Twelve South PlugBug World Travel Charger

  • Overview

    The PlugBug World is a 10-watt USB wall charger and international power adapter that lets you charge your MacBook and iPad, iPhone or iPod simultaneously – from one power outlet – virtually anywhere in the world. PlugBug World piggybacks onto your MacBook Power Adapter, creating a travel-ready, dual charger. This convenient accessory includes five international snap-on plugs and doubles as an international, stand-alone USB charger for your iOS devices.

    Highlights

    Charge your MacBook and iPhone, iPad or iPod simultaneously from one power outlet

    Converts your MacBook Power Adapter into an international charger

    Includes five AC plugs to fit most global electrical outlets

    Fits Magsafe 2 and Magsafe MacBook Power Adapters

    10 watts (2.1 amps) of power provides fast charging

    No need to carry multiple chargers

    Doubles as a international stand-alone charger for your iOS devices

    Did you notice?

    This device includes five snap-on AC plugs for charging wherever you are in the world.

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    What’s in the Box?

    Twelve South PlugBug World Power Adapter

    Five international snap-on plugs

    Tech Specs

    Power Source: AC

    Height: 53 mm

    Length: 29 mm

    Width: 65 mm

    Weight: 69 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 12-1211

    UPC or EAN No.: 811370020402

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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    iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    • iPad (1st generation)
    • iPad 2 (2nd generation)
    • iPad (3rd generation)
    • iPad with Retina display
    • iPad mini
    • iPad Air
    • iPad mini 3

    iPod Models

    • iPod classic 80GB/160GB (2007)
    • iPod classic 120GB (2008)
    • iPod classic 160GB (2009)
    • iPod nano 1st Generation
    • iPod nano 2nd Generation
    • iPod nano 3rd Generation (video)
    • iPod nano 4th Generation (video)
    • iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)
    • iPod nano 6th Generation
    • iPod nano 7th Generation
    • iPod touch 1st Generation
    • iPod touch 2nd Generation
    • iPod touch 3rd Generation
    • iPod touch 4th Generation
    • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB
  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent, No Issues Whatsoever, A Small Issue

      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) 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.

      • Written by Kevin L from ROWLAND HEIGHTS

      92 of 98 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent, No Issues Whatsoever, A Small Issue

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Product

      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 C 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!

      • Written by Nicholas L from Salt Lake City

      82 of 85 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent Product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Customer Service

      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 t 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.

      • Written by David P from Ottawa

      56 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Customer Service

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great for travellers

      Great bit of kit. I have had mine in frequent use for years with no problems, including no problems with the USB (not sure about the reason of the other reviewe Great bit of kit. I have had mine in frequent use for years with no problems, including no problems with the USB (not sure about the reason of the other reviewer having issues...not much specified in the review). When in use in Europe the 2 pins do not have earthing, hence a 'buzzing' feeling when in use. You will notice that the Apple Original product is exactly the same - that is to ensure that you can use it in a socket that doesn't feature an earth facility (common enough in Europe). To avoid this, you can use the another cable with an adaptor which is earthed. I would, and do, recommend this to anyone who travels with a MacBook.

      • Written by Johnathon M from Bangor

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great for travellers

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Works in Europe, But Caution

      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 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.

      • Written by Emmanuel K from East Hanover

      20 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works in Europe, But Caution

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Holiday travel charger

      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 t 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.

      • Written by ieisha m from Camberley

      4 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Holiday travel charger

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