Black & Decker VPX3101 VPX Inverter
Continuing our coverage of Black & Decker's new VPX line of lithium-Ion tools, we're now going to take a look at the item we think is the most interesting of the bunch, the VPX Inverter.
What this little li-ion gizmo does is provide you with a mobile power source good for giving a little juice where needed. It seems tailored to small electronic devices like cell phones and MP3 players. Because it's no bigger than the average flashlight and weighs less than a pound, it looks like a good thing to throw in the backpack for a camping trip or a long vacation.
The inverter has both an AC outlet and a USB port, so it's compatible with virtually all electronics. It's also GFI protected, so you're less likely to get electrocuted if you're standing in a puddle shoving a screwdriver into the outlet.
This looks like a perfect indicator of where Black & Decker is going with the VPX line. There's no doubt they're going to have plenty of nice tools compatible with the system, but they're also branching out into these other areas, making items that go far beyond traditional tools, and in all likelihood, attracting a whole new group of people.
The Inverter costs about $20 and does not come with a battery or a charger.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at October 16, 2007 5:31 AM