Extra long car charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by JrFreak, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. JrFreak macrumors 6502a

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    My 2yo likes to watch his Elmo videos on my iphone while we are driving, but the charger cable isn't long enough to reach the back seats. Does any place sell a 6+ ft car charger for a 3GS?

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  2. budfoot macrumors regular

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    The official Apple Answer:

    The iPhone was not built around your life. Your life should conform to the iPhone. Buy a new car with a charger in the back seat :D
     
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  4. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Invade dual wall charger. It is a wall charger and a car charger in one. Very long That is the main reason for purchasing it. 5' in length I've uses mine for a year now. My best purchase for this phone. Directly unplug it from the wall then take it to the car. Here is the link below. I bought mine at best buy down the street from my house

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Incase+...lack/8782016.p?skuId=8782016&id=1205365063978
     
  5. JrFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    JrFreak. Have you checked the back seat area? Most cars do have a power adaptor back there. It's usually located in the column between the two front seats, facing rearward. It's a remnant from the days when everyone and their mother smoked. If you have an ashtray in that location, the socket may be inside it.
     
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  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, what kind of car you got?
     
  9. thep33t macrumors regular

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    I assume the kind with wheels...

    Most cars still do not have USB hooks-ups, infact, very few do. Of those that do, a large portion are useless for charging anything and only are used for talking with the onboard POS computer.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I know about the USB plugs but with no cig adapters either?
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I have the Incase House/Car Charger Combo. Its a 5ft cable.
     
  12. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Read his post again...he's not saying he doesn't have a cig adaptor. Just that he doesn't have USB.

    "No. Cig charger... No USB ports in my car. "

    Translation: No, not that model, it's a USB charger and my car doesn't have USB ports. I need one that works with the cigarette charger.

    OP: I still say before you spend 5-10 bucks, just have a look in your backseat area. If you car was built within the last 5 years, it may very well have a back seat power outlet. My wife's KIA even has an extra one within the centrral console between the seats...under the armrest thing. Some SUVs/Minivans have 4 or 5 scattered throughout the car.
     

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