Twelve South PlugBug for the New MacBook Adds USB Charging BACK into the Mix

The new super-thin 2015 MacBook features an innovative single USB-C port for both power and connectivity. It also prevents this MacBook from charging your iPhone, iPad or any other standard USB device – without additional expensive adapters. The Twelve South PlugBug for the New MacBook solves this “first world problem” by adding USB Charging BACK to the new 2015 MacBook.

Twelve South PlugBug

It is actually a fairly simple solution. The MacBook’s USB-C port will require a new set of adapter for use wth periferals. That makes sense since Apple is really pushing people toward cloud and other wireless technologies. But when you need to charge your iOS device you need to charge your iOS device. That’s where the Twelve South PlugBug comes in.

Simply put, the PlugBug replaces the US 110 prongs on the computer adapter and adds a USB port. You get the same MacBook charging as before but now have a USB port into which your Lighting connector can be put. And if you travel a lot you can get the PlugBug World.

Best of all, the PlugBug starts at just $34.99 and can be found at Apple Stores, and

Twelve South PlugBug for the New MacBook Adds USB Charging BACK into the Mix

Here’s a quick rundown of the Twelve South PlugBug offerings.

The $34.99 PlugBug is:

A powerful 2.1-Amp USB wall charger that attaches to, and converts, any MacBook Power Adapter into a dual charger. With PlugBug, you can charge your new MacBook and iPhone, iPad or Watch simultaneously, from a single outlet. Click here to learn more.

The $44.99 PlugBug World is:

A dual charger for the world… that’s ready for the newest MacBooks. Just like PlugBug, PlugBug World piggybacks onto the MacBook Power Adapter, creating a one-of-a-kind, dual charger for MacBook and iPhone or iPad or even Watch. And even better, PlugBug World includes five international snap-on plugs and doubles as an international, stand-alone USB charger for iPhone/iPad/Watch.

You can learn more about the Twelve South PlugBug here.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

1 Comment on "Twelve South PlugBug for the New MacBook Adds USB Charging BACK into the Mix"

  1. Greg Alston | April 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm |

    Looks like something I need to get for myself.

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