• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I got this before i went out to the summer and when i used it it was great. It arrived on time and in perfect condition. I recommend it to those world travelers out there.
    :):););):):)

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Presentation, Lacking Regional Clarity

    • Written by from YOUNTVILLE

    After reading several reviewers a common theme of poor labeling or lack of appeared. This made me leery of purchasing the world travel kit for some time. While visiting the Apple store I looked at the box and it identifies which adapters go with each regions, but when it comes to Continental Europe and Korea, here the confusion sets in for me.
    The two similar adapters are depicted with barely discernible prong thicknesses. Even when the package is opened there is no clear way to tell Central Europe and Korea apart. It becomes clearer when you open the provided paper documentation and turn to page 4 that Apple clearly state the "round thicker pins" are for Korea and the "round thin pins" are for Central Europe. There is similar confusion with the North America and China bladed prong; which again is clearly explained on page 4 of the documentation. "...blades w/out holes" for China and "...blades w/holes", for North America.

    I'll be taking a picture of page 4 and keeping it in the cloud for reference. I'll also be placing some of distinguishing mark on the Central Europe prong with a corresponding mark on the exterior box picture. The two pics along with markings will help me remember which one I need to take.

    I've mentioned the confusion to the Apple store staff and I also hope Apple will make easily recognizable changes or markings for the future product cycles.

    As a side note, the Kit domes with the older style 30 pin adapter; take note if you have a newer iDevice. When we return from our travels I'll update of there are any product failures.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome :)

    • Written by from orangeburg

    This is an awesome product. But this product is little expensive.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    wonderful

    • Written by from Attfih

    This Kit is the most wonderful thing, made by Apple it contains a lot of things enable you to use it with any Apple products in every where in the world.

    29 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Naming of adaptors a great idea

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I agree with this person who found it difficult to work out the which is for what when in differend countries.I intend to buy apple plugs for my iPad and phone as I am leaving to go abroad soon.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easier than an adapter/ converter

    • Written by from Spearman

    I recently studied abroad for 6 months in Europe and used this kit for my 2013 MacBook Air, 2nd Gen iPad, and iPhone 5S. This was MUCH easier than a converter/adapter as it was significantly more compact and also because the iPad and MacBook charges have built-in converters, there was no problem of an electrical overload (a friend was using a small, non-apple converter with her iPhone charging cube electrocuted herself and caused our hostel to lose electricity). One complaint is, like other reviewers, labeling of the different countries would be helpful. Another thing that needs to be updated about this kit is either including a Lightening cord in addition to the 30-pin cord, or the small adapter piece (which I eventually bought because it was easier to travel with rather than 2 cords). Throwing in a set of EarPods would've been great so that I only had to pack this kit with me to have almost all my accessories with me, but that's not really a deal breaker. I have been and will continue to recommend this kit for anyone who travels outside of the United States.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Full of unnecessary bits

    • Written by from Beaumaris

    If you've just bought your first iOS device and want to go abroad, then this is great.

    If, however, you've got a couple of devices that came with the USB chargers, then if you want to buy just the 'duckhead' plugs, you're spending a lot of money on a charger you don't actually need.

    Similarly, given that iPad and iPhone now charge using a Lightening adaptor, the charging lead is also pretty useless.

    Thirdly, if you're after just on or two of the adaptors (say, European and US), then you're probably never going to use the others.

    It would be a lot more use if Apple sold the 'duckhead' plugs on their own, even in packs of three - if you're going to the US, you could buy just the US adaptors; or if you're going to Australia, you can buy just the Australian adaptors.

    Instead, you're going to end up paying for a lot of adaptors you're probably never going to use - and heaven help you if you want to charge an iPhone and an iPad at the same time in somewhere like Australia, because you're going to have to spend £70 just to get two tiny adaptor plugs.

    Hardly good value.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of date

    • Written by from Tigard

    I was given this as a gift. I was surprised to find that it included a USD-to-30 pin cable rather than a USB-to-Lightning cable. I assumed that the giver had purchased it last year and waited to give it to me. Then I checked online and was astonished to find that Apple is still selling these with obsolete cables. Like many long-time Apple users, I have a handful of USB-to-30 pin cables for which I no longer have any use. An extra USB-to-Lightning cable would have been handy.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great converter kit except....

