Universal Travel Adapter
Best Univiersal Travel Adapter
If you travel internationally regularly, carrying a pouch of adaptors for every outlet configuration is bulky and uses an excessive amout of precious suitcase real estate for something you may not even need. This is especially true, if like me, you strive to fly with only carry-on luggage.
This clever travel adaptor is the perfect solution. It's also less expensive than any of the clunky sets of adaptors that I have purchased over the years.
These two pieces can be configured within a few seconds fit any outlet. For many countries, you use one piece or the other, but other countries you'll need to slide the two pieces slide together to make the adaptor. Study the instruction card for a few minutes and you will easily master make all the configurations.
This review is written for the 3 I just purchased as gifts for my friends and family who travel internationally.
July 15, 2015
Fantastic Adaptor (not a converter!)
I bought my first one of these several years ago when I noticed it while waiting in the checkout line. I used it on my next trip abroad and ever since have always kept a couple in my suitcase. It's also become a favorite stocking stuffer for family members who travel.
I love not having to carry bulky UK/Hong Kong adaptors! I do keep the instructions with the adaptor though, since even after using it for years I have a hard time remembering exactly how to configure it for the UK and Hong Kong.
As someone else noted, this is an adaptor, not a converter, so it will only work with items that are dual voltage.
April 4, 2015
Don't buy this!
I read all the shining reviews for this adapter and went out of my way to drive to the San Diego store (45") to buy this. As soon as I plugged in (in Holland) both of my small appliances (blow dryer & make-up mirror) got fried, never to work again. Very disappointing to say the least. Leads me to question the entire online review system. Buy a chunky, more expensive adapter.
November 8, 2014
Works very well
I just came back from a trip to Europe. This adapter worked in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. We charged iPad and phones with it.
If you have several devices, it might be a good idea to take two of these.
June 28, 2014