Twelve South PlugBug World Charger and Power Adapter

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  • Overview

    The Twelve South PlugBug World is an ingenious device that creates a dual charger and international power adapter using your existing MacBook power adapter. PlugBug World allows you to power up your MacBook and iPhone or iPad/iPad mini from one outlet, in any major country, using one of five included international plugs.

    Use PlugBug World locally to charge your MacBook and iPhone at the same time from one outlet. When you travel, put PlugBug World in your bag and you have one charger that can be used to power two devices pretty much anywhere. PlugBug World also works as an international USB charger for iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini.

    The powerful 10-watt PlugBug World can charge your iPad up to four times faster than your MacBook and will charge an iPad mini two times faster than the factory charger.

    PlugBug World piggybacks onto all MacBook power adapters. Clear out all of the extra cables and chargers in your bag and replace them with one bright red PlugBug World.

    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 travelers

    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

    What’s in the Box

    Twelve South PlugBug World Power Adapter

    Five international snap-on plugs

    Travel pouch

    User manual

    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

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit www.twelvesouth.com/warranty/)

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    • iPad mini 4
    • iPad mini 3
    • iPad mini 2
    • iPad mini
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air
    • iPad (4th generation)
    • iPad (3rd generation)
    • iPad 2 (2nd generation)
    • iPad (1st generation)

    iPod Models

    • iPod touch 5th Generation
    • iPod touch 4th Generation
    • iPod touch 3rd Generation
    • iPod touch 2nd Generation
    • iPod nano 7th Generation
    • iPod nano 6th Generation
    • iPod nano 5th Generation
    • iPod nano 4th Generation
    • iPod classic 160GB (2009)
    • iPod classic 120GB (2008)
  • 3.0 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

      122 of 130 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

      111 of 117 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

      96 of 105 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works in Europe, But Caution

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not Grounded

      I can't recommend this product because it lacks a third prong ground. As a musician who records with my MacBook, I have to use Apple's MagSafe extension cable w I can't recommend this product because it lacks a third prong ground. As a musician who records with my MacBook, I have to use Apple's MagSafe extension cable which has a 3rd prong ground to eliminate noise coming through the headphone jack while playing my guitar through a USB connection and charging the MacBook at the same time.

      • Written by Scott D from Murfreesboro

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not Grounded

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Good idea in principle but doesn't quite deliver

      In principle, this should have been a fantastic product - at last, one simple charger for all the devices you take abroad without having to haul a bag of adapte In principle, this should have been a fantastic product - at last, one simple charger for all the devices you take abroad without having to haul a bag of adapters, cables and travel plugs. So here is the reality. You still have to take your power adapter for your mac and cables for your mac and iphone, but instead of a slim travel plug, this device takes it's place. The benefit it that you can leave your iphone plug behind because you can charge it straight through this USB port. The downside is that this device is much bulkier and I cannot really see it's benefit when you can charge your iphone through your mac USB port (if the hotel doesn't already have a USB - most seem to have them in rooms these days). So really, if you don't need to charge your iphone in the plug at the same time, all you need is the slim change of plug pins to convert to different regions... and you can buy these at a cheaper price and more of them to convert your existing mac power adapter. If this plug actually produced enough power to charge a mac without the need for taking its power adapter and cables, it would be fantastic - but that's just it, the idea is only good in principle because in reality, it's a large travel plug that just so happens to have a USB port.

      • Written by Will B from Northampton

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good idea in principle but doesn't quite deliver

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Constant annoying high-pitched buzzing sound

      I was very excited when I've bought this. Right after plugging it in I've become aware that device emits a high-pitched sound when its plugged in, with or wit I was very excited when I've bought this. Right after plugging it in I've become aware that device emits a high-pitched sound when its plugged in, with or without any device connected to it. Unfortunately, I'm traveling right now and can't return this product, but if you consider buying it - be aware of this possible outcome.

      • Written by Serhii M from Delaware

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Constant annoying high-pitched buzzing sound

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