Mophie Dual USB-A Car Charger And Charging Cables REVIEW – MacSources
a worthwhile investment to charge on the go.
A few months ago, I invested in a new car for myself. My used truck was starting to show its age and I decided it was time to buy a car. I ended up with a 2019 model year vehicle that comes with a lot of new tech options like built in usb ports. This was a new adventure for me as it meant I was able to connect my mobile phone to my car like never before. These USB ports serve a dual purpose: charging and connecting to the car’s integrated communication system. I love it because it gives me hands free calls and texts as well as navigation thanks to carplay. That being said, when I have passengers or other devices that need charging, my new car still has the standard 12v auxiliary power outlet (aka the ’80s kid’s “cigarette lighter”). Being a huge fan of both Mophie and Apple, I was excited to find that Mophie now offers a Dual USB-A Car Charger that is optimized for use with Apple products.
in mid-July of this year, mophie announces the launch of premium car chargers and charging cables optimized for apple users. These charging accessories are sold on apple.com, at select Apple Stores, and other approved retailers.
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“We’re offering Apple customers a variety of high-quality accessories to keep their favorite devices powered and connected,” said Chris Ahern, CEO of Zagg, Inc. “Our latest products are optimized and designed to work with a variety of Apple products. Whether you’re wirelessly charging your iPhone at home or powering up your iPad in the car, mophie has you covered.”
The Dual USB-A Car Charger (SRP $29.95) includes two USB-A ports that deliver up to 12W of charging output to two devices at once. this averages out to a total output of 24w when both ports are in use. This charger, along with the unique USB-A Car Charger, are designed for travelers on the road so any car can become a mobile power center. The charger is made from premium anodized aluminum and will safely charge iPhone, iPad, and AirPods. The charger has a built-in indicator light and a slim design for portability.
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specifications (car charger)
- compatibility: smartphones, tablets and usb devices
- dimensions: 2.75 x 6.35 x 2.75 inches (70 x 161 x 70 mm)
- weight: 0.05oz (0.85g)
- 2 year warranty
- usb-a cable with lightning connector: available in 1m (srp $19.95) and 2m (srp $29.95)
- usb-c® cable with lightning connector: available in 1m (srp $19.95) and 2m (srp $34.95)
- usb-a cable with usb-c connector: available in 1m (srp $19.95) and 2m (srp $24.95)
- usb-c cable with usb-c connector: available in 1m (srp $19.95) and 2m (srp $24.95)
mophie’s new charging cables are available with a variety of charging connectors, including usb-c to usb-c (for use when paired with a power adapter that supports power delivery), usb-a to lightning and usb-a. to usb c. These cables are durable and built to last as they are made with a braided nylon exterior. mophie tests the quality of these cables to make sure they will work properly and last a long, long time. are compatible with high speed.
cable options include:
For the purposes of this review, I’ll focus on the usb-a to lightning cable option.
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The first thing I noticed was the packaging. mophie has really nice and clean retail packaging for their products. They typically include a picture of the product on the front of the box with basic details included on the back. they don’t clutter the front of the package with a lot of text, only the essential information is included. I noticed how the all-white box (with black text) goes really well with Apple’s retail packaging. And since this product was designed to work with Apple products and is sold on Apple shelves, I believe this was an intentional design choice.
the dual usb-a car charger was a good choice for my personal uses. Since I have a vehicle that has built in USB ports, the addition of two more ports specifically for charging is great for travel. I have used it to charge my ipad while driving across town and my daughter has used the charger for her phone when I take her to school and work. It has worked great for fast charging. I think the charger will come in handy in a few weeks when we travel to Florida which is a 900 mile drive for us.
the usb-a cable with lightning connector is a very good option to pair with the dual usb-a car charger. First, because the cable is wrapped in braided nylon, it’s reinforced for tough use. what’s tougher than a teenager on his cell phone in the car? Since I planned to use this cable specifically for the passengers in my car, I chose the 2 meter length option. this is great for when i want to charge my ipad but have a front passenger. the cable will stretch enough so that the device being charged is out of the way of the passenger.
This sleek cable and charger combo from mophie is just what the doctor ordered for charging on the go. The Dual USB-A Car Charger charges multiple devices, and the charging cables create a long-lasting connection to keep those devices powered. the products are priced at a premium, but because they are designed specifically for apple products by mophie, i am willing to invest in them. I can trust that they will work when I need them and they will also protect my equipment.
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