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    Default Portable external chargers

    I like one with the cord attached, small and not really expensive. A couple of charges would be great.
    Anyone bought one yet that you'd like to share your thoughts on?
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    I bought one of these for $12.00.
    2600mAh Flash Charger for Mobile Devices - Assorted Colors | nomorerack.com

    I also bought an Anker 11,000MaH for my Nexus 10. I can use it for both.

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    I saw that one on nomorerack... It didn't have a brand name is the only reason I didn't get it.
    What's the brand name on yours? You like it.? Cord separate? Charge last?

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    I like that one too, how long it takes to charge a GS4?

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    Default Re: Portable external chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    I like one with the cord attached, small and not really expensive. A couple of charges would be great.
    Anyone bought one yet that you'd like to share your thoughts on?
    I've got this one, it has a built in micro USB and built in USB for charging, and it's 5000mAh for $25

    Amazon.com: iPhone 5 External Battery Pack 5000mAh (Limeade Burst L50X2L) with Built-in USB Charging and Compatible Lightning Cable: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Yea.. I like that one.
    Like this one the best. What ya'll think about it.
    2600 mah ok?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CTF...idcentral00-20
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    Why would you get a battery powered usb charger for a phone that has not only a removable battery, but has a nice spare battery with standalone charger available for it?

    Portable external chargers-uploadfromtaptalk1373545865992.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasekvi View Post
    Why would you get a battery powered usb charger for a phone that has not only a removable battery, but has a nice spare battery with standalone charger available for it?
    You know, I asked myself that same question in the beginning.
    I came from a Maxx that would go TWO days without a charge. I was in shock for a few days.
    Seeing as I was going to have to remember to carry something extra with me, now, to power with anyways....
    I then came up with these reasons why to get an external charger.
    -I have a case and I don't want to take the case off everytime I want to change a battery.
    -I can use a battery charger for other things, such as my Tablet, my headphones or one of my kid's or wife's phones.
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    Im looking for one as well and its because I have an otterbox so I cant can't be switching out the battery or id go that route. im looking for somethimg that coule charge my s4 the fastest as well. I really only need the external to do one full charge. If it does more awsome but it doesn't need to. Any suggestions are apprciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by vasekvi View Post
    Why would you get a battery powered usb charger for a phone that has not only a removable battery, but has a nice spare battery with standalone charger available for it?

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    I was going to go that route because I really like the Samsung one.
    But I have a case that would make me waste precious time on taking it off to place the other battery and then put it back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    I just wonder how long these things hold that charge?
    And, how long it takes to charge them?
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    EasyAcc is the best! It allows you to charge up to four different devices and has a 12000 mAH battery, so the charger lasts for days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    I was going to go that route because I really like the Samsung one.
    But I have a case that would make me waste precious time on taking it off to place the other battery and then put it back on.

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    Still takes way less time than charging a battery and you don't have to worry about putting undue strain on the usb port. These phones have enough charging issues as it is that's why I went with inductive charging and I put a plug in my usb port to keep dust out.

    But hey whatever works for you. I'm just putting in my two cents.

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    Default Re: Portable external chargers

    Oh I do appreciate it. I just never thought about what you said, you make a very good point.
    At $40 at Amazon I guess it's good but not that good for me at the moment since I make do very good with just the one battery in the phone.

    As a matter of fact, I'm about to start looking into buying a car charger. I guess the car charger would be a good and cheaper choice.

    Any good ones you know about?


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    THIS one is looking good.

    Amazon.com: [Upgraded version] PowerGen PGMPP6000 White External Battery Pack High Capacity 6000mAh Power Bank Charger Dual USB output (w/imbedded Micro USB) for Apple iPhone 5 4s 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch, iPad 2 3/ HTC sensation, XE, XL, One X S V, Thun
    Although I've been thinking that if you have one of these and you're on a bus full of high school band kids and they find out...
    I might be everyone's new BFF.
    I'd just really like to see the SIZE of it up next to a S4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    -I can use a battery charger for other things, such as my Tablet, my headphones or one of my kid's or wife's phones.

    That's a good point--with the USB connections these days, everything works.


    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    I was going to go that route because I really like the Samsung one.
    But I have a case that would make me waste precious time on taking it off to place the other battery and then put it back on.

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    Have to say...if I had a case that cumbersome, no way I'd buy that. It would destroy what was a key feature of the phone to me--namely, removable batteries. (I have an Otterbox commuter---it adds maybe an extra 30 seconds or so to a battery change.)

