All In With Apple? You Need a Twelve South PlugBug World

My workflow is pretty much all Apple these days. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, an iPad Air 2, and a MacBook Pro. (I returned my 2015 MacBook but that’s another post.) For someone like me the Twelve South PlugBug World is an indispensable accessory. I charged my computer AND an iOS device at the same time.

All In With Apple? You Need a Twelve South PlugBug World
PlugBug World is a number of accessories in one. On the one hand it is a standalone 2.1-Amp USB wall charger for your iOS device.

“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.”

All In With Apple? You Need a Twelve South PlugBug World
In addition, it ships with five different snap-on plugs that let you use the wall adapter almost anywhere. I’m headed to Israel and Greece this summer and am thrilled to have one adapter that will work no matter where we go.

“Take PlugBug 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.”

All In With Apple? You Need a Twelve South PlugBug World
In addition, by piggybacking onto your MacBook Power Adapter, the PlugBug World creates a one-of-a-kind, dual charger for MacBook + iPhone or iPad. Here’s a look at how that happens.

This setup is great for any Mac since it lets you charge your computer AND your iOS device using a single wall outlet. It is, however, even more useful if you have the new 2015 MacBook. The new MacBook, which has just a single USB-C port, can’t charge your iOS device out of the box. By using the Twelve South PlugBug World with the included power adapter you can charge both your computer and your iPhone or iPad.

“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.”

It is a smart approach that should be obvious, yet is anything but that. The Twelve South PlugBug World means you can bring one wall charger along on all your adventures and keep all your devices fully powered. It is small, convenient, adaptable, and even comes with its own carrying bag so you won’t lose the wall adapters you aren’t currently using. At just $44.95 it is, in my opinion, a bargain! You can learn more and order yours here.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Twelve South PlugBug World

What I Like: Charges iOS devices quickly; Usable pretty much anywhere in the world; Lets you carry one wall adapter and keep a variety of devices charged; Ideal if you have the new 2015 MacBook

What Needs Improvement: Nothing, this is a fantastic product


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.