USB car charger Stories December 28, 2015

Just in time for your new iPhone or iPad, Anker has taken to its Amazon storefront to offer steep discounts on a variety of essential accessories. Every item in today’s sale is either Prime eligible or includes free standard shipping (refer to product pages for more specifics). Please be sure to use the the appropriate coupon code for each deal during checkout.

  • Anker 12W/2.4A Car Charger with 3ft Lightning Cable: $9.99 (Reg. $14)
    • Use coupon code UXAH6ZUV
  • Anker PowerDrive 2 Lite 2-Port USB Car Charger – Black: $5.99 (Reg. $7)
    • Use coupon code PYP33F72
  • Anker PowerDrive 2 Lite 2-Port USB Car Charger – White: $6.99 (Reg. $9)
    • Use coupon code CVMVJFAD

  • Anker 3ft Nylon MFi Lightning Cable – Gray: $7.99 (Reg. $10)
    • Use coupon code S4TK7RQX
  • Anker 3ft Nylon MFi Lightning Cable – Silver: $7.99 (Reg. $10)
    • Use coupon code S4TK7RQX
  • Anker 3ft Nylon MFi Lightning Cable – Gold: $7.99 (Reg. $10)
    • Use coupon code S4TK7RQX

Or if you’re looking for some longer Lightning Cables: iOrange-E via Amazon offers its premium 6-ft option for $8.99 (Reg. $13.50) w/ coupon code EQ7XGMNE and its 10-ft option for $12.99 (Reg. $15) w/ coupon code BVPNVUUK. Prime shipping applies.

Need some on-the-go juice for your iPhone? Aukey’s 3,6000mAh Power Bank w/ Lightning Cable is still on sale for just $10. You can also buy a 3-pack of basic MFI Lightning Cables for $8.48. expand full story

USB car charger Stories August 11, 2015

expiredUSB roundup: Lumsing 6000mAh Power Bank + 3-port USB car charger $16, Intocircuit 11200mAh Power bank $13, more

Lumsing via Amazon offers its 6000mah Power Bank for $14.99, but if you add this 3-Port USB Car Charger and enter the code: 5K4HJS8O the car charger drops to only $1 making the total cost for both on $15.99 Prime shipped. That’s a savings of $12 and the best combo price we’ve seen for these items. The power bank can charge the iPhone 5 three times, a Galaxy S4 twice, or an iPad mini once. It’s rated 4.6/5 stars from 150 Amazon shoppers. 

We also found these notable chargers and power banks with special discounts today:

  • ORICO 5-Port 8A (40W) Smart USB Wall Charger $11 w/code EMCAWKK226 (Orig. $17) | Newegg
  • ORICO 4A (20W) 2-Port Smart USB Car Charger $6 w/code YTZFH8H8 (Orig. $9)  | Amazon
  • ORICO 7.2A (36W) 3-Port Smart USB Car Charger with Cup Holder $11 w/code PEXEOMZR (Orig. $20) | Amazon
  • ORICO 6A (30W) 4-Port Black Smart USB Car Charger $9 w/code MCTSF7P2 (Orig. $14) | Amazon
  • ORICO 9.6A (48W) 4-Port Black Smart USB Car Charger $12 w/code DMHOZRCZ (Orig. $16) | Amazon
  • ORICO 7.2A (36W) 5-Port Black Smart USB Car Charger $13 w/code MCTSF7P2 (Orig. $18) | Amazon
  • Mpow 5.2 Amps 26W Dual USB car charger $6 w/code UULDSYJV (Orig. $9) | Amazon
  • Mpow MFi Lightning Cable Cord 3.3 Feet $7 w/code LKXUUVND (Orig. $9) | Amazon
  • Intocircuit Power Castle 11200mAh Power bank $13 w/code EWABW9UB (Orig. $23) | Amazon


USB car charger Stories August 7, 2015

expirediOttie Easy View iPhone 6 Car Mount + RapidVolt Dual USB Car Charger $13 shipped ($22+ value)

Newegg has the iOttie Easy View Car Mount Holder for iPhone and the iOttie RapidVolt 5 Amp/25-Watt Dual Port USB Car Charger for $12.98 shipped. That’s more than 50% below the original listing prices for these two items, matching our previous mention on this bundle and the best we can find. The Easy View Car Mount Holder is currently on sale for $10 Prime shipped on Amazon, but the RapidVolt will run you $12 on its own.

