• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No lightning cable???

    • Written by from FPO

    Why not update this product to include a lightning USB cable? Or even produce another kit to include a lightning USB cable, maybe even a kit that has a short USB cable and a much longer one to give the traveler options. And please engrave the plugs with a number or label what countries they can be used in. This add-on kit would be perfect except without these things make it more cumbersome than buying plug adaptors and cables from a third parties. It would be much nicer to know it's compatible and approved by Apple if it's made by Apple.

    22 of 25 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.

    8 of 9 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.

    12 of 12 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I love this product!

    7 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Round Rock

    Plugged it in on my first trip to Germany and it worked for a millisecond. Obviously blew a fuse or something. Agree with the comment about Europe and Korea. Tried them all. Hope I can find my receipt when I get home from this trip.

    55 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just needs a lightning adapter, too...

    • Written by from San Diego

    I picked up the adapter kit for travel from the United States to Germany / United Kingdom. It various adapters worked exactly as expected for my variety of Mac and iDevices.

    It would have been nice if it included a lightning to 30 pin adapter to accomdate the latest iDevices.

    69 of 78 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

    Laser Mark the Country on each adapter !!

    • Written by from Saratoga

    This is a fantastic accessory and I agree with other reviews the single flaw is that the countries aren't marked on each adapter... I like to travel light so if I'm headed to Australia I dont want to take the UK, German etc adapter plugs with me

    58 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1st time traveling outside of your country?

    • Written by from Chickasha

    If you're like me, you love or want to travel! I recently graduated college and traveled to Italy. My first time to travel outside of the US and I was doing this alone! I figured the Hotel in Florence, Italy, would have an adapter for me to use, or would know where I could get one. I didn't want to take the chance that an off brand didn't work; nor did I want to go shopping for one, while I was on my very own vacation.

    Buy this! It works at the Airports, and in the Hotel rooms.

    (This is with my iPhone 4S)

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but why no labels?

    • Written by from Muskogee

    I've had the World Travel Adapter Kit for about two years now, and it has never failed me. I've used it in South America, Europe, and Asia with no problems. However, it does not make sense that the adapters are not labeled. I'm currently living in South Korea, and the plugs for Korea and Europe look almost exactly identical. It's very difficult to tell them apart, so having a small label on the plugs themselves would be most helpful.

    332 of 339 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Oshawa

    I bought it before 4 months, it's very very good. I advise you to buy it as soon as possible.

    267 of 280 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Cohasset

    I have owned this travel kit for 5 years. I bought it thinking I might want to take my laptop for conferences in the future while I was still in gradschool. What do you know I spent 3 years of my postdoc traveling every single place on this planet and only had to bring a 2 little connector for my electronics, one for home and one for the country I was visiting, it is just wonderful (I charge all my other electronics through usb ports so with the wall plug of the phone I charged my kindle with it).

    283 of 295 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect, need to buy separately too.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    This is an excellent product that I find very useful when I travel. Although, I find it necessary to buy some of the individual adapters, and I can not find them anywhere. Between my wife and myself we have several Apple products that need to be charged simultaneously. We frequent certain countries so I don't want to buy several of the whole kits, just some particular adapters.

    124 of 135 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worldwide

    • Written by from Macclesfield

    We bought this kit expecting that it would do as it says on the packet, cover the world.
    We are going to South Africa and now discover that none of the 6 adapters in the package will cover this major country.

    54 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works with Apple products

    • Written by from Springfield

    While the adaptors work great for all countries, because of how the adaptors slide unto the charger, you can't use the adaptors for any other electronics (like a camera charger). So...you have to bring multiple adaptors unless all you have is Apple products. I ended up buying a cheap $3 adaptor at the airport that worked for all electronics. The charger already is dual voltage, all you have to do is get it plugged in. I was looking for a great adaptor set with Apple quality, which it is, but the exclusive design makes the $39 price tag ridiculous. Save your money and buy a cheap prong adaptor at the airport when you get off the plane.

    432 of 612 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!!!

    • Written by from Saint germain

    I bought this for a recent trip to Austria, Italy, and The Netherlands. I love that I can charge my iPhone4S and MacBookPro using the same adapter. The plugs fit right into my Mac charger. This comes with an extra USB cable also. Its so much easier than carrying around a converter along with the chargers. This way I only need one thing. I can't wait to bring this kit along with on my trip to Ghana in May. The only thing that would be really nice is a small bag to throw the plugs into and if they were all labeled.

    381 of 425 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I used this adapter in Europe as well as Africa, and it was great. Every adapter worked perfectly, and while I was in Uganda there was nothing else that I needed. If you have a macbook of any sort, you can also use the adapters to put onto the laptop charger, and it works just as well. It was used for my laptop, phone, ipod, and has a usb outlet to plug in anything else, like my camera or a kindle. It really was a great purchase, and I got my money's worth and more out of the use I've already had in this product.

    320 of 353 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful, much better deal than buying an individual adapter

    • Written by from Prescott

    I got this same kit a couple of years ago when I was studying abroad in France. It was way cheaper then buying the individual adapters and I didn't need to worry about an adapter for my laptop on a recent trip to Australia because I already had one!

    235 of 253 people found this useful