iPhone Car Chargers
So I have been wanting to get one, especially if I use the Navigon app in my car, it will drain the battery... I am not sure which charger to get though.
For $30 I can get the Verizon iPhone charger that is probably the best bet on reliability
- Set Your Location
For $12 I could get the Elago Micro USB Auto Charger, which is made to fit USB cords into it
- Amazon.com: elago Micro USB Auto Charger for iPhone 4/3G/3GS, Verizon iPhone 4G and Other Device with USB Port: Cell Phones & Accessories
I am thinking the 9 foot coil cord on the Verizon charger would make it worth the price. But what do yall think? And what kind of car charger would you guys choose? Even if it isn't one of these 2.
- 02-06-2011, 09:28 AM #2
- 02-06-2011, 09:30 AM #3
- 02-06-2011, 09:37 AM #5
I'm looking at these: http://store.tipb.com/verizon-iphone...and-cables.htm
From the ones above, Griffin is a brand that Apple sells in their own stores.
$30 for a car charger is ridiculous. They wholesale for less than $2. Why do you think Verizon & other providers pressure people into buying accessories? High profit margin. Which isn't a bad thing, mind you - but when you can get the same quality item for half price somewhere else...
- 02-06-2011, 09:42 AM #6
- 02-06-2011, 09:48 AM #7
Im sure there are a few good chargers out there. What I'm saying from past experience is that if you use a cheap imitation charger it will do more harm than good to the phone and battery. My son has all but trashed his iPhone using one of those cheap $10.00 chargers from china on eBay. There are a lot of us that are paying full retail for these devices and paying an extra $10 or $15 bucks for a good charger is well worth it to me. A least if I get one from Apple or Verizon and something does happen because of the charger we have some recourse. I would rather have that than have to take my phone back to Apple with a problem and them tell me its because I was using a charger with the wrong input voltage. Just my thoughts.
- 02-06-2011, 09:50 AM #8
- 02-06-2011, 09:50 AM #9
- 02-06-2011, 10:03 AM #10
- 02-06-2011, 10:10 AM #11
http://store.tipb.com/griffin-powerj.../5A47A3929.htm the only thing, does anyone know if it supports charging with the 64GB iTouch 3G? I have had a wall charger and another car charger/transmitter that worked on all other ipods except my iTouch 64GB. Other people have had that same problem.
- 02-06-2011, 10:30 AM #13
Quick question, I plan on getting the Ipad 2 when it comes out. Ive heard that those (Ipads in general) require the 2 amp version of the car chargers, would these also work with the ViP? I'd be nice to just have one car charger for both.
- 02-06-2011, 10:32 AM #14
- 02-06-2011, 11:35 AM #15
- 02-06-2011, 11:46 AM #16
- 02-06-2011, 12:01 PM #17
I purchased a offical Att iPhone car charger from ebay new in retail packaging for 10.95 from ebay. Search OEM Att iphone 4 car charger. It is official and is brand new for a third of the price.
Here is one example from ebay item#150510184680. Sorry I dont know how to post links.
Last edited by areyes163; 02-06-2011 at 12:08 PM.
- 02-06-2011, 12:20 PM #18
- 02-06-2011, 12:35 PM #19iPhone Experts
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You know, sometimes I realize I am being ripped off, or I shouldn't even say being ripped off, but perhaps overcharged. I did realize that with the iPhone car charge and did not expect any different. I just figured "Hey, to have the car charger with overnight shipping from a trusted company be here on the same day, even in he same package as the iPhone, I'll go ahead an splurge the extra $10/15."
Sometimes I just do that for convenience, and I know we all do. Look at bottled water.
- 02-06-2011, 12:39 PM #20