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Where's the best place to get a wall charger/USB cable?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trollitc, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. trollitc

    trollitc Active Member
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    Hi Folks,

    All I'm looking for is a duplicate of the wall charger/usb cable that came with the Droid. That and the ability to buy it online.

    The Verizon website doesn't seem to carry it - has anyone had any luck anywhere else? A retailer they can recommend? I've mucked about on NewEgg and Amazon but have not found it.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    I disagree - Monoprice will get you much better prices, better selection (in that you can pick 3, 6, 10, or 15' cords) and online ordering is also available.

    USB Converter (the bottom of the page has 3 different wall chargers to USB, the most expensive being $2.16 US)
     
  3. milrtime83

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    I second Monoprice. I use them for all kinds of cables
     
  4. trollitc

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    Awesome folks, thanks!

    This and This totals $3.69 (+ s/h). WAY cheaper than anywhere else I've looked!

    Edit: With shipping of $2.07 it's $5.63 total. Sweet.
     
  5. KoolaidMan

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    I went to Verizon and asked for one. They sold me the data cable and gave me the wall end for free.
     
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    Add this and another cable and you have a car charger too
     
  8. trollitc

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    Bloody hell, that place is like magic! Some pocket change and I have a whole new charging setup.
     
  9. johnlgalt

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  10. PridgNYC

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    +1 on Monoprice, I have used monoprice for all my cable needs for years every since I learned about it from the guys over at avsforums. Where else can you get a high quality 6 foot hdmi cable for $4.09, not at Radio Shack anymore...
     
  11. williamn

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    I use this with any usual USB wall/car adapter. It's pricey at this website, so I usually get the same on ebay for less than half. It's much easier to carry around and doubles as a data cable.
     
  12. ronjcar

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    So using non Motorola cables will not effect the rate at which the phone charges? I thought I read the charger that came with the phone was a rapid charger.

    Also USB A or USB 2, micro's and whatever else they call them. What size do I need for the phone end and the other end?

    Thanks

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  13. virtus

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    Monoprice > *

    I've been using them for years. Haven't had a problem yet.

    I have a 52" TV hanging on one of their $20 wall mounts (which is just as good as the $100 best buy mount) and all my home theater cabling is from monoprice.

    Also picked up 3 cables for my droid (one for home, work, and car).
     
  14. barry99705

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    Walked into one of those stores this past summer. Asked the guy behind the counter if they had any ferrite chokes for speaker wires. He didn't know what I was talking about, so I walked out. They're useless anymore.
     
  15. Sportster

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    Agreed about Radio Shack. Totally worthless place to shop anymore. Expensive,they don't have a clue what you want and their choices are way down from where they used to be. I second,third,etc etc the Monoprice deal. GREAT place for cords and just bought a wall mount real cheap for my LCD TV there. Like a tenth of the price they ask at Bestbuy. Same with any HDMI cords you may need,WAY cheaper! Insane to shop anywhere else,really....
     
  16. dbriere

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    I've been referring people to monoprice.com for all cables -- HDTV, ethernet, USB, etc. They have been really insanely reliable, always priced inexpensively, and I've never seen any issues with quality. If you plan ahead with your needs (like don't try running to Sears for an HDTV cable) you will save hundreds of dollars. I never recommend vendors like this, fwiw.
     
  17. Lock-N-Load

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    eBay.. hard to beat AND you can get Bing Cash and eBay bucks back to make it even cheaper.
     
  18. PridgNYC

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    Rapid charger refers to the number of milliAmps it puts out. Most usb chargers are 500mA, the motorola one is 850mA, monoprice has two that are 1000mA, so they will work as well as the motorola one.

    The end that goes in the phone is micro usb. The other end depends on what you are plugging it in to, but most computers and chargers are USB A.
     

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