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Scosche Announces Lineup of Lightning Charging Accessories

Close on the heels of Belkin's launch of the first official accessories supporting Apple's new Lightning connector standard, Scosche is now announcing its own lineup of Lightning charging accessories for use both at home and in the car.
“Smartphones and tablets are an integral part of our daily lives, but keeping them all charged can create several challenges,” said Kas Alves, Executive Vice President of Scosche Industries. “We designed our Lightning chargers with flexibility in mind. The new line provides power solutions for home and on the go and addresses the varying wattage requirements of our favorite devices, the need to charge multiple devices simultaneously and is capable of powering multiple devices with different connections with the same charger.”
Scosche's lineup includes the following products:

- strikeDRIVE 5w ($24.99) and strikeDRIVE 12w ($29.99): Car charger with a single hardwired Lightning cable. The 5w model is designed for iPhone, iPod, and iPad mini models, while the 12w model can charge any Lightning-equipped device.

- strikeDRIVE 12w +12w ($39.99): Car charger with one hardwired Lightning/micro-USB cable supporting up to 12w with a second USB port also supporting up to 12w.


strikeDRIVE 12w + 12w

- strikeDRIVE pro 12w + 12w ($49.99): Car charger with two USB ports each supporting up to 12w. Comes with one detachable USB cable with convertible micro-USB and Lightning tips.

- strikeBASE 5w ($29.99) and strikeBASE 12w ($34.99): Low-profile wall adapter for home use includes a single hardwired Lightning cable attached and offers folding prongs. The 5w model is designed for iPhone, iPod, and iPad mini models, while the 12w model can charge any Lightning-equipped device.

- strikeBASE pro 5w + 5w ($39.99): Low-profile wall adapter for home use with two USB ports each supporting up to 5w. Comes with one detachable USB cable with convertible micro-USB and Lightning tips.

- strikeBASE pro 12w + 12w ($49.99): Low-profile wall adapter for home use with two USB ports each supporting up to 12w. Comes with one detachable USB cable with convertible micro-USB and Lightning tips.



strikeBASE pro 12w + 12w

- strikeLINE pro ($29.99): Retractable USB cable with convertible micro-USB and Lightning tips.

Scosche has yet to announce specific launch dates for the new accessories, but says that "some of them should ship prior to CES" in early January.

Images of several of Scosche's Lightning accessories had leaked in late August, but the company quickly requested that those images be removed.

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27 months ago
I'm not a fan of car chargers with hardwired cables... especially coiled cables.

Chances are... you already have a USB car charger... I'd rather just buy the $19 Lightning cable from Apple.
Rating: 13 Votes
27 months ago
I guess lightning really is faster than thunderbolt. Still waiting on more of those accessories...
Rating: 10 Votes
27 months ago

The correct abbreviation for a watt is "W" and not "w". Makes me wonder if their products are designed by real electrical engineers.


Don't be pedantic. Besides, naming the product is marketing's job, not the engineers'.
Rating: 9 Votes
27 months ago
Oh, "strike"... I get it. Like striking a match. Because it matches your lightning connector.

Wait.
Rating: 8 Votes
27 months ago
Why are they more expensive than apple's genuine products?
Rating: 6 Votes
27 months ago
$50 for a car charger ?

Wtf
Rating: 6 Votes
27 months ago
The correct abbreviation for a watt is "W" and not "w". Makes me wonder if their products are designed by real electrical engineers.
Rating: 4 Votes
27 months ago

Why are they more expensive than apple's genuine products?


Apple liscences their connectors, and the accessory-makers want to make a profit as well.
Rating: 4 Votes
27 months ago
I'm a bit confused as to the purpose of getting one of these car chargers for $40. I just purchased a lightning to USB cable from Apple, and a USB to cigarette lighter adapter from amazon for $10. I saved $10 and I can even use the USB to Lightning without the cigarette lighter unlike this cable.

If this was $20, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Until then, I'll just combine the two cables and keep my $10.

What i really want is a dock!
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
I'm at a loss to understand why the major charger manufacturers like Belkin (http://www.belkin.com/us/F8J075-Belkin/p/P-F8J075) and Scosche continue to sell hardwired charges in this age of USB connectors. Instead of being able to replace a bad cable or a bad charger, you have to replace the whole unit? Who buys these things? Is it just because people don't know any better?
Rating: 2 Votes

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