Anyone installed and had success/failures installing a charging station add-on for their motorcycle (predominantly to charge a cell phone) who can share comments/wisdom on the subject?
Been on Ebay, Amazon, DealXtreme, etc., seen lots, but can't tell which is crap and which is worth the money. My preference is the cigarette lighter style over USB port and I don't care if I'm cutting into plastics or mounting on the bars.
Get a Battery Tender from the SAE connector that you have attached to your battery attach a cigarette lighter attachment (now called accessory port) from that you can run any cheap USB adapter/charger.
Can also be used for GPS.
There are also many attachement that can go onto the SAE plug.
All in series in any order. This will protect from any potential short circuits and the switch will kill the circuit and will keep the battery from draining when the bikes not being used for extended periods. Also would be a good idea to look into a USB or lighter charger that comes with an LED to indicate when the circuit is live.
I installed one of these. I know the OP preferred a cigarette style port, but what tech these days even uses those? Pretty much everything comes with a USB charging cable so you'd need another component to provide the USB ports. This port that I installed provides enough power to charge my iPad as well, and its weatherproof.
(The Amazon review states that the guy couldn't charge his Samsung Tablet, he must have done something wrong or the port was faulty, because I was able to charge my buddies Galaxy Tab on a recent trip no problem)
Many tablets. Yes, there are more than iPads. Surface Pro uses 48 watt charger. Try that with USB.
Battery chargers for many flashlights
Chargers for DSLR cameras
Digital voltmeter, so you know when to stop abusing your battery.
I'll give you the first two, but probably not something the average sport biker is going to require. I don't know many laptops and DSLRS that have 12V cigarette chargers, you would also need a 120v power inverter to charges these. Also not something that would generally need charging on the go. My DSLR battery lasts for weeks, maybe days with heavy use, I'd simply plug that in at night. I've been on the bike for 3+ weeks at a time, and the only thing I've ever wished I could charge on the go was cell phone, tablet and now my Sena headsets. Anything else would get charged prior to leaving, or at the end of the day.
Its seems as though the OP was referring more the "personal electronics" rather than heavier duty use.