Coil wire car charger?

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  1. Petronas macrumors regular

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    Can anyone recommend a curly wired car charger for the iPhone 5 if any have been released?

    Here is an example of what I'm looking for -
    http://store.griffintechnology.com/powerjolt-se

    I've actually emailed Griffin and they've told me they don't have a release schedule for their iPhone 5 products as of yet.
     
  2. Iceage macrumors 6502

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    I read somewhere that only Apple approved suppliers will be able to manufacture/sell accessories with that new charging cable. That being said, look for Just Mobile being one of the first one out the gate with that type of cord. On their website, they have the 4s version. I hope this helps you in your research.

    http://www.just-mobile.com/
     
  3. Petronas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link mate. I couldn't actually find the iPhone 5 charger there.

    Any other suggestions guys?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't think there are any yet. I read they will need to be licensed/approved by Apple, so I think we will be in for a bit of a wait before we see approved third party cables.
     
  5. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    A charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter and has one or two female USB ports.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is what I am doing. I bought one of these to use with the included Lightning cable.
     
  7. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    I hope you didn't pay $30 for a USB car plug thing!
     
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    I think it was $15. That was just the first Amazon hit that came up when I searched. It is available from several Amazon merchants. It is a little more costly than others though because it outputs more power.
     
  9. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    I can't wait to red about the great deal you got somewhere else. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

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    +1, got 3 extra lightning cables today for cars and one extra for work.
     
  11. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    I can only imagine a curly cord pulling on that small lightning connector :eek:
     
  12. Petronas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bummer... I'm specifically after a coiled cord charger which is not detachable from the actual charger head (Like the Griffin one).

    Guess I'll be waiting for a while.
     
  13. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Also keep an eye out for the carriers' shops.

    While it looks like (by their website) AT&T doesn't have one currently, their 30-pin car charger (with light up logo!:eek: Wowies! :rolleyes:) is a curly cord. With a USB port, too.
     
  14. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    Eh, just ebay
     
  15. Petronas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly what I was looking for :)

    http://store.griffintechnology.com/iphone/iphone-5/powerjolt-se-car-charger-lightning-connector
     
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  18. Petronas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Belkin doesn't have a coiled car charger, or do they?

    Can't seem to find it on their website.
     
  19. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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    The Belkin iPhone 5 car charger is straight and 4 feet long.
     
  20. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

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    I just use my current coiled car charger that I used with my Samsung Galaxy S2 by putting a mini usb/lightning adapter on the end that I bought from the Apple store.
     
  21. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    I can only imagine a curly wire cord pulling away on that tiny lighting connector. :eek:
     

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