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Insignia™ - Global Travel Adapter Kit - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 929 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact, Light, Easy to Use Adapter

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    Jones
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    Good compact, small, light adapter that fits plugs in the EU and England. Read the box carefully, this product may not support the electrical outlets of other countries you may visit. This is an ADAPTER, so will not convert voltage. Having said that, most power supplies to laptops already are capable of transforming different power supplies, they just don’t have the right plug scheme. So, the Insignia Plug Adapter worked well. The adapter packs away nicely, taking up minimal luggage space, so, for short business trips to Europe, it works fine. Some things I would like to see improved...... The assembly of different plugs can be connected together for compact storage. After continuous use, the clear plastic piece has already fatigued, and with great certainty, this will be the part that will fail first by cracking, and then you won’t be able to assemble the plugs away nicely. As a temporary solution, you can use a rubber band or piece of tape to hold the plugs together, but, again, you get what you pay for. Also, I haven’t use the plug adapter multiple times to determine the product’s life expectancy, but with gentle use, it should last a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Caution before you buy

    Posted
    TRaveler

    The product is great, as pointed out by most reviewers. However, it worked in only one outlet of all the outlets I tried in EU. The length of the EU prong is not sufficient to fit in the recessed outlets in EU, and as some reviewers mention, it is not a fault of EU that their outlets are recessed but of Insignia's for not doing the research before selling the product. What is the point to have a fantastic product if it is useless? If you are buying it for European travel, think twice as the length of the 'round' outlet is not enough to fit EU outlets. I had to use a competitor's product which had long prong. I bought it as a secondary, which I never used due to this reason. For reference, the length of EU prong in this product is 3/4" and length in the adapter that worked is 1 1/2".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile but awkward

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    cardiffman
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    This item is versatile which is good if you're going to a lot of different countries, or if you need coverage of Argentina, which many things on the shelf in your average BestBuy don't cover. I ding it because the pieces don't stay with each other. Somewhere in Buenos Aires a housekeeper in a hotel is saying, "what's this for?" This item doesn't convert voltages, but with modern phone chargers and laptops you don't need voltage conversion. You just need the mechanical ability to plug your charger or laptop power supply in, which this device will do. I rate this a 4 because you'll probably be happy if you end up buying this. But I don't recommend this item if you have time to get a competing item that disassemble into pieces you will lose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wonky

    Posted
    Burnsey1
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    I bought this adapter the night before my European vacation. The directions were fairly self explanatory however the parts were sorta wonky. I bought it to charge my iPhone 6s & the darn thing wouldn't stay plugged in long enough to charge. I finally got it to stay put by propping something against it. Next day wasn't any better as I had to hand hold it to keep the charge. I wouldn't recommend this brand. If return it but I really dislike returning things. I'm not returning to Europe anytime soon so this will probly just end up in a box somewhere : /

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked great in the UK

    Posted
    Wordcreatr

    Was super concerned about traveling with my IPad Air 2 and my HTC 10 phone and wondered if I needed a converter. Turns out I didn't -- most devices are dual voltage these days. Just plug in the devices charger to the adapter with the proper plug for the outlet and plug it in. Simple! This comes with a range of plugs if you're country hopping and is compact because of how they cleverly fit together. I've only used it in the UK, but it's worked great so far. (Side note, I also bought Insignia's 3 USB International wall charger and that also works great).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What worked in Italy - Stayed in Italy

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    bargainhunter
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    I purchased my Insignia™ - Global Travel Adapter Kit at Best Buy in East Hanover, NJ. After I finally found a sales person to help me he asked me how many countries I was going to, told him Italy, he immediately chose this from the rack. I put back the 3 that I was juggling in my arms and went on my way. Worked like a charm in Italy, too bad I also left that adapter in the outlet in the hotel in the country. But, there are other converters for different countries in the box as well, will just have to figure out those countries to visit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless

    Posted
    HockeyGod19
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    I bought this as an open item for a trip to Europe. Only the lesser voltage adapter was usable. All the outlets i encountered were rounded, so the rectangle design could not be plugged into the outlets that was used for the higher voltage devices. Subsequently I also fried a brand new desktop fan we had brought using the smaller adapter. I encountered this in Germany and Czech Republic. The Hotel in Paris had the standard US plugs in their hotel rooms.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and did the job

    Posted
    KathyJ
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    I needed an adapter to plug a charging device with an Australian/New Zealand plug into a US outlet. I had lost the original US plug for the device. It's difficult to find an adapter in the US that makes foreign devices work in the US, but this one did the trick. Its compact interlocking design keeps all four adapters together so hopefully I won't lose any of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Did not fit outlets in France.

