Kensington releases six iPhone 4-certified accessories
The iPhone 4 accessories just keep pouring in, with the latest batch coming from long time Apple accessory maker Kensington. The company has released a slew of iPhone 4-certified accessories—six, to be exact—meant to keep your iPhone 4 charged and audible in your car.
The Kensington PowerBolt Micro Car Charger plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter receptacle and provides you with 2.1 amps of power—enough to handily charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. The $25 charger features an unobtrusive, low-profile design and comes with a detachable USB cable that you can use to sync and charge your device.
The Kensington PowerBolt Car Charger is nearly identical in look and function to the PowerBolt Micro Car Charger, but the 1 amp of power this $20 accessory provides will not be enough to charge your iPad.
If your car stereo has an AUX port, the $40 Kensington 2-in-1 Car Charger and Aux Audio Cable should suit your needs admirably. It plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter receptacle and its audio auxiliary port to keep your iPod or iPhone charged while keeping the tunes blasting in your car. Like the PowerBolt Car Charger, the 2-in-1 Car Charger won’t provide enough power to charge an iPad.
Kensington has also released some fancy cables that could be useful while on the road. The Kensington Noise-Reducing Aux Audio Cable is a $20 cable that plugs into your car’s audio auxiliary port and your device’s headphone jack and uses noise-reducing technology to reduce hum from your car’s electrical system, hopefully leaving you with crisp, clean audio to enjoy during your drive.
The $15 Kensington Power and Sync Cable is Kensington’s take on Apple’s standard power and sync cable for iPhone, iPad, or iPod, though it’s black instead of Apple’s traditional white; and the Kensington AUX Audio Cable is a standard 3.5mm audio cable that plugs into your car’s auxiliary input and your device’s headphone jack—great if you already have a car charger and just need something to get the tunes into your car.
The new car chargers and Power and Sync Cable are compatible with all iPhones and iPods except for the third-generation iPod.