First Look: Scosche powerPlug + reVive II USB Car Chargers for iPad | iLounge

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First Look: Scosche powerPlug + reVive II USB Car Chargers for iPad

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Company: Scosche


Model: powerPlug - USBC2M, reVive II - IUSBC4

Price: $18-$40

Compatible: All iPhones, iPod 4G/5G/classic, iPod nanos, iPod touches, iPads

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Given its heritage of in-car accessories for iPods and iPhones, it's no surprise to see Scosche release two new iPad-compatible car chargers: powerPlug ($18) is a relatively generic OEM-alike USB charger capable of putting out 2.1 Amps of power for the iPad, or less for lower-powered devices, while the latest version of reVive II ($40) has twin 2.1-Amp USB ports and the capability of charging two iPads at a time. The consumer challenge factor: Scosche now sells all sorts of "powerPlug" and "reVive II" chargers, so if you're looking for these, you'll need to hunt down powerPlug model USBC2M and reVive II version IUSBC4 -- indicated only in tiny print on their boxes -- because earlier versions are less powerful. While powerPlug ships without any sort of cables -- you provide your own -- the considerably larger reVive II includes one Dock Connector to USB cable, and allows you to supply your own.


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