Stanley might be a name that you associate with retractable knives more than power outlets, but that doesn’t mean that you should sleep on this pretty sweet deal from the company named after what sounds like someone’s grandfather.

The deal Amazon is offering right now gets you a Stanley FATMAX PXI140 Power Inverter. There are more reasons to check this out than that amazing name too, because it can take a 12V DC power outlet and turn it into a 120V AC power outlet as well as two USB ports. We’re not making this up one bit. What you read is exactly what this accessory does.

What that amounts to is the ability to plug this thing into a car’s 12V power outlet and then charge anything off it, including two USB devices. If you’ve found yourself in need of a way to get some much needed power into a notebook computer, or perhaps have a camera that needs some juice more quickly than a standard car charger can manage, this is undoubtedly for you.

Buy: STANLEY FATMAX PCI140 140W Power Inverter: 12V DC to 120V AC Power Outlet with Dual USB Ports from Amazon: $11.86 | Original price: $25

Because this inverter is fan-free, it’s silent in operation and there’s an automatic shut-off feature that will prevent it from fully draining your car’s battery when in use. With a mounting kit that can make sure this thing won’t move when being driven around, we think this might be the best thing a road warrior can buy today. Especially given it can be yours for less than half price right now.

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