If you spend a lot of time on the road, choosing from one of the many car chargers that are available is something you should consider. These things are affordable and come in handy whenever your smartphone runs out of juice — which happens all too often, right?
These chargers are easy to use as well as install and sport a minimal, stylish design for sleek integration. They come in all shapes and sizes, allowing you to charge just one or multiple devices at the same time.
Thinking of getting one? If the answer is yes, this is the post for you. You’ll find the best car chargers described below.
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger
The compact Anker car charger is equipped with two USB ports that support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It powers up two devices at up to 39w, and can charge up a smartphone that supports Quick Charge 3.0 to 80 percent of its capacity in just 35 minutes. It also has Anker’s own PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies that provide the fastest possible charge to all non-Quick Charge devices.
The charger features a carbon-fiber mesh that gives it a sleek finish, and the two ports have soft LED lighting so you can see them at night. It’s on sale at Amazon for $25.99.
This weirdly named device sports dual 12 Watt (2.4 amps) USB ports that allow you to charge two mobile devices at the same time. It has a low-profile design and comes in four different colors: black, gold, silver, and space gray.
The charger is easy to use at night thanks to its integrated LED light and comes with a 36-month warranty. Price depends on the color but starts at $10.71 and goes up to $18.11. You can get it on Amazon, where it has a great review score of 4.4.
Aukey’s charger features dual USB ports that can charge two devices simultaneously with a dedicated output of up to 2.4 amps. What makes it interesting is its minimal and compact design that allows it to sit flush to the edge of the outlet.
The charger has a bunch of safety features on board for protection against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging that will keep you and your devices safe. It comes with a 24-month warranty and is available in black or white. The former will set you back $7.99, while the white model retails for $10.99.
This one is a bit different than the majority of options on the market. It comes equipped with just one USB port with Quick Charge 3.0 support, which promises to get your device up to 80 percent in just 35 minutes of charging.
What makes it stand out from other car chargers is that it also sports a handy USB Type-C cable that’s fixed on the charger. This comes in quite handy, but makes the charger more noticeable in the car, especially when you’re not using it. The product has built-in protection against overcharging and overheating and retails for $14.99 on Amazon.
Anker PowerDrive 5
If you’re traveling with your family or a group of friends and want to charge more than just two devices at the same time, the Anker PowerDrive 5 is for you. It features five ports with each providing a charge of up to 2.4 amps.
The device sports what Anker calls a MultiProtect safety system to keep you and your devices safe and comes with an 18-month warranty for peace of mind. The cable is three feet long, so the charger can easily extend to the passengers in the back and is very durable with a bend lifespan of 2000+. The retail box also includes an adhesive pad that will make sure the charger stays in place while you’re driving down the road.
Maxboost Smart Port
This small and compact charger features two ports (2.4 amps) and an internal light for easy usage at night. It’s made from a combination of polycarbonate and TPU, with the latter giving it a soft grip.
The product is equipped with a few safety features for protection against overheating, among other things, and stops charging your device as soon as the battery is full. It comes with a one year warranty and is available in black or white. The first color option goes for $8.99, while the white variant will set you back $12.99.
RAVPower car charger
This charger from RAVPower is supposed to be the smallest metal car charger you can buy (2.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches). Even with its tiny size, this dual USB charger can still connect and charge two devices at 24W. While it does not support Quick Charge, it does use the company’s own iSmart 2.0 technology, which is supposed to “learn” and output the most amount of current for your connected products.
The charger is made of an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy body with a scratch-resistant finish, so it should always look good. This car charger is on sale for just $8.49 on Amazon.
Nekteck Car Charger
Most people own both a smartphone and a laptop, and the Nekteck car charger is designed specifically to charge both at the same time. It has a USB-C port, which is becoming the standard for most new smartphones and notebooks, with a big power delivery of 45W. It also has a standard USB port that can power most any other connected device.
It also comes with a one-meter cable for connecting the charger to your laptop’s USB-C port. You can get it now at Amazon for $21.99.
Roav Viva Pro Car Charger
This is perhaps the most unique car charger on this list. This Roav product, made by Anker will not only charge two smartphones, it also has two embedded microphones and it supports Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. What does this mean? Basically, it allows you to use voice commands on your connected phone. You can ask it to direct you to the nearest pizza place, or call your mom, or play your music, and much more.
It can also still charge your smartphone, using Anker’s PowerIQ technology, with this charger, but the added ability for using all of the various Alexa skills makes this one stand out. It’s also the most expensive charger on this list at $72.99
Car chargers – conclusion
So, there you have it, folks. These are the best car chargers you can currently get your hands on, although we’re sure there are many other great options available. Let us know in the comments if we have missed any major ones.
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