The Easy View Universal Car Mount is compatible with iPhone 6 as well as certain Android devices and previous gen iPhones (5s/5c/4s). It features portrait/landscape modes, a one-touch mounting/release system, and you’ll still be able to find your iPhone’s exterior ports. It has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 760 Amazon customers.

The iOttie RapidVolt provides 5A / 25W dual charging ports for all your devices and an LED power indicator. It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 400 Amazon customers.

USB car charger Stories June 10, 2015

Update: iClever is selling their version of the 4 port USB Car adapter with a 6 foot MFi Lightning cable for $15.99 after coupon code D93H6GTA (after both are added to cart). Basically this is a free Lightning cable added to a $15.99 port car charger 

Anker is selling an iPhone/iPad power bundle on Amazon for less than the price of a single Apple Lightning cable.

The pack includes a powerful 9.6A/48W 4-Port USB Car Charger and a 9-ft MFi Apple-certified Lightning cable for $19.99 Prime shipped. For those of you without a Prime membership, you can activate a free trial or pad your order up to $35 to sidestep shipping costs. It would cost you $31 to buy both of these items at their current prices. Each item is highly rated and includes an 18 month warranty.

In order to get the $19.99 pricing you must add each item to your shopping cart and apply coupon code NLMED449 at checkout.


Just looking for an extra Lightning cable? Use coupon code 6FYTYCMK to knock the Anker 9 footer down to $9.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $16). expand full story

USB car charger Stories May 21, 2015

iClever Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit + Dual USB Car Charger $25 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Hisgadget via Amazon is offering the iClever Himbox HB01 Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit with Dual USB Car Charger for $29.99, but code 3ELYG3IQ will drop your total to $24.99. It ships free for Prime members or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $5+ under the regular price and the best we can find on this model.


  • Multi-Point Access; Built-in microphone and built-in high performance stereo audio codec
  • Echo and noise cancelling technology supply a more clear call quality
  • Free Dual USB car charger included, capable of charging two devices simultaneously
  • Magnetic base is more easily detachable from the controller compared with sticky base
  • Provide a simple hands-free solution for answering and receiving phone calls and streaming music
  • Music player controls – Play, Pause, Previous song, Next song; Talking controls: Answer and reject calls, private call is available
  • The latest Bluetooth 4.0 (fully backward compatible)

It has received a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 700 Amazon customers and is the best selling car speakerphone adapter of its kind. While not as highly rated, if you’re looking for something even less expensive the Soundbot kit is only $18 Prime shipped.

More on the iClever Himbox:

iClever Himbox®

According to the WIRECUTTER (Jan 9, 2015), iClever Himbox HB01 kit wins the competition because of its superb audio quality (as good as, or better than, the rest of the competition) and mic performance, if your vehicle has a auxiliary input. And unlike competitors, which tend to be hardwired into their power supplies or lack auto-connect features, Himbox can be used with any USB power source.

This iClever Himbox Bluetooth car kit is developed for easy installation in motor vehicles to enable hands-free operation. With this kit, you can use the car stereo system to relish the music saved in your cellphone and answer incoming calls without having to pick up your phone. As a big bonus, this car kit is equipped with dual USB ports car charger, so while it is working you can have a digital device juiced up.

Other Features: – Auto-connect with last paired device – Can also be used as a Bluetooth receiver to enable ordinary loudspeakers with Bluetooth functionality.(Powered via USB port) – Automatically calls back the last outgoing call when control button is quickly pressed twice – Activates Siri when control button is pressed for 1~2 seconds; Note: some times you will need to press the control button twice (short-press to wake it up and then long-press for 1~2 seconds)

USB car charger Stories May 7, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Anker 9.6A/48W 4-Port USB Car Charger $12, JBL Pebbles USB Speakers (refurb) $20, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, AnkerDirect via Amazon offers the Anker 9.6A/48W 4-Port USB Car Charger for $15.99. Coupon code 8CFRGJ4D at checkout drops the final price down to just $11.99 Prime shipped. This monster car charger pushes up to 2.4 amps per port (9.6 amps overall) so even your iPads and iPhone 6 will charge quickly. It has PowerIQ technology baked-in to detect what types of devices are plugged in and safely deliver the fastest possible charge. Rated a near-perfect 4.9 out of 5 stars from 172 Amazon reviewers.

