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  1. 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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  2. Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case (Thumb)

    Plantronics Voyager Legend Charging Case (Refurbished)

    Sale: $19.95

    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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  3. Mophie iPhone 4 / 4S Juice Pack Pro Rugged Battery Case - Black (Thumb)

    Mophie iPhone 4 / 4S Juice Pack Pro Rugged Battery Case & Holster - Black (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $129.00

    $129.00 $59.95

    You are the type of person who needs your phone in any number of extreme situations. Expand the powers of your iPhone 4 or 4S with the Mophie iPhone 4 / 4S Juice Pack Pro Rugged Battery Case. Featuring an extended 2500 mAh battery that more than doubles your battery life, this case protects against even the most extreme conditions. Resistant to vibrations, sand, rain, dust, shock, splashes, drops, and impact, this case is beyond military grade, perfect for the man or woman who can take charge no matter what. Plus, with the added belt clip, this ultra-rugged case keeps your phone at hand, no matter what. We salute you!

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  4. 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

    As low as: $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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  5. Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Power Pack External Battery Case - Black (Thumb)

    Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Power Pack External Battery Case - Black

    Regular Price: $40.00

    $40.00 $24.95

    Give your Samsung Galaxy S III Mini protection and power with the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Power Pack External Battery Case. The hard shell case will prevent dust, dirt and scratches from accumulating on your phone, keeping it looking good as new. The built-in battery provides additional power to your Galaxy S III Mini. LED battery status lights let you know when your battery is in need of a charge. A simple touch of the button allows you to control when your case provides power to your phone.

    NOTE: This product is only compatible with the Galaxy S III mini, NOT the original Galaxy S III.

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  6. Apple iPad Mini External Backup Battery Case (7000 mAh) - Black (Open View)

    Apple iPad Mini External Backup Battery Case (7000 mAh) - Black

    Regular Price: $59.95

    $59.95 $34.95

    The Apple iPad Mini External Backup Battery Case Features:

    • Hard shell case prevents dust and dirt from accumulating on your iPad
    • Built-in battery rapidly provides your iPad Mini with extra power
    • LED lights lets you know your battery status
    • Built in kickstand for your hands-free viewing convenience
    • A simple touch of the power button allows you to control when your case provides power
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  7. 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 $29.95

    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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  8. 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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  9. Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Power Pack External Battery Case w/ USB Port - Black (Thumb)

    Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Power Pack External Battery Case w/ USB Port - Black

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $9.95

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    Give your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S protection and power with the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Power Pack External Battery Case w/ USB Port. The hard shell case will prevent dust, dirt and scratches from accumulating on your phone, keeping it looking good as new. The built-in battery provides additional power to your iPhone 4 or 4S. An LED light lets you know when your battery case is on. A simple touch of the button allows you to control when your case provides power to your phone. What truly makes this case unique is the additional USB output, so you can charge a second device straight from this case!

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  10. XPAL Power MyTouch 4G PowerSkin Extended Battery Case - Black (Thumb)

    XPAL Power MyTouch 4G PowerSkin Extended Battery Case - Black

    Regular Price: $49.99

    $49.99 $34.95

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    The XPAL Power MyTouch 4G PowerSkin Extended Battery Case serves two simultaneous functions: it protects your HTC MyTouch 4G from bumps and scrapes while adding a second 500mAh rechargeable battery to double your phone's talk time. Made of soft-but-durable silicone, the XPAL Power MyTouch 4G PowerSkin Extended Battery Case includes LED battery status lights that let you know when your phone is in need of a charge. Best yet, the silicone is 100% recycled! Never leave home without it.

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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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