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  1. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Thumb)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 500 mAh - (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $59.99

    $59.99 $4.95

    The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack Features:

    • Extend the battery life of your iPhone or iPod
    • Charge your iPhone or iPod with the wall charger or car charger
    • The PowerBlock can be used to charge any USB device with your own cable

     

     

    Note: For information about product condition and packaging, please visit our FAQ.

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  2. 4 Pack Mini-USB Car & Wall Charger Set w/ Micro-USB Adapters (Thumb)

    4 Pack Mini-USB Car & Wall Charger Set w/ Micro-USB Adapters

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $5.95

    The Mini-USB Car & Wall Charger Set with Micro-USB Adapters extends your charging capabilities to a variety of electronic devices simply and thriftily. This charging set includes two mini-USB wall chargers and two mini-USB car chargers so you can charge your device virtually anywhere with a power outlet. Also included are four micro-USB adapters that attach to the chargers, allowing you to power up your micro-USB devices as well as your mini-USB devices with the same charger. Keep one in the car, at home, in the office, or wherever they might come in handy!

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  3. 2 Pack of Micro-USB Charge & Sync Flat Cables w/ Car & Wall Charger (Thumb)

    2 Pack of Micro-USB Charge & Sync Flat Cables w/ Car & Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $20.00

    $20.00 $4.95

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    The 2 Pack of Micro-USB Charge & Sync Flat Cables w/ Car & Wall Charger Features:

    • Ability to sync and charge devices with a Micro-USB port
    • Versatile USB plug connects directly to your computer or laptop, as well as wall and car adapters
    • Lies flat to prevent tangles and fit easily under desks or against walls
    • Keep extra an extra cable in your home or office
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  4. AT&T Zero Micro-USB Charger Kit (Thumb)

    AT&T Zero Micro-USB Charger Kit (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $3.99

    Charge and/or sync your Micro-USB compatible device with the Zero Micro-USB 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. The included car charger ensures that you are not stranded with a dead battery while you're out and about.

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  5. Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Main View)

    Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $9.95

    Charge your USB devices wherever you are with the Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers. The Griffin High-Power Chargers are compatible with larger, higher-powered devices such as iPads and tablets. Simply plug your own USB cable into them and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. The Griffin High-Power Car Charger allows you to charge your USB device when you're out and about.

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  6. NXE CamLife Universal Li-ion Battery Charger (Thumb)

    NXE CamLife Universal Li-ion Battery Charger

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $9.95

     The NXe CamLife Universal Li-ion Battery Charger Features:

    • Compatible with most 3.6V & 7.2V digital cameras, digit5al video, mini DV, 8mm and VHS-C camcorder batteries
    • Includes (1) AC Power Adapter (110V standard outlet)
    • Includes (1) 12V car power adapter
    • Precision end-of-charge voltage detection for full charging of battery packs
    • Battery holder snaps off; just snap back on to charger battery
    • ™Automatic battery voltage detection with LED indication
    • ™LED status indicator displays charging status
    • ™Abnormal battery detection plus overcharge protection
    • Timer protection with reverse polarity detection
    • Works with over 300 batteries including most: Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Nikon, Minolta, RCA, Hitachi, Sharp, Samsung, JVC, Toshiba, Fuji, Olympia, and more
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  7. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Thumb)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 500 mAh - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $59.99

    $59.99 $9.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music play time on your iPhone or iPod with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack. The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack is easy to use. Simply plug the PowerBlock charger into a wall outlet and clip the reserve battery onto the charger. Once it's charged, you can take it on the go to extend your battery life or clip it into the included car charger to charge on the go. The PowerBlock can be used to charge other USB devices using your own USB cable.

    NOTE: Refurbished items may contain minor scratches and/or slight blemishes.

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  8. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Thumb)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 500 mAh

    Regular Price: $59.99

    $59.99 $9.95

    The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack Features:

    • Extend the battery life of your iPhone or iPod
    • Charge your iPhone or iPod with the wall charger or car charger
    • The PowerBlock can be used to charge any USB device with your own cable
    Learn More
  9. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Main View)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 1000 mAh - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $64.99

    $64.99 $7.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music play time on your iPhone or iPod with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack. The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack is easy to use. Simply plug the PowerBlock charger into a wall outlet and clip the reserve battery onto the charger. Once it's charged, you can take it on the go to extend your battery life or clip it into the included car charger to charge on the go. The PowerBlock can be used to charge other USB devices using your own USB cable.

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  10. Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Main View)

    Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $11.95

    Charge your USB devices wherever you are with the Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers. The Griffin High-Power Chargers are compatible with larger, higher-powered devices such as iPads and tablets. Simply plug your own USB cable into them and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. The Griffin High-Power Car Charger allows you to charge your USB device when you're out and about.

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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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