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  1. Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger

    Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $2.95

    High-quality and portable, the Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger is a perfect replacement or spare charger. Just plug your Sony Ericsson TM506 cellular device in to this charger to give your battery a boost. Its sleek and compact design makes the Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger perfect for travel use and conveniently fits into your bag or purse. High quality and portable, the Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger is a must-have for your Sony Ericsson TM506 cellular device.

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  2. PureGear iPhone / iPad / iPod 30-Pin Wall Charger (Thumb)

    PureGear iPhone / iPad / iPod 30-Pin Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $11.45

    The PureGear iPhone / iPad / iPod 30-Pin Wall Charger Features:

    • Charges your Apple device from your wall outlet
    • Detachable cable
    • Smooth, rubberized surface
    • Compatible with iPhones, iPads, and iPods with a 30-Pin charging port
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  3. LG STA-U17WD Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    LG STA-U17WD Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $7.99

    $7.99 $3.95

    The LG STA-U17WD 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
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  4. 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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  5. Amazon Kindle Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Amazon Kindle Micro-USB Wall Charger (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $6.95

    High-quality and portable, the Amazon Kindle Micro-USB Wall Charger is a perfect replacement or spare charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the Amazon Kindle Micro-USB Wall Charger is compatible with most Micro-USB devices. This Micro-USB wall charger is small and compact, so you can just slip it in your purse or bag and take it with you wherever you go. For your convenience, the USB cable detaches so you can plug your Kindle in to your computer to charge it.

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  6. LG STA-U13WR2 Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    LG STA-U13WR2 Micro-USB Wall Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $7.95

    $7.95 $3.25

    The LG STA-U13WR2 Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Detachable USB cable allows you to charge your phone via your computer's USB port
    • IC chip prevents overcharging
    • Perfect as replacement or spare charger

    NOTE: Ships in eco-friendly bulk packaging.

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  7. Wireless Solutions Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Wireless Solutions Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $2.95

    High-quality and portable, the Wireless Solutions Micro-USB Wall Charger is a perfect replacement or spare charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the Wireless Solutions Micro-USB Wall Charger is compatible with most micro-USB devices. It's small and compact, so you can just slip it in your purse or bag and take it with you wherever you go.

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  8. Nokia Lumia AC-50U Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Nokia Lumia AC-50U Micro-USB Wall Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $7.95

    The Nokia Lumia AC-50U Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Powers up your Nokia Micro-USB cellular device
    • High-quality and ultra portable
    • Charging head takes up less space on your wall outlet
    • Detachable USB cable
    • Perfect for travel use
    • Compatible with most Micro-USB devices

    NOTE: Ships in eco-friendly bulk packaging.

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  9. LG MCS-04WR USB Travel Wall Charger (Thumb)

    LG MCS-04WR USB Travel Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $6.95

    Key Features:

    • OEM LG Travel Wall Charging Adapter
    • Input: 100-240V, Output: 5V
    • High-quality and ultra portable
    • Great for travel use
    • Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Color Options: White, Black
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  10. LG G-Slate Wall Charging Adapter (Thumb)

    LG G-Slate Wall Charging Adapter

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $19.95

    Do you love your T-Mobile G-Slate but hate having to bring the charging adapter with you to work every day in order to keep using it? Stockpile the LG G-Slate Wall Charging Adapter and you can have a charge wherever you go! Make sure your G-Slate never goes hungry again with this classic charger, perfect for home, the office, your significant other's house, the kitchen, your best friend's house...even the bathroom! Anywhere you use your G-Slate, your charger can follow!

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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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