Since cigarette lighters in cars are nearly irrelevant these days, why not convert it into something more useful….like…a power inverter. The Stanley 100 Watt Power Inverter keeps your gadgets charged on the fly, from laptops, cellphones, digital cameras, mp3 players and more. It’s quiet as well, since it doesn’t have a loud fan.
Very simple to install, you pop it in to your available car lighter port, and it powers up. It works well with all kinds of things that you would plug into a standard household outlet, specifically providing a 110 watt three-prong AC power outlet AND a powered USB port. To keep things cool it utilizies silent running technology so there’s no fan noise and can tilt into three positions. Setup couldn’t be simpler: plug it in, then plug your other stuff in. Easy. ($25, www.stanleytools.com)
Published on April 01, 2010