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  1. Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $11.95

    Key Features:

    • OEM Apple 10-watt Power Adapter
    • Compact design, takes up less space on your power bar or wall outlet
    • The USB Power Adapter has fixed prongs for use in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and parts of Latin America
    • Input: 100-240V / Output: 5V
    • Wall Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with Apple iPad 1/2/3, all iPad mini and iPhone models
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  2. Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $13.95

    Key Features:

    • Lightweight, compact and portable design
    • Specifically made for the 4th Generation iPad and the iPad Mini but works with most USB cables
    • Takes up less space on your power bar or wall outlet
    • The USB Power Adapter has fixed prongs for use in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and parts of Latin America
    • Note: USB cable NOT included

    NOTE: Ships in Eco-frindly, bulk packaging.

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  3. Apple Lightning Connector Cable & Wall Charging Cube (View of Wall Adapter)

    Apple Wall Charging Cube (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $7.95

    The Apple Wall Charging Cube Features:

    • Compact and lightweight
    • Charges via your own USB cable
    • Original Apple products

    NOTE: This product contains the charger head only & ships in Eco-friendly bulk packaging

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  4. Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $9.95

    Key Features:

    • Lightweight, compact and portable design
    • Specifically made for the 4th Generation iPad and the iPad Mini but works with most USB cables
    • Takes up less space on your power bar or wall outlet
    • The USB Power Adapter has fixed prongs for use in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and parts of Latin America
    • Note: USB cable NOT included

    NOTE: Refurbished Items may have slight scratches due to prior usage. 

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  5. Apple Lightning Connector Cable & Wall Charging Cube (Thumb)

    Apple Lightning Connector Cable & Wall Charging Cube (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $14.95

    Your new Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod has already seamlessly integrated itself into your everyday life, whether you just use it to upload tons of hashtagged pics to Instagram and Twitter, send crucial business e-mails, or just play games all afternoon. But all that time spent #showingoff @yourfriends means you might #runoutofbattery before you are @home. Make sure you are able to stay in the loop (or just finish this record-breaking game of Angry Birds) all day with the Apple Lightning Connector Cable & Wall Charging Cube, perfect for keeping in the office, in your bag, or wherever it is you may need to charge your phone outside of your room. Don't forget to tag us in that #epic shot!

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  6. Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $7.95

    Key Features:

    • OEM Apple 10-watt Power Adapter
    • Compact design, takes up less space on your power bar or wall outlet
    • The USB Power Adapter has fixed prongs for use in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and parts of Latin America
    • Input: 100-240V / Output: 5V
    • Wall Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with Apple iPad 1/2/3, all iPad mini and iPhone models

    NOTE: Refurbished Items may have slight scratches due to prior usage. 

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  7. Apple iPod Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPod Power Adapter (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $4.95

    Key Features:

    • Original Apple USB Power Adapter
    • Lightweight, sleek and compact design
    • Input: 100-240V / Output: 5V
    • Adapter's prongs conveniently fold for storage and travel
    • Wall Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with all Apple iPod and iPhone models

    NOTE: Ships in Eco-friendly, bulk packaging.

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  8. Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter & Lightning Cable (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter & Lightning Cable (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $24.95

    Featuring a sleek, ultracompact design, the Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter & Lightning Cable offers fast and efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go for your Apple iPad. You can take the USB Power Charger with you wherever you go! Its small, lightweight design makes it portable, and convenient for you to charge your iPad virtually wherever you go. The USB Power Adapter will also take up less space on your wall outlet or power bar. The detachable cable allows you to charge your device via your computer's USB port, as well. The Apple iPad 12 Power Adapter & Lightning Connector also charges up iPhones and iPods with a Lightning port, faster than the charger they come with.

    NOTE: Ships in eco-friendly, bulk packaging.

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  9. Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter & Dock Connector (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter & Dock Connector (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $9.95

    Featuring a sleed, ultracompact design, the Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter & Dock Connector offers fast and efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go for your Apple iPad. You can take the USB Power Charger with you wherever you go! Its small, lightweight design makes it portable, and convenient for you to charge your iPad virtually wherever you go. The USB Power Adapter will also take up less space on your wall outlet or power bar. The detachable cable allows you to charge your device via your computer's USB port, as well.

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  10. Apple A1036 45W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple A1036 45W Power Adapter (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $59.99

    $59.99 $9.95

    Key Features:

    • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Apple Power Adapter
    • This is a high quality replacement (or spare) charger
    • Input - AC 100 240V ~ 50/60 Hz ~ 92-118VA
    • Output - 24.5V --- 1.875A (45-watt)
    • Compatible with the Apple iBook G4 and Powerbook G4

    NOTE: Refurbished Items may have slight scratches due to prior usage.

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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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