This best-selling $10 car charger is a must for road trips

Banu Ibrahim
February 26, 2018

Story highlights

  • Maxboost's Car Charger has received high ratings from 10,000 customers
  • It can charge up to two devices and costs just $9.99

Nowadays you don't need a pricey GPS to keep you on the right route while you're road tripping. Most smartphones have stellar location services and can download GPS apps that will give you directions and real-time updates. Smartphones can be hooked up to your car's speaker system, so there's no need to figure out what radio station to listen to for traffic reports when you cross state lines. Instead, what you really need while you're on the road is a car charger to make sure your device is juiced up even on your longest journeys, and maybe a phone mount so you can keep your eyes on the road ahead of you.

When shopping for the former, we turned to the Amazon Best-Seller list. Currently there's a car charger that's seriously impressive -- both because of its price tag and its number of good reviews. It is Maxboost's Car Charger ($9.99; amazon.com) which costs a paltry 10 bucks. The tech accessory fits right into your car's designated port to juice up your smartphone while you're driving. It's compatible with a number of devices, including the iPhone, Galaxy and HTC. It has dual USB ports so that you can charge up another device while you're using your phone as a GPS -- maybe your iPad, iPod or digital camera. The charger's tech-friendly design also helps protect against short-circuiting, overheating, overcurrents and overcharging. It makes fueling up your device a safer process.

Maxboost's Car Charger has an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from close to 10,000 customers, and Amazon has named it an "Amazon's Choice" product to shop. Many past customers have noted how quickly and powerfully the charger can juice up devices, even when there's more than one plugged in. Take this shopper, for example: "Love it. Works way better than my regular car charger. Even when charging two at a time, there doesn't appear to be any weakness in the strength of the charge."

What makes the deal even sweeter is that the charger can ship free of charge to Prime members, making it one of the cheapest ways to get a device that can keep up with your smartphones and tablets on the longest of journeys.

Note: Prices above reflect the listed retailer's price at time of publication.

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