Macworld UK: PlugBug World an “essential MacBook/iPhone travel companion”

 MacWorld Twelve South PlugBug Review

Still plotting some summertime travel? It’s not too late to get your power tan on…and your MacBook and iPad or iPhone charged rapidly in your hotel room while you sink those lily-white toes into the sand. PlugBug World can do just that, whether you’re sunning on the coast of Portugal, camped out in LAX on the way to Phuket, or even — lucky you! — living somewhere where your backyard is the ocean. Simply snap PlugBug World onto your existing MacBook Power Adapter to convert it into a dual charger that works in any major country, enabling you to charge your MacBook and iPhone or iPad simultaneously, from a single outlet.

MacWorld UK says, PlugBug World simply clips into place, increasing slightly both the weight and bulk of your existing power adaptor. Twelve South notes the charger works with any Apple power plug with the white removable ‘duck-head’ part, which significantly adds to its appeal, especially for those with older MacBooks. Early MacBook Air models, for instance, only have one USB port, so it’s an opportunity to free this up for other tasks such as a mobile broadband dongle. Build wise, the PlugBug World appears fairly solid and unlikely to fall apart at the first sign of turbulence. The attractive, bright red casing, meanwhile, should easily stand out when you need to find your power supply fast. PlugBug World comes with a range of adaptors compatible with US/Canada/Japan, UK/Hong Kong/Singapore, Continental Europe, Australia/New Zealand, China. Unless you are planning a trip with Phileas Fogg around the world you’re unlikely to require all four and Twelve South helpfully includes a small pouch to store them in as part of the package. It isn’t likely to add much to the retail price, but it reflects well on the manufacturers and this attention to detail, including the classy, well designed packaging, along with a Apple only policy, should be applauded.”

And finally, the pros of PlugBug World?

“Twice the power of many chargers; clever yet simple idea well executed; great compatibility with MacBooks and Apple mobile devices; compact and lightweight for travel; frees USB ports on MacBook, all red design is easily identifiable on travels.”

Order your PlugBug World today and get packing.


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