Which iPhone Car Charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by candyman, May 15, 2008.

  1. candyman macrumors regular

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    Just seeking some opinions. I have it nailed down to these three, mainly because of the design and looks of them as well as having bought products from each of the companies in the past.

    Out of these three, which iPhone car charger do you like best? If you have one of these has it worked to its billing?

    First one has no removable cables. It only charges items with a dock connector, no USB cable swapping.

    1. InCase 2-in-1 Wall & Car Charger. I like this one because it is versitile and if you are on the road, you always have a wall charger with you instead of having to carry one with you. Also, I have the InCase Slider case in white and love it, so I have to assume they make a decent product.
    Cost - $40
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    The next two have the removable USB cable so you could take it along with you from the car to charge from a computer.

    2. Griffin PowerJolt. Probably the least favorite of my three but what keeps it in the running is the locking dock connector cable so i know it won't slip out of the base of the phone while charging. I also like the ring of light idea to easily show if it's charging.
    Cost - $20
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    3. Xtreme mac Incharge Auto. Out of the three I like the design of this one best. The dock connector does not lock in however like the Griffin design so I wonder if this would have any negative effect if the cable gets tugged on too much.
    Cost - $20
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    All feedback and opinion is greatly appreciated! Thanks all!
     
  2. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    I have the first one. I don't use it that often, but it's good to have handy.

    It's very convenient when you're over a friends house and your phone is dead. You can grab it out of the glovie, and plug it into any of their wall outlets. Don't need to wait until your ride home to plug it into your car, and don't need to worry about hooking it up to their computer.
     
  3. zmit macrumors regular

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    um.... i dont think it locks in anyway...
    the standard iphone cable doesnt have the locking thing and when ive used my old ipod ones it hasnt seemed to lock in. maybe it doesnt matter?

    as ballen420 said, the wall charger aspect would be useful.
    but i dont really have much of an opinion... i dont drive for long enough to worry about it (small town)
    i just use the USB cables with adapter when i need to.
     
  4. tealspeed macrumors newbie

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    If I'm not mistaken the griff. comes with some other chargers/adapters (an extra ipod, and digital camera) as well. At least the one for $19.99 that they sell in the apple store does. More for your dollar.
     
  5. candyman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    This would come in handy. This is where I am torn. As I already have a wall charger with a removable USB cable that came with the phone, do I need another? Then again, how often will I take my car charger out of my car to use as a wall charger if I already have one? At work, I have my dock so it can charge through my computer while I am busy. At home, I have my wall charger so I can charge it over night. In the car, it's just a matter of what would be of greater use, a USB cord that could be used for many other electronics or a built in wall charger that only works with iPods and the iPhone? And is it worth the extra $20?

    What would make it perfect is if the InCase charger had the removable USB cable so you would then have the best of all worlds...

    You are halfway correct here I guess. Just got to looking at the cords that came with the phone and the one that goes into the dock does not have it. The one that plugs into the wall outlet does have it. Of course, the USB cables could be switched and the scenarios would be reversed. I guess it really doesn't matter.

    I guess that would help nail it down to either the first or last one for me then.

    Yeah, I see they are still including that as a bonus. Of course, I can't think of any use I would have for it anyway as the only thing I own with a mini USB is my digital camera which is just for transferring files anyway.
     

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