What is it?
Many folks drive older cars that don't have the bells and whistles that come with the latest models, especially coveted USB ports. Unfortunately, when you plug a USB converter into a cigarette lighter, it often results in a bulky device that's way too easy to bump and disconnect. The Ainope car charger adapter circumvents this particular issue: At only 1.7" long, it sits flush with the rim of the lighter outlet, giving it a much more streamlined and sleeker look while providing two USB ports to charge your devices. And the best part? It's on sale for just $7.
Why is this a good deal?
Aside from the obvious (it costs waaay less than a new car), this is the lowest price point we've seen for this charger at just $7.
Why do I need this?
The biggest draw of this car charger versus others is its attractive look. That said, it doesn't skimp in the power department. Its maximum output of 4.8A/24W is enough to charge two devices at full capacity (although it doesn't work with fast-charge functions).
You don't have to worry about the charger getting scuffed over time since it's made of scratch-resistant metal. It also doesn't heat up, so you won't burn yourself when unplugging it.
The Ainope car charger adapter works with most modern devices and is available in seven different colors, so you're guaranteed to find one that looks good with your car's interior. (Note that not all of the colors are on sale.)
This adapter is an easy way to bring your "mature" ride a long way toward digital-age connectivity, giving you fun features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth.
What reviewers say
"My phone gets a fast charge out of this and I appreciate its flat design," said a reviewer. "My connection is in my glove compartment so I appreciate the light as it guides me to find the connection. I’m very happy with this purchase and bought another one for a friend."
"The best I have found," wrote one verified shopper. "I originally bought one of these, but when I saw the quality I ordered a second one. I do a lot of off-grid camping, and I use one in my Jackery power bank to add two extra charging slots. The other one stays in my jeep for off-road camping. Highly recommended!"
One five-star fan said, "This little adapter fits very snugly. I actually had to push hard to get it in, but then it charged like a champ! Super fast. Very impressed — and it did not interfere with my audio or automatically play music from my phone. The one downside was that it fit so snugly that I had difficulty taking it out. Needed to use rubber gloves that I had in my car to get a good grip on it to pull it out! It's a keeper."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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