While I’m trying to reserve judgment on this device, I can’t help but think “snake oil”. Called ‘The Current Regulating Fuel Efficiency Booster’, it plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and using some new fangled circuity, you know the stuff that Detroit couldn’t figure out, it regulates your vehicle’s electrical system thus improving fuel efficiency by as much as 18%. Here’s a snippet from the product page:
An independent automotive testing service showed the unit increased an automobile’s average fuel efficiency from 23.8 to 28.1 miles per gallon in two weeks. The device simply plugs into a car’s DC outlet and stabilizes the electrical current flowing to the electrical control unit (ECU)–the computer that controls the engine’s fuel injection and ignition systems–to improve gas mileage. The device mitigates electrical interference from the stereo, lights, air conditioning, and more that can negatively affect the ECU’s ability to optimize fuel injection and fuel efficiency.
Hammacher sells it for $80. Anyone wanna review one? I know I do.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."