Also available: The ultimate lifeline: this $60 power bank can jump start your car and charge your iPhone

More new deals for today:

JBL Pebbles Plug and Play Audio System (Refurb) $19.95 shipped (Orig. $42) w/code 20PEBBLES  | Harman

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

USB car charger Stories March 11, 2015

Store4PC via Amazon offers the Sabrent 60W/12A 10-Port USB Smart Charger for $35. Enter coupon code SWTPCS23 at checkout to drop your final price down to $22.99 with free shipping. It carries a list price of $45, but it regularly sells for $35. With 10 USB ports and 60W/12A of power, this charger is ready to power iPhones, iPads, Bluetooth speakers, and nearly any other USB gadget you could think of. A couple years ago this charger would’ve been considered overkill, but in 2015 it doesn’t seem so crazy. Hundreds of Amazon reviewers rate it 4.7 out of 5 stars.


Amazon has the Mpow 6.0Amps 30W Dual Rapid USB Port Car Charger for $9.99. However, when you enter the coupon code: Y2AFH64N at checkout the price drops to only $6.99 Prime shipped. That’s $15 off the list price and the lowest we could find. This Mpow with its Xsmart Technology can identify your device and give you the fastest charging speed available. Over 300 Amazon customers gave it 4.3/5 star reviews.

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USB car charger Stories March 4, 2015

expiredCharge up to 5 iPhones, iPads and other USB devices at once in your car for $14 Prime shipped

AnkerDirect via Amazon offers its 40W 5-port USB Car Charger with PowerIQ for $19.99. Apply coupon code 6DOF7104 at checkout to drop your final price down to $13.99 Prime shipped. That’s 65% below list and 30% better than its street price. Available in black or white.

Perfect for road trips or emergency power outages, this charger pushes 40W of power to 5 USB ports from a standard vehicle cigarette-lighter port. PoweIQ technology “detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 8 amps overall.” That means your iPhone 6/Plus will quick charge. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars.

USB car charger Stories February 21, 2015

expireduNu MFi Lightning cable + 3-port 5.1A/25.5W USB Car Charger: $13 shipped (Orig. $30)

 uNuCase via Amazon offers a discounted power bundle for your iPhone, iPad, and other Lightning equipped Apple devices.

The bundle includes an uNu 3-port AX 5.1A / 25.5W USB Car Charger and a 3-ft Apple-certified MFi Lightning cable for $14.99 plus $4.99 shipping. Apply coupon code IEQY7DW2 and your total shipped price will only be $12.98. This combo carries a list price of $30 and just consider that Apple charges $19 for a single Lightning cable.

Jump up to a more powerful uNu 3-Port AX 7.2A /36W USB Car Charger with Lightning cable for $14.98 shipped when you apply coupon code WL73RMIH during checkout.

Both items are rated 4.4 stars out of 5 by hundreds of Amazon reviewers.

USB car charger Stories January 2, 2015

expiredUSB Car Chargers: Volmate 6.6A/33W three port $10, Aukey 9.6A/48W four port $13, Aukey 4.8A/24W Dual port $8 Prime shipped

Nubeestore via Amazon offers the Volmate 6.6A/33W Three port USB Car Charger for $12.98. Coupon code VOLC3OFF drops the final price down to $9.98 Prime shipped.

Non-members can sidestep shipping costs by spending at least $35 or signing up for a free trial. Ignore the inflated list price of $60. It generally sells anywhere from $12 to $20. Each port pumps out at least 2.1A so even your iPhone 6/Plus will charge at full speed. Available in white or black. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Also at Amazon is the Aukey 4-port car charger for $16.99. When you use the coupon code: LWJUZUWN the price drops to only $12.49 Prime shippedThere’s also the 4.8A / 24W Dual USB Car Charger Adapter by Aukey that’s only $7.99 Prime shipped when you enter the code: MXLQQO9Y.

