Twelve South PlugBug World Travel Charger

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  • 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 MacBook and iPhone or iPad simultaneously from one power outlet worldwide

    Doubles as an international power adapter for MacBook

    Powerful 10 watts (2.1 amps) provides fast charge

    Works as a stand-alone, international charger for iPhone, iPad and iPad mini

    Includes five international snap-on plugs

    Compact, must-have device for world travellers

    Use locally as a dual charger for MacBook and iPhone/iPad

    Brightly coloured, simple, elegant design

    Fits all Apple USB-C, MagSafe 2 and MagSafe power adapters

    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.

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    • iPad (1st generation)
    • iPad 2 (2nd generation)
    • iPad (3rd generation)
    • iPad with Retina display
    • iPad mini
    • iPad mini 2
    • iPad mini 3
    • iPad mini 4
    • iPad Air
    • iPad Air 2

    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
    • iPod nano 5th Generation
    • 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
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      108 of 116 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

      102 of 106 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent Product

    • 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

      43 of 47 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works in Europe, But Caution

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works as you would expect

      Works like you think it would, and it works well, however, it essentially doubles the overall size of the charger footprint. My pack is packed pretty tight most Works like you think it would, and it works well, however, it essentially doubles the overall size of the charger footprint. My pack is packed pretty tight most of the time, so I am always looking for space-saving options.

      • Written by Kevin M from Trenton

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works as you would expect

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Feels cheap and doesn't fit new Mac Book Pro (2016) charger

      I like the idea of this device, not just due to the international adapters but to provide a USB charger output given the MacBook Pro now one has USB C connector I like the idea of this device, not just due to the international adapters but to provide a USB charger output given the MacBook Pro now one has USB C connectors and I have 3 USB based apple devices in addition to the MacBook to charge whilst I'm travelling. However the adapter will not fit the new MacBook Pro power brick. The steel locating pin seems to be too big for the PlugBug. And the whole device feel cheaply made and even brittle. I'll be returning to Apple and relying on travel adaptors instead. Shame - nice idea, poorly implemented.

      • Written by Paul N from Barnsley

      10 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Feels cheap and doesn't fit new Mac Book Pro (2016) charger

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Not compatible with newest MacBook 2016 Power Adapters!

      If you have a MacBook Pro 2016 (with or without touchbar) it WON'T fit. Don't bother.

      • Written by Alejandro O from VANCOUVER

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not compatible with newest MacBook 2016 Power Adapters!

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