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  1. Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Bulk)

    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: Ships in Eco-frindly, bulk packaging.

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Data Cable (Thumb)

    AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Cable - 2 Pack (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $4.95

    The AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Cable Features:

    • Wall adapter plus detachable micro-USB to USB cable
    • Adaptable to all voltage requirements in the US, Europe and Asia
    • Perfect as replacement or spare charger
    • Light-weight and portable (great for travel)
    • Includes two wall chargers and two USB cables

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

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  6. Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $40.00

    $40.00 $7.95

    The Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Powers up your Amazon Kindle Fire
    • High-quality and ultra portable
    • Perfect for travel use
    • Compatible with most Micro-USB devices
    • 5 Volt, 2 Amp Charger
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  7. Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $40.00

    $40.00 $8.95

    The Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Powers up your Amazon Kindle Fire
    • High-quality and ultra portable
    • Perfect for travel use
    • Compatible with most Micro-USB devices
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  8. Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $9.95

    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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  9. Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $8.95

    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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  10. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter EP-TA10JWE (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter EP-TA10JWE

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $7.49

    Key Features:

    • OEM Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Charger Head
    • Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz, 0.35A / Output: 5.3V=== 2.0A
    • Works with most USB enabled devices (cable NOT included)
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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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