PlugBug World

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Have a USB-C MacBook? You need a PlugBug.

  • Designed for: MacBook iPad iPhone

The USB-C MacBooks are the best laptops out there, but the loss of standard USB ports can make it difficult to charge your iPhone, wireless headphones and other peripherals on the go. By adding PlugBug World to your MacBook power adapter you immediately gain back a standard USB-A port that allows you to charge your MacBook AND iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch at the same time (and without dongles!). This 2.1-Amp USB wall charger piggybacks onto your MacBook Power Adapter, creating a one-of-a-kind, dual charging unit that means you don't need an extra dongle to convert USB-C to USB! As an added bonus, PlugBug World's five international snap on plugs give you power no matter where you roam.

Charges two devices at once, virtually anywhere.

PlugBug World brings dual charging convenience to Mac users everywhere. People living in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan and many other places can use PlugBug World to charge their MacBook and iPad or iPhone at the same time using one electrical outlet. Use PlugBug World in an airport, at home, in the office, or anywhere else where outlets are scarce. Going on a trip out of the country? PlugBug World is all you need to charge your MacBook and iPad/iPhone pretty much anywhere you go.

Take PlugBug on your travels.

PlugBug World includes five different snap-on plugs that convert your MacBook Power Adapter into an international power supply. PlugBug World is the only accessory you need to charge your MacBook and iPad/iPhone on trips to foreign countries. Conference room in LA, hotel in Shanghai or airport in London, PlugBug World has your international charging needs covered. It’s the perfect tool to have in your bag when you’re at the airport and need to power up your MacBook and iPhone before a big presentation.

Fast charge for your iPad.

PlugBug World packs 2.1-Amp of charging power, which is enough to charge your iPad up to four times faster than your MacBook. The red top charger also charges your iPad mini two times faster than the factory power pack. So when you need to charge just your iPhone or iPad, pull out PlugBug World instead of your MacBook.

Stand out, stand alone charger.

Only need to charge your iPad or iPhone? No worries. PlugBug World works as a stand-alone wall charger too. Slide PlugBug World off your MacBook power supply and slip on the included cap to use PlugBug World as an extra iPad charger. A solid 2.1-Amp of power ensures your iPad or iPad mini gets a quick charge. The bright red finish makes it easy to spot inside your backpack, computer bag or purse.

“I'm always looking for a way to lighten my burden on long trips, and this handy accessory would be a welcome sight in my overstuffed carry-on.”

Charlie White, Mashable

“The red plug looks lovely; the ruby-like finish offsets the white of your Mac’s plug beautifully.”

Stephen Ashby, iCreate

PlugBug World Specs


Height: 2.44 inches (6.2 cm)
Width: 2.57 inches (6.53 cm)
Depth: 1.14 inches (2.9 cm)
Weight: 0.22 pounds (.102 kg)


Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Apple MagSafe Power Adapter
Apple USB-C Power Adapter 

Technical Specs

AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz, 1.7A

USB: 5V at 2.1 A
Connector: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz, 1.5 A

What’s in the box

PlugBug World USB charger
PlugBug adapters for:
US/Canada/Japan, UK/HongKong/Singapore, Continental Europe, Australia/New Zealand, China
Owner's Manual


PlugBug World FAQs

Where will PlugBug Duo work?

PlugBug World includes five international snap-on plugs designed to work in over 150 countries around the world including but not limited to the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Continental Europe, North America and Japan. Please note, that there are specific regions in European countries that may not use the traditional EU plug adapter that is included. When traveling abroad we do suggest you check the power adapter requirements prior to arrival. 

Will PlugBug World fit my older MacBook Power Adapter?

PlugBug World 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 World fits!

My MacBook already has USB ports I can use for charging. Why would I want a PlugBug World?

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 fastest charge possible to your iPad. 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?

Is PlugBug World compatible with iPad Air / iPad mini?

Yes, PlugBug World works great with the new iPad Air / iPad mini, and will actually charge your iPad mini faster than the included charger. How? PlugBug World 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.

I have the original PlugBug? Is there a kit I can buy to upgrade my PlugBug to a PlugBug World?

No. Since the plug on the original PlugBug (strictly for the US, Canadian, and Japanese outlets), is not removable, it cannot be interchanged with the international plugs of PlugBug World.

Have more questions about PlugBug World?

Check out our full list of FAQ's here!