18
Nov
bee

It's not enough to charge your phone with a standard microUSB cable. No, it's best if it's plugged into something that looks like the Android mascot (obviously). That used to mean your most meaningful charging could only take place where a standard AC outlet was available via the lovable Andru. Well now you can show your Android love on the go with HoneyDru, a 2.0A car charger that looks like a certain platform logo from a few years back.

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HoneyDru is a dead ringer for the Android 3.0 Honeycomb bee logo, which was used primarily because the shape makes sense for a car charger. You just plug it into a standard cigarette lighter adapter and its wings and eyes will light up. The included USB cable plugs into the head, but you can also use your own cable.

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It's notable that this is a 2.0A charger, whereas most other car chargers are 0.5 or 1.0A. This means the HoneyDru should be able to keep even the most power-hungry devices juiced up while sleeping or running turn-by-turn navigation. If you're interested in this little buy, you can get one from the Gen website or from Amazon for $20.

[Gen, Amazon]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • TY

    This has to be the most Holo car charger ever.

    • xnifex

      r/androidcirclejerk would love this then!

  • http://www.whatsinthemix.com/ Mychal Hix

    YES PLEASE!!!!

  • sourabh sekhar

    That looks dope, but a 'kitkat' themed charger would be more in sync with the current trends considering that honeycomb is almost dead IMHO. Tech savvy persons like us will understand that is the honeycomb mascot or logo but other people will just think of it as a damn plastic bee charger.

    • flosserelli

      It would be hard to fit a rectangular candy bar shaped charger into a cigarette lighter.

      • AndroidShiz

        Hmm- they could always use one stick of the KitKit. They'd just have to break off a piece of that KitKat bar :-D

      • sourabh sekhar

        or you can use one finger as AndroidShiz has pointed out

      • Thor

        Tylt has a square plug cord.

    • TylerChappell

      I had thought about this, and while most of us may look back in shame at what Honeycomb was before ICS came along, I don't think they could have picked a better design for a car charger. If anything, it should provide a nice little nostalgia for anyone who ever bought their first Android tablet back in 2011. I really just might get it. I have the other Andru's, except for the pink one. If this thing ever goes on sale for the holidays, I will definitely be buying it right away.

    • Matthew Fry

      Those get kind of warm. I think it'd melt the KitKat.

  • AndroidShiz

    Looks pretty cool, but being practical, I can't see myself giving up my $3.99 Griffin (eBay) dual chargers that are nicely recessed/flush to the plugin. That and a retractable USB. I hate chargers that stick out the charger socket. I stopped buying "stickout the socket" chargers years ago.

  • WHO?

    Would buy it if the wings flapped

  • Greg

    Now HoneyDru available also in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia: http://www.androidy.com.pl

  • Thor

    Only problem is the cord. Should be straight or give the option for straight.

  • TylerChappell

    In case anyone is wondering, the eyes light up blue while the wings light up indigo.

  • Matthew Fry

    That's adorable. Not enough to buy one, but adorable.

  • macloo stanley

    Owning USB Car Charger in your car is amazing. Having
    quick-charging USB apertures is even more overwhelming. If you have always
    wanted to charge your mobile while sedating in your car, then you must get this
    from CHOETECH Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HZF6UGG/
    and enjoy.

  • allisonfranz1024

    If you have always wanted to charge your mobile while sedating in your car, then you must get this from the best seller on Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/7965829011/ref=sr_bs_1

  • strecker1969

    Really a cute charger. But this one is a bit expensive. Bought Avantek by accident on Amazon. The item is a good
    deal as far as performance. Cheaper but works great.

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