    Posted
    denniswnt
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    Great gadget that connects together nicely. However, the square block for the two prong adapter did not fit the outlets in France where the outlets are round and recessed. So the square block did not fit into the receptacle. Otherwise, no issue. Was able to use successfully in Switzerland.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Travel friendly

    Posted
    Mjw505
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    Purchased this for a trip to Croatia, since a girl has they have all of her hair items &, charge her phone! This works really well and was very compact as each different type of plug fit altogether, so you have one compact oblong cube with different types of plugs. Everything’s together so it’s easy to keep in your travel bag and you’ll have the right one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as needed

    Posted
    Peppers89
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    Was traveling to a few Asian countries and wasn't sure which adapters I would need. This was an inexpensive way to cover my tracks and worked fine. All of the pieces puzzle together for a compact way to cary 5 or 6 different adapters but I wish there was an easier way to keep them all together so nothing gets lost when apart. That being said I haven't lost any pieces yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still do the research...

    Posted
    Snowbody
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    This is a handy little device that doesn't occupy too much space when traveling. However, do your research and find out what power grid they have where you're headed. Anything but smaller devices will need a transformer considerably larger than this doohickey. USB helps, but you can often find adapters for sale in your destination country. Have this as a backup just in case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cover most of your travel adapter needs with this

    Posted
    Hawaiibbshopper
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    Plan to travel to various places but don't know which adapter to buy? Look no further. This is the product you need. Does most of the major traveled countries. Be careful to know the difference in voltage and hz frequencies required in your electronics. Some are not forgiving and this device does not adjust but simply adapt plug to outlet configuration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    LSUford
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    It works as advertised, but I would say there are 2 faults. The European adapter doesn’t work wel due to it not having the support of the round hole( it only fills the 2 prongs). The other issue, which I am not sure is its fault or my wife’s straightener, but it would not work - seemed like an internal circuit breaker

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed

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    Angel
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    I made a purchase of an item from a different company online and did not realize that the connections for the lighting was not going to fit with the standard us outlet. I had to purchase an adapter in order for it to work. I knew that best buy carried universal adapters for overseas but I did not know that they carried ones that would help me here. As soon as I found out they did so I went to make my purchase and it worked perfectly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Handy / Can sometimes charge 2 devices!

    Posted
    Lightbulbstealer
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    I traveled thru France, England, Amsterdam and Germany for 2 weeks with this device. What is very awesome is that this adapter can be taken to provide multiple plug types and two (2) access ports. The various airports, ferries and trains typically have multiple type outlets for the various nations between their destinations. As such, I was typically able to charge two (2) devices using only this one adapter kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So so adapter

    Posted
    Milan
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    I think it is overpriced what you are getting, but it did the job in Scotland and I thought UK is using the same adapter as rest of Europe and that was not the case, so I was glad that this adapter also had a piece for UK. Also, little painful to put the pieces together glad that the manufacturer put letters how to put the entire adapter back together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact

    Posted
    Sammi
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    Bought these last minute for an oversea trip. Love how they are tucked into each other for compact storage. I only took the ones that I need for the trip instead of the entire thing. Bought them in the store and the sales associate was very nice and helpful since they didn't have any in stock in the front of the store and he went and dug around in the back and brought out a case of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Travel Plug for Europe!

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    radioboy
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    I purchased this after extensive online research for an upcoming trip to Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss outlets are a little different than other European countries and I was pleasantly surprised upon arriving in Zurich, that this adapter actually contained TWO plugs that would work. Just make sure your American device plugs can handle 110V-220V and you should be able to plug in and go! Great value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    all in one ultra compact

    Posted
    Tony
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    This is super handy when traveling abroad. My last one worked but all the pieces couldn't fit together like this one so it took up more space in the suitcase and I actually ended up forgetting an extender piece at home! D'oh! Not only is this unit compact but you also get to see if you are missing any pieces when you put it back together for transport.

    I would recommend this to a friend