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  1. Palm USB Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Palm USB Power Adapter

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $2.95

    The Palm USB Power Adapter Features:

    • Lightweight and portable
    • Takes up less space on your power bar or wall outlet
    • Compatible with devices that charge via USB
    • Foldable prongs
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  2. Enercell iPhone 4 Wireless Charging Skin - Silver / Black (Thumb)

    Enercell iPhone 4 Wireless Charging Skin - Silver / Black

    Regular Price: $14.99

    $14.99 $5.95

    Charge your Apple iPhone without the hassle of cables and tangled wires with the Enercell iPhone 4 Wireless Charging Skin. When used with the Enercell Wireless Charging Pad (sold seperately), you can charge your phone without plugging it into a charger. Simply place your phone in this case and place it on the charging pad to charge. It's that simple! The sleek, stylish shell with a soft-touch finish also protects your phone from scratches, scrapes and dents.

    Enercell wireless charging pad sold seperately

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  3. Palm Touchstone Charging Dock (Thumb)

    Palm Touchstone Charging Dock (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $3.95

    Attach this charging dock to your desk and watch how quickly it becomes home for your Palm phone. Simply place your Palm on the Touchstone charging dock, and magnets in the dock quickly align your phone in the correct position for charging. Charge while you're checking your calendar or watching videos in portrait or landscape mode (cable not included). Set your Palm on the dock when you're on a call and the speaker phone automatically turns on. And when you take your ringing phone off the dock, your phone answers the call.

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  4. Palm Touchstone Charging Dock (Main View)

    Palm Touchstone Charging Dock

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $7.95

    The Palm Touchstone Charging Dock Features:

    • Place your phone on the dock while you're on a call and the speakerphone turns on automatically
    • Pick your phone up from the dock while you're on speakerphone and the audio switches back to the earpiece
    • Watch videos in portrait or landscape mode while the phone is charging
    • See the time, incoming calls and notifications
    • Place your phone on the dock and it begins charging on contact. Wires connect the dock to a power source
    • Securely fasten the dock to a table, desk or other surface with Micro-Suction® material, which prevents the dock from moving when the phone is removed
    • Place your phone on the dock and it magnetically aligns in the correct position for charging in portrait or landscape mode
    • Charges your device in same amount of time as wall charger
    • Add a comfortable, attractive soft-touch finish to your phone's back cover
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  5. Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger (Main View)

    Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $4.95

    Don't let your cell phone battery die when you're out and about. Charge your cellular device on the go with the Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger. The charger features a detachable USB cable so you can also charge your phone via your computer's USB port. Its compact, lightweight design makes the Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger perfect for travel use, so you can take it with you wherever you go.

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  6. Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger (Main View)

    Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $6.95

    Don't let your cell phone battery die when your out and about. Charge your cellular device on the go with the Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger. The charger features a detachable USB cable so you can also charge your phone via your computer's USB port. Its compact, lightweight design makes the Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger perfect for travel use, so you can take it with you wherever you go.

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  7. Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger (Main View)

    Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $5.95

    Don't let your cell phone battery die when your out and about. Charge your cellular device on the go with the Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger. The charger features a detachable USB cable so you can also charge your phone via your computer's USB port. Its compact, lightweight design makes the Palm Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger perfect for travel use, so you can take it with you wherever you go.

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  8. Enercell Wireless Charging Pad (Thumb)

    Enercell Wireless Charging Pad (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $8.95

    Simplify the way you charge your devices with the Enercell Wireless Charging Pad. The charging pad efficiently charges multiple mobile devices simultaneously, reducing clutter. Simply place your cellular device in a compatible skin or attach a power disk (both sold seperately) and place it on the Enercell Wireless Charging Pad to charge it. The Enercell Wireless Charging Pad is compatible with an array of phones by Apple, BlackBerry, HTC and more.

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  9. Palm Touchstone Charging Dock (Thumb)

    Palm Touchstone Charging Dock (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $4.95

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    Attach this charging dock to your desk and watch how quickly it becomes home for your Palm phone. Simply place your Palm on the Touchstone charging dock, and magnets in the dock quickly align your phone in the correct position for charging. Charge while you're checking your calendar or watching videos in portrait or landscape mode (cable not included). Set your Palm on the dock when you're on a call and the speaker phone automatically turns on. And when you take your ringing phone off the dock, your phone answers the call.

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  10. Palm Treo Travel Wall Charger

    Palm Treo Travel Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $16.99

    $16.99 $3.95

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    Take this Palm Treo Travel Wall Charger anywhere you go.
    The Palm Treo Travel Wall Charger is light and handy for travel or using at work. IC chip inside recognizes a fully charged battery and automatically switches to a saver mode.

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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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