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  1. Mophie iPhone 4 Juice Pack Air External Battery Charger & Case (Thumb)

    Mophie iPhone 4 / 4S Juice Pack Air Charging Case - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $99.99

    $99.99 $24.95

    Mophie Juice Pack Features:

    • The powerful 1500mAh built-in battery effectively extends the battery life of your iPhone 4 / 4S
    • Shock resistant band adds an extra layer of protection
    • Toggle between Charging and Standby with the flick of a switch
    • LED Status Indicator lights display charging mode and current battery life. Know before you go!
    • Charge and sync your iPhone to iTunes without removing it from the juice pack.
    • Easy Access to all Functions, Controls, Speakers and Cameras

    Mophie Juice Pack Times:

    • Up to an additional 6 hours of talk time on 3G
    • Up to an additional 12 hours of talk time on 2G
    • Up to an additional 5 hours of internet use on 3G
    • Up to an additional 9 hours of internet use on WiFi
    • Up to an additional 36 hours of audio playback
    • Up to an additional 9 hours of video playback
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  2. Samsung Galaxy Note II Power Flip Case - 4200 mAh / Black (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy Note II External Backup Battery Flip Case - 4200 mAh / Black

    Regular Price: $79.99

    $79.99 $29.95

    The Galaxy Note II Power Flip Case Features:

    • Powerful 4200 mAh capacity battery rapidly charges your phone when needed
    • Built in LED battery charge indicator light and on/off button
    • Front cover flap keeps your screen protected when not in use
    • Easy access to all ports and functions
    • Soft-touch interior
    • Built-in Kickstand for your hands free gaming & viewing pleasure
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  3. Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case (Thumb)

    Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case (1500 mAh)

    Regular Price: $99.00

    $99.00 $19.95

    Looking to protect your Galaxy Note II from daily wear and damage while simultaneously extending its battery life by up to 140%? Nonsense, you say? Wrong! With the Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case (try saying that 10 times fast!), you can make sure that your Note II's battery lasts above and beyond what you expect from it while also keeping it safe from the dangers of your everyday life. Moreover, with a slick leather finish and NFC compatibility, this is the type of case you'll never want to take off! 

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  4. Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case (1500 mAh) - Black (Thumb)

    Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case (1500 mAh) - Black

    Regular Price: $99.00

    $99.00 $19.95

    The Zilu Galaxy Note II Milano Rechargeable Backup Battery Leather Case Features:

    • 1500 mAh capacity
    • Retains access to all ports and functions on the Galaxy Note II
    • Attractive leather finish
    • Full protection against scratches and dents
    • NFC compatible
    • On/off switch
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  5. Galaxy Note II Extended Backup Battery Flip Case - 3200 mAh (Thumb)

    Galaxy Note II Extended Backup Battery Flip Case - 3200 mAh

    Regular Price: $79.99

    $79.99 $29.95

    The Galaxy Note II Extended Backup Battery Case Features:

    • 3200 mAh capacity
    • LED battery charge indicator light and on/off button
    • Kickstand for easy media viewing
    • Front flap keeps screen protected when not in use
    • Continued access to ports and functions
    • Includes micro-USB to USB charging cable
    • Available in white or black
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  6. Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case (Thumb)

    Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case (Refurbished)

    Sale: $19.95
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    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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  7. Emerge Technologies ReTrak iPhone 3G / 3GS Battery Case Charge & Sync (Thumb)

    ReTrak iPhone 3G / 3GS Battery Case Charge & Sync

    Regular Price: $39.95

    $39.95 $7.95

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    Keep your Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS working at optimum performance levels at all times with the Emerge Technologies ReTrak iPhone 3G / 3GS Battery Case Charge & Sync. The extended battery case adds up to four additional hours of talk time and 4.5 hours of additional WiFi. The case features an LED light for low-light photographs and videos, and allows access to all ports and buttons. The 2-in-1 wall and car charger lets you power up your phone wherever you are, and features 2 USB ports. The retractable USB cable prevents knots and tanlges, making the ReTrak battery case and charger perfect for travel use.

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  8. Plantronics Discovery 925 / 975 Charging Case (Thumb)

    Plantronics Discovery 925 / 975 Charging Case (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $11.95

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    Keep your Bluetooth headset safe while it charges with the Plantronics Discovery 925 / 975 Charging Case. The charging case features a stylish leather exterior and will keep your headset safe from knocks and drops. An external USB port allows you to power up your Plantronics Discovery 925 or 975 Bluetooth Headset without having to remove it from the case. The Plantronics Discovery 925 / 975 Charging Case features a magnetic closing flap, which keeps your headset securely in the case. The included keychain clip easily attaches to your keychain for your convenience.

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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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