I bought this in car charger to allow me to both charge and listen to music in the car simultaneously, which is brilliant as the spotify app in particular seems to drain battery from my phone!
I believe this cost me around £10 from Halfords, however I would guess it can be found a lot cheaper online! The charger consists of a plug which goes into the battery socket in your car. This has a usb attachement and you simply plug in the normal usb lead which comes with the charger and plug the other end into your phone and voila! The lead which connects the usb plug to the phone is the exact same lead which goes into the wall plug charger for your iphone at home. The one which comes with the Belkin charger is black, however having the lead separately is handy because it means you can replace it if needed without having to replace the whole charger! I have changed mine once because I do not have a phone holder in my car, so I place it in my cup holder by the gearstick which causes the lead to bend and eventually wear until the wires are showing! This is my fault and not the products, but having the option to simply swap out the leads as needed is great.
The main usb plug has a small light on it which will turn green when plugged into the outlet, to let you know it is drawing power successfully. Unlike other chargers I have used in the past there is no issue with the charger not making contact properly which also means I don't have to spend time wiggling it about to get a good connection! It fits perfectly!
Overall I would highly recommend this charger as it sleek, compact and delivers charge perfectly. I find it doesn't really take any longer to charge my Iphone from the car compared to a wall socket in my house which is great.
5/5 in my opinion!
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This was a welcome gift last Christmas from friends who noted my constant complaints of the how bad the battery on my iPhone was.
I had an awful habit of forgetting to charge my phone when it was on it's last legs and then if I went out anywhere my battery usually always ran out as a result.
A car charger was the exact solution I needed to my problem! Not a lot you can do about the battery life of the iPhone and I wouldn't change the phone because of this downside because it is still the most invaluable tool in my life. Even with poor battery life.
This belkin USB charger actually plugs into your cigarette lighter socket in your car and charges the iphone or any iPod. I find that it charges my phone really fast compared to my plug in charger at home. I love this because on my way to work I can just plug it in and have full battery by the time I get started in the office. It includes the USB cable so it can be used straight away. Not like other chargers that require you to purchase this separately.
It's peace of mind to be able to charge your phone when your our and about. Even if your stuck somewhere as long as your in your car you won't have to worry about getting help!
It does however feel really cheap and it's retailing on Amazon for £9 but I have seen this on offer for a ridiculous £20 on other online sites so be sure to shop around. It doesn't look bad in your car but if you accidentally sat on it you would certainly need to replace it!
This Micro USB CLA + Cable can charge any USB-powered device in the car.
|Product Description:||Belkin Micro USB CLA + Cable - battery charger - car|
|Product Type:||Battery charger - car|
|Compatible Mobile Devices:||Apple iPhone, Apple iPhone 3G|
|Designed For:||Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS; iPod (3G, 4G, 5G); iPod classic; iPod mini; iPod nano (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G); iPod touch (1G, 2G)|