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Twelve South PlugBug World | All-in-one MacBook global power adapter + 2.1 amp iPhone/iPad charger

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Plugbug World
  • Charge your MacBook and other Apple devices where ever in the world you travel.
  • Plug Bug World comes with five Snap-On international plugs for use in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan.
  • Comes with five interchangeable adaptors and a carry pouch to keep them handy and organized.
  • Packs 10 watts of charging power, which is enough to charge your iPad four times faster than your MacBook Pro.
  • Plug Bug World is made exclusively for all MacBook Power Adapters, including current and previous models.
  • Fully compatible with Apple's new MacBook (2015)
  • Adds USB charging functionality to charge your iPad or iPhone
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Product Description

Plug Bug World is a 10W USB wall charger and international power adapter that lets you charge your MacBook Pro + iPhone or iPad/iPad mini simultaneously, from one outlet, virtually anywhere in the world. How? Plug Bug World piggybacks onto your MacBook Power Adapter, creating a one-of-a-kind, travel-ready, dual charger for MacBook Pro + iPhone or iPad. This unique accessory includes five international Snap-On plugs and doubles as an international, stand-alone USB charger for iPhone and iPad. Plug Bug World brings dual charging convenience in any major country.

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MacBook Global Adpater + USB iPad/iPhone Charger

Dual charger for the world.

PlugBug World is a 2.1-Amp USB wall charger that attaches to, and converts, any MacBook Power Adapter into a dual charger that works in any major country. PlugBug World lets you charge your MacBook Pro + iPad or iPhone simultaneously, from one outlet. How? PlugBug World piggybacks onto your MacBook Power Adapter, creating a one-of-a-kind, dual charger for MacBook + iPhone or iPad. This unique accessory includes five international snap-on plugs and doubles as an international, stand-alone USB charger for iPhone and iPad.

One device charges two devices at once, virtually anywhere.

PlugBug World is the global version of our popular PlugBug and brings dual charging convenience to Mac users everywhere. People living in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan and many other places can use PlugBug World to charge their MacBook and iPad or iPhone at the same time using one electrical outlet. Use PlugBug World at home, in the office, at a coffee shop or anywhere else where outlets are scarce. Going on a trip out of the country? PlugBug World is all you need to charge your MacBook and iPad/iPhone pretty much anywhere you go.

Take PlugBug World on your travels.

PlugBug World includes five different snap-on plugs that convert your MacBook Power Adapter into an international power supply. PlugBug World is the only accessory you need to charge your MacBook and iPad/iPhone on trips to foreign countries. Conference room in LA, hotel in Shanghai or airport in London, PlugBug World has your international charging needs covered. It’s the perfect tool to have in your bag when you’re at the airport and need to power up your MacBook and iPhone before a big presentation.

Fast charge for your iPad.

PlugBug World packs 2.1-Amp of charging power, which is enough to charge your iPad up to four times faster than your MacBook. The red top charger also charges your iPad mini two times faster than the factory power pack. So when you need to charge just your iPhone or iPad, pull out PlugBug World instead of your MacBook.

Stand out, stand alone charger.

Only need to charge your iPad or iPhone? No worries. PlugBug World works as a stand-alone wall charger too. Slide PlugBug World off your MacBook power supply and slip on the included cap to use PlugBug World as an extra iPad charger. A solid 2.1-Amp of power ensures your iPad or iPad mini gets a quick charge. The bright red finish makes it easy to spot PlugBug World inside your backpack, computer bag or purse.

"Twelve South is pleased to unveil PlugBug World, an all-in-one USB iPad/iPhone charger that converts any MacBook Power Adapter into a dual charger that can be used globally. The powerful PlugBug World piggybacks onto your MacBook power adapter, allowing you to simultaneously charge your MacBook and iPad or iPhone from one electrical outlet. This world version of the PlugBug charger includes five international snap-on plugs for use in the UK, Europe, Australia, China, and North America."

