Get your (phone's) motor running: Amazon's No. 1 bestselling car charger is nearly half off — get it for just $8

Rudie Obias
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At 8 bucks a pop, if you wanna buy two or three of these, that's Aukey by us. (Photo: Amazon)
At 8 bucks a pop, if you wanna buy two or three of these, that's Aukey by us. (Photo: Amazon)

If you own an older car, chances are it’s not equipped to perform modern tasks like charging a smartphone on-the-go. Thankfully, there are a ton of high quality USB car chargers at Amazon, and we found a particularly great one at a deep discount.

We’re willing to bet that the Aukey 21W USB-C Car Charger — originally $15, now on sale for $8 with on-page coupon and promo code J4JQQR5I at checkout — is speedier than the wall charger that came with your phone. And shoppers seem to agree, since it’s Amazon's No. 1 bestselling car charger with a flawless five-star rating from more than 2,000 reviewers.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No worries; you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Shop it: Aukey 21W USB-C Car Charger, $8 with on-page coupon and promo code J4JQQR5I (was $15), amazon.com

Mighty powerful

On sale for nearly half off, the lightning fast Aukey USB-C Car Charger has one USB-A port that delivers up to 21 watts of power (the charger that came with your phone offers just 5 to 7.5 watts) and one USB-C port for newer phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S21, Google Pixel 4a, OnePlus 9 and much more. And shoppers love its sleek design too.

"This is the charger that I've been looking for!" raved a satisfied Amazon shopper. "The attention to detail on this charger is amazing! It is almost flush with the dash... [and] there is no annoying light that stays on while you are driving. The material is rugged, the charging is fast! And finally, the part I care about: Whatever cable you use, it plugs all the way in."

It even protects against over-charging, short circuiting, over-voltage, over-discharge and more. Translation: Your phone won’t get fried. Plus, this car charger is ideal for Android and Apple phones, and can be used for topping off power battery banks, tablets and GPS devices. It can even charge a Nintendo Switch!

Charge 'em if you got 'em: Here's a smarter, healthier use for you jalopy's cigarette lighter. (Photo: Amazon)
Charge 'em if you got 'em: Here's a smarter, healthier use for you jalopy's cigarette lighter. (Photo: Amazon) (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Aukey 21W USB-C Car Charger, $8 with on-page coupon and promo code J4JQQR5I (was $15), amazon.com

Super speedy

Takes a sec to get your head around the fact that old-school tech using your car's cigarette lighter is actually better than digital-age equipment, but in this case it's true! The Aukey's single USB-A port delivers up to 80 percent faster speeds than traditional car chargers, thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charger 3.0 technology for even faster speeds. Now your phone can go from tapped out to topped up in minutes instead of hours.

"So I tested it out and charged my iPhone at 57 percent for eight minutes and it went up to 65 percent that quickly," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "This is great for people like me who always let their phone battery get super low and then you need to run into the grocery store, but you need your phone for coupons and grocery lists, so what do you have to do?? Sit in your car and charge for just five minutes. This tiny charger gave me just enough juice to continue with my life in functioning phone peace!"

At just $8 (was $15), this Aukey 21W USB-C Car Charger should go in your cart immediately, especially since it's also small and compact.

"The charger is very tiny, the size of my thumb so it takes up very little space in your console," continued the five-star reviewer. "Also, it has two ports, one for a lightning-fast charge, which is what I used, and one for leisurely charges, I suppose. This is great for if you want to charge two phones at once, this way you won’t have to fight over the charger! All in all, great price, great piece, truly efficient lil’ gem!"

Shop it: Aukey 21W USB-C Car Charger, $8 with on-page coupon and promo code J4JQQR5I (was $15), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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