Regular Price: $99.00
The Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case Features:
- 1500 mAh capacity
- Retains access to all ports and functions on the Galaxy Note II
- Attractive leather finish
- Full protection against scratches and dents
- NFC compatible
- On/off switch
Regular Price: $99.00
Looking to protect your Galaxy Note II from daily wear and damage while simultaneously extending its battery life by up to 140%? Nonsense, you say? Wrong! With the Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case (try saying that 10 times fast!), you can make sure that your Note II's battery lasts above and beyond what you expect from it while also keeping it safe from the dangers of your everyday life. Moreover, with a slick leather finish and NFC compatibility, this is the type of case you'll never want to take off!Learn More
Regular Price: $39.95
The T-Mobile Protective Case w/ Battery Boost for the HTC Radar 4G is a 2-in-1 hard shell cover and back-up battery solution. The protective cover houses a battery that charges your phone and keeps it running, while its form-fitting protective cover shields your phone from scratches and bumps. The cover has an on/off button which lets you charge your phone only when you need it.Learn More
Regular Price: $40.00
Give your Samsung Galaxy S III Mini protection and power with the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Power Pack External Battery Case. The hard shell case will prevent dust, dirt and scratches from accumulating on your phone, keeping it looking good as new. The built-in battery provides additional power to your Galaxy S III Mini. LED battery status lights let you know when your battery is in need of a charge. A simple touch of the button allows you to control when your case provides power to your phone.
NOTE: This product is only compatible with the Galaxy S III mini, NOT the original Galaxy S III.Learn More
Regular Price: $79.99
The Galaxy Note II Power Flip Case Features:
- Powerful 4200 mAh capacity battery rapidly charges your phone when needed
- Built in LED battery charge indicator light and on/off button
- Front cover flap keeps your screen protected when not in use
- Easy access to all ports and functions
- Soft-touch interior
- Built-in Kickstand for your hands free gaming & viewing pleasure
Give your Samsung Behold II protection and power with the Samsung Behold Shell & Car Charger Set. The clear snap-on shell will prevent dust, dirt and scratches from accumulating on your phone. IT also allows access to all ports and buttons. The car charger will keep your Behold II powered up, even when you're on the go.Learn More
Regular Price: $49.99
Complete your gaming experience with the PowerA Nintendo 3DS Explorer Starter Kit. This kit will cover your Nintendo 3DS on all ends – whether you’re speeding your way through Grand Theft Auto or showcasing your football skills on the latest Madden NFL game, all the accessories you’ll need are right here. The 8-pack kit includes headphones, a sturdy black pocket pouch, car adapter, cleaning cloth, two screen protectors and two retractable styluses. Take your Nintendo 3DS to the next level with the PowerA Explorer Starter Kit today!Learn More
Regular Price: $25.00
In this age of technological advances, we are sometimes shocked at how reliant we are on wires. We've got desk drawers filled with cables and more cables. We dream about being tangled in spiderwebs made of USB cables. So we're happy with the new ability to wirelessly charge our Nokia Lumia 820. Thanks to embedded Qi technology, we can just slip on a Nokia Lumia 820 Wireless Charging Shell, lay it atop the compatible charger, and keep working— wirelessly!Learn More
Regular Price: $129.00
You are the type of person who needs your phone in any number of extreme situations. Expand the powers of your iPhone 4 or 4S with the Mophie iPhone 4 / 4S Juice Pack Pro Rugged Battery Case. Featuring an extended 2500 mAh battery that more than doubles your battery life, this case protects against even the most extreme conditions. Resistant to vibrations, sand, rain, dust, shock, splashes, drops, and impact, this case is beyond military grade, perfect for the man or woman who can take charge no matter what. Plus, with the added belt clip, this ultra-rugged case keeps your phone at hand, no matter what. We salute you!Learn More
Regular Price: $119.95
With the Mophie Juice Pack Plus, you get more time to rock, talk, surf, and send, all while protecting your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S! The Juice Pack is a rechargeable external battery and case with a 2000 mAh capacity made exclusively for the Apple iPhone 4 or 4S. The Juice Pack Plus offers you the convenience of a fully protective form-fitting case with an extended built-in rechargeable battery for your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S all in an ultra-thin, light-weight, low profile design.
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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.
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:
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
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.
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.