Key Facts:

  • Creates a dual charger for MacBook + iPad and iPhone
  • Converts any MacBook Power Adapter to an international charger
  • Includes five AC plugs to convert a MacBook charger to fit most global electrical outlets (US/Canada/Japan, Continental Europe, UK/Hong Kong/Singapore, China, Australia/New Zealand)
  • Compatible with all Apple MagSafe Power Adapters and any USB charging cable (not included)

Compatibility

  • Charges iPad (all versions)
  • Charges iPad mini (all versions)
  • Charges iPhone (all versions)
  • Fits all current and previous generation
  • MacBook Pro/Air Magsafe Power Adapters

What's in the Box:

This package includes:

  • PlugBug World USB Charger
  • PlugBug World Cover
  • PlugBug World Adapters for: US/Canada/Japan, UK/Hong Kong/Singapore, Continental Europe, Australia/New Zealand, China
Product Dimensions/Specs
Height 2.44 inches (6.2 cm)
Width 2.57 inches (6.53 cm)
Depth 1.14 inches (2.9 cm)
Weight 0.22 pounds (.102 kg)
Input AC 100~240V 50/60Hz, 1.7A
Output USB: 5V @ 2.1A
Connector: AC 100~240V 50/60Hz, 1.5A

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Frequently Asked Questions

My MacBook already has USB ports I can use for charging. Why would I want a PlugBug World?

More Power. The iPad requires much more power than a standard USB device. Most MacBook USB ports do not charge iPad at full speed - some older MacBooks, not at all. The PlugBug provides the fastest charge possible to your iPad. At home, a slow overnight charge of your iPad from your MacBook might not be a big deal. But between flights, or in-between meetings, charging an iPad as much as you can - as fast as possible - can be a really big deal. In situations like this, PlugBug can be a life-saver.

More Ports. The newest MacBook Airs have only two USB ports. Connect a hard drive, a Wacom tablet, an Ethernet adapter, a travel mouse... We think the limited USB ports are too precious to waste charging your iPhone. Or here’s our personal pet peeve: Have you ever plugged in your $2000 MacBook Pro - just to use it to charge your iPhone? We've done that (and thought that was kind of silly) so we invented PlugBug.

More Convenience. If you have a MacBook and an iPad - you probably carry two power adapters - one for each. PlugBug combines this into one dual-charging device. One less thing to carry, one less charger to forget! And only one free outlet needed in a crowded airport or coffee shop.

To summarize, using a PlugBug vs your MacBook USB ports for charging offers more power, more free USB ports and more convenience. You could use your MacBook to charge your iOS devices in some situations, but we think PlugBug is a smarter, more elegant and simple solution. And isn’t that the same reasons we use a MacBook in the first place?

Where will PlugBug World work?

PlugBug World includes for international snap-on plugs designed to work in major countries, such as the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Continental Europe, North America and Japan.

Will PlugBug World fit my older MacBook Power Adapter?

PlugBug World fits all current AND previous MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Power Adapters. It even fits other Apple products like the Apple Battery Charger, Airport Express, iPad Charger and even older Apple USB Chargers - anything that uses the white removable 'duck-head' part for its power plugs - PlugBug World fits!

Is PlugBug World compatible with the new MagSafe 2 Power Adapter?

Yes. PlugBug World is fully compatible with the new MagSafe 2 Power Adapters included with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and recently updated MacBook Air line (mid 2012).

Is PlugBug World compatible with the new iPad/ iPad mini?

Yes, PlugBug World works great with the new iPad/iPad mini, and will actually charge your iPad mini faster than the included charger. How? PlugBug World packs 10 watts of power (twice as much power when compared to the included 5 watt iPad mini charger) giving you a much faster charge for your mini.


