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  1. HTC MyTouch Mini-USB Wall Charger - White (Main View)

    HTC MyTouch Mini-USB Wall Charger - White

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $2.95

    Connect your cellular device to the HTC MyTouch Mini-USB Wall Charger and plug it in to any wall outlet to get powered up and give your weak or dead battery a much-needed charge. A built-in IC chip recognizes a full charge and automatically switches to save mode to extend the life of your battery. 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.

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  2. HTC MyTouch 3G Mini-USB Car Charger - White (Main View)

    HTC MyTouch 3G Mini-USB Car Charger - White

    Regular Price: $12.95

    $12.95 $4.95

    Don't be stranded with a dead cell phone while you're out and about! The HTC MyTouch 3G Mini-USB Car Charger conveniently plugs into your car's auxillary port for a rapid battery charge, keeping your cell phone battery in top operating condition. The HTC MyTouch 3G Mini-USB Car Charger features a quality, durable coil cord for extended reach and use. Its compact size makes this charger easy to store and perfect for travel use.

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  3. Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger (Main View)

    Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger

    Regular Price: $7.95

    $7.95 $4.95

    Charge your Mini-USB devices wherever you are with the Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger. The Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger is compatible with most devices with a Mini-USB port. Simply plug your devices into the charger and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. The car charger allows you to charge your USB device when you're out and about, so you're never left stranded with a dead cell phone battery.

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  4. Technocel Car Charger (Main View)

    Technocel Car Charger

    Regular Price: $5.99

    $5.99 $2.95

    Don't be stranded with a dead cell phone while you're out and about! The Technocel Mini-USB Car Charger conveniently plugs into your car's axillary port for a rapid battery charge, keeping your cell phone battery in top operating condition. Its compact size makes this charger easy to store and perfect for travel use.

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  5. T-Mobile MyTouch Drop & Go Charging Pad (Main View)

    T-Mobile MyTouch Drop & Go Charging Pad

    Regular Price: $79.99

    $79.99 $19.95

    Simplify the way you charge your devices with the T-Mobile MyTouch Drop & Go charging Pad. The Drop & Go Charging Pad efficiently charges four devices simultaneously, reducing clutter. By using the included universal adapters or optional Charging Shells (sold separately), you can set your phone anywhere on the charging pad to receive a charge. The charging surface is safe to touch and easy to use.

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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 MyTouch 3G Slide Desk Station - White (Main View)

    T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Desk Station - White

    Regular Price: $19.95

    $19.95 $2.95

    The T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Desk Station is a convenient docking station with a custom design complete with a non-skid rubber base. Featuring an easy access USB port for syncing or charging, the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Desk Station is ideal for home or office use. In addition, the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide Desk Station features a 3.5mm audio line-out port for easy connection to powered speakers.

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  8. T-Mobile Inspiron Mini 10 Car Charger (Main View)

    T-Mobile Inspiron Mini 10 Car Charger

    Regular Price: $19.95

    $19.95 $2.95

    Don't let your Dell Inspiron Mini 10 battery die when your out and about. Charge your Inspirion Mini 10 on the go with the T-Mobile Inspiron Mini 10 Car Charger. The charger is comprised of high quality material, and fits most in-vehicle power port sockets. Its compact, lightweight design makes the T-Mobile Inspiron Mini 10 Car Charger perfect for travel use, so you can take it with you wherever you go.

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  9. T-Mobile HTC MyTouch 3G Mini-USB Battery Extender - White

    T-Mobile HTC MyTouch 3G Mini-USB Battery Extender - White

    Regular Price: $24.95

    $24.95 $8.95

    • Extend your talk time by 50%
    • Rechargeable high-capacity Lithium ion battery cell
    • Built-in battery testing button with battery level LED indicator
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  10. Sony Ericsson Wall Charger CST-1 (Main View)

    Sony Ericsson Wall Charger CST-13

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $2.95

    Enjoy unlimited talk and standby time as you charge your phone with the Sony Ericsson Wall Charger CST-13. High-quality and portable, the Sony Ericsson Wall Charger CST-13 is a perfect replacement or spare charger. The Sony Ericsson Wall Charger CST-13 has a built-in IC chip, preventing overcharging and shorting, and automatically adapts to meet various voltage requirements throughout the world. It's perfect for travel use.

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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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