Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports

  • Overview

    Simply plug the Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports into your vehicle's power port or an airline power outlet (Empower) and you're ready to charge and power up your Mac notebook and two other devices simultaneously. With 150 watts of peak power in a super thin design you'll have all the power you need wherever your travels take you.

    Highlights

    Ultra-compact design fits easily in a notebook case or a vehicle glove box

    Provides up to 150 watts of wall power to run your notebook, portable DVD player and more

    Two USB power ports to charge your mobile/smart phone, iPod, PDA or other device

    Automatic safety shutdown protects your devices from changes in power

    Did you notice?

    The two USB power ports let you charge your iPhone, iPod or other mobile device at the same time your Mac notebook is charging.

    Apple Recommends For

    Keeping your MacBook or MacBook Pro at full power no matter how you're traveling—whether in the car or on a plane.

    What’s in the Box?

    Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 85896380375

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two years (For details, please visit http://us.kensington.com/html/1368.html#twoyear.)

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Power Good - Noise is not

      I used this on a recent trip from Pittsburgh, PA to North Carolina - around 500 miles each way. I thought the power sustainability was very good. Had a MacBook I used this on a recent trip from Pittsburgh, PA to North Carolina - around 500 miles each way. I thought the power sustainability was very good. Had a MacBook Pro and a iPhone powered off it for almost 4 hours each trip. I would give the power side of my review 5 stars, but... I gave this product a 3 star rating because it is so noisy. The little fan has a very high pitched whining sound that drives you crazy. It was like a little jet engine whine and it's pretty loud, and it gets louder and a higher frequency with more of a demand on the unit. On a scale of 1-10, I would give the noise level a 3 or 4. Tried to hide the unit under the seat (without covering up the fan and air outlets) to escape the noise but you can't escape the sound. NOTE: I have tried several different power units over the years for a laptop on this very trip, this is the only one to provide enough power for such a long trip.

      • Written by JIM H from PITTSBURGH

      268 of 284 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power Good - Noise is not

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great but noisy

      Charger works great, but the fan makes a loud sound and can get annoying.

      • Written by Grant B from La Mirada

      158 of 165 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great but noisy

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports

      i have used mine on 3 long car trips. powering my ipad or my MacBook pro,it performed excellently i never heard any noise.i don't travel without it.

      • Written by scheryle r from pebble beach

      135 of 144 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Pretty handy!

      That has worked wonderfully for my MacBook air and my phone. For some reason though, it does not seem to be able to charge my iPad… Even if the laptop is not ch That has worked wonderfully for my MacBook air and my phone. For some reason though, it does not seem to be able to charge my iPad… Even if the laptop is not charging. I'm guessing that USB ports are not powerful enough, but it doesn't specify that They are.

      • Written by Natalie B from Morgantown

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Pretty handy!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      IMPRESSIVE

      Ive used many different 12V car inverters over the years and and fell in love with this device . This particular transformer was built from quality materials wh Ive used many different 12V car inverters over the years and and fell in love with this device . This particular transformer was built from quality materials while keeping practicality in mind. This Inverter has a well designed step-up transformer that does strain the cars fuse (these are chargers are known for this particular problem; the strain leads to popped fuses). The only minor flaw would be its fan. Most likely poor -or lack of- bearings. This causes a higher pitched -and somewhat irritating- fan noises which only gets worse with age. I found that (automotive) silicone spray fixed this problem. Overall, great divide and I would -or have- highly recommend this to others.

      • Written by Patrick C from Saukville

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?IMPRESSIVE

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent and no issues if you understand electricity

      I use this inverter for when I am working in the field remotely via a small pickup camper that has close to 300W of solar onboard. The devices that I use with i I use this inverter for when I am working in the field remotely via a small pickup camper that has close to 300W of solar onboard. The devices that I use with it consist of a 13" Retina Mac Book Pro, iPad-2, iPhone 5's & occasionally camera batteries. It simply works great and will handle the load if you are not using a charger like the 85W one for the 15" that obviously pulls surge power unlike the lower rated units. And yes, the fan does run often and can be heard...I like that because unless it is a lot larger enabling the use of a big heat sink, *any* inverter will do this and needs to as it converts 12V DC into AC power. The use of a fan keeps the unit small. Maybe a future unit will employ a quieter fan type, but the one they are using takes less power to run and only uses just enough to keep temps in check. I think this unit is brilliant and the size is perfect.

      • Written by Daniel B from Aspen

      11 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent and no issues if you understand electricity

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