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Portable Phone Charger

I was just wondering if anyone could suggest a good portable
phone charger. My galaxy S3 sucks for battery usage.
I looked online, but there's just way too many to choose from!

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Price range? USB or cigarette lighter plug? Fancy or plain?

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my S3 lasts all day with moderate usage. i recommend going to the play store and downloading Battery Doctor and Clean Master (both free). and turn off your GPS location whenever you're not actively using it. these things will give you a big increase in battery use.

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I'm pretty much on my phone all day due to work haha, and I refrain from using gps,
wifi, and bluetooth when it isn't necessary.
As for price range, maybe $80?
I dont care about looks, and it would be a stand alone charger that would connect
via usb to my S3, so I can charge on the go. If i could charge the charger by usb or outlet,
that would be preferred.

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I bought the Battery Tender USB charger. If you already have a Battery Tender setup, this is a no brainer.

http://batterytender.com/products/ac...arger-qdc.html
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Fairly inexpensive, multiple outlets and chrome.

http://www.amazon.com/EKLIPES-EK1-11.../dp/B0088BX0IM

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I bought the Battery Tender USB charger. If you already have a Battery Tender setup, this is a no brainer.

http://batterytender.com/products/ac...arger-qdc.html
That's PERFECT! Thank you so much!
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Fairly inexpensive, multiple outlets and chrome.

http://www.amazon.com/EKLIPES-EK1-11.../dp/B0088BX0IM
That's pretty cool, but I would rather not have wires all over the place.
I'll keep that in mind though for if I upgrade to a big cruiser!

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That's PERFECT! Thank you so much!

I have the battery tender too. Works great with my Galaxy S5.
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I went from the BT pigtail to a 12v cigarette lighter outlet.

Lets me use a dual usb adapter so I can plug in the phone and gps at the same time.

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender.../dp/B0041CDPQO

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The Galaxy S3 has very poor battery life (in comparison to current offerings) no matter what you do with software. If you plan on keeping it around there is a high capacity battery and/or battery case specifically made for it. It would complement an on bike charger nicely.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product...H--L710/1.aspx

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