Review: Novel Travel Adapter for MacBooks also Powers iPhone and Other USB Devices

My daughter is traveling overseas so it was the perfect opportunity to try the Twist Plus+ World Charging Station ($44.99) from OneAdaptr. In addition to the MacBook, the Twist Plus+ adds 4 USB ports for charging iPhone, iPads, and other devices.

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Twist Plus+

The Twist Plus+ is quite compact, although you still need to bring the MacBook adapter. What is really nice is that there are none of those extra pieces required to work in different countries. You just twist the device and it brings up the right adapters for up to 150 different countries. This way, there are no parts to lose. 

Twist Plus+

One gotcha is that it doesn't charge other A/C devices, so if you have a PC or other A/C powered device besides the MacBook, you will need a traditional adapter for that. 

Pros

  • Compact travel adapter for MacBook, iPhones, and iPads
  • Adds 4 USB ports
  • Supports 150 countries
  • No extra pieces, twists as needed

Cons

  • Doesn't charge other A/C devices

Final Verdict

The Twist Plus+ World Charging Station from OneAdaptr is a great, compact little accessory that is ideal for anyone traveling with a MacBook to as many as 150 countries. 

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