Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

175 of 186 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2010
Upon receiving the product, I first verified that it worked in the U.S. without the converter enabled as a simple pass-through adapter. Once it passed this simple test, I gave it to my girlfriend who successfully used the converter in Hong Kong to step down the voltage at her hotel and at the airport. In addition, her roommate at the hotel was from Beijing, China and was also able to use the device to charge her phone and use her laptop.

The adapter itself is made of plastic, so it's as durable as plastic can be. The knobs that slide along the side lock in place once you've fully extended the prongs. It's a little bulky compared to other adapters, but that's because it contains several mechanisms for various prongs and the voltage converter circuitry. It also holds the input plug very snug, and the output plug also feels like a sturdy connection to the wall outlet.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
198 of 213 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2013
No where in the Amazon product description does it mention what is written, both on the outside of the box and in the instructions:
"...Conair Adapter/Converter for use with single voltage appliances: hair dryers, hair setters, clothes irons"

- And from the instructions: WARNING! The Conair adapter/converter is not for use with any electronics, such as: Computers, cell phone chargers, camera chargers, iPods, electric toothbrushes. AND: "The Conair Adapter and Converter combo unit for use with appliances only - no electronics."

AND: "In Adapter only mode, The Conair Adapter/Converter may be used solely with electronics that have built in dual-voltage features, and then solely as an adapter.

- I will keep this item ONLY because it would cost so much to return it, and it is still functional as an adapter (although at triple the expense of regular adapters) which I will be able to use with my _REAL_ 240/220-120/110 converter to adapt its European style plug to UK outlets. This is VERY disappointing and could have been so easily avoided by simply stating the above cautions in the on-line description.

[sigh] Hopefully others will benefit from my disappointment. Never again, Conair!Travel Smart By Conair Adapter/Converter Combo with Surge Protection
1818 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2010
product worked like it was supposed to. I traveled to a few different countries and it worked in all of them. (Spain, England, Ireland) Very convenient to have an adaptor/convertor all in one!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2012
The first time i used this power converter in Germany and it melts the plates off of my $120 chi straightner. Not a pleasant way to begin a trip! I sent it back for a refund.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
41 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2010
I used it during a recent trip to Australia and the converter worked fine. But the converter is kind of flimsy and I had a tough time keeping it plugged in.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2013
This item worked fine as an adapter, but the converter did not work. I tried blow drying my hair in Ireland, but after a few seconds the blow dryer overheated and stopped working. I don't recommend this to anyone. There are much cheaper adapters available.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2013
I purchased this item prior to leaving for London, UK. Upon arrival tried to use adapter but plugs would not stay extended. Item was not well made and seemed it would easily break if I tried too hard to push in the side mechanisms. I would suggest to just buy an adapter there. I had to go to front desk at hotel and purchase a different adapter/converter that cost only 7 Sterling/Pounds (US $10). I have just recently returned the item for a refund even though I am a few days out of the return window. I ordered it right before leaving and upon my return (3.5 weeks later) now notice that many people hated this item and I could just kick myself for thinking that Conair would be a reputable product. I'm hoping Amazon will have the integrity to refund this product considering you can't really tell if it works until you get to Europe. I will update accordingly.

6/13/13 update: Amazon did give me a full refund so kudos to them. I realize that I was out of the return window so they really stood by their name. Thanks Amazon. However, I would stay clear of this product just given the nature of not really knowing if you have a problem until you are far from home and unable to return asap. Safe travels...
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2013
Writing my review from Sydney Australia where I almost set my hotel room on fire with this no good converter and my trusty croc flat iron is now a fried paperweight. Fan-freakin-tastic. Do yourself a favor and buy something else.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2013
I just recently bought the travel smart all-in-one adapter and converter combo kit to be able to convert my flat iron when my husband and I travelled to St. Lucia. The product did not work one bit and it surged my $100 straightener!! I am very disappointed. I have bought many conair products in the past and have been satisfied with the quality. But this converter did not work even to change the plug type. I will not buy this again!
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2010
The unit is easy to use. It worked perfectly for my laptop. I did notice that for the camera charger, in the converter mode my charger became hot quickly so I could only charge for a few minutes at a time. And for my curling iron, the converter mode barely heated the iron while the adapator mode over-heated.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 58 answered questions


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.