• 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.

    11 of 11 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.

    11 of 12 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.

    58 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Now updated for iPad

    • Written by from CAMBRIDGE

    I bought one of these at my local Apple store yesterday, and was pleased to see that it now includes a 10W adaptor which will fast-charge the iPad, and the new thinner UK plug adaptor, which is much less bulky than the old one. The USB cable included is now the new style with the squarer ends.

    For my money, this kit is much better value than the iPad charger itself - for an extra £5, you get a complete set of international plugs, and all you lose is the rather bulky and heavy 6' extension cable.

    It would be nice, though, if Apple included some sort of case to keep all the bits together - even a simple drawstring bag would be nice.

    225 of 246 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug Adapters not suitable for China

    • Written by from WORCESTER

    The Chinese plug adaptor does not fit standard mains sockets in China, the Australian one would, but the shrouding on the pins prevents it from being fully plugged in. It would also be good if Apple sold the plug adaptors separately.

    115 of 134 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing a vital component

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Although the kit has plenty of bits, it's not necessarily the same as plenty of value. Some of the bits are redundant (you'll already own at least one of them) or superfluous (a separate adaptor just for Korea?). You may find it more appropriate to buy non-Apple adapters that you specifically need.

    More vitally for me, it's missing the last remaining adapter that it needs to truly be a 'world' kit, that is, an 'empower' adapter for use on international flights. Come to that, why not include a 12v adaptor for use in cars?

    Come on Apple, throw in the 'empower' adapter and make this kit truly global!

    334 of 388 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Travel light and charge your gear from anywhere

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    I initially bought this kit to use the plugs with my MagSafe charger, but the inclusion of the USB charger and iPod cable make this 2009 edition of the Apple World Travel Kit better value than the previous ones (especially for iPod/iPhone owners). The charger is so small, and it can be used with other USB compatible devices like my smartphone (delivers 5V at 1A).
    Everything is so well designed and space efficient that I now feel ready and light enough to tour the world in confidence ;-)

    146 of 174 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good value for money

    • Written by from Petersfield

    This version of the World Travel Adaptor kit costs £29 (only £10 more than the standard iPod USB charger) but comes with 5 additional plugs. That makes it £2 per plug adaptor, and these are the official Apple ones. Bargain IMO

    252 of 284 people found this useful