Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports

Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports

$49.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 reviews

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Product Information

  • 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.)

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Power Good - Noise is not

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I used this on a recent trip from Pittsburgh, PA to North Carolina - around 500 miles each way. I thought the power sustainability 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 from PITTSBURGH

    236 of 250 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Power Good - Noise is not
  • Great but noisy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from La Mirada

    137 of 142 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great but noisy
  • Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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 from pebble beach

    111 of 119 people found this useful

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  • Great idea, poor execution

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I tried to use this on planes but was unable to even power a 2013 Mackbook 15". It will charge it if I do not have it on, but if I I tried to use this on planes but was unable to even power a 2013 Mackbook 15". It will charge it if I do not have it on, but if I am running the machine while plugged in, it will cycle charge on and off every few seconds. I expected it to not work on my 17", but the 15 is a standard computer drain. Oh, and by the way, it is noisy.

    • Written by from Glendora

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great idea, poor execution
  • Very impressed and works well HOWEVER...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this product and use it whenever I can however it would not charge my second generation iPad but it doesn't bother me at al I love this product and use it whenever I can however it would not charge my second generation iPad but it doesn't bother me at all because this charger has an outlet which allows me to use the wall plug. Every now and then when I'm driving for a few hours I hear the fan but its not annoying to me because I hear computer fans all the time (Yes you can call me a computer geek :) ). I highly recommend this product if you want to charge your apple devices including your laptops while driving (two usb ports and one wall outlet).

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    10 of 10 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very impressed and works well HOWEVER...
  • Fine Inverter, Mislabeled Uses in the Apple Store

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The dual usb ports allow charging multi devices. Nice small form factor. Has a peak output of 150W with continuous of 120W.

    I b The dual usb ports allow charging multi devices. Nice small form factor. Has a peak output of 150W with continuous of 120W.

    I bought it to use with my 85W Magsafe power adapter (both on planes and in the car) only to find that the inverter goes into protect mode everytime the magsafe tries to charge my 15" Macbook Pro. Looking more closely at the power requirements on the side of the magsafe adapter, it consumes 1.5A at 100-240V. At 115V, 1.5A is over the 150W peak of the inverter.

    I'm not sure if the adapter is pulling exactly 150W (1.5A at 100V) and the inverter is not able to put out its claimed peak, if the inflow rush characteristics of the adapter do not play nicely with the inverter, or if the adapter is actually pulling more than it claims - the bottom line, as a few others have pointed out, is this will not work with a 15" Macbook Pro.

    • Written by from Oakland

    25 of 27 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fine Inverter, Mislabeled Uses in the Apple Store

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