Frequently Asked Questions
Is PlugBug compatible with the new iPad mini?
Yes, PlugBug works great with the new iPad mini, and will actually charge your iPad mini faster than the included charger. How? PlugBug packs 10 watts of power (twice as much power when compared to the included 5 watt iPad mini charger) giving you a much faster charge for your mini.
Is PlugBug compatible with the new MagSafe 2 Power Adapter?
Yes. PlugBug is fully compatible with the new MagSafe 2 Power Adapters included with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and recently updated MacBook Air line (mid 2012).
Does PlugBug work with New iPad?
Yes, PlugBug, as well as several other Twelve South iPad accessories work great with the New iPad (4th generation)!
My MacBook already has USB ports I can use for charging. Why would I want a PlugBug?
More Power. The iPad requires much more power than a standard USB device. Most MacBook USB ports do not charge iPad at full speed - some older MacBooks, not at all. The PlugBug provides the extra power needed to charge your iPad fast. At home, a slow overnight charge of your iPad from your MacBook might not be a big deal. But between flights, or in-between meetings, charging an iPad as much as you can - as fast as possible - can be a really big deal. In situations like this, PlugBug can be a life-saver.
More Ports. The newest MacBook Airs have only two USB ports. Connect a hard drive, a Wacom tablet, an Ethernet adapter, a travel mouse... We think the limited USB ports are too precious to waste charging your iPhone. Or here’s our personal pet peeve: Have you ever plugged in your $2000 MacBook Pro - just to use it to charge your iPhone? We've done that (and thought that was kind of silly) so we invented PlugBug.
More Convenience. If you have a MacBook and an iPad - you probably carry two power adapters - one for each. PlugBug combines this into one dual-charging device. One less thing to carry, one less charger to forget! And only one free outlet needed in a crowded airport or coffee shop.
To summarize, using a PlugBug vs your MacBook USB ports for charging offers more power, more free USB ports and more convenience. You could use your MacBook to charge your iOS devices in some situations, but we think PlugBug is a smarter, more elegant and simple solution. And isn’t that the same reasons we use a MacBook in the first place?
Will PlugBug charge my iPod or other USB devices?
Yes. PlugBug will charge ‘any’ USB chargeable devices like bluetooth headsets, iPods, non-Apple smartphones, etc. Simply connect your USB charging cable to PlugBug and plug the charger into any wall outlet for a stand-alone charger, or snap PlugBug onto your MacBook Power Adapter for the ultimate "all-in-one" charger.
Will PlugBug fit my older MacBook Power Adapter?
PlugBug fits all current AND previous MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Power Adapters. It even fits other Apple products like the Apple Battery Charger, Airport Express, iPad Charger and even older Apple USB Chargers - anything that uses the white removable 'duck-head' part for its power plugs - PlugBug fits!
Will there be an International PlugBug?
Yes. We're working on an International PlugBug now. Click here to sign up to be alerted the moment it's available. In the meantime, our current PlugBug makes the perfect U.S. Adapter for your International MacBook Charger should your travels bring you to the US or Canada.
2.1 inches (5.33 cm)Height
2.57 inches (6.53 cm)Width
1.14 inches (2.9 cm)Depth
0.15 pounds (.069 kg)Weight
5 inches (12.7 cm)Height
4 inches (10.16 cm)Width
1.66 inches (4.22 cm)Depth
0.25 pounds (.11 kg)Weight
AC 100∼240V 50/60Hz, 1.7AInput
USB: 5V @ 2.1A
Connector: AC 100∼240V 50/60Hz, 1.5A
What's in the box?
PlugBug USB Charger