But if you only need say 250W for one gadget and MSW is good enough, it can be pocket change, carry spares
And so much more energy efficient when the inverter gets turned on and off with the device, it's leaving them on all the time that sucks the bank dry.
As well as matching the size to the load.
Sure the "standby mode" can get super low on the pricey ones, but running a 200W load off a 2000W inverter can like double the DC amps rate.
Personally I avoid them completely as much as possible try to go all-DC as much as possible.
But then I'm happy living off grid without vacuum cleaner, laundry machine / dishwasher, microwave, electric*stoves, toasters, blenders, ice makers,*etc