• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, No Issues Whatsoever, A Small Issue

    • Written by from ROWLAND HEIGHTS

    This is an excellent product. After doing my research, I figured that the PlugBug World Charger would be a better revision of the original PlugBug (US Version) that only worked for the US , eliminating the heat and noise issue perhaps.

    And I was right. This is my first PlugBug and I absolutely love it. No heat and noise issues as stated by reviewers of the original PlugBug. Saves me time and hassle by allowing me to simultaneously charge my iPhone or iPad along with my MacBook Air.

    Easy to set up, a little bit bulky but that's certainly obvious, given that you're given an extra outlet for the USB charging capability. Comes with the plugs that allows you to charge in other countries and a small bag to hold those plugs.

    One design limitation, however, is the US adapter plug provided with the PlugBug isn't retractable like the Apple adapter plug. Simple fix around that is to use the Apple adapter plug, even though it sticks out just a little bit. A minor concern.

    Highly recommended piece of gear if you own a MacBook and an iPad or an iPhone.

    79 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I bought this for a trip to France this summer, knowing that i'd want to charge my iPhone, and one of the two iPads we own. This charger includes adapters for Continental Europe, Asia, the US and the UK, and it allows for charging of one or two devices depending on whether or not you bring your additional Apple charger too. I was incredibly impressed with this charger, the included bag helps with organization, and really can not find a single fault, plus it was great value too!

    71 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Customer Service

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I bought one as I do a lot of international travel. I already have the regular model and love the full power USB port which makes charging much faster. This time I seem to have gotten one with some quality faults as the USB plug was dead When I contacted Twelve South they sent out a replacement by courier and took care of all the shipping and cross border charges. I had it in two days. Fantastic service. I am having another problem with a product bought through the Apple online store and the manufacturer is putting up a lot of hoops to jump through in order to get a replacement product. Makes you grateful for how good Twelve South customer service is.

    50 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Bowen Hills

    Does exactly what you expect and more, used this while travelling around europe and it worked perfectly, especially when you aren't sure what plug you will need!
    Gets a bit heavy when you plug a macbook charger into it, but i can charge my mac, iPad and iPhone all at once.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works in Europe, But Caution

    • Written by from East Hanover

    I am rating this a 2 for very specific reason, it does not have a grounding connection on the adapters.

    I went to Zurich, Switzerland, Athens & Crete, Greece recently(March/April 2015), at all 3 locations, my macbook "buzzed" when I was touching it while charging

    This is 100% due to no grounding in the plug bug. I replaced the plug bug with a long cable that has the european connector with grounding and the buzz went away.

    The USB worked well, however, my iPhone experienced the same buzz as my mac did while charging both at the same time.

    This is an expensive adapter to not have grounding.

    I do NOT recommend purchasing.

    Make sure whatever you buy has a grounding connector. Looks like a square metal spring tab at edge of european plug.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    does what it says buy make sure you read the compatibility list

    • Written by from Rhodes

    i wanted to be able to simultaneously charge my ipad air and iphone 5 and just use a singe wall socket. so i got one of these. i plugged in an apple 12 watt power adapter and started to charge both devices. i noticed the 12 south adapter started to get really hot so i swapped the devices that were plugged in. iphone 5 to the 12 south USB socket and the ipad air to the apple adapter USB socket then all was well again and there was no longer any heat issues. just have to make sure i always use the 12 south adapter on the iphone 5 and not the ipad air. not sure of the reason, something to do with current perhaps? anyway, just sharing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Auckland

    Wouldn't recommend this as it over promises and under delivers. Very, very slow at charging especially when you have 2 devices plugged into it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good device. Not for all countries!

    • Written by from Boronia

    Bought this for our 13wk travels around Europe. Very good adaptor to charge our laptop, iPad, iphones and GoPro, using either the mains power or usb. Performed very well. Only gave 3 stars due to not being compatible in Switzerland and most of Italy, as there are no adaptor plugs for these countries. Twelve South should rectify to make it "World" plug as it says...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    • Written by from Halifax

    This product is made of inferior plastic, it is bulky, and the USB plug never did work well.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Holiday travel charger

    • Written by from Camberley

    You never know in business these days, when you may get called out on a mission abroad. This will come in handy! Also it first of all caught my eye because, I thought it may be a bugging device to trace other trackers that may be installed within the chargers for other handsets rival brands! Just my thoughts no accusations here.

    2 of 11 people found this useful