TYLT RIBBN 4.8A Car Charger with flat ribbon cable review

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I love flat charging cables.  Ever since I came across the flat micro USB cable that came with the Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom speaker, I’ve been snapping up flat cables if there’s a choice.  Now, there’s a car charger with a flat cable!

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The TYLT RIBBN comes in red, yellow, blue or black in both micro USB or Lightning connectors.  This is the black Lightning version.

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The side of the packaging has this cool TYLT pattern.  Well, I thought it was cool.

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Even when all tangled up, the flat cable makes it not so bad.

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The cable itself measure about a meter (roughly 3 feet).

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The Lightning cable end is slightly wider and thicker than the standard Apple one.

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Here’s the additional USB port, handy for charging a second device.

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The charger plug measured about three inches from tip to end.

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TYLT says the RIBBN is good for 4.8A total charging power.  Here, it’s charging up an iPod Touch and a bluetooth headset (shorty micro USB cable not included).

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Charging up an iPod Nano in my dusty car.

There’s no power LED of any kind on the TYLT RIBBN, which would have been a nice touch.  The charger body is a little long at 3 inches.  If these things don’t bother you, you’ll enjoy the tangle-resistant flat cable.  This is definitely going with me when I drive rental cars.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by TYLT. Please visit http://www.tylt.com for more info.

 

Product Information

Price:$49.99 (Lightning), $39.99 (microUSB)
Manufacturer:TYLT
Requirements:
  • 12VDC outlet
Pros:
  • Tangle-resistant cable
  • Additional USB port
  • 4.8 amp total
Cons:
  • No LED indicator may leave you guessing
Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
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