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Related: has anyone written reviews of car USB ports, what devices they're capable of charging, and workarounds for charging higher-current devices? Many car USB ports have failure modes similar to those documented in these reviews, and they can't actually deliver high current for charging high-end smartphones, let alone tablets and laptops.

Buy an Anker charger rated at 2 Amps. It will live up to it's promises.

The kind that plug in to the 12V "accessory" port, skipping the car's own USB entirely?

Wait, you can charge/power a laptop over USB?

USB type C, yes. You can charge the current Pixel from a USB port. In the case of a type-A host port, you can do so slowly; in the case of a native type-C port, you can do so quickly.

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