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« on: June 28, 2011, 12:21:37 PM »

Duracell Instant USB Charger - http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Instant-Charger-Lithium-universal/dp/B002FU6KF2
USB -> iPod/iPhone - http://store.apple.com/us/product/H3045VC/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0OQ&mco=MjAwOTY5NjY
USB -> MicroUSB/MiniUSB - http://store.apple.com/us/product/H3046VC/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0OQ&mco=MTk3NTg0MzI
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 10:46:30 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 12:48:21 PM »

The Duracell Instant USB Charger looks nice. But it is rated at 1150 mAh and my Droid 4 has a 1785 mAh battery. I think this means it will give my phone a 65% charge at best probably less. This is not a lot of backup juice in my book. But the price seems right.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 12:51:03 PM »

Cap'n - I am planning a thru hike of the BT, which depends on a lot of factors before I can even start.  But if things go well, I will need the ability to recharge my phone along the trail.  What do you recommend?  Did you just plug in when you hit a small town, or did you use something along the way to charge via the sun?

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 12:47:25 PM »

My son used a 6000mAh Mophie Juice Pack while in Cambodia and Vietnam.
http://www.mophie.com/powerstation-duo-for-smartphones-and-tablets-p/2029_jpu-pwrstion-duo.htm

I have a Mobius rechargeable battery case with solar panel on my phone, but solar panels don't work well when hiking through green tunnels.
http://www.etoncorp.com/product_card/?p_ProductDbId=1758836
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 12:25:54 PM »

I use the Eton FR160 microlink. http://www.etoncorp.com/product_card/?p_ProductDbId=916255

From Walmart for around 30-35 dollars.

AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz)
NOAA weatherband – all 7 channels
Built-in 3 white LED light source
Powered by solar or dynamo both of which charge internal Ni-MH battery
USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included)
Earphone jack – 3.5 mm socket
Etón Corporation will contribute $0.49 to $1.00 of the sales price of each Red Cross product to support the American Red Cross.

it weighs just a couple of ounces, but for me it charges my ipod and i use an older cell phone that it charges right up. It also has all the weather bands which is a life saver in some places.
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