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Insignia™ - 17W Vehicle Charger with 2 USB Ports - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5547 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Fast

    Posted
    ssfant
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    So, I was on a 5 hour road trip in rainy weather conditions and could barely see the road. As I got closer to my destination, my phone was dying and needed to be charged. I did not memorize the final directions to the hotel. My brand name car charger could not be found. The other passengers were looking for it, while I was driving. I was going through Houston and saw a Best Buy. I wanted a quick charger, like the one I had, with dual USB ports. I found a name brand quick charger but it only had one USB port. I asked for help and the BB representative showed me the Insignia charger with dual USB ports. I asked if it was just as fast as the name brand. She said she personally used the Insignia and was very pleased. Well. Guess what? Not only is the charger fast, but it did not loose speed with 2 devices charging at the same time. It is also small and can fit into your console without taking up a lot of the room. In fact, I ended up finding my name brand charger and gave it to my husband. I like the Insignia charger better. The best part is that it was half the price of the name brand charger. I would recommend this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For The One Who Has One...Get Two.

    Posted
    JohnBoy3769
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    How many times have you been driving along in your 1999 Honda Civic when your passenger, Samuel L. Jackson, turns to you and says, "Hey Ling Mai, do you mind if I also charge my phone?" But your phone is at 3% battery and you're waiting on a call from your Tio Manuel about your dog's paw reduction surgery and you can only charge one phone at a time so you have to shamefully hang your head and rattle out a despairing "no"? Just that one time, I know, but it's haunting us forever now. With this device you will NEVER have to turn down a renowned film actor's plea to charge their fame wagon again. Heck, if you bought two of these chargers, you'd be the bell of the ball, except your carriage would be your car with two jacks to accommodate the aforementioned chargers, and the belle is now super popular you. Sure, you also need to buy a $20 charge cable seperately...because the one that came with your phone, the one with a new charging format for no reason other than to force you into buying new cords, that one, just had the copper wires stick out of the rubber at the base--what, how'd this other product review get in here? You shouldn't even be worrying about this, you crashed in that hypothetical situation from before when you took your eyes off the road. Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is, that I would recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeps phone charged in car

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    catlover
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    Got this for a cross country trip to keep phone charged while streaming Pandora through auxiliary port in car (no blutooth). Worked great to charge phone. Does get a bit hot but not excessively. Biggest problem was that while phone was plugged into charger there was a loud humming or buzzing coming through the car speakers. When phone was unplugged from charger the noise went away and the Pandora music was perfect over the car speakers. This forced us to listen to Pandora until the phone battery ran down, then disconnect the phone from the auxiliary port, put the phone on the charger until it charged (which it did fairly quickly), then take off charger and reconnect phone to auxiliary port to listen to Pandora some more through the car speakers. Can't say if this was the fault of the charger, the phone (Galaxy S5), the auxiliary cable or the car auxiliary port. Anyway we worked around it with 30-40 minutes of FM radio every 4-5 hours. Just would have been nice not to have to worry about it at all. Haven't tried it on Blutooth so no idea if that would have the same problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent compact car charger

    Posted
    MotoMan
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    This is a decent, fairly standard, 2 port USB car charger. It's nice and small so it doesn't stick out of the 12V socket very much and it has a subtle blue light which isn't overwhelming. The charge rate is good - it is able to charge my Moto Z Force while using navigation, albeit at a fairly slow rate. My biggest complaint is that this says "Output: 3.4A" but doesn't say how those 3.4 Amps are distributed between the ports. Is one 2.1A and the other 1.3A? Do they equally split it at 1.7A each? Who knows... but I'd guess the latter, since my other 2.1A charger seems to charge my phone slightly faster than this one. So overall this is fairly average. Nothing particularly great, and nothing particularly bad. I got it during a promo so to me it was worth the price I paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game changer!

