Charge 5 Devices at Once with This Award-winning Car Charger from RapidX

I had the opportunity to serve as a judge at IHS Markit Innovation Awards during ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas this past January. The product that I and the other judges voted for was the X5 Car Charger ($24.99) from RapidX. It's a simple concept, but well-executed.

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In fact, it might be the perfect car charger for folks like me. I have a single car charging port in the front of my SUV. But I have two kids who need their Apple gear charged during long trips. The X5 Car Charger has five USB ports, two up front and three in back via a long cable, so you can charge devices all around your vehicle. The X5 Car Charge is affordable and sold in assorted colors. It offers intelligent fast charging with up to 2.4 Amps per port or 10.8 Amps total. 


  • Five ports, two up front, three in back
  • Assorted colors
  • Intelligent fast charging
  • 2.4 Amps per port or 10.8 Amps total


  • Need to choose a color

Final Verdict

The X5 Car Charger from RapidX meets all my requirements and then some, and the hard part might be choosing a color!

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