• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

  • 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.

    70 of 79 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

    59 of 69 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.

    334 of 341 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good value considering...

    • Written by from Somerset

    Considering that you get an extra charger and cable that is.

    Yes, I could have gone out and picked up various 3rd party adapters at about $10 each, but I needed an extra 10w charger for my iPod2, and thsi kit seems to be of good quality, so this purchase made sense.

    A handy soft case might have been nice - I can't imagine carrying this box - but in reality I'll probably only ever be taking the base charger, the cable and an adapter or two on any trip.

    199 of 215 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to be sold separately

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is a great kit except I will probably not use a couple of the adaptors provided. It would be even more convenient if Apple would also sell these international adaptors in singles. For example, being able to buy three or four UK adaptors as opposed to getting one in the kit and switching it around between devices would be better.
    Although, I suppose if you're fortunate enough to come across an Apple store at your travel destination than you can just buy the local adaptor units there.

    208 of 217 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful...

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Just got this product a few days ago, and it just works fine. I've tried half of the plugs recently and they all charge my iPod properly. I don't see any flaws in this product, except that in my opinion, they really should have put a lower price on it. I just see it as kind of a rip off, since you will only be using it when traveling, and it only contains some plastic plugs and a wire. That's all.

    54 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very convenience

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I travel to Europe a couple times per year (Germany) and it is convenience to carry with it

    83 of 113 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy but a bit pricy.

    • Written by from Genève 3

    I bought this and it came out very handy, especially when I needed to travel between South America, the US, UK and the Middle East within a month.
    It's a nice thing to have if it really bothers you (it does bother me!) to have a non-matching adaptor plugged into your AC charger.
    If it doesn't really bother you, then you could get non-Apple ones for half the price since, as pretty as they are, I find it a bit of a rip off to charge you 40 bucks for just a bunch of plastic adaptors (yet very nice).

    585 of 700 people found this useful