Travel Buddy was born with the need to heat up a sausage roll. A friend of the company said he was having little success heating up a sausage roll on the engine manifold, dashboard or with the car heater... I can only imagine this would result in a dried out & lukewarm lunch.
With Travel Buddy on the task, a few prototypes were developed and the 12-volt oven you see today was the result. They are made tough and operate from the 12V cigarette plug in your car.
A few years on, an earth moving operator approached them with the same question, only they needed a 24-volt option to go in the cabin of his machinery, and the result was the 24-volt version of the Travel Buddy option sold today.