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Insignia™ - Apple MFi Certified 15W Vehicle Charger with Lightning Cable and USB Port - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4357 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    does not work with new iPhone X’s max

    Posted
    Aaron
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    Save yourself the trouble and headache of purchasing this charger, as is does not work on the new iPhone X’s max. I have used this particular charger for years and years on other iPhones and have absolutely loved it as it was always well constructed and very durable, while giving you a high output and wattage charge. However for the new iPhone X’s max this charger does not work, you can plug charger into phone and it makes the chime that it is plugged in, it begins to charge for about 3 seconds and then quits, and them continues to do this over and over and over leaving you to continually hearing the charge chime as if you just plugged phone in. It’s like the charger is dying because there is a secondary usb on the charger where it allows you to charge a second item, well it is lit up with a blue back light letting you know it’s powered up, anyways every 3 seconds when the charger fails the blue like goes out also as if the device is powering down. I returned this item 4 times and tried everyone they had sitting on the shelf of this exact same model with hopes of finding one that worked as it really did like the older ones, but after 4 attempts none of them would charge the phone. I even thought well maybe by some strange coincidence it’s my vehicle, I tried all 4 of these chargers in another vehicle and it continues to do the same thing over and over. It’s like the charger is too small and can not handle the load of the phone which is causing it to power itself down over and over again. I do however have a old charger of this exact model which is about 5 years old otherwise the exact same charger and it has no problem at all charging phone, somewhere along the line insignia must have made some changes to there products causing newer products to become far less reliable than the older products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BB does NOT stand behind their house brand items

    Posted
    MrGuy
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    This review is about the 5th time purchase of these Best Buy house brand "Insignia" iPhone car charger cables. I purchased 2 of these cables about 2 years ago for my teenage daughter and I. After about a year of non-abusive use, with no visible signs of wear, both cables failed to charge our iPhones within a week of each other. Unaware the other person's cable failed, we each went to Best Buy and purchased replacement cables. We each used the replacement cables (purchase 3 & 4) for about a year and just like with the first two cables, they each failed within a week of each other with no external signs of wear. My daughter returned to Best Buy Canoga Park with her failed cable and purchase receipt that she was careful to keep, hoping to make a warranty exchange. Instead she was told "Best Buy offers no warranty on our Insignia cables." Needing a charger cable for a Labor Day Weekend road trip she purchased this cable #5 on her way out of town. She then called me to share that Best Buy does not stand behind their cables. I went online and purchased equivalent products from that rain forest company, received same day delivery and spent about half of what Best Buy charges. We will compare how long cable #5 lasts compared to the non-Best Buy cable. If you decide to purchase these Insignia cables know they work great until they don't which will be in about one year and Best Buy won't stand behind their cable products when they fail, when many competitor cables come with lifetime warranties. I will take my failed cable back to Best Buy when I get the chance to see if I am treated better than my daughter and will update this review if I am.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Complete Disappointment

    Posted
    DAS3
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    I just upgraded my and needed an new car charger and didn’t even pull out of the parking lot before realizing this charger didn’t work so I went back in to exchange it thinking it was just a defective one but as soon as I got back in my car with the new one it did the same thing. It charged for a second then kept flicking on and off. I even tried it in multiple outlets to make sure it wasn’t something with my car plugs but no, this charger would not stay charging so I had to go back in and return it. After 3! different charges tried it’s safe to say this charger isn’t good for iPhones at least and it’s a shame because it was exactly the type of charger I wanted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Has one strange quirk with two items plugged in

    Posted
    BJustice
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    My wife and I bought two iPhone 7's and our old Micro USB chargers were no longer useful. I had some rewards points and purchased this one because it had the 3.1A output and a second USB port so we could charge both phones without using two 12V plugs. It worked ok with one phone plugged into the attached cord. But occasionally if you plug in a second cable and phone. The second phone will cycle charging, not charging. I pulled the cable from the phone, reinserted and it worked ok. I thought it was a fluke, but it happens every so often still. I'm not quite sure if it's a defective charger or not. But since the main portion does work and the store is about 10 miles away, I haven't returned it yet. But it does it's job and charges a single phone quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good when it fits the adapter

    Posted
    EchSummerville
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    I got this adapter after a trip in our Nissan Juke as we were in need of an additional area to charge our phones; plugging a phone into the available USB port forced us to listen to music from that specific device. This adapter let's us use the outlet without the car overriding our music playing needs while charging a device. More recently we took our Toyota Prius on trip and determined this adapter didn't fit in neither Toyota outlet (fortunately the Toyota has an extra outlet and doesn't override the music player when hooking up a USB device for charges). Four stars only as the adapter may or may not work pending your car's outlet but when the adapter fit's it works great as it has a cord for one current Apple 5 or later phone and an additional USB plug in for an additional device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Keeps coming unplugged.