    There have been moments when I've been in the middle of something and preferred not to shut down. But that doesn't happen often---and I try to top off whenever possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsieurms View Post
    That's a good point--with the USB connections these days, everything works.




    Have to say...if I had a case that cumbersome, no way I'd buy that. It would destroy what was a key feature of the phone to me--namely, removable batteries. (I have an Otterbox commuter---it adds maybe an extra 30 seconds or so to a battery change.)

    There have been moments when I've been in the middle of something and preferred not to shut down. But that doesn't happen often---and I try to top off whenever possible.
    I'm not sure I follow :what:

    My case is awesome, and the black and white combine perfectly with my white GS4. Having a belt holster is just a plus!

    Of course I love the phone without anything on it but in my line of work I have to have a case and holster!

    And changing a battery wouldn't take more then a minute of course, but I still don't want to bother at this moment. Maybe in a year when my original battery shows it's age I might just buy the extra battery with the charger like the one on the photo I commented about.

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    Been thinking more on this.
    Towards the end of the day, my phone starts to run low...depending on use during the day, most days it's pretty heavy and it's low. And, sometimes i need it after I get home from work. So, I'm thinking it must be nice, instead of going to put it on charge somewhere, to just go grab that charger, stick it in and keep moving.
    I know some are saying just get an extra battery and be done, but really I don't want to have to take that case off. It's an Otter commuter and it's not difficult but just another thing to do. And, in my experience taking cases on and off sort of loosens the fit.
    Also, I can use this for my families phones to charge, and for my bluetooth speaker I use a lot and for my bluetooth headset.
    So, it'll be an external pack because of the different uses.
    And...it's just more fun than getting an extra battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    So, I'm thinking it must be nice, instead of going to put it on charge somewhere, to just go grab that charger, stick it in and keep moving.
    I know some are saying just get an extra battery and be done, but really I don't want to have to take that case off. It's an Otter commuter and it's not difficult but just another thing to do. And, in my experience taking cases on and off sort of loosens the fit.
    Also, I can use this for my families phones to charge, and for my bluetooth speaker I use a lot and for my bluetooth headset.
    So, it'll be an external pack because of the different uses.
    And...it's just more fun than getting an extra battery.
    I definitely agree with you. Especially on been able to charge more than one device.
    Anyway, there were many reasons why I chose the Galaxy S4!
    Not just because it has a removable battery!
    This phone has many, many more things going for it!

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    ZAGGsparq | Portable Chargers For Tablets, Smartphones & USB Devices | ZAGG

    Why would someone want to spend 60.00 more and get a sparq?
    Does the same thing as the 30.00 PowerGen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vasekvi View Post
    Why would you get a battery powered usb charger for a phone that has not only a removable battery, but has a nice spare battery with standalone charger available for it?

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Because those of us that actually protect our S4's with a good case such as the Otterbox Defender, find it a pain in the ***
    to remove the case constantly to change out the stupid battery. I use this

    12000 20000 30000 50000mAh Universal 2 USB Power Bank Backup Charger Battery | eBay

    I was leary at first, but it performs well and you can't beat the power, size and price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thehatguy View Post
    I bought one of these for $12.00.
    2600mAh Flash Charger for Mobile Devices - Assorted Colors | nomorerack.com

    I also bought an Anker 11,000MaH for my Nexus 10. I can use it for both.

    John
    I have one of the 2600 mAh from nomorerack. Use it mainly on my Nexus 7, but have also used it on my S3. Works great and easily fits into a pocket.

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    See... Like now.
    It's 5pm Sunday and my 15 percent warning went off.
    And now I gotta go get my wall charger.
    If I had a battery charger I'd just go grab it and plug it in the S4 bottom and keep on going! Lol
    What a whiney ****. :o
    Times like this I sure miss my Maxx.
    He NEVER ran down. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    THIS one is looking good.
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg
    Amazon.com: [Upgraded version] PowerGen PGMPP6000 White External Battery Pack High Capacity 6000mAh Power Bank Charger Dual USB output (w/imbedded Micro USB) for Apple iPhone 5 4s 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch, iPad 2 3/ HTC sensation, XE, XL, One X S V, Thun
    Although I've been thinking that if you have one of these and you're on a bus full of high school band kids and they find out...
    I might be everyone's new BFF.
    I'd just really like to see the SIZE of it up next to a S4.
    I've had three of these. The included cable stopped working after a few days on all of them. I switched to Anker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    See... Like now.
    It's 5pm Sunday and my 15 percent warning went off.
    And now I gotta go get my wall charger.
    If I had a battery charger I'd just go grab it and plug it in the S4 bottom and keep on going!

    #firstworldproblems

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