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Get a four-port USB car charger and a 6-foot Lightning cable for $16.99

Finally, a decent option for recharging your mobile gadgets while you're on the road.

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iClever

Ever notice how car chargers are mostly terrible? In my experience, built-in USB ports deliver only a trickle charge, and a lot of cigarette-lighter adapters are the same way. Modern phones and tablets need more juice.

Meanwhile, ever notice how most cheap Lightning cables are terrible? In my experience, unless they're MFi certified, you're lucky to get a couple weeks before they just flat-out stop working. Alas, the MFi-certified cables tend to sell at a premium.

Enter today's deal, a great two-fer if ever there was one: Hisgadget (via Amazon) has the iClever four-port USB car charger and iClever 6-foot MFi-certified Lightning cable for $16.99. That's after adding both to your cart and applying coupon code VPBCQKJ4 at checkout. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Update: Sorry, folks, it appears this offer is sold out. Keep in mind that vendors typically offer a limited quantity, and although there's no way to tell what that quantity is or when it will run out, I guarantee you there was availability when I posted the deal this morning. Needless to say, this was a sufficiently popular offer that the vendor burned through its supply fairly quickly.

What makes this car charger better than most? Aside from the obvious -- four ports instead of just one -- it produces 2.4 amps per port, meaning it'll charge your smartphone(s) and even tablet(s) at a much faster rate.

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iClever

And you can't ignore the 170-plus user reviews, which average out to an amazing 4.8 stars. Granted, some of them are related to the two- and three-port versions of this same product, but it stands to reason the four-porter is just as good.

The only wrinkle might be its size, especially if your car's cigarette lighter is crammed into a tight area.

As for the Lightning cable, it has an average 4.7-star rating from nearly 250 buyers. It's the freebie in this deal, as the charger normally sells for $16.99, while the cable runs $13.99. Pretty sweet pairing if you ask me!

Bonus deal: Game time! Regular readers know of my fondness for the Lego game series, which offers great action and puzzle-solving for kids without all the gore and violence found in many video games. So this is a total no-brainer buy: Bundle Stars has the Lego Super Heroes Bundle for $14.99, a price that includes three full games -- Lego Batman, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Lego Marvel Super Heroes -- and two DLC packs. To put that in some perspective, Lego Marvel Super Heroes sells for $19.99 all by itself.