Charger that doesn't kill the speaker

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by diane143, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. diane143 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    I have a Kensington car charge that also works through my stereo.

    Problem is, when I have to drive another car for work and use that charger in a car by itself, I lose the phone speaker as soon as I plug into the dock. So my spoken GPS instructions are unheard.

    Can I just get a regular cigarette usb plug and plug one of my dock cables in and regain use of my phone speaker so I can hear it again? Suggestions on brand? I'm also trying to avoid pulling mine out of my car everytime I have to drive for someone.

    Verzon iPhone 4S

  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Yes. I use this one and it works great for me.
  3. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Why don't you listen to the gps through your stereo?

    I would recommend the PowerGen lineup, around $10 each for various dual-USB models on Amazon. There's a lot of junk out there, and these are not. I have 2 of these for 2 cars. One geared more towards a 10" iPad, the other is better for phones and iPad Minis to fit my usage.
  4. diane143 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Thank you! Love the free shipping too :)

    JAT - I do in my car. The ones I drive for work are either rented Sprinter vans or some fleet cars (parts deliveries) and if I could see an easy way to set it up, I would do so. But I don't. :confused:

    Even in my car the hookup is through the back of the deck, which I've extended with a cable (needed an adapter anyway as it's old). I just hate pulling it apart then of course I need it in my car and realize I've left it on the counter.

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