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Griffin - PowerJolt SE Lightning Vehicle Charger - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 617 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A great price!

    Posted
    Al149
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    I purchased this item because the store had marked it down to $9.99 and I had a $5 rewards coupon. It was a a great buy! The problem I've had with the others that I have purchased from the same manufacturer is that they break after a while and stop working all together. The last one I had overheated, then stopped working. They don't last forever. But having an i-phone and wanting a car charger, particularly for when I'm on trips and don't want to use up all of the battery, it's needed. This is one product that Apple does not make. Probably because they are not very reliable. Anyway, for the price, if it lasts a year, it's well worth it. I was going to buy two because they were marked down so much, but I don't know how much longer I'll have the i-phone 5s (or any i-phone for that matter).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A+ Charger

    Posted
    FloMoJo
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    I was somewhat nervous to purchase this product given the prior review that it didn't fit with a case on the phone. That being said, there aren't many options out there for the iphone 5 in a car charger. I have my phone in the Otterbox Commuter series (also available at BestBuy) and have had zero trouble with it. Easily makes the connection through the Otterbox just like the standard iphone plug. If you have the Otterbox, Commuter series at least as I can't speak to the other models, rest assured this product will work with your Iphone 5. Have had the charger about a month and is holding up perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job; good quality

    Posted
    Ispep
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    The product does the job and it doesn't feel cheaply made; it feels solid in your hand. I like the low profile and the fact that the base of the charger plug glows to make it easier to see (rather than just a small LED#. I got this for my iPhone 5 which has a thin #1mm) ZAGG case. The opening around the port was large enough to allow the use of the included USB cable and thought it would be wide enough for this charger - it wasn't. I did make it work, however, by shaving some of the ZAGG case with a sharp blade. I made it wide enough for the plug and other connectors to work. So keep that in mind if you have a case on your device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Car Charger

    Posted
    WhoDoesntLikeSoda
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    Such low reviews for this charger doesn't seem right. I'd be upset too if a case forced this to not fit. I don't use a case with mine and it fits perfectly. But my wife uses a Luvvitt case and the charger fits perfectly fine. That's a slimmer case than others, so that's probably why we don't have a problem with its fit with my wife's phone. But other than that, what's not to like about it? It charges fast, and is compact because it's coiled. Trust me, if it's not coiled, then you'll have a ton of excess cord that's all over the place. We still have our older Griffin cord for the previous-gen iPhones and that thing was a rockstar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good, but....not...

    Posted
    KermitTheFrog
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Griffin makes great products. Unfortunately, the greatness of this product is overshadowed by the fact it doesn't work with most cases. As the reviewer stated below, the lightning connecter isn't like the one on the end of your sync cable. It's larger and because of that it won't fit most cases. Good news though...the Rocket Fish brand (Best Buy's brand) though lower in quality does work perfectly and uses the same specs as the lighting connector on your sync cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wire breaks easily

    Posted
    Josh78249

    This was great, for a little while. It never left my car. Today it stopped working because the plastic insulator at the lightning cable end of the cord detached, revealing copper and red wire. Heck, I hadn't even used it for several months because it disappeared in my glove compartment. All they had to do was reinforce it instead of leaving it with flimsy short-lived design, and I wouldn't be out of 25 dollars. Best Buy could do nothing as the time had taken too long. Stay away from this unless you enjoy buying a new one 2 or 3 times a year.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome charger

    Posted
    Vernn
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    This charger is amazing. I did not read the reviews before purchasing it but I knew from experience and word of mouth that griffin products are extremely good. This charges my iphone so fast. It's a good product and I would definitely reccomend others to purchase it instead of using your own charger and a car charger. This saves money instead of having to use your home charger. Also, I've had this for about a month now so it is is still running good and at it's best performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent car charger but way too short

    Posted
    bby13
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had this charger for less than two years and it has recently stopped working. I treat it gently and don't use it that often so I was surprised it didn't last longer. My biggest issue though is it's only 2 feet of coiled length. The coils never stretch out over time so it's SUPER tight and doesn't stretch far at all. I can't talk on the phone with it plugged in because the coil is too tight and pulls so hard on the phone back to the cigarette lighter. I'll never buy one this short again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the Money

    Posted
    Mike
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    I purchased this for my son who was about to embark on a long road trip. He told me it worked well, as advertised, and its features were appreciated. After approximately 5 months of hard use the cord began to wear noticeably and he was concerned about its continuing use. It did last for his entire trip and a few months thereafter when he then acquired a different charger. I think it's not unlikely that any charger cord used in these circumstances would begin to show wear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Was great, for the short while it worked.