    Posted
    LanceS
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    Frankly, I'm pretty disappointed with this item. I have a Verizon car charger I'd been using for years. It was intended for phones with a non-symmetrical plug and in order to use it with my iPhone I'd had to get an iPhone lightining cord and plug that into the auxiallary port on the car charger. Rather than replace the lightning cord when it wore out recently, I decided to buy this charger instead because it has the correctly shaped plug for an iPhone. The difference in quality between the old and the new chargers was clearly visible the minute I unwrapped the new one. Put bluntly, you can tell it's very, very cheaply made. My suspicions proved true as I am constantly having to push it back in to get it to,work. I do not recommend it ... at any price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, well built, effective!

    Posted
    TinyM
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    It's the little things that matter! What's exciting about a charger? Well...not much. Until you lose one or the one you have breaks!! I visited a local BestBuy while on an important business trip. Like most chargers, mine had started to come apart at the plug. Then it just wouldn't work. I must have an operational phone while on the road. The rep at BestBuy showed me thins charger. It was inexpensive but feature laden, fit better than the factory charger in my socket, and is built WAY better! Good product. Great service. What's not to like? And more importantly, what other retailer is going to give you fact and experience based advice while standing behind the product better than BestBuy? Ya, here's a hint: Zero!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Lightning/USB Car Charger fits my needs

    Posted
    TheFamilyMan
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    I previously purchased a Belkin at an Apple Store that was recommended by the store employee as a solid car charger, but it stopped working within about 6 months, and our family has 2 iPads and 2 iPhones that almost always need an additional charge on long trips. This one fits our needs and gives us an additional USB port to charge more than one device at a time. Additionally, it seems to charge much more quickly than our previous charger. Lastly, it fits very tightly into the car's charging receptacle, so it won't pop out if the cord is pulled too hard. I've had this charger now for over a month and have used it a great deal without any problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    quick charging and I really like the coiled cord

    Posted
    DrgRacr
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    I bought this charger about 3 weeks ago. I mostly picked it because of the coiled cord, as I've had regular cords get caught in the seat tracks when not being used. I looked at another brand with a coiled cord, but it did not have the extra USB port in the top like this one does. The charging time is as good or slightly better than other chargers I've used. The cord feels to be very sturdy, and the transition from the cord to the lightning connector looks like it will be reliable. When my wife saw it she asked why I bought that type of charger, but we switched vehicles one day last week and she now wants one for her car :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but I've had to replace

    Posted
    Chicagoval
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    I first bought this product and it lasted about a year and died completely. I purchased another and after about a year the plug worked and you could still charge via your own cord and the port (2nd charger). The original one stopped charging all together so it was still useable to charge one phone if you had your own cord but my husband and I generally charge both of ours in the car so having only one working wasn't helpful. I went and purchased a third one and thus far it is working perfectly. I like that it lights up blue when plugged in and lets you know it is properly plugged in all the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Damaged two phones.

    Posted
    Matthew
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    I was super impressed with this charger. It charged my phone and iPad extremely fast. About two weeks after using it, it would no longer charge. On the lightning connector side of the charger it appeared to be burn marks between the contacts on the connector side. That night my phone would not charge and died. It never charged or powered on again. I got a new phone and a new charger, within two weeks the new phone would not power on. Thank God apple warrantied my phone. I will not be purchasing another one of these chargers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charges iPhone & iPad Quickly!

    Posted
    frosty357
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    I chose this particular lightning cable adapter because it also has a USB port so I could charge items that don't use an 8-pin lightning cable. I used this adapter to charge an iPhone 5 and was impressed with how quickly it charged. When I used the USB port to charge my iPad 2 (uses a 30-pin cable) it charged much fast than I expected. Even though I was using the iPad while it was charging I noticed the battery percentage continued to steadily climb. Charging both my iPhone and iPad at the same time didn't seem to noticeably slow down the charging speed for either item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly & excellent cust. svc.

