My travel adapter imploded on my latest trip and it is time to replace it. But I’m not sure what to replace it with.
I’m In The Market For A New Travel Adapter
My trusty travel adapter has been with me around the world, but literally fell apart on my latest journey, with the European adapter snapping off and the switch to toggle between plug types also breaking (see picture above).
Here’s what I am looking for in a travel adapter:
- Compact size
- USB-A and USB-C charging ports
- Sturdy enough to plug into airline onboard power sockets
- Worldwide connectivity
Concerning the last point, my current adapter was a universal outlet with USA (two small rectangular prongs), British (two large prongs with ground), and European-style plugs (two small cylindrical prongs).
That worked for much of the world, but was not always helpful in Brazil (which uses outlets similar to Europe, but often includes a third prong) or in South Africa (which uses three large cylindrical prongs). I also want to provision for Australia, which uses prongs like the USA, though set at a different angle.
I’d prefer an all-in-one solution that doesn’t require exchanging plates, which takes up a lot more space. I haven’t ruled out the Apple adapter, but might there be one that would have everything built into one cube-like device? The Apple World Travel Adapter Kit would not be a complete solution.
Obviously, it is easy enough to search on Amazon for travel adapters…which I have not done yet. I figured I would ask you, dear readers, for your own recommendations, but I do need to buy one today or tomorrow.