iPhone Charger Review: Macally 10w Lightning Car Charger Review
Editor's Ratings: 5
What's Hot: Solid construction. 10w output means it charges iPads too. Reasonably priced.
What's Not: Only comes in glossy white.
Reviewed by Tom Slayton
Macally's 10w Lightning Car Charger is a solid accessory that will charge all your iOS devices with Lightning connectors.
Features and Quality
Macally has a long history of making Apple accessories, dating back even to Apple's dark ages in the 1990s. Over the years, I have found their products to be both reliable and reasonably priced; and this Lightning Car Charger is no exception. The Lightning connector itself is solidly attached to the cable, and reinforced with an extra layer of insulation where it connects, which should be appreciated by that segment of the population that still removes electronic cables by wrapping them around their hands and yanking. The cable is also heavily reinforced where it attaches to the adaptor in anticipation of folks doing the same thing on that end. This is a well-made accessory. With the recent headlines of budget power cables catching fire or damaging iOS devices, it's best to stick with licensed manufacturers and trusted brands like Macally so try to resist those $2 swap meet specials unless you're feeling really lucky. Lastly, this is a 10w charger so it will also charge iPads (again, lightning connector-enabled devices only). Not all chargers will do this, and most no-name budget chargers won't.
This car charger comes in glossy white and glossy white. If you don't like that color option, be comforted by the fact that it resists stains and scuffs nicely.
Macally's Lightning Car Charger is an accessory from a trusted manufacturer that won't let you down.