Android phones are beginning to cross over to USB Type-C for charging and data ports, notably with the OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Other gadgets, laptops, and all sorts of electronics are also being equipped with the reversible port standard, but transitioning from the conventional USB ports (Type A, the rectangular shape) is going to make for some headaches over the next few years. If you and/or your family is stuck in the middle, check out this new car charger from Tronsmart: it uses both a USB Type-A port and a USB Type-C cable, and both of them are compatible with Quick Charge 2.0.

Even better: Amazon is selling them cheap. The regular price is $19.99, which isn't bad considering the capability. There's also a coupon for an $8 discount, bringing the total price down to $11.99. That's cheaper than most of the regular MicroUSB car chargers you'll find at retail department and electronics stores. Use the coupon WLUTIB2W during checkout to get the discount. If you happen to subscribe to Amazon Prime, you'll also get free two-day shipping.


With a total output of 35 watts, the charger should be able to use Quick Charge for two devices simultaneously using both the permanent Type-C cable and the Type-A charging port. Oh, and best of all, it looks like it doesn't have a useless LED light that will blind you when you're driving at night. Nice.