADU10JBE Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Samsung ATADU10JBE Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $4.49

    The Samsung ATADU10JBE Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:
    • Light weight and handy
    • Intelligent IC chip recognizes a fully charged battery and automatically switches to saver mode
    • Use of this official charger will prolong your battery's life
    • As designed for your warranty, stage one charges quickly to 80%
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  5. Pantech PTA-5070C2US Wall Charger (Main View)

    Pantech PTA-5070C9US Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $7.95

    $7.95 $2.95

    The Pantech PTA-5070C2US Wall Charger Features:

    • High-quality, portable, and stylish
    • Perfect replacement for original charger or a spare to take on the go.
    • Integrated microchip prevents overcharging.
    • Perfect for travel use. Is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia (100~240v).
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  6. T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Wall Charger - Black (Main View)

    T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Wall Charger - Black

    Regular Price: $12.95

    $12.95 $2.95

    Connect your cell phone to the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Wall Charger and plug it into any wall outlet to get powered up and to give your weak or dead battery a much-needed charge. Its built-in IC chip prevents overcharging and short circuit, thereby protecting your cell phone. It is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the US, Europe and Asia (100~240v), giving you the convenience of easy access when you're on the go. High-quality, portable and stylish, the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Wall Charger is the perfect replacement for the original, and great as a spare for travel use.

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  7. T-Mobile Micro-USB Battery Boost (Thumb)

    T-Mobile Micro-USB Battery Boost

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $7.95

    Don't get stranded with a dead battery while you're out and about! With the T-Mobile Micro-USB Battery Boost, 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 Micro-USB device to give your battery an extra boost. An LED display lets you know when your phone is charging. The T-Mobile Micro-USB Battery Boost is compatible with most Micro-USB devices.

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  8. LG STA-U12WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    LG STA-U12WR Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $7.95

    $7.95 $3.95

    The LG STA-U12WR Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Detachable USB cable allows you to charge your phone via your computer's USB port
    • IC chip prevents overcharging
    • Perfect as replacement or spare charger
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  9. T-Mobile Two in One Wall and Car Charger (Main View)

    T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    As low as: $3.95

    With the T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger, you can charge your phone wherever you are! This handy charger conveniently plugs into your car's axillary port or your wall outlet for a rapid battery charge, keeping your cell phone battery in top operating condition. Featuring a compact, lightweight design, the T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger is perfect for travel use.

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  10. LG STA-U35WD Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    LG STA-U35WD Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $4.99

    The LG STA-U35WD Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Integrated microchip prevents overcharging.
    • Perfect for travel use.
    • Is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia (100~240v).
    • Brand new.
    • High-quality, portable, and stylish
    • Perfect replacement for original charger
    • Perfect as a spare charger to take with you on the go
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  • Chargers Overview
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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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