The best iPhone car chargers

Plug that phone in while you navigate: Our 10 favorite iPhone car chargers

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There’s no reason your traffic-laden commute to work can’t double as the perfect time to charge your Apple device. Although there are plenty of car chargers with Lightning connectors out there that are capable of getting the job done, only a select few deserve your attention and hard-earned money. Some may tout a lightweight design or additional USB ports, while others are compact and attempt to save space, but nearly all of them provide a quick and convenient solution for charging your smartphone via the 12-volt socket — aka the circular cigarette lighter — housed within your vehicle’s dashboard or main interface. Below are a few of our current favorites.

Best performing chargers

 iOttie RapidVolt Max USB Car Phone Charger
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  • MFi Certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: 1-year
  • Price: $20

iOttie’s car charger doesn’t include a USB cable, but it makes up for it by having two USB ports (each charging at 2.5Amp / 12.5-Watt each port). Not only can you charge multiple devices at once when you’re on the road, but the green halo glows to indicate the charger is on and working. The SmartDetectChip can identify your device and optimally charge it at its maximum charging speed.

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PowerBear Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger
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  • MFi Certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: 2-year
  • Price: $15

PowerBear’s has two USB ports for charging devices simultaneously. The charger will adjust to the connected device to charge it as quickly as possible. It features a bright LED indicator that will stay lit while it’s charging. Should anything happen to the charger, it’s covered by a 2-year warranty, so you can reach out to PowerBear to get a replacement.

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E. T. Pocket Car Charger
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  • MFi Certified: No
  • Length: 3 feet
  • Warranty: Limited
  • Price: $10

The car charger from E. T. Pocket features a retractable Lightning cable that puts out 1.2 Amps. It also comes equipped with one additional USB port in case you need it, and will turn blue while it is in use. Its design is straightforward and easy to use, which may be exactly what you want from a car charger.

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Anker PowerDrive Car Charger
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  • MFi Certified: Yes
  • Length: 3 feet
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: $14

If you don’t care about extra USB ports or the ability to retract the cable, Anker’s car charger is the way to go. It has one 3-foot Lightning cable built-in and, overall, it may be one of the smallest products on this list. Anker notes that its charger isn’t compatible with Lifeproof or Otterbox iPhone cases, so if you prefer cases from those manufacturers, this charger may not be for you. On a more positive note, though, it is backed by an 18-month warranty.

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