    Posted
    JLynn63
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    Our new car charger has worked perfectly since purchasing several months ago, however, the greatest thing about this purchase was the instant, and friendly assistance I received from Best Buy employees. I've got to admit, I stopped shopping at Best Buy because I use to feel so invisible when I went in to shop. Surprisingly, the past three times I have made purchases at our Woodland Hills Best Buy, (a DVD plyr, a flash drive, and an iphone charger) the employees have made me feel just as important as the guy buying the big flat screen with surround sound. I tip my hat to Best Buy, JL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Charging iPhone XS when charger 2 mo.s old

    Posted
    apmil
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    This is my 2nd Insignia Product from BB that has stopped working after a year or less. This one has stopped charging my iPhone XS, which I've had for 2 weeks and rarely needed to charge in my car, and I've only had the charger for 2 months (it will charge my iPad Air 2). I tested a new Apple Lightning cord in the extra USB slot, and that doesn't work either. Won't buy this brand again. BestBuy was suppose to email me the receipt, but they never did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work w/the iPhone XS

    Posted
    Jacksonious
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    Nice charger, bought it to replace an identical one I had left in a rental car. About a week later I upgraded from an iPhone 5 to the iPhone XS and started experiencing problems. I thought the charger had a short in it because it wouldn't stay connected. I read some reviews and it turns out it's a common problem; I called Insignia and they confirmed the charger isn't compatible w/the XS. I returned it for a full refund.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work With iPhone XR

    Posted
    John321
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    With this charger, my phone continually cycles (every few seconds) between charging and not-charging (with the accompanying tone and battery symbol). It's as if you are constantly plugging and unplugging the charger. Sure enough, the box doesn't indicate compatibility with X-series, but why sell an iPhone-specific charger if it doesn't work with the current generation iPhones?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hello John, Thank you very much for taking the time to review this Vehicle Charger, it's always disheartening when a device is not working properly, so please let us help you by contacting us at 1-877-467-4289 Daily from 8 am to 9 pm Central Time, and we will go up and beyond with Troubleshooting Steps to assist you and get together the best resolution available. Hector S. - Insignia Support BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor for charging in car

    Posted
    Coco
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    Bought this cause my car charger broke for my iphone7. First thing is the connection was very wobbly and didnt charge the whole time and had to be held in place. Also if you like to charge your phone while holding it or connecting it to a holder while in the car, the coil doesnt allow you to keep it in. \ Because the coil is so tightly wound, it was hard to keep in the holder and it kept pulling very tightly on the holder. Had to return it because as soon as I hit a bumb in the road, the charger would fling back toward the charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Kdoug
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    This charger serves it's intended purpose but has a couple of limitations. First, for a larger device such as an iPad it mainly holds the power level roughly the same if the device is being used while also charging. This is likely a function of the vehicle power system rather than a limitation of the charging device itself itself. Second, some vehicles will not charge when the motor is not running. This seems to be a characteristic of some foreign made vehicles rather than domestic. However, check your vehicle if charging when parked is a desired feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best car charger

    Posted
    Mela22022
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    This is the best car charger that I've ever owned. I drive an '08 Prius that has it's power port under the glove box - that's a far reach to where I like to keep my phone to the left of my steering wheel on its holder. This charger offers a nice, long cord that allows me to easily charge my phone while I use it for directions. It also allows passengers in the back seat to charge their phone while still using it. A second device can also be plugged in with the extra USB port. My phone charges quickly which is great. Overall, very satisfied with this quality product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great car charger

    Posted
    Liquidspartan1
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    I bought this charger to replace m charge that ended up breaking near the plug (they all seem to break the wire close to the plug no matter how careful you are). I bought this mainly because it has a USB port to let somebody else charge their Android phone or other device. Also the act that i use this with my iPhone 6 Plus allows me to charge my phone a lot quicker than with my original vehicle charger. I would recommend on the fact alone that you can charge two things at once with it, however being able to charge faster is also a plus in my book.

    I would recommend this to a friend