Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
With the better half having 'borrowed' my long serving SK Ross charger (combined with her travelling more now as well), I am in the market for a new world-wide travel charger. I just thought I would ask anyone out there if they had any particular suggestions. For what its worth my main requirements / considerations are (in no particular order);
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Feb 2013
Total posts 8
Hi Ourmain, the prefect charger fot you:
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Member since 16 Jan 2015
Total posts 24
If your a mac user, one adaptor is great. https://oneadaptr.com/products/twist-plus-world-charging-station
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,016
There's a slew of multi-socket adaptors out there, and most of the better ones include one or two USB ports. However, my new fave is this one from HK-based XPower – the WC3PD – and I reckon it could be perfect for you.
I discovered it at Hong Kong's Mongkok Computer Centre during a trip in March this year. It's a replacement AC adaptor for the MacBook with a solid 60W output, so you can leave your standard adaptor at home (which I love, because the regular powerbrick now lives in my office and the XPower lives in my tech 'grab-bag'); there's a USB-C socket into which you plug your MacBook (tip: buy a decent and preferably tough USB-C cable so this too can live in your traveltech bag); plus a pair of standard USB sockets rated at 2.4A so they've got the juice to handle tablets and larger smartphones; AND, the cool bit, it includes plugheads for UK, EU and AU sockets, while the 'native' prongs are US (you flip 'em out to connect to a US powerpoint or flip 'em up to accept a plughead adaptor). Current list price is HKD$328, although at MCC mine was HKD$348 – either way you're talking A$60, which I rate as an absolute bargain for all that it does and how it's made my life so much easier!
Oh, if you are in HK and head to MCC or its Wanchai equivalent to pick up one of these chargers, XPower also makes a versatile three-in-one USB cable with Lightning, USB-C and microUSB plugs which might be worth looking for. I grabbed one of these because it replaces three stand-alone cables, works with my iPhone and iPad, and it's very long and nylon-coated, making it practical and durable while on the road. Can't recall the price but it wouldn't have been very much.
Member since 04 May 2014
Total posts 4
Without adoubt the Skross PRO + USB.
Member since 13 Sep 2016
Total posts 17
That's a very cool solution for a MacBook Pro, David, I am going to add one of those to my shopping list! Apple should produce something just like this as an accessory for travellers.
Thanks David, sounds like an excellent solution, especially as a trip to HK is on the cards in a couple of weeks time!
martinpd - completely agree, always been a fan of skross product.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Jan 2014
Total posts 57
Just remember that a MacBook Pro willl draw 87w so if you use that 60w charger and do anything CPU intensive it will drain the battery even on charge.
Member since 10 May 2014
Total posts 83
Another Skros PRO + USB fan, have 2 and they go everywhere with me plus a 4 point, multi plug power board.
That's a good clarification: the 15 inch MacBook Pro does indeed draw and come with an 87w adaptor, however I use the 13 inch model which is rated for 60 watts, which is why I opted for this XPower adaptor. I don't believe XPower has an 87w model so yes, if you have a 15 inch MacBook Pro this is something to bear in mind.
Member since 10 Jul 2015
Total posts 9
I wouldn't leave home without my Polaroid International Power board.
It has an interchangeable plug like an iPhone charger and provides 4 USB ports and 2 Australian sockets for items that can't be powered by USB..
Member since 06 Feb 2014
+1 for the SKROSS product - never had any issue anywhere I've been using them.
Member since 23 Feb 2017
Total posts 15
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