Air mattresses, inflatable beds, tires, balls, swimming pools— we spend a lot of time fiddling with hand pumps and air compressors. Black & Decker has made life easier with its MultiPurpose Inflator. This football-size tool can be powered three ways: 120-volt AC, 12-volt DC (via cigarette lighter adapter) or 20-volt rechargeable battery (it’s part of the B&D 20V MAX system.) And it’s packed with lot of great features: Onboard storage for power cords and air hoses. A niche for holding a needle valve, tapered nozzle and Presta valve adapter.
The ability to deflate air mattresses and other inflatables using the hose attached to the end of the inflator.
A digital gauge for checking the existing air pressure and setting the target pressure (with automatic shutoff).
It won’t win the “Quietest Tool of the Year” award, but it sure is versatile. You can find it for about $50. Get more info at blackanddecker.com.