Review: iPhone Car Charger with Extra Safety Features

How do you earn a five-star rating for something as simple as a car charger? By offering a whole bunch of valuable features. The ChargeHub V2 ($29.99) has two ports, not one, which will be appreciated by other family members. But what really sets the ChargeHub V2 apart is the safety features.

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First, there's a seatbelt cutter and tungsten-steel-tip glass breaker cleverly integrated. I had a colleague who was pregnant and her seatbelt got stuck. She had to have her seatbelt cut. This would have been a nice thing to have then! A friend of mine who is a dentist had to rescue a patient who had a seizure in their car, in the parking lot. There was a happy ending, but he did break a golf club breaking their car window. These features make the ChargeHub V2 a must-have for safety and convenience. It also sells in assorted colors and is well made using a zinc alloy casing.

Pros

  • Two USB ports
  • Seatbelt cutter
  • Glass-breaker (for tempered glass)
  • Assorted colors
  • Well made

Cons

  • Cable sold separately

Final Verdict

Why get a basic car charger when the ChargeHub V2 could save your life? 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.