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  1. AT&T micro USB Car Charger with USB Port (Thumb)

    AT&T Micro-USB Car Charger with USB Port (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $19.95

    $19.95 $2.95

    The AT&T micro-USB Car Charger with USB Port Features:

    • Supports additional USB Charged Devices.
    • Compact and lightweight - fits in your vehicle's auxiliary  socket.
    • Charge and talk at the same time.
    • Quickly and reliably charge your cell phone while you are on the go.
    • Fits perfectly into any 12V accessory outlet or car lighter jack.
    • Allows You to Charge Secondary USB Charged Device
    • Compatible with a wide array of Micro-USB devices like the Kindle 2, Kindle 3, Nexus One, and Sony Reader.

     

     

    Note: As this ships in bulk packaging (a poly bag) there may be slight hair-line scratches on the head of the charger due to the way they are packed and stored.

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  2. Blackberry Fixed Blade Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Blackberry Fixed Blade Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $19.95

    $19.95 $3.49

    The Blackberry Fixed Blade Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Travels easily - Compact and lightweight design
    • Designed to use up less space on wall outlet/power bar versus traditional chargers
    • Connects to smartphone via a Micro-USB cable which is included
    • UL, NOM and PSE certified. FCC compliant. Compliant with Energy Star 2.0 requirements
    • "No Load Power consumption" 4-STAR rating
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  3. Power Bank Fashion Series Square Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh (Thumb)

    Power Bank Fashion Series Square Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $7.95

    The Power Bank Fashion Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger Features:

    • Extends the battery life of your phone, iPod or other USB device 
    • Sleek, compact design
    • Charges via the included USB cable
    • 2600 mAh Grade A Samsung battery
    • Beautiful braided keychain
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  4. Power Bank Signature Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh (Thumb)

    Power Bank Signature Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh

    Regular Price: $69.99

    $69.99 $9.95

    The Power Bank Signature Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger Features:

    • Extends the battery life of your phone, iPod or other USB device
    • Sleek, compact design
    • Charges via the included USB cable
    • 2600 mAh Grade A Samsung cell
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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. Mophie iPhone 4 Juice Pack Air External Battery Charger & Case (Thumb)

    Mophie iPhone 4 / 4S Juice Pack Air Charging Case - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $99.99

    $99.99 $24.95

    Mophie Juice Pack Features:

    • The powerful 1500mAh built-in battery effectively extends the battery life of your iPhone 4 / 4S
    • Shock resistant band adds an extra layer of protection
    • Toggle between Charging and Standby with the flick of a switch
    • LED Status Indicator lights display charging mode and current battery life. Know before you go!
    • Charge and sync your iPhone to iTunes without removing it from the juice pack.
    • Easy Access to all Functions, Controls, Speakers and Cameras

    Mophie Juice Pack Times:

    • Up to an additional 6 hours of talk time on 3G
    • Up to an additional 12 hours of talk time on 2G
    • Up to an additional 5 hours of internet use on 3G
    • Up to an additional 9 hours of internet use on WiFi
    • Up to an additional 36 hours of audio playback
    • Up to an additional 9 hours of video playback
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  7. 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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  8. T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger w/ USB Port (Thumb)

    T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger w/ USB Port (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $2.95

    Don't be stranded with a dead cell phone while you're out and about! The T-Mobile Universal Micro-USB Car Charger with USB Port conveniently plugs into your car's 12-24 Volt DC auxillary port for a rapid battery charge, keeping your cell phone battery in top operating condition. There is even an additional USB port that allows you to charge any USB compatible device simultaneously!

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  9. Samsung Galaxy Note II Power Flip Case - 4200 mAh / Black (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note II External Backup Battery Flip Case - 4200 mAh / Black

    Regular Price: $79.99

    $79.99 $29.95

    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
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  10. 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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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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