I'm looking for a high-quality travel gadget, and in the past I've been burned.
Several years ago, I bought an inverter (a cigarette-lighter adaptor to allow ordinary 110v plug-in cords to draw a car's power) for a great price on a mail-order web-site. That inverter turned out to be very low-quality. I never got any real use out of it.
I'm looking around for a new inverter. This time, I want to find a quality product that I can get some use out of. I gave up and walked away after that crummy inverter I bought earlier.
Is there a good brand name to look for for an inverter?
I want to be able to use an inverter to top-off batteries for cameras and camcorders, and possibly other 110v devices such as recharging cordless power tools. I would use this inverter on road trips, and I would probably pack it in a backpack or other luggage, depending on the occasion; it would be nice if the inverter were compact and packable.
The most important features I'm looking for, though, are quality, reliability and durability.
What should I look for?