A curiosity, and unless you enjoy bitter, overextracted and burnt coffee, it isn't worth the $75 new price.
Positive Product Points
Small, compact packaging. Comes with both a car cigarette lighter adapter and AC power cord. Includes cups, spoons, even little containers for sugar and stuff.
Negative Product Points
Crappy moka pot coffee, burns the grinds.
Bought as a curiosity off of eBay for $15 used. Mine is a semi-antique, dating the 1950s, but as far as I know, they haven't tweaked the design too much - today's model appears to be identical. I've seen a new one in person, though wasn't able to sample from it.
This device can be bought new today for $75, and unless they improved it significantly, it isn't worth the money. It is cute, it's small, comes with a compact travel bag and can be used in the car or in hotel rooms, etc. Dayglow Orange and stainless steel, my model is.
Brews one or two demitasse (up to 5 oz total) cups of coffee. Works on the pressure brew system with is similar to a moka pot, except coffee delivery is right into the cup instead of the top vessel of a moka pot.
The coffee actually had a tiny bit of "false" crema on top, the few times I used it, but the last bit of pressure from the device blew it all way. It delivers bitter, burnt coffee into the cup - extra strong type. Maybe I just don't know how to use these well enough :-(
Auto shut off feature (even in my circa 1950s version) is sorta cool.
Hey, it was eBay. They know their stuff.
Three Month Followup
My three month followup: Well, I've only used it two times since, and both times it was like "ugh". This is purely a novelty purchase, and I cannot see myself bringing it on my travels.
An Elektra Micro Casa e Leva, in it's custom aluminum case? That I can see.... even at the 45lbs it weighs!