Note: Magic things you plug into 12V power ports don’t give you extra MPG

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The Magic Power System Power Bar plugs into your auto’s 12V power port and is claimed to increase fuel efficiency up to 30 percent, increase torque and reduce emissions. Also said to improve car audio quality and “clean the entire car electrically,” it costs just £35.

It’s a scam, of course, but hey–it says its magic right on the side!

Contribute To The Environment Unconsciously With The Magic Power System! [Jalopnik via Dan's Data]

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18 Responses to Note: Magic things you plug into 12V power ports don’t give you extra MPG

  1. AirPillo says:

    It’s almost tempting to buy one just to dissect it and find out what components (if any) are inside.

    My money is on the thing having nothing other than the simple circuit to keep the LED from burning out.

  2. nehpetsE says:

    It’s not full of leprechauns.
    Its full of NANOchauns!

  3. mappo says:

    It’s a 12 volt moron detector!

  4. Bloodboiler says:

    It doest have any LEDs? How does one know its on?

  5. mps says:

    Just great! Another product that bites my internet handle, MPS. The other was the Mega Percussion Synthesizer and now this. Why can’t they call it the Power Magic System and then abbreviate it… Oh… I see.

  6. Anonymous says:

    yeah! let’s see a teardown!

  7. airshowfan says:

    Downpressor; Have you been attacked by a tiger lately?

    I didn’t think so.

  8. zikman says:

    now I really want to know what’s inside that thing

  9. Joel Johnson says:

    I love that it’s just labelled “magic”.

  10. tallpat says:

    Obviously, there’s a leprechaun inside.

  11. Halloween Jack says:

    If I understand the product page correctly, it tells you if your battery has a full charge, so I suppose that it would help your car operate by letting you know if it was running at all.

  12. WhamoBlang says:

    I think if the creator of this device would stick this in a different hole and not pollute our environment with crappy, useless, sure to fill a landfill, junk, we would all be better off.

  13. mycroftb says:

    Samf, that’s *exactly* what I was thinking.

  14. Bottlekid says:

    @#1 Green Tea and electrolytes of course. It’s what cars crave.

  15. Anonymous says:

    The real scam is that it only lasts 2-3 years (2000 hours)… and then you have to buy another one.

  16. jimkirk says:

    re: @6, yes, it has LEDs!

    More info at http://www.opulent-si.net/MPS01.html

  17. SamF says:

    Magic is useless without a switch that lets you set it to More Magic.

  18. Downpressor says:

    Oh how I love Truck Stop Shopping!
    I have to get one of these even though I dont have a car. I’ll keep it with my Tiger Attack Prevention Rock in my box of precious things.

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