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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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- 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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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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."
- 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)
- 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
|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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the only one that worked with my daughter's Mac. It is so sad that Apple does not play nice with others, but this product works. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this after reading about it on the Twelve South website. Using it in combination with my MacBook charger it's fairly snuggly onto the charging brick however because the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by A. Nahon
Nice idea. Works poorly. Reasons? First of all, if you have a larger Apple power adapter and are plugging this into a wall socket, there's a good chance the extra weight and poor... Read morePublished 26 days ago by yodeling harry
Bought this for a trip to Europe.
The included "europe" plug adapter had the wrong spacing between the prongs and the unit was unusable as a result in any of the... Read more
A gift for son when he went to Portugal in business. It was a hit and the only adapter he needed. Like the fact that it works with your existing converter which is your charging... Read morePublished 1 month ago by rustyredcab
At first I thought that buying the Macbook, we wouldn't get the charging adapter with it. Turns out it did, but the reason I didn't return this item was because it literally... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gabriella Nadia Suwanda
Worked great in Spain and Ireland! And I love having the additional usb port!Published 1 month ago by Lawrence Peacock