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  1. iGo Wall Power Charger

    iGo Wall Power Charger

    Regular Price: $24.99

    $24.99 $2.95

    Charge all of your devices from the iGo Wall Power Charger! This unique tip solution allow you to charge all of your devices from one power source. It's perfect for travel and home use. Power and rapidly charge your cellular devices from any standard power outlet up to 8 times faster than USB and trickle chargers.

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  2. iGo A81 Samsung Power Tip (Front View)

    iGo A81 Samsung Power Tip

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $1.95

    iGo Power Tips are interchangeable power tips with patented tip technology. Designed for the Samsung t219, t329, t509, t509s, t519, and t629, they allow you to rapidly charge virtually all your gadgets from a single iGo charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the iGo A81 Samsung Power Tip works with all iGo mobile device chargers like Charge Anywhere, USB Wall and Car Chargers.

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  3. iGo A73 Plantronics Bluetooth Power Tip (Thumb)

    iGo A73 Plantronics Bluetooth Power Tip

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $2.99

    iGo Power Tips are interchangeable power tips with patented tip technology. Designed for select Plantronics Bluetooth headsets, they allow you to rapidly charge virtually all your gadgets from a single iGo charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the iGo A73 Plantronics Bluetooth Power Tip works with all iGo mobile device chargers like Charge Anywhere, USB Wall and Car Chargers.

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  4. iGo A131 Samsung DM Power Tip (Thumb)

    iGo A131 Samsung DM Power Tip

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $2.95

    iGo Power Tips are interchangeable power tips with patented tip technology. Designed for select Samsung devices, they allow you to rapidly charge virtually all your gadgets from a single iGo charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the iGo A131 Samsung DM Power Tip works with all iGo mobile device chargers like Charge Anywhere, USB Wall and Car Chargers.

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  5. iGo A03 Samsung TAD Power Tip (Thumb)

    iGo A03 Samsung TAD Power Tip

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $0.95

    iGo Power Tips are interchangeable power tips with patented tip technology. Designed for select Samsung devices, they allow you to rapidly charge virtually all your gadgets from a single iGo charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the iGo A03 Samsung TAD Power Tip works with all iGo mobile device chargers like Charge Anywhere, USB Wall and Car Chargers.

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  6. iGo Universal Car Charger (Thumb)

    iGo Universal Car Charger

    Regular Price: $7.99

    $7.99 $6.95

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    The iGo auto is an auto (DC) power adapter for charging/powering your mobile devices, including mobile phones, smartphone/PDAs and more. Must purchase tips (compatible by device) in order to use this product.

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  7. iGo Universal Auto and Wall Power Charger (Main View)

    iGo Universal Auto and Wall Power Charger

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $4.95

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    Charge your electronic device wherever you are with the iGo Universal Auto and Wall Power Charger. The iGo Universal Auto and Wall Power Charger is a convenient all-in-on bundle that ensures you're never left stranded with a dead cell phone battery. Use interchangeable tips (sold separately) to power each of your devices.

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  8. iGo Power Tips for iPhone

    iGo Power Tips for iPhone

    Regular Price: $14.99

    $14.99 $5.99

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    The iGo Power Tips are interchangeable power tips with patented tip technology. Made for iPods and iPhones, they allow you to rapidly charge virtually all your gadgets from a single iGo charger. 

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  9. iGo green Charge Anywhere Backup Battery and Wall Charger (Top View)

    iGo green Charge Anywhere Backup Battery and Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $14.95

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    The iGo green Charge Anywhere Backup Battery and Wall Charger Features:

    • Backup battery power and wll charging in one unit
    • Two USB ports allow simultaneous charging of two devices
    • Integrated 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery adds hours of extra talk time
    • Eliminates the need for external battery packs and associated chargers

     

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  10. iGo green Charge Anywhere Backup Battery and Wall Charger (Top View)

    iGo Green Charge Anywhere Backup Battery & Wall Charger - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $9.95

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    The iGo Green Charge Anywhere Backup Battery & Wall Charger provides both backup battery power and wall charging juice in one, compact, portable unit. The two USB ports allow simultaneous charging of two devices. An integrated 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery adds hours of extra talk time. Since the iGo Green Charge Anywhere eliminates the need for external battery packs and associated chargers, it makes for the perfect travel charger. Just bring your devices USB cables and you're all set!

    NOTE: Refurbished items may contain minor scratches and/or slight blemishes.

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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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