After what seems like an exceptionally long wait, we’re finally beginning to see inexpensive Apple-certified Lightning chargers hit the market.
Monoprice has been long known as a great place to snag a charger on a budget. And the site is now offering both a wall and car charging solution that will work with newer iOS devices.
The car charger features a 38-inch cord and produces up to 1 amp of 5 VDC charging power. The mounting point on the generic white cable swivels up to 45 degrees, reducing strain on the connection.
It is in stock now, and available for $11.57. Shipping to my Texas address started at $2.80.
Measuring 58 inches, the wall charger has the Lightning connector built in. With the ability to accept input voltages of 100-240 VAC, it offers the same 1 amp of 5 VDC charging power. With the 1-amp charging power, the iPhone and iPod touch will charge as fast as possible. But the iPad and iPad mini will only charge at around 50 percent of maximum speed.
And you’ll have to be patient to purchase the wall charger as well. As of now, Monoprice is listing the $13.04 charger as “coming soon.”