Product Information

Style:Plugbug World
Product Dimensions 2.5 x 5 x 7.2 inches
Item Weight 3.5 ounces
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Twelve South
ASIN B009ZT2CE4
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Item model number 12-1211/B
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 270 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #204 in Computers & Accessories > Tablet Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
#12,752 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories
#22,785 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com January 24, 2013

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By L. Reynolds on February 14, 2012
Style Name: Plugbug Verified Purchase
I bought this as a gift for my wife who has a MacBook Air and both an iPad and iPhone as a means of helping her keep her USB ports free and or not have to use multiple chargers. When she first tried it on her power adapter it wouldn't seat fully on the MacBook Air adapter plug and even when I tried it did not seem to fit completely on the charger so I just assumed it was not compatible with the Air and we dissapointedly repackaged it and I was in the process of returning it when I did one more check on the product description to see if it mentioned that it wasn't compatible with the Air. On the contrary the description said that it was compatible with ALL styles MacBook charger units. So I went back opened the package again and used much more pressure when sliding it onto the charger and it did finally seat completely and now seems to be working fine. I guess this is an example of needing brute force to make the thing work, normally when I try forcing something I end of breaking it ;)
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I bought the PlugBug a little over a year ago to work with my Macbook Air. At first I loved it. Great design, perfect fit, attractive finish. Which are fantastic qualities when we are talking about aesthetics alone. Except for the fact this device should DO SOMETHING. And for awhile, it did, it charged my iPad 3 and iPhone 4S numerous times.

But about a year after I bought it, it just would not charge anything via the USB. I tested it with multiple USB cables, and with multiple devices. Nothing was charging via the USB. I took out my multimeter to test the voltage, I got nothing. So what happened? Shoddy workmanship. I treated this thing like gold. My Macbook Air charges just fine, even through the PlugBug, but who cares? I had that functionally before I bought this thing. I bought it for the USB charging, and that is the part that does not work.

Twelve South could care less. After one year you are out of luck, and they have zero intention of providing a replacement for faulty hardware. I love Twelve South products, I love the thoughtfulness that goes into the design and their love for Apple products. That being said, I can't waste my money on products that are prone to fail.

If I knew they cared about customer satisfaction, I wouldn't be so afraid to buy their products. Don't spend your money on something that is going to break when you know they won't be willing to help you out. Just avoid the PlugBug.
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1) Faster than charging using your Macbook's USB port.
2) Connects to either your Magsafe power adapter -OR- to an iOS wall charger (allowing you to charge two iOS devices at once off of one plug).
3) Looks good.
4) Keep it connected to your Magsafe when traveling for convenient packing.

CON: Overpriced - trading in on brand recognition and smart looking design to artificially inflate the price.
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The product does not fit the new MacBook adapter, the size is a little off. wish it was the exact proportion. Aside from that the product works fine.
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I'm still shocked Apple didn't think of this before twelvesouth. This just goes to show the innovation from this accessory maker. I own a couple products from them (MagicWand and SurfacePad). They are always high quality and therefore durable. The convenience of the PlugBug is second to none. It's nice not to occupy a USB port just to charge a device plus get the benefits of faster charging from the wall plug. I leave it on my power adapter at all times and it's saved me from those moments with my 4S and its lovely battery life in addition to my iPad. Keep in mind, it powers anything USB. It's as nice as those wall outlets that have USB ports built in, but those are few and far between so PlugBug fills that convenience.
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Purchased this item to help keep at least two of my i-devices charging at one time. I'm very satisfied with it's simplicity and I think it looks interesting. One of the reviews stated that it doesn't work very well when plugged into a wall socket. I would agree with this, as it seems by design that the charger is heavy enough on the bottom to pull it free from a receptacle. However, I plug mine into an extension cord that lays on the floor, so this is not an issue for me. Just thought it was worth mentioning! Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product and I recommend it.
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The A/C prongs aren't properly designed to hold the weight of the attached Mac charger. The entire unit routinely falls out of wall sockets, especially in hotels and older homes. In my own house, I found that only one powerstrip that could seat the unit without it falling out. When I travel I haven't found a single hotel outlet that the PlugBug doesn't just fall out of. This strikes me as not only rendering the device useless for charging anything, I have also noticed that the exposed prongs as it is slipping out represent a shock and fire hazard.

I tried the classic trick of bending the prongs, but aside from the fact that this doesn't always work anyway, to get the PlugBug to seat tightly the prongs must be bent so far that they can no longer be collapsed down for travel storage so they will damage anything stowed next to them in your luggage.

I really thought this was a clever design to free up a USB port on my laptop to charge my phone. Instead I found it to be a potentially dangerous accessory that is more likely to start a fire than charge your devices.
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