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The best iPhone car chargers

Our iPhones aren’t just our phones any more, they’re also our personal GPS devices. As such, it’s doubly important we keep them charged up and useful at a moment’s notice, whether it’s guiding you to your next destination, or powering your trip’s tunes. Having an iPhone car charger that we can rely on is a necessity, especially when charging up the battery between meetings or errands.

The best iPhone car chargers on our list come in a range of prices, and come with a number of features to suit your needs. Here are some of the best.

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.

iOttie iTap 2 Wireless Charger

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  • MFi certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: 1-year
  • Price: $50

If you ever find yourself annoyed by plugging and unplugging your iPhone when getting in and out of your car then a wireless charger may be for you. We were looking for a sleek charger, when an emphasis on ease when grabbing your phone.

The Qi certified iOttie iTap 2 Wireless Charger comes with air vent and dashboard versions to suit your needs. It also features a dual USB charger in case your passenger wants to charge their phone via USB cable. The iTap 2 includes magnetic discs to attach to the back of your iPhone or iPhone case.

PowerBear Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger

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  • MFi certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: 2-year
  • Price: $15

PowerBear’s charger 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.

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.

Anker PowerDrive Car Charger

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  • MFi certified: Yes
  • Length: 3 feet
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: $13

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.

Compact iPhone car chargers

Anker Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Car Charger

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  • MFi certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: Limited 18 months
  • Price: $26

If you’re looking for an ultra-quick charge, the Anker Quick Charge 3.0 is what the doctor ordered. As one of the fastest chargers on the market, the Quick Charge 3.0 will refuel iOS devices up to 80 percent in 35 minutes. For reference, that’s more charge than Apple is claiming for its new USB-C fast charger in the same amount of time. Dual USB ports also give you the ability to charge more than one device at a time.

Belkin MIXIT Metallic Car Charger

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  • MFi certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: Limited
  • Price: $30

Belkin’s offering is a compact, lightweight option with power to spare. Coming in at a commendable 12 watts and 2.4 Amps, the quick charger is compatible with nearly any device that charges via USB. The smart circuitry protects your device from power spikes, and above all, if your device is damaged by an electrical charge Belkin will repair or replace it up to a value of $2,500. It’s available in four different colors, so there’s bound to be one that blends in with the rest of your interior.

Incipio 4.8A Dual USB Car Charger

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  • MFi certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: 1-year
  • Price: $35

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Incipio’s Quick Charge is compact, fast-charging, and will charge virtually any USB device. Not only is this car charger conveniently small, but it provides a whopping 2.4 Amps of power to charge any device on the road rapidly. Another essential perk provided by Incipio’s powerful charging capacity is its ability to charge two devices simultaneously. The Quick Charge also boasts an easy-to-read LED charging indicator that turns off when your devices reach full charge. This tiny, ultra-portable charger offers convenient, high-speed charging for all of your micro-USB connected devices.

Incase High Speed Dual Car Charger

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  • MFi Certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: $20

Incase specializes in Apple-compatible products, so it is no wonder that the Incase Dual Car Charger is one of our top tier recommendations. Packing 4.8 Amps of output, the Incase Dual Car Charger offers quick charging capabilities. You can also charge two devices at once, including tablets, with this compact charger. Incase’s high-speed dual car charger also comes packaged with a detachable three-foot lightning cable and has a handy LED light that indicates when your devices are charging.

Scosche ReVolt Dual Car Charger

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  • MFi Certified: No
  • Length: N/A
  • Warranty: Limited 3-year
  • Price: $10

If you’re looking for a compact car charger to fit in those tight spaces and practically disappear when not in use, you may want to check out the Scosche ReVolt Dual Car Charger. You can use this perfectly compact charger in even the tiniest areas. It features two ports, each packing 12 watts of power, and no matter what size of devices you are charging, both devices will charge at their fastest rate possible. This little charger is understated and designed to be out of the way, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish – it comes in four color options.

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