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Compact Kenu car kit combines Airframe+ mount, DualTrip charger (pictures)

Kenu combines its smartphone vent mount with its new dual high-speed USB car charger to create a compact and portable car kit.

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Antuan Goodwin

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Kenu Airframe+ Car Kit

The Kenu Airframe+ Car Kit is the smallest smartphone cradle-and-charger combo that we've tested.

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Expandable Airframe grip

The Airframe+, a minimalist vent mount for smartphones, is the first half of the duo.

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Kenu Dualtrip charger

Also included is Kenu's 4.8A DualTrip charger.

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Kenu Airframe+

There's not much to the Airframe+, it's about as simple as phone mounts come.

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Vent grip

On the back of the mount is a set of rubber grippers that hold fast to the louvers of most cars' vents.

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Dual 2.4A USB ports

The DualTrip features two 2.4A USB fast-charging ports, more than enough juice to power two large phones or even an iPad.

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Mounted phone

The Airframe's grip is wide enough to accommodate phones with screens of up to 6 inches.

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Low profile

The minimalist design means that the cradle is barely there when the phone is in place.

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Airframe+ Dualtrip Car Kit

The DualTrip charger fits into the Airframe's grip when not in use.

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B.Y.O.Cable

Kenu doesn't include a USB or Lightning cable with the combo; you'll have to bring your own.

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Cable management

Even with a cord wrapped around it (and secured in the grippers), the Airframe+ Car Kit is extremely compact, making it ideal for drivers who move between multiple vehicles -- say, when renting ZipCars.

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Kenu Airframe+ Car Kit

The Airframe+ Car Kit combo retails for $40. That's a $10 savings when compared to the individual components.

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