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  1. BlackBerry USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    BlackBerry USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $7.99

    $7.99 $3.95

    The BlackBerry USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Small, lightweight design makes it easy to take on the go
    • Takes up less space on your wall outlet or power bar
    • Note: USB cable not included.
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  2. Pantech PTA-5070C2US Wall Charger (Main View)

    Pantech PTA-5070C9US Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $7.95

    $7.95 $2.95

    The Pantech PTA-5070C2US Wall Charger Features:

    • High-quality, portable, and stylish
    • Perfect replacement for original charger or a spare to take on the go.
    • Integrated microchip prevents overcharging.
    • Perfect for travel use. Is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia (100~240v).
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  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter EP-TA10JWE (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Travel Adapter EP-TA10JWE

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $7.49

    Key Features:

    • OEM Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Charger Head
    • Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz, 0.35A / Output: 5.3V=== 2.0A
    • Works with most USB enabled devices (cable NOT included)
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  4. Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 12W Power Adapter (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $8.95

    Key Features:

    • Lightweight, compact and portable design
    • Specifically made for the 4th Generation iPad and the iPad Mini but works with most USB cables
    • Takes up less space on your power bar or wall outlet
    • The USB Power Adapter has fixed prongs for use in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and parts of Latin America
    • Note: USB cable NOT included

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

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  5. Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter (Thumb)

    Apple iPad 10W Power Adapter (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $8.95

    Key Features:

    • OEM Apple 10-watt Power Adapter
    • Lightweight, sleek and compact design
    • Input: 100-240V / Output: 5V
    • Wall Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with Apple iPad 1/2/3, all iPad mini and iPhone models

    NOTE: Ships in Eco-friendly, bulk packaging.

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  6. Motorola Nextel Mini-USB Rapid Rate Car Charger SPN5458A w/ Micro-USB Adapter - Black / Silver (Thumb)

    Motorola Nextel Mini-USB Rapid Rate Car Charger SPN5458A w/ Micro-USB Adapter - Black / Silver

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $2.95

    Don't let your cell phone battery die when you're out and about! Charge your cellular device on the go with the Motorola Nextel Mini USB Rapid Rate Car Charger. The charger features a sturdy 8 ft coil cable and plugs in to your car's auxiliary port to power up your phone. Its compact, lightweight design makes the Motorola Nextel Mini USB Rapid Rate Car Charger perfect for travel use, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Moreover, this kit comes with a micro-USB adapter head, perfect for charging hundreds of other devices.

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  7. Barnes & Noble BNRP5-1900 NOOK AC Adapter Head (Thumb)

    Barnes & Noble BNRP5-1900 NOOK AC Adapter Head

    Regular Price: $25.00

    $25.00 $7.95

    The Barnes & Noble BNRP5-1900 NOOK AC Adapter Head Features:

    • Original Barnes & Noble NOOK power adapter
    • Input: 100-240v ~ 50/60Hz 0.5A / Output: 5.0V === 1.9A
    • Foldable prongs for easier storage (great for travel use)
    • Use as a replacement or spare charger
    • Power Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with Barnes & Noble NOOK tablet
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  8. AT&T iPhone Car Charger with USB Port - Refurbished

    AT&T iPhone Car Charger with USB Port - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $29.95

    $29.95 $2.49

    Don't be stranded with a dead cell phone while you're out and about! This Apple iPhone battery charger 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. Built-in smart chip recognizes a full charge and automatically switches to a save mode, protecting your battery and preserving battery life. There is even an additional USB port that allows you to charge any USB compatible device simultaneously!

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  9. T-Mobile Universal 2 in 1 Micro USB Charger (Main View)

    T-Mobile Universal 2 in 1 Micro-USB Charger (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $3.95

    Charge your cellular device wherever you go with the T-Mobile Universal 2-in-1 Micro USB Charger. Featuring both a wall and car charger, the T-Mobile Universal 2 in 1 Micro USB Charger is compatible with most Micro-USB devices. There's even an extra USB port that enables you to charge a second device simultaneously. Additionally, this 2-in-1 Charger goes with extendable feet that double as a deskstand for maximum convenience.

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  10. Mophie Universal Juice Pack Powerstation - 4000 mAh / Black (Thumb)

    Mophie Universal Juice Pack Powerstation - 4000 mAh / Black

    Regular Price: $79.95

    $79.95 $54.95

    The Mophie Universal Juice Pack Powerstation Features:

    • Compatible with dozens of phone, tablet, and gaming device models, including iPhones, iPads, and iPods
    • Multi-LED light charge indicator
    • Blazing fast charging output
    • Fits conveniently into your bag or pocket
    • Dimensions: 4" x 2" x .35"
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  • Chargers Overview
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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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