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.
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, Amazon.com and twelvesouth.com.
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.