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  1. Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $40.00

    $40.00 $8.95

    The Amazon Kindle Fire Micro-USB Wall Charger Features:

    • Powers up your Amazon Kindle Fire
    • High-quality and ultra portable
    • Perfect for travel use
    • Compatible with most Micro-USB devices
    • 5 Volt, 2 Amp Charger
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  2. AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Data Cable (Thumb)

    AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Cable - 2 Pack (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $3.95

    The AT&T Zero USB Charger with Micro-USB Cable Features:

    • Wall adapter plus detachable micro-USB to USB cable
    • Adaptable to all voltage requirements in the US, Europe and Asia
    • Perfect as replacement or spare charger
    • Light-weight and portable (great for travel)
    • Includes two wall chargers and two USB cables

    NOTE: This cable is intended only for the charging of cellular devices. Data transfer is not recommended.

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  3. Samsung Micro USB Travel Adapter w/ Detachable Cable - White (Thumb)

    Samsung Micro-USB Travel Adapter w/ Detachable Cable - White

    Regular Price: $15.00

    $15.00 $7.95

    Key Features:

    • OEM 2.0 Amp Samsung Adapter, includes a detachable micro USB cable
    • Compatible with most USB enabled devices, such as cellular devices, tablets, MP3s, etc.
    • Cable length: 3 feet
    • Compact and durable, great for travel use
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  4. Power Bank Fashion Series Square Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh (Thumb)

    Power Bank Fashion Series Square Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $7.95

    The Power Bank Fashion Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger Features:

    • Extends the battery life of your phone, iPod or other USB device 
    • Sleek, compact design
    • Charges via the included USB cable
    • 2600 mAh Grade A Samsung battery
    • Beautiful braided keychain
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  5. 2 Pack of Micro-USB Charge & Sync Flat Cables w/ Car & Wall Charger (Thumb)

    2 Pack of Micro-USB Charge & Sync Flat Cables w/ Car & Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $20.00

    $20.00 $4.95

    The 2 Pack of Micro-USB Charge & Sync Flat Cables w/ Car & Wall Charger Features:

    • Ability to sync and charge devices with a Micro-USB port
    • Versatile USB plug connects directly to your computer or laptop, as well as wall and car adapters
    • Lies flat to prevent tangles and fit easily under desks or against walls
    • Keep extra an extra cable in your home or office
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  6. Power Bank Signature Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh (Thumb)

    Power Bank Signature Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger - 2600 mAh

    Regular Price: $69.99

    $69.99 $14.95

    The Power Bank Signature Series Lipstick Style Backup Battery Charger Features:

    • Extends the battery life of your phone, iPod or other USB device
    • Sleek, compact design
    • Charges via the included USB cable
    • 2600 mAh Grade A Samsung cell
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  7. T-Mobile Universal Micro USB Wall Charger w/ Extra USB Port (Thumb)

    T-Mobile Universal Micro USB Wall Charger w/ Extra USB Port (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $29.95

    $29.95 $2.95

    High-quality, portable and stylish, connect your cell phone to this T-Mobile Universal Micro USB Wall Charger and Port and plug it into any wall outlet to get powered up. Give your weak or dead battery that much-needed charge. The Universal Micro USB Wall Charger and Port has a built-in IC chip preventing overcharging and short circuits, thereby protecting your cell phone. It is also 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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  8. T-Mobile Universal 2 in 1 Micro USB Charger (Main View)

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

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $4.95

    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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  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. AT&T Zero Micro-USB Charger Kit (Thumb)

    AT&T Zero Micro-USB Charger Kit (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $3.99

    Charge and/or sync your Micro-USB compatible device with the Zero Micro-USB Charger Kit. The Zero Charger Kit received Energy Star's highest efficiency rating of Level 5. It is entirely energy efficient upon disconnecting your Micro-USB device. What's more, the charger and cable design ensures a great degree of interchangeability. The included car charger ensures that you are not stranded with a dead battery while you're out and about.

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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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