Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

£32.40

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 reviews

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Product Information

  • The World Travel Adapter Kit includes a USB power adapter, a 30-pin to USB cable and a set of six AC plugs with prongs that fit different power points around the world. For world travellers, this is the perfect kit to ensure power connectivity in most countries you may travel to.

    The Kit is designed to work with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple MagSafe Power Adapters (for MacBook and MacBook Pro), Portable Power Adapters (for iBook and PowerBook) and AirPort Express.

    The AC plugs included in the World Travel Adapter Kit directly support power points in North America, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Korea, Australia and Hong Kong.

    Please note: To use this kit with devices that use a Lightning connector — such as iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display — you will need a Lightning to USB Cable, sold separately.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Missing a vital component

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    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 alre 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!

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    311 of 361 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Missing a vital component
  • Good value for money

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This version of the World Travel Adaptor kit costs £29 (only £10 more than the standard iPod USB charger) but comes with 5 additio 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

    • Written by from Petersfield

    243 of 271 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good value for money
  • Now updated for iPad

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from CAMBRIDGE

    210 of 228 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Now updated for iPad
  • Well made but badly configured

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    It seems this kit hasn't received an update since 2010 and therefore does not ship with either a Lightning cable or the 12w adapte 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.

    • Written by from London

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Well made but badly configured
  • Full of unnecessary bits

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    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 devi 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.

    • Written by from Beaumaris

    9 of 10 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Full of unnecessary bits
  • Not Worldwide

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    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 dis 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.

    • Written by from Macclesfield

    56 of 70 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not Worldwide

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Best Answer:

    The USB power adapter you get with an iPhone works with 110-240V power, so if you have one of those, The USB power adapter you get with an iPhone works with 110-240V power, so if you have one of those, you will be fine according to another answer on this site.

    • Answered by Mark C from Virginia Beach
    • 04-Nov-2009
  • Answer

    Yes, it should work in both places.
    You would use the continental European pins in both.

    Egypt u Yes, it should work in both places.
    You would use the continental European pins in both.

    Egypt uses mostly standard EU style CEE 7/4 and CEE 7/5 (and some old non-grounded) sockets.
    Israel uses its own design of sockets which will usually accept CEE 7/16 (the flat continental European low power 2.5amp plugs used in this kit).

    Both countries use 220-230V 50Hz (same as Europe) too.

    Just as a note for Europe

    In Europe, the vast majority of countries use the CEE 7 family of plugs and sockets. These use two pin plugs and recessed sockets. There are two variations : CEE 7/4 (originated in Germany) uses scraping ground contacts at the top and bottom of the plug and CEE 7/5 (originated in France) uses a pin that sticks out of the socket which connects with a hole in the face of the plug. All modern European CEE 7/7 (16 amp grounded) and 7/16 (low power up to 2.5amp non-grounded) and 7/17 (16 amp non-grounded) fit both of these socket types perfectly.

    However, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland use the same 2-pin system for live and neutral but developed their own incompatible grounding systems that use a 3rd pin. So, the 2.5amp flat non-grounded plug found on small appliances also works in those countries, but large 16amp and grounded European plugs do not necessarily work or may not connect the ground and should not be used there.

    The UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta use a totally different system called BS1363 which has 3 rectangular pins and a fused plug.

    However, *ALL* EU countries use exactly the same voltage and frequency : 230V 50Hz. So, everything is 100% electrically compatible and the same safety standards apply in all countries (CENELEC/CEN standards and the CE safety approval system).

    So, really it's not as complicated as people make out in Europe, other than slightly different outlets in some countries (and totally different in Britain and Ireland)

    • Answered by David K
    • 22-Apr-2014