John Laposky On Feb 25 2013 - 1:00am

Scosche Ships First Lightning Chargers


OXNARD, CALIF. – Scosche Industries has begun shipping wall and car chargers with the new Apple Lightning connector as well as a retractable Lightning accessory cable.

Scosche’s StrikeBase wall charger comes in 5-watt and 12-watt models with a 3-foot long cable and flushfolding outlet prongs on a low-profile plug. The 5-watt model is recommended for iPhones and iPods, with the 12-watt for iPads, but Scosche said the higher-watt model’s extra power will not damage lower-wattage iOS devices. They retail for $29.99 and $34.99, respectively.

Also new is the StrikeDrive car charger, also in 5-watt and 12-watt models, with a 3-foot coiled cord. They retail for $24.99 and $29.99, respectively.

The retractable StrikeLine Pro cable extends up to 3 feet and is compatible with any Apple factory charging cube.

The Lightning chargers are now available at Scosche. com, AT&T carrier stores, Walmart, Staples and Fry’s, with other retailers to follow shortly.

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