Again, to avoid shipping be sure to pad your order to $35 and you can buy with confidence knowing that Amazon customers gave Aukey products a near perfect score in the review section.

USB car charger Stories October 2, 2014

expiredKensington PowerBolt USB Car Charger w/ 2.1 Amp port for quick iPhone 6/6 Plus charging: $3 shipped (orig. $25)

SuperSales4less (99.1% feedback rating) via eBay offers the Kensington PowerBolt USB Car Charger for $2.99 with free shipping. This same charger is currently going for $24.99 from Kensington direct.

It features a 2.1 Amp port, which is important for all iPhone 6/6 Plus owners since we recently learned that Apple’s newest smartphones will charge quicker with that much juice.

Also includes a micro USB to USB charging cable for Android devices.

Refer to our roundup for even more faster 2.1A batteries, surge protectors, chargers, and more.

USB car charger Stories September 19, 2013

Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS7, brings great new features and a beautiful design but unfortunately it has also rendered many 3rd party Lightning accessories useless. Apple’s Made For iPhone program certifies that accessories are safe to charge and sync your Apple devices. Each Lightning accessory even has a tiny chip that certifies the accessory as MFi. There has been a constant cat and mouse game with Apple and 3rd party companies who attempt to circumvent this certification. These same companies promise future compatibility with iOS7 but  it is hardly worth it anymore to buy these cables to save a few bucks. There are dozens of solid MFi options which offer Apple reliability and terrific value.

Head below for the best MFi (Made For iPhone) certified Lightning cables on the market.


In general we love the Amazon Basics Lightning cables which are fully MFi compliant, come in 3 different lengths and get absolutely stellar reviews from past purchasers. We do periodically see prices as low as $9 on bulk packaged Apple official cables, so be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up to date with the latest deals: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+. If you can’t wait and have to have Apple official cables your best bet is at Amazon. Keep in mind that 3rd party companies are now making MFi extended battery cases. In fact, you can grab a 2-port USB car charger and Lightning cable for nearly the same price Apple charges for just the cable.


Update (7/30 8:15am): Belkin MIXIT↑ metallic Lightning cables are available in gold, silver, and gray (just like your iPhone) and feature a more durable braided cable.

Best overall value: Amazon Basics $14 w/ free shipping for Prime members/orders exceeding $25 or 3′ Monprice cable (black or white): $12 + $1.83 shipping

Best colored options: iFrogz by ZAGG, available in 7 colors $19 w/ free shipping (no longer available)

Best coiled cable: 4′ Griffin $25 + $3.50 shipping 

Best looking: Moshi premium aluminum $20 w/ free shipping

Best extra-long cable: 6′ Amazon Basics cable for $15 w/ free shipping for Prime members/orders exceeding or 6′ Monoprice (black or white) $12.78 + $2 shipping

nomadclip-mfi-nomad-lightningUpdate (7/16 2:30pm): Save 25% on Nomad’s new carabiner, key & credit card sized MFi Lightning cables

Honorable mentions:

Update (8/22 2:00pm): Monoprice now offers a MFi Lightning keychain w/ stowaway 6-inch cable for $14.99.

Car Chargers: There are a couple ways to get Lightning charging while on-the-go. The most low-cost and easiest way is to simply plug a loose MFi Lightning cable (from above) into a built-in USB port in your car. If your car doesn’t come equipped with a USB port the next best option is your cigarette lighter. I recommend buying a loose USB car charger, 10 watt preferred for quick charge, for maximum flexibility. You can plug any USB cable in there and charge a multitude of devices. The total cost is also lower because you can use the cable that came with your device. The other option is a car charger with bulit-in Lightning cable. This option is less flexible but makes it easier because the cable is not detachable.

Our picks for the best MFi Lightning car charging solutions:

Loose USB car charger: Belkin Car Charger 2.1 AMP/10 Watts $14 (Amazon direct)

Charger w/ built-in cable: Griffin PowerJolt SE $25 + $3.50 shipping

Loose charger and cable combo: AmazonBasics Lightning cable + 2-port USB car charger $19 w/ free shipping – Same price as a standalone Lightning cable from Apple!

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