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External battery charger?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alostpacket, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Curious about thoughts/opinions on external chargers.

    I'd rather not pick up one with a battery included as that will add to the price and I already have the extended battery.

    So hoping to find:

    1) works with both regular sized, and extended battery

    2) does not include another battery

    3) Relatively cheap, since no extra battery. (if it's over $25, might as well but it with the battery)


    Anyone find anything like this? :)
     



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  2. tjh011

    tjh011 Member

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  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, those are helpful for sure, I've done some searching but have mostly come up empty other than your second link, which is the official one I think.

    Not a terrible price though, looks like I may end up with 3 batteries Oo...
     
  4. soy.lor.n

    soy.lor.n Well-Known Member

    Does the official charger work with the extended battery? I've considered buying it a couple times but haven't pulled the trigger yet...

    ETA: That is the charger verizon is selling with a second standard battery
     
  5. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Android Expert

    I wanted the extended battery AND the external charger so I've ended up with three batteries. :)

    The official charger does work with the extended battery. The only problem (minor) is the door doesn't close completely. The question is, "why did they even bother with the expense of putting on the unnecessary door?"
     
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  6. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I may go with the official one as a last resort, but I figured I may give this one some time and see if some good after-market stuff comes out. And wanted to see if people had tried any of these.

    Thanks all :)
     
  7. Montpelerin

    Montpelerin Newbie

    My opinion: Wait.

    I purchased one of these on launch day: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Samsung 1850mAh Spare Battery & Charger

    I am very unhappy with it as the design was typical Verizon as it left out the most needed feature.

    Much like the Verizon version of the Samsung Car Mount (which I promptly returned) this charger / stand does not have a built in charger or microUSB in the stand area - rather, they so kindly provide a very cheap USB y-connector to allow you to plug in both your charger and phone (which you can no longer stand vertical due to the plug being in the way).

    I would think that we should start getting much better accessories when the Nexus hits the other carriers, until then, I would recommend waiting.
     
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  8. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    After reading Montpelerin's response about the aforementioned dock not having a charging port for the phone itself, I looked around for other options as I would also like an option to charge an extended battery and the phone simultaneously (without buying a 3rd battery).

    Anyone have one of these? Looks like it might satisfy all my goals...

    EDIT: wonder why the micro USB appears off-centered?
     
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  9. Montpelerin

    Montpelerin Newbie

    esmith818 - I think EXPANSYS USB Cradle + Battery Charger for Galaxy Nexus #DUALDOCK_GN - Expansys USA was most likely designed for a different phone and the ad page was just renamed to sell to Nexus owners.

    There are several phones with a MicroUSB along the top or bottom of the side of the phone and it seems this was designed for those.

    ***Edit: If you were to use that dock for the Nexus, it may work fine, but it would have to be mounted vertically on the right side of the dock for charging purposes - you would not be able to mount it horizontally as the USB would be in the way.
     
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    gapi Android Expert

     
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  11. gadzooks64

    gadzooks64 Member

    I'm waiting for a battery and charger set to hit ebay.

    I bought several of those for the 3 DIncs we have.

    I know it is just a matter of time before they come out with them. Such a pain waiting for all the vendors to finally make accessories for the new phones. Same thing happened when I got my Incredible on release day. Took forever for decent accessories.
     
  12. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    I agree with you I'm waiting out for the cheap one they're usually around $10 and you get spare batteries (the batteries are crap) the charger they come with is rock solid and very nice I love the Light that lets you know the status of the battery and they are small and the one from my eris is still working after using it for my eris, incredible and evo . My roommate and girlfriend all have the same batteries so it has gotten a lot of use over two years and still works perfectly

    The batteries blow they usually look like they're working for about a month and then they slow die on you . But there nice to just have fully charged and ready to go in a pinch
     
  13. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    I ended up ordering the Lenmar (though from amazon) I'll update this thread when I get it and see how well it works.

    [​IMG]


    Not as cheap as I would have liked, but I want to see if it will last me through my next phone and beyond. I'm planning on doing the same for a car mount too, getting something more universal. And for a desk dock I think I may try my hand at making one.

    I'll miss the pogo pins though.
     

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