Insignia™ - Vehicle Charger - Blue

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Power your mobile device while you travel with this Insignia™ NS-MDC5U vehicle charger, which allows you to connect your charging cable via a single USB port and features a fun color for easy visibility. Overload protection guards against damage.
$9.99
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Blue
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Overview

What's Included


  • Vehicle Charger

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1148 out of 1350)

Features


Compatible with most USB-powered devices

For use with your smartphone or tablet.

12W/2.4 amp output

Provides ample power to refuel your device.

Overload protection

Ensures safe use.

Fun color

Makes it easy to find the charger.


Overall customer rating

4.2
86%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia vehicle charger for iPhone or iPad

    Posted
    John
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    I purchased two Insignia vehicle chargers, one for the wife and myself. The charger (Model: NS-MDC7U) has a single USB port and plugs into the cigarette lighter socket. It provides around 12 watts (5V @ 2.4amps) of power for charging an iPhone or iPad. It takes about 2 hours to charge a depleted iPhone 6. It is relatively small and does not take up much space and stores easily in the car console or glove box. It seems to be a durable item that is easy to use and measures 2-3/8 inches X 3/4 inches. It grips well with two dimples on both flat sides so that it inserts well into the cigarette lighter socket without requiring excess force. It comes in various colors to suit individual tastes. A charging kit containing this vehicle charger and Insignia 12 watt wall charger (Model: NS-MAC2U) and suitable cables stored in a small camera case can be useful for the organized traveler who must maintain contact with the office or home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HIGH Speed Only

    Posted
    FirstTimeBuyer
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    You cannot use just any charging cable. It has to specifically be a high speed cable (like the one that came with your phone). I was unaware of this so now I have to buy an additional cable to keep with the car charger. (I've been using one cable and having to transport it with me for the house and car) I like the purple on white. It matches the white cable. I would prefer to have all purple and then the port be white. The car charger is really tight at first. Tight to push in the lighter compartment, hard to pull out, and even the cable is rough to put in at first. After using it a couple times, it loosens up a LITTLE. Overall, I like the flat design and color and would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay plugged in

    Posted
    AverageJoe
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    I was looking for a basic car charger for my iphone. The charger has a blue light to indicate when it is plugged in and charging a device. It charges my phone at an acceptable rate. However, the charger does not stay plugged into car port that well. It constantly loses connection if it is touched at all which makes the device useless. I can't be expected to keep checking if it is plugged in while i'm driving. I would not recommend this to a friend. Do yourself a favor and spend a few more dollars to get a good quality one. You definitely get what you pay for in this case. TLDR: the device works great when it stays plugged in. Unfortunately it doesn't stay plugged in.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but effective

    Posted
    BigBen
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    Needed to replace my car charger that developed a short. Walked around Best Buy for a few minutes trying to decide on a replacement. The Apple version was sold out so I decided to just order online. Leaving the store, I spotted these by the exit and asked the cashier if they ever got any feedback. She said she had one and it worked fine. So far, I'm happy with the purchase. It's smaller than others I've used but Best buy brand products have worked pretty good in the past so I'm feeling good about this one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    i wish i could rate this better

    Posted
    LilyLikeAFlower
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    unfortunately, it doesn't fit in my car so i can't give a user friendly review.. but, maybe this can help someone else. the charger won't stay in the designated port in my car. it keeps like springing up and not locking into its place, almost like its too small. The rectangular shape makes it hard to get into the port also. I tried using it in other people's cars to see if my car was the issue, but nope. it only fit in 1 other vehicle. i tried it on 4 cars including my own. i drive a 2011 mitsubishi outlander sport. i threw away the packaging and lost the receipt so i can't return it -____- lol its cute though, haha thats why i bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a turbo charger

    Posted
    Snn5
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    What are the specifications of this item indicate that it should be capable of turbocharging or at least rapidly charging it is no better than a standard issue 12 volt USB charger. It charges at a rate of about 1% every 3 to 4 minutes. Also to mention is that the USB cable is a very snug and off-centered insertion process. It almost feels like you're breaking it just to get the cable into it and it does not fit well into a round socket being rectangular.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but struggles a bit

    Posted
    StarLawd
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    i love Insignia products and this ones no different but I did struggle a bit to get it to pick up a charge. It's a weird shape and almost feels like it's not supposed to fit in a car charging port but once in, it actually stays put. I had to twist it around before I finally found a good angle where it charges. Every now and then I have to move it around again to get a charge but once I do I find it charges pretty good. All in all it.s not a bad charger. I just hope next time insignia just goes with a traditional cilinder shaped port rather then the weird rectangular shape.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but weirdly shaped

    Posted
    Juan
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    The charger is rated at 2.4 Amps and indeed it did power up a dead ipad as soon as it was plugged in (lower currents have to charge it a bit before it turns on). There is a small led inside that glows when power is received to the charger regardless of whether it is charging something or not. Would rate it 5 stars if not for the weird rectangular shape and stiff side springs that makes it a bit harder to insert in the socket. I understand if they wanted to stand out by shaping it differently but as the saying goes: if it ain't broke...

    I would recommend this to a friend




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