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  1. Plantronics 82920-01 Home Charger (Thumb)

    Plantronics 82920-01 Micro-USB Home Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $3.45

    Connect your cell phone to this new, original Plantronics 82920-01 Micro-USB Home Charger and plug it into any wall outlet to get powered up and to give your weak or dead battery a much-needed charge.  Its built-in IC chip prevents overcharging and short circuit, thereby protecting your cell phone.  It is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the US, Europe and Asia  (100~240v),  giving you the convenience of easy access when you’re on the go.  High-quality, portable and stylish, this Plantronics wall charger is the perfect replacement for the original, and great as a spare for travel use.

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  2. Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case (Thumb)

    Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case (Refurbished)

    Sale: $19.95

    Are you so addicted to that marvelously discreet Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset that you can't seem to keep it charged? Or maybe on your last power-lunching, continent-hopping business trip the charging case slipped from your grip, sank from the 60th floor balcony of your luxury suite and disintegrated in the frantic Parisian traffic below? Either way, we have good news for you, you chronic Bluetooth-er. The Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case is the perfect replacement or addition to your Voyager Legend accessory ensemble. Simply charge the case via the included microUSB charger, pop your headset in the case and voila: you're charging on the go. The case’s internal battery can recharge the Voyager Legend headset twice for up to 14 hours of additional talk time.

    NOTE: Refurbished Items may have slight scratches due to prior usage.


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  3. Plantronics 77393-04 Home Charger

    Plantronics 77393-04 Home Charger

    Regular Price: $4.95

    $4.95 $3.95

    Connect your cell phone to this new, original Plantronics wall charger and plug it into any wall outlet to get powered up and to give your weak or dead battery a much-needed charge.  Its built-in IC chip prevents overcharging and short circuit, thereby protecting your cell phone.  It is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the US, Europe and Asia  (100~240v),  giving you the convenience of easy access when you’re on the go.  High-quality, portable and stylish, this Plantronics wall charger is the perfect replacement for the original, and great as a spare for travel use.

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  4. Plantronics 66879-101 Home Charger (Main View)

    Plantronics 66879-101 Home Charger

    Regular Price: $4.95

    $4.95 $2.95

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    Affordable and lightweight, the Plantronics 66879-101 Home Charger is perfect for the traveler who doesn't want to bring along an entire desktop charging unit. Just plug the Plantronics 66879-101 Home Charger into any outlet for a quick charge. As an added feature, this unit can also power the phone while you talk. The charger is compatible with the following Plantronics headset models: Voyager 510, Explorer 320, Discovery 640 - 665

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  5. Turbo Charge TC2 Portable Cell Phone Charger (Main View)

    Turbo Charge TC2 Portable Reusable Cell Phone Charger

    Regular Price: $19.95

    $19.95 $4.95

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    Keep your cellular device charged on the go with the Turbo Charge TC2 Portable Reusable Cell Phone Charger. A variety of nine different adapter tips makes the Turbo Charge TC2 Portable Reusable Cell Phone Charger compatible with a number of cellular devices. Unique digital power management circuitry provides a full charge for your cellular device without the risk of over charging. With its sleek, compact design, the Turbo Charge TC2 Portable Reusable Cell Phone Charger is easy to take on the go.

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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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