Which Travel Adapter is the Best for International Travel?

 

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I traveled quite a bit internationally in the last couple of years, and I often get asked what type of travel adapters I use when I am abroad.  I have no interest in buying a different travel adapter for each country, so I wanted a “all-in-one” solution.  Since it can be kind of dry to write about travel adapters, I’m going to review them from a first-person point of view.

“Hey, I’m Kensington International All-in-One Travel Plug.


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I’m sleek and I’m the total package.  I am reliable and I can handle any outlets at almost everywhere.

I have my limits, though. I’m at my best for things that do not require too much energy, things like helping you with electronic devices/laptops.  You once borrowed me to take care of a hair dryer problem, and I ‘broke’ down because I can’t handle that kind of heat. If you respect my limits, we can have a lasting relationship.”

There is another travel adapter I like quite quite a bit and it is very similar to Kensington in that it is also an all-in-one adapter. It’s a generic universal travel adapter.

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“Hello, I’m a generic International Universal Travel Adapter.  I’m mostly reliable. I’ll be upfront and admit that I’m a little cheap, and I’m not the best looking either (but looks shouldn’t matter, right?)

My only flaw is that I don’t always do a good job at hugging the wall outlet, and I’d fall out sometimes. It doesn’t always happen, but I know it’s frustrating during those times when I can’t perform the way you need me to. Maybe you are willing to overlook it because I’m a good deal?”

If cost is no objection and you’re an Apple fan, you always have the option to buy the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

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“Hey, I’m Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.  I am sleek and reliable. I am flexible and can bend to your demands – just take what you need from me when you need to go somewhere.  I admit that I can be confusing to figure out sometimes with all the different parts, but you’ll figure it out.

Oh, did I mention that I’m from Apple?  I’m a premium brand, and I’m compatible with your Apple devices. You can’t get the same guarantees from imitators who aspire to be like me. I’m the real deal.”

There isn’t a whole lot you can write about these adapters except that you need them to work, and ultimately, they all work.  I could pay a premium for a trusted brand name or I could buy either a reasonably priced or a cheaply priced product that I know works for all its intents and purposes.

From a best value and functional use standpoint, Kensington International All-in-One Travel Plug is my favorite out of the three. It’s the total package and it’s the one I prefer to take with me for all my international travel needs.
Source: Travel Gadget Reviews

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