Seeing the pocket-sized Antigravity Micro-Start XP-1 Jumpstart kit brings back memories. And they all involve standing by a motorcycle with a flat battery. Sometimes by the side of a busy road, but normally in a car park somewhere. And often in the rain. Fun times.
And bump starting a bike isn’t fun. Especially when it fails and you’ve ended up at the bottom of a hill. So the Antigravity Micro-Start XP-1 Jumpstart Kit seems like a pretty wise investment. The actual name is the XP-1 PPS (Personal Power Supply). But it’s for vehicle batteries, although it’ll also work for electronic gadgets.
So the Micro-Start measures 171 x 83 x 27 mm, which is pretty small. It’ll certainly fit under a seat, or in your backpack or motorcycle luggage. But it’s impressively capable of jump-starting motorcycles, cars and even commercial vehicles up to 30 times from a single charge.
Apparently the device will start a 5-litre V8 engine if the need arises. But it also has four on-board power ports to revive your phone, camera, laptops or anything else which will fit the 19-Volt laptop, 12-Volt standard output, or two 5-Volt USB outlets.
You’d think being able to start everything from an iPhone to a V8 would be enough for most gadgets. But apparently that’s not all. the Antigravity Micro-Start XP-1 also fits in a high-power 100-Lumen LED flashlight in one end, with two flash patterns, including an S.O.S beacon.
It’s like something MacGyver or Mr T would carry around. And certainly would have been appreciated every time I’ve been stuck with a flat battery in my bike. Or in my phone, laptop, camera and car. Although then I wouldn’t have quite so many happy memories of random laybys and car parks around the UK.
Anyway, the Antigravity Micro-Start XP-1 PPS Jump Start and power just about everything else up to a block of flats comes in a nice carry case pictured above including everything you need, and recharges from a normal three-pin 240 Volt socket. It costs £149.00, but will be worth far more when the inevitable zombie apocalypse begins…