Many Hotels overseas have only 1 outlet for charging a phone. Having an iPhone and iPad to charge is now no problem with the dual USB available. It also has enough power to charge the iPad. Just wish the blue light indicating power is available wouldn't be so bright.
I saw and purchased this item for overseas travel. Its price was way better than you'll find in airport shops, in local stores in overseas countries, or on board the aircraft from duty-free sales. I also like the fact it has USB charging ports. I have two other similar adapters and this one will become my primary one!
The adapter seems to be a bit bulky, but if you consider that it allows you to change safely plugs including 240V it make sense. Charging thru USB is a bonus – especially because it is 2A. Overall it is a good product and somewhat useful while visiting other countries. No need carry phone, tablet or other charger separately, just your cube and your custom USB cable if needed.
This is an excellent travel adapter. The fact that it has two USB ports is really useful. It can charge two phones and a laptop at the same time (albeit slowly). The various international sized prongs engage and disengage easily. The whole unit is high quality and seems like it will hold up over time.
A valuable piece that any international traveler m
by Frimpong on 12/31/2013
The item has multi electricity and USB outlets that could be used in USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. You will never need other step-up or down transformer anymore. Must get it if you travel around the globe.
I have several travel adapters but decided to give this one a go because of the convenience of the USB charging ports. The unit is a little bulky, but very sturdy and seemingly well built. I have yet to try the unit abroad, however, I am excited about the convenience of being able to plug in two handheld devices to charge while still using the plug adapter to charge my laptop or camera batteries.
I travel a lot and was looking for a universal travel adapter with dual USB ports for ages to reduce all the gadgets that I have to lug around. The device is smartly engineered and seems sturdy enough. Every business traveler should have one of these in their carry-on bag!
It is an excellent product and very useful if you need to travel to different region. The two USB ports are extremely useful because most of current day devices are charged with USB. I have a defect on the product after the recent use so I contact the customer service via email. They promptly shipped the replacement and I am very satisfy with the service. I highly recommend the seller.
The Compact Cube Universal Travel Adaptor from Monoprice ensures that you can plug any device into any power socket.
This is a blade adaptor in that it allows you to adapt the plug blades of any device to that of the local power wall socket. The face of the adaptor accommodates two- and three-bladed power plugs from the US, UK, EU, Australia, and China. The opposite end has four sets of plug blades corresponding to the four different accepted types (Australia and China use the same plug design). Simply push forward on one of the slides to extend the appropriate plug for the wall socket.
This adapter also includes two USB ports for use with any USB charging cables. It has a maximum output of 2.1A, so it can charge one tablet or two phones at once without the need of a separate USB charger.
This adapter is not UL certified because UL will not certify devices with international power plugs. However, it is CE certified, which is the EU equivalent of a UL certificate. The adaptor is rated for 8 amps and can handle 830 watts of power (at 110 VAC) or 1750 watts (at 230 VAC).
This adaptor will work with the following plug/socket types:
NEMA 1-15 (US)
CEE 7/16 Europlug (EU)
BS 1363 (UK)
AS/NZS 3112 (Australia, New Zealand, China)
Note that this adaptor does not convert voltage levels. It simply adapts the plug blades of one type to that of another type.
Warning: Do not use with devices requiring a ground/earth connection. Unplug the adaptor when not in use.