    Posted
    Vampyre03
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    Being able to charge two items at once in the car is wonderful!!! I have an iPhone and my sister has an Android phone and we were able to both have fully charged phones by just bringing our own usb cables. No more arguments over whose phone needs to be charged first. I also was able to charge other items along with my phone like a bluetooth speaker. My car has only one cigarette outlet, and no other usb hook-up this has made road tripping with friends easier too. I keep an extra long iPhone usb charging cable in my glove box for friends sitting in the backseat who need to charge their phone, but only have tge shorter cable on tgem so tgey can still use their phone easily while sitting in the back without bothering the driver or passenger to see how much its charged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality car charger

    Posted
    Mike
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    After wasting my money many times on cheap car chargers, often costing $10, or more, I broke down and went to Best Buy hoping to find one of high quality. Thanks to a VERY helpful sales associate I was able to find exactly what I needed, a 2 port, 17 Watt tight fitting device. Charging time is faster than the cheaply made ones, and the tight fit in the 12 volt receptacle eliminates the need to constantly jiggle the charger. The only feature it doesn't have is a a LED which makes nighttime use easier. Definitely going to buy another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great charger for iPAd

    Posted
    Sayocher
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    I am able to quickly charge iPad while driving as well as phone, most chargers only help maintain existing charge level. Anyone who works out of their car must have this accessory too prevent running out if charge while working. This also works well to play portable DVR while on long trips with the kids. Also great for powering other car accessories while not driving if your car has this feature. Thumbs up insignia for developing low cost powerful charger. I have tried other chargers that are much larger and don't seem to stay properly in charge receptacle . They dislodge and you start loosing battery life . So check out the charger at Best Buy to get he best deal in town

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much essential these days

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    JimH
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    Bought this to go with a Bluetooth audio kit I got on the same visit at BestBuy. Now I can keep my phone and the Bluetooth audio kit plugged in at all times for playing music through the car stereo. The reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the packaging being so excessively wasteful. This thing is the size of your thumb and requires no instructions, yet it comes packed in a box that is 3" x 5" x 1" when it could be in a smaller box or bag with hang tag. Besides that, the profit margins on this thing have to be insanely high in the first place so why add to the cost with such a large box?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does It's Job

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    wizeguy
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    On a recent road trip my charger could not keep up with the usage of the battery while using GPS on the phone. I stopped into a Best Buy and was pointed to this item. Not only did it keep up with the battery usage, it charged it 100% very quickly. It has two connections so I can keep my tablet and my phone charged up always. Or another traveler can use it while your using it and everyone stays happy. I only gave it 4 stars because for some reason it wants to work its way out of the lighter socket a bit while driving.Not a big problem but somewhat annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but a bit tight for 2 USB cables

    Posted
    anotherbill
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    We have 2 different USB charging plugs we use in our car but don't have multiple power ports we can use (and I don't want to pay to have another installed) - this product allows us to use both chargers at the same time which is quite handy. The only 'issue' is its very tight getting 2 large USB plugs into it at the same time. There's barely enough separation to accommodate 2 large plugs which makes it difficult to put them in and pull them out if your fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be... Still, it's a very useful product and worth buying if you need 2 USB chargers at one time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Roadtrip worthy charger

    Posted
    OldSkool7Four
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    I purchased this car charger to keep my kids devices charged in the back seat during a recent road trip. Upon opening the package I was impressed with the materials and craftsmanship of this charger considering the low cost. My boys have destroyed many car chargers by stepping on them or pulling on the cables and breaking the USB ports, but this charger held up well. USB ports aren't loose (plugs are secure) and everything charges as it should. The dual USB ports also allowed us to keep everything charged so there wasn't a backseat meltdown when a phone battery died.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as expected.

