For decades, we used our cars’ cigarette lighters to actually light cigarettes. It was a smelly affair, but no one was yet complaining about second-hand smoke. Then tobacco became passe, and gadgets became much more mobile. From the CD Walkman with its 12V adapter to modern smartphone chargers, consumer electronics now make ready use of the electricity surging through our automobile power ports.
But have you looked at what can be plugged into your car’s cigarette lighter lately? The options are amazing — you can now take a full complement of lifestyle accessories on a camping trip. Or, in a pinch, you could use your vehicle’s cigarette lighter to power the amenities of a happy (albeit cramped and slightly downmarket) home.
For video evidence, click the photo above. For more exacting detail, enjoy our gallery of awesome, automobile console-powered gadgets.