Until vehicles come with outlets built right into the dash, we’ll have to settle for the nuisance of portable inverters. To help disguise what’s often a tangled, messy eyesore, Original Power cleverly designed their PowerCup in the shape of a coffee cup, to take advantage of the ubiquitous cup holders in cars, trucks, and even boats. It provides two 120V AC outlets and a USB charging port.
The USB port supplies up to 500mA, and the inverter provides 200W of continuous juice or 400W peak — Original Power claims that’s enough to power a 27″ TV. We suspect a 27″ TV may be stretching it, but the PowerCup will definitely power small portable electronics like laptops, DVD players, or iPods.
You’ll pay about $30 for the novelty of this inverter. Original Power also custom-labels the PowerCup — if you want your mugshot on this mug, contact them directly.