    • Written by from Cloverdale

    The plugs should be labeled as another reviewer mentioned. Sadly, this kit was of no use in South Africa which uses a different plug configuration than any other country. Some places had additional European plugs so I was able to use the European converter but not everywhere.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea but....

    • Written by from Rush City

    I purchased 3 of these based on the recommendations of the Apple specialist. They are definitely the thing to have for world travel. The one draw back is that Apple seems to be behind the times with their own product. We have 2 iPhone 5s and a new iPad mini all these take the new thunderbolt cable, but the world traveler kit comes with the old style cable which does me no service. If you are buying this product for use with your Macbook you will be very happy with the product I would give it a 5 star rating. For the $40 you might think you could get the right cable for the devices you own. The right cable cost $19 so it is expensive to fix the problem on your own. I do recommend staying with all the Apple approved cables and chargers so that is partially why I am in this predicament. I had to return my traveler kits for now. I hope that they update the traveler pack before I leave for my trip as they are very nice and I would like to own 3-4 of them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made but badly configured

    • Written by from London

    It seems this kit hasn't received an update since 2010 and therefore does not ship with either a Lightning cable or the 12w adapter, which is needed to fast charge the iPad Air. It's nice all 6 world wide plugs are included but for this price I would expect to receive a bag with the kit to take all with you when travelling.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by from Singapore

    Compared with the rest of the charger products, this consist of all the travel accessories, a USB cable and the charger itself. Worth the money spent and i'm very happy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Satisfied!

    • Written by from Gowanbrae

    This was a very useful purchase for my recent travels to London, Paris, Hong Kong, and even across the border into Guangzhou China.

    Each adapter I used proved to be of great use for charging my iPhone, Macbook, and even my mother's iPad. The inclusion of a iPhone/iPad/iPod charger has also come in very handy for weekend trips, etc. When its not at all convenient to be constantly ripping out the charger from underneath my bed.

    Would definitely recommend this product to anyone who travels a lot or had plans to, providing it suits your needs.

    Based on versatility (between not just the iPod chargers but also MagSafe Chargers for Mac) and value (costing just a bit more than a charger by itself but with the inclusion of all the adapters) this is a great buy!

    A simple & elegant solution!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    • Written by

    This would help on my trip to Ireland.

    43 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT FOR ITALY, NOT FOR iPHONE 5, 5C, 5s, other devices

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Every hotel and condo I recently rented in Rome, Venice and Florence, Italy, new or old, had 3-HOLE GROUNDED Wall Sockets, which are NOT COMPATIBLE with this WB974ZM/B Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, thus I believe rendering this Apple Product both USELESS and UNSAFE. When I say unsafe, I mean fire hazard and electrocution.

    This $39.00 kit also does not contain the Apple Lightning Connector that is required for the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPad Mini, etc. Apple also gladly sold me the required Lightning to 30-pin Adapters for an additional $29.00 ea. more.

    Also Beware: Apple has a VERY short 14 calendar day return policy: If you are like many that purchase a power adapter shortly before traveling, your length of travel may prevent you from being allowed to return products to Apple, after you find out that it does not work.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Parker

    A couple things: First, the kit doesn't come with a lighting cable, so Apple just gave (charged) me for a useless cable. I even asked the store associate that helped with the product if it came with a lighting cable and he said "yes." Apple needs to train their store associates better. Second, they could have condensed the packaging of the plugs into a single USB adapter. Now I have multiple plugs that could easily get lost.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Indian adapter?

    • Written by from Queens

    Great idea, but it's missing support for three-thick pins Indian (Asian) plugs...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Carindale

    Typical Apple product - it just works perfectly!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No South African Adapter included

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I like this product although I would have left out the USB charger point as this is included with every single Apple product purchased and just made it about the adapters. I also would have included a South African adapter which I think a lot of southern africa use.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I love this product!

    7 of 27 people found this useful