    Posted
    TcCokato
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    Purchased this adapter to charge my son's tablets while traveling and it has been working flawlessly. This adapter is rapid charge compatible, so if your device supports rapid charging it will charge your device in about an hour. Some of the other dual port units on the market only support rapid charging on a single port, this model supports rapid charging on both which is a nice bonus. The only drawback is that it does not come with a charging cable, so you will need to purchase an additional one if you do not have a spare cable at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Converts cigar lighter outlet to a phone charger.

    Posted
    HowlandTiger
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    Very handy device to keep phones recharged while driving, using an otherwise seldom-used vehicle cigar lighter outlet. With dual USB receptacles, one or two phones can be charged simultaneously, using the phones' standard phone-to-USB power cord(s). This adapter can easily be moved from one vehicle to another, requiring only that the vehicles have the standard 12 volt cigar lighter outlets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality, low price

    Posted
    EddieBatz
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    I generally purchase the more expensive, "name brand," multi port chargers. After trying a couple of off-brand, pieces and having them fall apart or (literally) go up in smoke, while causing my devices to heat up. I went in to buy another $79 adapter because I have 3 (high end i.e.expensive) devices that I use heavily. The salesman recommended I give this model a chance and I'm glad he did. I saved $, extended the battery life of my devices and don't get the (slow charging) warnings like I did from other brands that cost the same, or in some cases, more than this one. Thanks BB!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    boofinrob
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    I've had this a few weeks but have only used it once. It's working fine. My experience with this type of device is that they tend to fall apart after several months and need to be replaced. As usual I'm inserting this into the outlet in my vehicle and leaving it there so it doesn't get jostled and abused. It's only job is to stay there and charge when called up. We'll see if it holds up. If it falls apart I'll reconsider my 5 star review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They charge my devices

    Posted
    TS80
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    I got this as a free gift & I must say they were worth the price. lol Probably not something I would've thought about buying had it not been free, but having used it for awhile now, I probably would purchase this. It charges at a decent speed - although, after using Samsung's rapid charger, it's hard to tolerate anything that charges slower. I use my phone for Pandora and waze while driving, and I must say that it does charge the phone even during heavy use in the car. A decent product, and unless they stop working, I'd say it's worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Possibly Good for non-Apple

    Posted
    Lyzita
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    Best Buy generously sent me a coupon via email for a free phone accessory, which I assumed would be for the iPhone 7 I bought there. But when I got it, the box said nothing about Apple unlike the regular single charger I got there the same time as the phone, but which box says that it is made for iPad (which I have as well, & is why I chose this charger) and iPhone. I am afraid to use it because my husband bought a "good" one that his iPhone 5C "fried" on and so he had warned me to be careful with accessories.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like home charger

    Posted
    HartMD
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    Got this with a strong recommendation from an employee in the store. He said it can charge two devices as if I had them plugged into an electrical outlet at home. He was right. I had another charger that had 1x Android cord attached and a second USB port for a second device, but the springy coiled cord was a bit much to have to move around and didn't reach the back seat. This allows me to charge anything (2x Apple products, or 1 and 1,etc.) with whatever length of cord I have without any issues. The price was also amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what you'd expect

    Posted
    hanapse
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    I had bought a super cheap 4-port car charger from Walmart and it would charge my phone pretty slowly (~10% in a half-hour drive). It eventually broke, but it was really cheap, so I'm not surprised. Even though this one is only 2 ports, it charges my phone around 1% per minute (or even faster), so even in a half-hour drive in the afternoon/evening (my phone's charging times are kind of random), I'd jump from 30 to 60% for the rest of the day. Super impressed with its speed, so it was worth the money for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Maybe not for the smartphone on the go

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    DonStar
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    Perhaps it was the age of my phone or the cable that I was attempting to use at the time, but when trying to charge my phone on several occasions I was given the "Charging slowly" message. Given that the port is split into two rather than one may also play a roll in the lack of fast charge. In any case, it was an emergency when I was trying to charge, so no harm done. Unfortunately, I had to return this product, but I'm willing to try another similar charger in the future when the time comes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend