Best cell phone car kits according to redditors

We found 77 Reddit comments discussing the best cell phone car kits. We ranked the 38 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Cell Phone Car Kits:

u/delti90 · 8 pointsr/Nexus7

I bought one of these. It works beautifully.

u/hahahoudini · 5 pointsr/bmpcc

Battery solution is a top priority, the cheapest solution i ve found is using a battery marketed to tablets and cell phones; the one i got was around $40 and can power the bmpcc for 10hrs. Edit: This, and recently also picked up this

u/shoneysbreakfast · 3 pointsr/Vive

You can already use powerbanks such as this one. If you search this sub you can find a lot of info and ideas for mounting the batteries together with the basestations. For example, this battery caddy by /u/MissStabby looks very cool.

u/SkepticMe · 3 pointsr/UberEATS

I actually use this:

That way my phone gets charged without having to worry about cables.

u/beyondthetech · 3 pointsr/Moto_Z

Wireless Car Charger Mount,YSSKTC Gravity Linkage Charging for iPhone X, 8/8 Plus Samsung Galaxy S8, S7,S6/S7 Edge, Note 8 5 & Qi Enabled Devices

u/studdmufin · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

let me preface this with: You do this at your own risk, while I haven't had issues does not make me responsible if anything of yours breaks.

The camera technically uses a 7.2v battery even tho the bottom of the camera says it accepts 8.4v. I'm not sure why there is a discrepancy.

Any battery bank with a 9v dc out would work. XTPower 10000 mAh has 4 LEDs on it to indicate power.(There are multiple sizes in that link too) or if you need even more power the RAVPower 23000 mAh has lots of juice, a display for remaining % and voltage options ranging up to 20v which can power some laptops.

u/Leon4992 · 3 pointsr/chromeos

If you like to tinker with stuff you can get a close (but rough) imitation of a DIY laptop using the Motorola Atrix Lapdock with a board like the Odroid XU or the Odroid XU Lite.

If you google "raspberry lapdock" you'll find many guides that will help you to get started.

If you want a "full" DIY experience you'll have to hunt down the parts. Example:

  • the Screen
  • the Controller (also check you get the proper controller for your screen, i just posted random ones)
  • the board of your choice (Odroid, UDOO, something with a decent CPU/GPU)
  • a small keyboard (this have a touchpad, also here a random one)
  • a proper battery pack (you need 12v to run the LCD usually, unless you tinker a lot with it)
  • all the peripherals (bluetooth dongles, wifi dongles, usb sticks, sd cards, HDDs, speakers)

    You'll need some decent electronics knowledge, linux experience and lots of patience.

    Recently i wanted to build a 11.6" laptop with a UDOO Quad board (since i could get one from a friend for a low price), after choosing all the parts i wanted, the cost was about 220€ (270$).

    The hardest part is putting everything togheter in a case. I would recommend a 3d printed one or laser cut one but remember that it won't ever look as good as a manufactured laptop.

    This will be by no means an easy or cheap project. You're going to put much time and money into it. If you value the experience itself above everything else, go for it. If you just want a laptop, buy one.

    P.S. Probably i made some mistake here and there, so forgive me. Also, i'm no expert, iìm just a guy that likes to put projects on paper and never actually build them because i lack the money or the tools. So, take my word for what it's worth :)
u/MakingATitleSequence · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS8

Home charger

Car Charger with this adapter.

Own and use daily.

u/jokerswild_ · 3 pointsr/iphone

Or you could go for actual cheap wireless charging. I'm using this and have been really happy...

iPhone Qi Receiver, LANIAKEA 1A Qi Wireless Charging Receiver Lightning Port Module for iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus- Make All iPhone Universal to Qi Wireless Charger

Add a charging pad and your good to go.

Anker Wireless Charger Charging Pad for iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone X, Nexus 5 / 6 / 7, and Other Devices, Provides Fast-Charging for Galaxy S8/ S8+/ S7 / S7 edge / S6 edge+, and Note 5

And for the car I'm using this mount:

Wireless Car Charger Mount,YSSKTC Gravity Linkage Charging for iPhone X, 8/8 Plus Samsung Galaxy S8, S7,S6/S7 Edge, Note 8 5 & Qi Enabled Devices

In my car I didn't like the mount points so I added this ball mount

IG-PSTARA x 2: i.Trek Lot of 2 Car Dash Adhesive Sticky Mount for all Garmin Nuvi GPS

u/DutchMasta · 2 pointsr/arizer

That is a 5V battery pack for cell phones and tablets. You need a 12V source to charge the solo.

Something like this:

You could also buy a 12V solar panel and charge the solo that way.

The best vapes for off-the-grid use (except at altitude) are butane powered vapes (Hammer, Lotus, Wispr 2, etc.)

u/nordinarycom · 2 pointsr/Vive

I pm'ed vk2zay (Alan Yates) a while ago. Initally, I wanted to go with eneloop batteries + casing. I changed my mind.


(...) I wanted to ask a question which has been @reddit for several times, but there's no exact
defintive: I want to use batteries to power the Lighthouses. (...) Will the AC port still be the same
on the consumer version and do you think this will work fine with the setup I am going for (12V)?


Yes, it is still 12 Volts. It is better to use a regulated supply like these: I've never tested a simple
collection of cells, it may work fine.

u/hammerific · 2 pointsr/MotoX

I bought the Onyx Phone Dock a few days ago. It just came in the mail yesterday and it works nicely, does the job and fits my new Moto X. And it's under $11 bucks!

u/ItsTheDoc · 2 pointsr/bicycling

This is really cool. I love making things and tinkering so I'd usually take on a project like this, however it seems that the cost with all parts/tools necessary would push it past the cost of a retail product. That plus my time kind of makes it less practical.

For anyone wanting to see a retail option, I found this cell phone charger, including universal mount, on Amazon. The nice thing about it is that the USB cable is not hard wired, so you can easily plug in a micro, mini, or Apple type USB cable for use with multiple devices.

u/Dead_Or_Alive · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I bought this one for my wife. It's not automatic but holds my Note 9 and charges it..

Mpow CD Slot Phone Holder, Qi Fast Wireless Charger, 10W Wireless Charging Compatible Galaxy S10/S10Plus/S9, 7.5W Mode Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro /11 Pro Max/XS MAX/XR/XS,5W- Qi-Enabled Phones

u/onemanriddle · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

So I work Support for Teradek so obviously there is some bias. I can give some insight on the solutions as from my perspective as some of the pro's vs the LiveU.

  1. I can tell you that Teradek boxes give the best quality for the bitrate. We've tuned that processor well.
  2. Teradek devices don't require a service unless you are bonding or want to do simulcasting. The LiveU devices become bricks if you don't purchase their service.
  3. Teradek has better API support. I believe the bottom level LiveU devices support RTMP only.

    Battery requirements would need to be 6-12 volts and I would suggest having a battery that has barrel connection outputs similar to this:

    As another note, if you are going to do switching between cameras, you need to have a seamless switcher, maybe something like this:
u/fartstartleddog · 2 pointsr/zelda

Display: Elecrow 11.6 Inch 1920X1080 HDMI PS3...

Battery: XTPower MP-10000 External Battery...

u/eckadagan · 2 pointsr/iphone

Yes! Sorry, I forgot to reply to you! I have been using the Wofalodata charger since Monday and I really like it! I haven't had any issue. My wife still has the Nillkin one in her car and it works well enough there. Her car has a much smoother ride than my truck, so the extra shaking in my truck was too much for the magnets to hold. I also noticed that with the Nillkin charger my phone would get pretty hot (while charging and using Waze navigation plus playing podcasts over bluetooth). With the Wofalodata one the phone doesn't seem to get hot at all, barely even warm. I would recommend the Wofalodata charger. The only down side is that it's pretty large, but the mechanism that holds the phone in place is actually really cool.

(u/Mr_Duckerson asked for my opinion as well)

u/Simpanra · 2 pointsr/Vive

So, I have found an item on Amazon that a lot of HTC Vive owners are using to power their Lighthouses, sadly it is a bit on the expensive side but it supposedly works great and lasts a long time!

u/djj418 · 2 pointsr/vegaslocals

For normal driving, I use this. I’ve used this for several years now, and it’s held up perfectly. If you want something sturdier, ram mounts are the way to go. I use this on off road trails without any issues, so street/highway driving won’t be a problem.

u/overzeetop · 2 pointsr/Surface

Engineer here, but I do lots of reports (Bluebeam for PDF, Office 365).

Scaling is a real thing - it's annoying but not show stopping. When you dock/undock certain things are likely to not work 100% correct. (1) if your scaling is difference, the scaling on apps may or may not work right. 99% of the time it's still usable, but 1% of the time it is not. When you dock, your USB ports may not sync up right (I have a Logitch G13 Gaming pad I use for CAD's hit or miss). When you undock, the audio might not work exactly right.

Logging out and immediately back in (not rebooting, takes ~6 seconds if you aren't running programs) fixes all of it. Both on dock and on undock. The bad news is that you have to exit out of everything that is running when you log out. It's a pita for me as I have ~8 chrome windows open with multiple email and web apps. If it's word and Drawboard it's nothing - they will offer to bring you back to where you were when you last exited. I run 2 - 4k, 42" monitors off the dock. It took some fiddling, I'll be honest. I've heard lower res monitors are not so fussy.

The active adapter seems to be somewhat funny - some people need them, some don't.

Accessories: I still prefer a real mouse, and the MX Master is very nice. Also, I have a MS Designer BT keyboard. It matches (mostly) the layout on the typecover and, as such, is very easy to switch back and forth efficiently. Since my 2 monitors are so large, I've taken to putting my SP4 in front of one of them, and the keyboard and mouse in front of the other. Lazy? sure. Efficient? yes. You're probably billing twice what I am (maybe more), every second counts.

Nothing on the market is faster, lighter, and has a digitizer pen. Which reminds me - you're going to want some external batteries if you have to spend all day in court and don't have a power outlet. 6 hours is going to be the outside of what to expect from the battery under your loading conditions. You can extend that by force sleeping more frequently (close the lid - it wakes in a fraction of a second), but your screen time is what it is. You might have 3-4 units in the office you can share and take with you "just in case". Even something small like this: will give you an extra 4+ hours of "on" time if paired with a SP4 charging cable (~$10-12)

u/fieryseraph · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

This is the one I bought. It says unavailable now, but you get the idea.

u/-D1amond- · 2 pointsr/Vive

I have a ton of liPo's for RC toys. HERE is my travel setup. All you need is 12 volts +- 5%. There are also POWER PACKS on amazon that are plug and play with the base stations.

You can even use a battery for the HMD. Which I did for a while but ended up going with a boost from 5v USB to 12v.

u/Birdmanravo · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

You're looking for a bicycle dynamo. A quick search should lead you in the right direction.


Something a little easier and more straightforward


This isn't /r/bicycles.


There are 12v outlets that attach directly to the battery, which you could attach a car charger. I don't know about going directly to 5v though.

u/HybridCamRev · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

> Do you know if I can use the regular m4/3 metabones adapter with the bmpcc?

Yes, it will work. The major difference between the two is that the BMPCC-specific adapter has a 0.58x focal length reduction.

> I was thinking of [this] ( for a battery solution. Is there something else you'd recommend?

Yes, instead I recommend a [$19.80 LED NPF-Series Battery Plate adapter] ( with a couple of [$8.14 Sony NP-F550 batteries] ( (and a [$13.99 dual charger] ( [Referral Links]. [Here] ( is what it looks like on my BMPCC with a pistol grip.

If you do end up buying the camera, you may want to subscribe to /r/bmpcc

There are a lot of knowledgeable folks there who can help you get the most out of your new camera.

Again, hope this is helpful!

u/votewithyourmoney · 1 pointr/onebag

I've been quite happy with my Smatree case. It's well made and has a really nice stand built-in that is perfect for use on an airplane or bus. It's the only case I've seen where you can still charge while using the stand.

The only downside is it's on the larger side, but I keep my powerbank and other cables stored there. One thing to keep in mind is the power adaptor from the UK won't fit, like most cases, but the US/EU plugs are fine.

There is a smaller size one, but it is currently unavailable on Amazon.

u/Harumpty · 1 pointr/bmpcc

Sorry, late for the party...

I will soon be getting the BMPCC 4K and thought I'd ask about my current power solution for my Canons. I've been using the following combo for the past 4 years and have had zero problems. The unit has a switchable output of 12v and with the dummy battery it works least for Canon bodies. Anyone see any reason it shouldn't work for the BMPCC 4K?

u/mattmaz · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

While it sounds like you have the batter already, there are batteries with 9-12v along with 5v.

I have used that to power a PI2 and a 5inch 9v screen.

u/Tele72Dlx · 1 pointr/diypedals

I got you Fam

Selectable 9v/12v. Remember to flip polarity though (using one of the Voodoo Lab cables with the white end or similar)

Guess you could even use the USB 5v outputs for board-mounted LEDs ?

u/FlyingPhotog · 1 pointr/photography

I wondered why I hadn't seen an external pack like people use for their smartphones, so I googled. Turns out someone has found a way to use a specific external Lithium Ion pack with a "dummy" battery on a cord. Here you go:

Should give you significant uptime compared to a grip. Here's the video I found it from:

u/MolassesBrown · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Solid, thank you!
Do you know if I can use the regular m4/3 metabones adapter with the bmpcc? I know there is a specific one for the bmpcc but right now I only have the regular adapter for my gh4.

Also I was thinking of this for a battery solution:

Is there something else you'd recommend?

u/vk2zay · 1 pointr/Vive

I've had good experiences with these off-the-shelf packs:

This one isn't regulated but works fairly well with some loss of sync range as the battery depletes:

Many similar ones are suitable. Better to use regulated ones than simple "12V" battery packs, which are typically 12.3-12.6 V fully charged and drop off as the batteries discharge. The slightly higher voltage is fine, as is the drop towards 9 Volt, but their management ICs will normally cut off the load before the cells might be damaged by excessive discharge. The low voltage cut-out in the base will turn off the base station before it might get confused by too low a voltage if the battery pack is unprotected - such as with primary cell holders.

u/edge11 · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

You don't have to go that expensive Plus based on his budget I don't think op needs to. You can get away with using this guy

u/Tallon · 1 pointr/Nexus7

I don't have my N7 yet, but I've already bought this at the suggestion of another redditor and the positive reviews. Might be a good fit for you, too.

u/iamnotcreativeDET · 1 pointr/cars

I always got the magnetic ones.

I have this one in my Civic

and this one in my ranger.

I just ordered this one to replace the on in my Ranger, as my new phone does iQ wireless charging

the benefit with all of these mounts is I can just toss my phone at my dashboard and it sticks, no arms to adjust, no springloaded mechanisms to go flying, I just put my steel plate between the case of my phone and the phone, and never have any issues.

As far as falling off, the one in my ranger has a pretty stout magnet, and the dashboard vibrates like crazy, I haven't ever had it fall off, and my phone is one of the heavier smart phones on the market.

u/DarkStar851 · 1 pointr/trees

I'm not sure what kind of cable you'd need, but you want a portable battery pack of [email protected] (or more). This one seems to be appropriate.

There's also a car charger accessory from Firefly, if that's useful to you.

The FF2 can charge via USB, so any battery pack will work, just get a silicone wristband to hold the unit in the cradle. It performs significantly better than the FF as well.

u/jmenendezn · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

I have the same jacket and I'm trying to find a solution to replace the batteries.
Do you think this type of usb power bank will work?

It can be regulated to 9v and 12v

u/Peteostro · 1 pointr/Vive

Im thinking you can pretty much use any recent battery pack that has a USB port on it. Might need to be 5v out put I think
Anker is a good brand

Here's a Reddit post about it

Update: that post says they are 12volts. So you need a pack that can do 12volts

Looks like people are using this one

u/ProMacGyver · 1 pointr/HoverJunkers

Hello Devlin,

There are many options for batteries to use with lighthouse.


Smaller battery Options:

Amazon: Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20000mAh


Amazon: XTPower® MP-23000 Power Bank

These two battery options have everything you need to plug right into the lighthouse basestations in the box. And should last about 6 ish hours. They no longer sell the exact unit that we have which is the "XTPower MP-10000" which was the cheapest option.


Large Battery Options:

1: V Lock Battery:


2: Anton Bauer Battery:

And you will also need:

These are the two larger batteries we use for lighthouses when we need them mobile. The V-Lock batteries are the best because they normally have D-Tap connections built into them. However I have not found a nice battery mount that attaches to a lightstand for V-Lock batteries. But if you buy Anton Bauer batteries you can get a mount that goes directly on a light stand easily with D-tap ports as listed above. However it is the D-Tap connection that we need in the end.


D-Tap to Lighthouse Cable:

Amazon: D-Tap to Lighthouse Cable:

This is the cable we specifically got because it is the cheapest and is long enough to reach the batteries with the mounts we have on the light stand.

You can create your own custom setup of batteries as long as there is a D-tap connector that comes off the battery/batteries. I can post links to another idea/cheaper idea for a D-tap solution.

u/mr_white79 · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

I have this one, works great for holding my Nexus 7. Fits really snug in the CD slot, didnt damage anything on a 12hr drive, holds it nice and steady.

u/streamstreamstream · 1 pointr/galaxynote10

not the exact model, but i was thinking something like this with a lighter charger. I have two lighter ports in my car, so one could be for the monitor, the second could be for a Qi Wireless car mount.

u/dudenow12 · 1 pointr/craftymighty

I think something like this would work since it has a 12v dc output port and would charge the mighty. I don't know that other USB battery packs output the 12v that the Mighty requires to charge.

The dimensions look like its slighty smaller than the Mighty itself.

u/Madmartigan1 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

The wireless car charger is already available on Amazon in case anyone wants it immediately. Obviously you can't use the Google Store credit on it.

iOttie Auto Sense Automatic Clamping Qi Wireless Charging Dashboard Car Phone Mount

Edit: u/dubcakebaker pointed out that this is a different model

u/meatwaddancin · 1 pointr/GooglePixel
u/scarydrew · 1 pointr/Vive

VRGE with magnetic charging cables $149, Vive N Chill $32, Hyperkin skins $35, 6mm replacement cushion $12, Deluxe Audio Strap $100, keep the old strap to do the Frankenmod, replacement foam for deluxe audio strap $20 and most people love the joystick attachment, I hated them. $348 total without the joysticks, ~$380 with them.

u/Nazi_Ganesh · 1 pointr/GalaxyNote2

I've used this one for more than a year now and it is very nice:

It can hold pretty much any size phone. I use my note 2 in landscape mode while driving, but you can orient it however you like. Also the red/black matches my crossover perfectly.

u/dtabitt · 1 pointr/bmpcc

This and a dummy battery. Works great so far and I had them because they worked for the pocket too.

u/DethKake · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you have a window seat NOVOLAND Universal Car Dash Windshield Cell Phone Tablet Stand Mount Holder

u/ViperVisor · 1 pointr/gadgets

POWER BANK. Needs 12V DC output. And the size of this one or less
Couldn't find many options, that or this is all I could find

It's gonna go in my heated jacket gadget this winter so it really can't be over 6" and has to have the 12V DC plug port.

u/afrotec · 1 pointr/Surface

What external battery do you have? You need one that's capable of 12v output. USB 3.0 standard is 5.0v I believe, so any external battery capable of 12v output will probably use a barrel-type plug for power output, like this battery:

So you'd need a SP4 to barrel connector cable + a 12v output external battery. Or an S3 that charges using conventional usb standard connectors

u/Jabberwocky918 · 1 pointr/DIY

[Google search for "bicycle dynamo usb" and this was the first link] (