TYLT Car Charger Review

TYLT_VU_wireless_car_charger_8I really like wireless charging. I love the convenience of it, and it’s basically a deal breaker for me if a phone doesn’t have wireless charging these days. I like it so much I own all sorts of wireless chargers and have them all around my home and on my desk at work. I also spend a significant part of my day in a car; wouldn’t it be magical to have wirless charging the car?

I’ve been able to spend several weeks with the new TYLT VU Wireless Car Charger. I even took the VU car mount with me on a trip to Europe. This is my first wireless charging car mount, so I don’t have another to compare it to. As a result, I will be comparing the TYLT VU car mount to this $20 iOttie car mount that I’ve been using for over a year and loved. The iOttie is not a wireless charger, so I will be comparing the TYLT VU car mount to simply plugging in my phone into the charging socket with a cheap “2.1 amp” car charger I bought on a road trip from a gas station. I use quotes because I’ve never actually tested the output of the car charger.

Car Mount Review

I’ll start with the things that I liked about the TYLT VU car mount as a car mount. First, the sticky suction cup technology that TYLT uses is very good. Compared to my iOttie mount that would not stick to my textured dash, the TYLT VU sticks without problem. I previously used a puck with double-sided sticky tape stuck to my dash as a spot for the iOttie to stick to. I started using that same puck with the TYLT VU, but when I tried leaving for my trip to Europe, even after removing the suction from the cup, it still managed to rip my puck off the dashboard. The double sided sticky tape was no match for the TYLT VU stickiness. So I feel confident in saying that the TYLT VU could be used many different places throughout your dashboard or windshield and work very well.

Charging exampleThe mount base itself is very straight forward. It has a suction cup with a lever to create the suction on whatever surface the TYLT VU is placed. I have to mention that I did manage to somehow break the TYLT VU car mount base. I’m not sure how I did it, and I don’t know if I actually broke it or if it just fell apart. I didn’t acutally see anything broken; it was just no longer together in a single working unit. I mentioned that I did take the mount to Europe with me, and who knows what happens to airplane luggage. But I broke it. I reached out to TYLT about this issue, and they said that something similar happened once on an initial production run, but no one else has reported this happening recently. This is also probably a good time to mention that the unit comes with a one year warranty. TYLT quickly sent me a new base and I was right back in business.

The TYLT VU base feels rather large and has kind of a cone shape to it. Near the top of the base there’s a ball that connects to the actual phone mount at a ball joint. This ball joint can pivot and rotate every which way. One downside about the TYLT VU compared to the iOttie mount is the lack of the verticle adjustment. The verticle adustment may not be as necessary with the wireless charging mount since you don’t need to run a cord directly to the device, but it is worth noting.

Tylt Tylt MIC-BANDBK-T BAND Micro USB Car Charger with Built-In USB port 2.1A - Retail Packaging - Black
Wireless (Tylt)
  • Smartphone s & Tablet Charging
  • Wide Flexible Flat Ribbon
  • Unique Design
  • Includes additional USB port for rapid charging of a second device simultaneously
  • Silicone Anybody
  • Smartphones & Tablet Charging
  • Dual Charge
Tylt TYLT Band - Blue - Flat Silicone Dual-charging Apple Lightning Connector/USB Car Charger
Wireless (Tylt)
  • 2.1A output
  • 2ft. cable
  • USB port
Tylt TYLT Band - Red - Flat Silicone Dual-charging Micro USB Car Charger
Wireless (Tylt)
  • Smarphones & Tablet Charging
  • Dual Charge
  • Unique Design
  • Smartphones & Tablet Charging

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