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  1. Huawei HS-050040U5 Wall Charger w/ Micro-USB Cable (Thumb)

    Huawei HS-050040U5 Wall Charger w/ Micro-USB Cable (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $14.95

    $14.95 $3.95

    Key Features:

    • Original Huawei AC Adapter and Micro-USB to USB cable
    • USB cable included for charging / syncing devices via Micro-USB port
    • Input:100~240V / 0.2A 50-60Hz
    • Output: 5.0V === 400mA
    • Compatible with Huawei devices that charge via USB and other USB-enabled devices

    NOTE: Ships in Eco-Friendly Bulk Packaging

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  2. AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Data Cable (Main View)

    AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Data Cable (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $2.95

    Charge and/or sync your Micro-USB compatible device with the Zero Charger Kit. The Zero Charger Kit received Energy Star's highest efficiency rating of Level 5. It is entirely energy efficient upon disconnecting your MIcro-USB device. What's more, the charger and cable design ensures a great degree of interchangeability. Made to ensure compatibility with all of the latest small Micro-USB gadgets, the Zero USB Wall Charger works effortlessly along with the charge/Sync Micro-USB data cable.

    NOTE: This cable is intended only for the charging of cellular devices. Data transfer is not recommended.

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  3. T-Mobile Dual USB Car Charger w/ Micro-USB Cable (Thumb)

    T-Mobile Dual USB Car Charger w/ Micro-USB Cable

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $4.95

    Regardless of your USB compatible device, the T-Mobile Dual USB Car Charger will ensure you're never stranded with a dead cell phone. This car charger even charges two USB-powered gadgets at the same time. It's compatible with just about any cellular device, MP3 player, bluetooth headset, digital camera, and any device that charges via USB. It's even compatible with both Mini and Micro USB cables. Included is a Micro-USB cable.

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  4. BlueAnt Q1 Wall Charger w/ Micro-USB Cable (Thumb)

    BlueAnt SPA-K905 Wall Charger w/ Micro-USB Cable

    Regular Price: $17.99

    $17.99 $6.95

    Key Features:

    • OEM BlueAnt AC/DC Power Adapter
    • Compact size makes it perfect for travel use
    • Input: 100V-240V ~ 0.1A 50-60Hz
    • Output: 5.0V === 550mA
    • Micro-USB cable is included for your convenience
    • Compatible with BlueAnt Bluetooth Headsets and many other USB devices


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  5. LG STA-U17WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    LG STA-U17WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $7.99

    $7.99 $3.95

    The LG STA-U17WR 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

    NOTE: Ships in eco-friendly bulk packaging.

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  6. LG MCS-02WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    LG MCS-02WR Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $15.99

    $15.99 $6.95

    The LG MCS-02WR Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • OEM LG Adapter Charger Head & Micro-USB cable
    • Input: 100-240V, Output: 5V
    • Made of high quality materials
    • Includes a Micro-USB to USB cable
    • Great for travel use
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  7. LG MCS-01WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    LG MCS-01WR Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $15.99

    $15.99 $6.45

    The LG MCS-01WR Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • OEM LG Adapter Charger Head & Micro-USB cable
    • Input: 100-240V, Output: 5V
    • Made of high quality materials
    • Includes a Micro-USB to USB cable
    • Great for travel use
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  8. Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $7.95

    Take the Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger with you wherever you go! Its small, lightweight design makes it portable, and convenient for you to charge your Micro-USB device virtually wherever you go. The Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger is the perfect replacement or spare charger. It will also take up less space on your wall outlet or power bar than a standard charger. The USB cable is detachable so you can also charge your phone through your computer. GreenHeart technology ensures lower energy consumption.

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  9. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter w/ Detachable Cable - White (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter w/ Detachable Cable - White

    Regular Price: $15.00

    $15.00 $12.95

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter w/ Detachable Cable Features:

    • OEM 2.0 Amp Samsung Travel Adapter
    • USB 3.0 cable allows for quicker charging and data transfer
    • Extra long cable measures 3 feet
    • Compact and durable, great for travel use
    • Compatible with Galaxy Note 3
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  10. LG MCS-01WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    LG MCS-01WR Micro-USB Wall Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $15.99

    $15.99 $4.95

    The LG MCS-01WR Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • OEM LG Adapter Charger Head & Micro-USB cable
    • Input: 100-240V, Output: 5V
    • Made of high quality materials
    • Includes a Micro-USB to USB cable
    • Great 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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