Tylt’s new Ribbn Car Charger comes in micro-USB ($40) and Lightning ($50) versions — we got our hands on the Lightning edition of the charger. Notably, Ribbn is a 4.8A charger — it has a 3-foot Lightning cable and an additional USB port, allowing two devices to be simultaneously charged at 2.4A speeds. Those speeds will allow any iOS device to be charged at full speed, including an iPad 3 or iPad 4. Ribbn comes in a variety of colors.
Ribbn’s flat cable design prevents tangles. The Lightning cable is long enough to reach the front passengers in a car, and the rear passengers in some cars, as well. This length and design would be ideal for someone using both an iPhone and an iPad on the go — perhaps for a little one in the back seat who needs an iPad recharge during a long trip — or even two iPads. At $50, the Lightning version of Ribbn isn’t cheap, but it’s well-designed and should recharge devices faster than most car chargers.