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  1. Macally Mini USB Backup Pocket Portable Charger (Main View)

    Macally Mini-USB Backup Portable Charger

    Regular Price: $24.95

    $24.95 $6.95

    The Macally Mini-USB Backup Portable Charger  Features:

    • Use the Macally Mini-USB Backup Portable Charger to charge any device using a USB cable
    • Powerful charger effectively extends the battery life of your phone, tablet, and other USB-enabled device
    • LED Indicator lights show battery status
    • Lightweight and portable, ideal for travel use
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  2. T-Mobile Two in One Wall and Car Charger (Main View)

    T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger

    Regular Price: $9.95

    As low as: $3.95

    With the T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger, you can charge your phone wherever you are! This handy charger conveniently plugs into your car's axillary port or your wall outlet for a rapid battery charge, keeping your cell phone battery in top operating condition. Featuring a compact, lightweight design, the T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger is perfect for travel use.

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  3. Duracell Rechargeable Instant USB Charger (Thumb)

    Duracell Rechargeable Li-Ion Instant USB Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $9.95

    Key Features:

    • On/Off Switch
    • Charging Light Indicator
    • USB Power Port
    • Mini USB Port for charging with the provided USB cable
    • Works great with cellular devices by Apple, BlackBerry, HTC, and more
    • Battery Type: Li-ION, Battery Capacity: 1150mAh

     Examples of Additional Run/Talk Time:

    • iPod Classic: Up to 50 Hours
    • iPod Nano: Up to 45 Hours
    • iPhone 3G: Up to 180 minutes
    • BlackBerry Curve: Up to 180 Minutes
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  4. Motorola SPN5404 Charger - Wall (Main View)

    Motorola SPN5404 Charger - Wall

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $3.95

    Charge your cellular device with this new, OEM Motorola SPN5404 Charger. Its built-in IC chip prevents overcharging and shorting, protecting your cell phone. It automatically adapts to meet various voltage requirements throughout the world. Convenient and accessible on the go. High-quality, portable and stylish, this Sharp wall charger is the perfect replacement for the original, and great as a spare for travel use.

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  5. HTC MyTouch Mini-USB Wall Charger - White (Main View)

    HTC MyTouch Mini-USB Wall Charger - White

    Regular Price: $9.95

    $9.95 $2.95

    Connect your cellular device to the HTC MyTouch Mini-USB Wall Charger and plug it in to any wall outlet to get powered up and give your weak or dead battery a much-needed charge. A built-in IC chip recognizes a full charge and automatically switches to save mode to extend the life of your battery. 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.

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  6. Duracell Rechargeable Instant USB Charger (Front View)

    Duracell Rechargeable Li-Ion Instant USB Charger

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $14.95

    Key Features:

    • On/Off Switch
    • Charging Light Indicator
    • USB Power Port
    • Mini USB Port for charging with the provided USB cable
    • Works great with cellular devices by Apple, BlackBerry, HTC, and more
    • Battery Type: Li-ION, Battery Capacity: 1150mAh

     Examples of Additional Run/Talk Time:

    • iPod Classic: Up to 50 Hours
    • iPod Nano: Up to 45 Hours
    • iPhone 3G: Up to 180 minutes
    • BlackBerry Curve: Up to 180 Minutes
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  7. Blackberry Travel Charger - Wall - White (Main View)

    Blackberry Travel Charger - Wall - White

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $2.95

    Blackberry Travel Charger Features:

    • Brand new, made by Blackberry
    • High-quality, portable, and stylish - perfect replacement for original charger
    • Integrated microchip prevents overcharging
    • Perfect for travel use
    • Is adaptable to all voltage requirements throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia (100~200v)
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  8. Motorola SYN1630 Charger - Car (Main View)

    Motorola SYN1630 Charger - Car

    Regular Price: $6.99

    $6.99 $3.95

    Don't get stranded with a dead cellular device while you're out and about! This charger gives you the ease and convenience of charging as you drive. Simply plug your OEM Motorola SYN1630 Car Charger into your car's vehicle power socket and connect it to your device - enjoy unlimited talk and standby time, while your phone is charging! Fits most in-vehicle power port sockets.

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  9. Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger (Main View)

    Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger

    Regular Price: $7.95

    $7.95 $4.95

    Charge your Mini-USB devices wherever you are with the Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger. The Tokidoki 2 in 1 Mini-USB Wall & Car Charger is compatible with most devices with a Mini-USB port. Simply plug your devices into the charger and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. The car charger allows you to charge your USB device when you're out and about, so you're never left stranded with a dead cell phone battery.

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  10. Sharp Sidekick LX PV-AC31 Charger - Wall (Main View)

    Sharp Sidekick LX PV-AC31 Charger - Wall

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $2.95

    Charge your cellular device with this new, OEM Sharp Sidekick LX PV-AC31 Charger. Its built-in IC chip prevents overcharging and shorting, protecting your cell phone. It automatically adapts to meet various voltage requirements throughout the world. Convenient and accessible on the go. High-quality, portable and stylish, this Sharp wall charger is the perfect replacement for the original, and great as a spare for travel.

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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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