Odoyo’s biggest new products at CES are electronics. Not only is the company showing off one of the earliest Lightning-equipped battery cases, it’s also displaying a car charger capable of powering the third- and fourth-generation iPads at full speed.
Odoyo’s booth at CES 2013.
Although it’s not the most exciting accessory, Micro Car Charger ($TBD) will be important for users who want to power more recent iPads at full-speed in their cars. With an integrated Lightning cable, it puts out 2.4A of power — more charging power than older iPad chargers. The car plug is stubby, keeping it from obtrusively sticking out.
It’s taken a few months, but proper iPhone 5 battery cases are finally hitting the market. Power+Shell EX Rechargeable Battery Case with Kickstand ($80) is packed with a 2200mAh cell, and features a fold-out kickstand on the back. It’s an intriguingly affordable solution, but we’ll see how it compares to other options.