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Old 06-15-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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I need to buy a portable charger for cell phone. How do I know what to get. I mostly need for traveling when I am not in a car or not in hotel most of the day? Please help. There are so many of them on the market. I'd prefer to use Amazon to buy one. Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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I really like Anker products, and I like this one because it has the cable built in and tucks away in itself. This size in particular should charge an average cell phone almost 3 times. You can also plug another cord in it and charge 2 things at once. The built in cord should charge any modern smartphone except for the iPhone, you'd have to use your iPhone's cord plugged into the second port.

Amazon.com: Anker Astro Slim3 6000mAh Ultra-Slim Built-In-Cable Dual-Port Portable External Battery Backup Charger Power Bank for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C (Apple adapters not included) 4S 4 3GS, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Note, Galexy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Gal

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Old 06-15-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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I have a Motorola P- 793 I got from Amazon. They've really come down in price since I first got it. It worked really well when I had my Blackberry, haven't used it with iPhone yet. Tiny little thing.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:07 AM   #5
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What type of cable end is on your phone?
You have to make sure what you buy matches the phones jack.
USB is so far from being "universal" its silly. One end is always universal, but the phone end is not.

I have at least 15 cables for charging in my desk drawer. The reason I have this many is they do not fit any phone or device except the one that came with the device or phone.
Buy the cable for your phone is what I am saying.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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I have Galaxy phone with the standard Samsung cord.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:08 PM   #7
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I have Galaxy phone with the standard Samsung cord.
The one I posted should work with a Galaxy phone.
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What type of cable end is on your phone?
You have to make sure what you buy matches the phones jack.
USB is so far from being "universal" its silly. One end is always universal, but the phone end is not.

I have at least 15 cables for charging in my desk drawer. The reason I have this many is they do not fit any phone or device except the one that came with the device or phone.
Buy the cable for your phone is what I am saying.
Right now there is Micro USB and whatever two that iphone uses. What other standards are there?

My last 6 phones including 2 that were not smartphones all used micro USB, 3 were Motorola, one HTC, one LG and one Samsung. Pretty much anyone I know has the same charging port on their phone unless it is an iPhone.

My first 3 phones all had proprietary charging ports but that was over 10 years ago.
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Right now there is Micro USB and whatever two that iphone uses. What other standards are there?

My last 6 phones including 2 that were not smartphones all used micro USB, 3 were Motorola, one HTC, one LG and one Samsung. Pretty much anyone I know has the same charging port on their phone unless it is an iPhone.

My first 3 phones all had proprietary charging ports but that was over 10 years ago.
My old phones and chargers must just be that. Old.
Not one cord fits any other phone, but the one that came with it.

I have the IPhone now and its proprietary for sure. Nothing but Apple.

My point I guess was the USB cable is not always universal.
For example. My camera. Its a micro USB, but does not fit any other jack on any other device I own.
Am I missing something as far a compatibility goes? I am asking.
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The one I posted has USB ports. You plug YOUR phone cord into your phone, the USB end plugs into the charger. ONLY VERY old phones DON'T have a USB end to plug into a PC, car charger or a wall plug. It doesn't matter what the end that plugs into your phone looks like ONLY the other end that plugs into the charger should be USB capable.

BTW my Nokia and Motorola phones used the same type charger cords.
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