    Posted
    Alben
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Vehicle charger appeared to be well constructed. Curly cord is a bit stiff, but it does keep the car console neat and tidy. Would have been nice if the ring light would change color when a device is drawing current like some car chargers do. Everything was fine... until the charge cable quit working within 2 months of use. No damage to the cable. The ring lights, but does not supply charge to the phone. This one is going back to BB.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Posted
    BusyMom
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    The charger works as I had hoped it would. The cord is just the right length to have it plugged into the cigarette lighter and my iPhone on the console, without getting tangled. It's not quite long enough to be sitting in the passenger seat and holding the phone up to your ear to talk. I found myself leaning forward. The part connected to the lighter glows when it's plugged in, so you know it's working. The charge time seems reasonable, although I haven't tested it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Dangerous1
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    I was in bestbuy getting my computer fixed and I realized I needed a car charger so I didn't have to consistently carry my wall one with me. So what I did was looked around for prices and brands and I knew this particular brand and the charger was only $10 and I wasn't no more time. This was a very reasonable price, it's durable, the cord is a little short so I can't move it around as much but overall I love it. & my phone charges very quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great charging cord for the car

    Posted
    sassonblast
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    This cord has been excellent for charging my phone on the go when I want to use Google Maps for navigation, play music on long drives, etc. I guess the only con to this product is how tight the coils are on the cord, making it hard to stretch out. If I get a phone call, it's easier to unplug it than fight against the resistance of the cord to reach it to my ear. However, it is still stellar at its primary function, which is to charge my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    lorden88
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    Unfortunately, I have purchased two Griffen car chargers. The first one broke after 6 weeks. The cord separated from the base piece. I don't even use my charger in the car that often so I was really surprised. The second Griffen car charger stopped (kept getting an error message on my iPhone) after the second or third use. Lucky I was able to return it since it had been within the first week of purchasing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, lasts

    Posted
    MrsJones
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    I've had this vehicle charger for over a year, primarily kept in use in one car, though I've taken it with me on trips for use in rental cars, or in other family cars for day trips. It is well built, no components have become loose or separated as i've experienced with other chargers/cables. I would definitely get this again if needed or for others. Solid product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy iPhone charger

    Posted
    wunderlast
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    I always need a charger! They either break or get misplaced. This charger seems sturdy and hopefully will last a while. Most of the iPhone cables I've used seem to break quickly due to the delicate cable, even the manufacturers cable. This has a thick cable with sturdy connector and charger. It charges quickly, the light is great for confirmation that it's plugged in cigarette lighter firmly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not too impressed with the car charger

    Posted
    Tater
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    I bought the car charger for my iphone 5and almost bought the one that is interchangeable for I5 or I4 but opted to save a few bucks.Used it the first time and had to wiggle the cord a couple times for it to start charging.After the initial time it took many times of fudging around with it to charge.Nice affordable looking charger but thats about it.U would look to buy a different brand next time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Item IF On Sales

    Posted
    buckerine
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    This charger MAY have been on close out only. Nevertheless, if under $10, it's a good deal. I especially like the cord attachment to the side of the base versus the rear. I have a Chevy Traverse and the charger port placement is directly in line with the all-important cup holder. A charger with a rear connection hits the cup. This one does not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't Regret the Purchase

    Posted
    jpg617
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    This is actually my second one of these. Overall a pretty decent product. My old one had to be replaced because the casing near the lightning port came apart and the wires got screwed up shortly after. But, if you take decent care of it, it'll last you a long while. Works well and charges your iphone really quickly. Can't beat the price either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cord works well

    Posted
    Bitsy
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    The only complaint I have about this cord is it needs to be a little longer. It says it is 4.5 ft long but that must be before it curls because it doesn't stretch that far at all. It works good with my iPhone 5s and I haven't had any alerts about it not being compatable. The plug stays in my phone fine so that has not been an issue either

    I would recommend this to a friend