Monday, Nov. 13, 2006

Start Your Engine

What do you do if your car battery goes kaput in a storm, and you don't have jumper cables or roadside assistance? With Black & Decker's Simple Start you can get rolling again without getting wet. The self-contained battery booster plugs into the 12-volt accessory outlet and will restart your car in about 10 minutes. The device beeps when your car battery is charged, and the LED area light lets you read while you wait. Schumacher Electric has a new E-Charge Emergency Car Starter that works similarly, but we prefer the Simple Start for its slick design.

Inventor: Black & Decker
Availability: Now; $60
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