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  1. External Battery Charger + 3 Batteries for Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 (Thumb)

    External Battery Charger + 3 Batteries for Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $11.95

    The Samsung Galaxy S III External Battery Charger + 3 Batteries Features:

    • Allows you to charge two batteries at once
    • Charges via your wall outlet or USB
    • Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 batteries
    • Batteries included are comparible to OEM counterparts
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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. Universal Multi-Purpose External Battery Charger (Thumb)

    Universal Multi-Purpose External Battery Charger

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $6.95

    The Universal Multi-Purpose External Battery Charger Features:

    • Charges a variety of batteries (Note: Battery length must be less than 6.6 cm)
    • Also charges your device via the USB port
    • Battery contacts must be located at top or bottom, not on the front or back
    • Ultra-portable
    • LED light indicates active charge and full charge
    • Not compatible with the Galaxy S III, and S4
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  4. Motorola SPN5687A External Battery Charger (Front View)

    Motorola SPN5687A External Battery Charger

    Regular Price: $26.99

    $26.99 $8.95

    Key Features:

    • Charges your battery safely and effectively
    • Supports microUSB charging (cable not included)
    • Lightweight and compact, great for travel use
    • Doubles as a battery holder or battery carrier
    • 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
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  5. Motorola SJYN0838A External Battery Charger (Thumb)

    Motorola SJYN0838A External Battery Charger

    Regular Price: $26.99

    $26.99 $5.95

    The Motorola SJYN0838A External Battery Charger Features:

    • Charges your battery safely and effectively
    • Doubles as a battery dock and charger
    • Simultaneously charge your phone and extra battery
    • Supports micro-USB charging (cable not included)
    • Lightweight and compact, great for travel use
    • Compatible with Motorola DROID BIONIC and ATRIX 2 smartphones
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  6. Mophie Juice Pack Boost External Battery Charger - 2000 mAh (Thumb)

    Mophie Juice Pack Boost External Battery Charger - 2000 mAh

    Regular Price: $50.00

    $50.00 $39.95

    Your job requires you to spend so much time on your iPhone that it seems downright impossible to make it through the day on a single charge. Make sure you are never left out of the loop with the Mophie Juice Pack Boost External Battery Charger! A 2000 mAh quick-charge backup battery (that's enough juice to get your iPhone to 100% charge!) that is small enough to fit into your pocket, this charger is perfect for the busy bee in your life. The pivoting connector even means that you can view your screen while charging!

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  7. Motorola P323 Charging Station (Thumb)

    Motorola P323 Charging Station (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $44.95

    $44.95 $12.95

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    The Motorola P323 Charging Station is a portable power solution for your Motorola cellular device. Its small, compact size makes it perfect for travel use. The Motorola P323 Charging Station charges the BP6X battery as well as a variety of Motorola batteries including your BN, BC, BK, BT, BQ, BS and BP6X batteries. A switch on the bottom of the charger, allows the charger to adapt to different battery types. The Motorola P323 Charging Station accepts both Mini and Micro-USB power sources.

    Note: Item ships in Eco-friendly bulk packaging

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  8. HTC Vivid External Battery Charger (Thumb)

    HTC Vivid External Battery Charger

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $11.95

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    Key Features:

    • Lets you keep a spare battery charged
    • Charges via your wall charger or USB
    • Compatible with HTC Vivid
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  9. External Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy S, Vibrant, Captivate & Epic 4G (Thumb)

    External Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy S, Vibrant, Captivate & Epic 4G

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $4.95

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    The Samsung External Battery Charger lets you charge an extra battery from a wall outlet or via USB connection. Sometimes, even carrying an extra battery isn't enough and the Samsung External Battery Charger will keep you powered up. Convenient compact size lets you take it along to work or for traveling. The Samsung External Battery Charger is compatible with all OEM Galaxy S, Epic 4G, Captivate, and Vibrant and any compatible unbranded batteries. 

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  10. External Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 (Thumb)

    External Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $6.95

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    The Samsung External Battery Charger for the Galaxy S III lets you charge an extra battery from a wall outlet or via USB connection. Sometimes, even carrying an extra battery isn't enough and the Samsung External Battery Charger will keep you powered up. Convenient compact size lets you take it along to work or for traveling. The Samsung External Battery Charger is compatible with all OEM Galaxy S III GT-i9300 batteries and any compatible unbranded batteries. 

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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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