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Targus - Travel Power Adapters - Black

Model: APK01USSKU: 7847556

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 372 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for use in Multiple Countries

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    Anonymous
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    I reviewed adapters on-line for my 9 country European vacation for several hours and was confused about all of the conflicting advice and didn't want to spend $50+ for an adapter or converter. Therefore, I stopped by Best Buy and was quickly shown this product. The knowlegable BBY salesperson recommended this adapter and it was perfect. There are multiple adapters which fit together in a compact manner so great for travel. This device is round which is very important as this is the configuation of most outlets in Europe - plus they are recessed into the wall. A co-worker lent me her Brookstone multi-country adapter and it really only worked well in England since it was rectangular. In all other countries we visited, the prongs on the Brookstone model were not able to fit into the outlet properly. Others on the trip wanted to borrow my adapter so I wish I had purchased an additional one. This adapter proved a good value and worked great to keep all of our electronics charged. Note - most US electronics are dual voltage (110V US to 220V European) so all you need is this adapter to charge your cell phones, cameras, travel curling irons, tablets, etc. You should not need a converter in addition to this adapter. However, check that your device shows both voltages - usually imprinted on the back of the device. Hair dryers may be different but we didn't bring one. Contrary to most of the articles we read before our trip all of our 15 European hotels (mostly 3 star) had hair dryers in the room so leave yours at home so you have room in your suitcase for souveniers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product - Store service not so great

    Posted
    VinnyPanda
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    Best Buy has great selection and prices when I'm on a mission for a product.. But, the shopping experience seems to be dampened by the lack of customer support or lackluster service when it is needed. Research is definitely a must before going into the store, as any unaware consumer can be discouraged by the lack of proactive service and knowledge by staff. Looking for assistance with product availability or price check can be a painful task. I like the products and the quality so far from my past purchases. Nonetheless, Best Buy should look into better training their staff regarding service, courtesy, and product knowledge. Otherwise, the poor consumer will be left helpless..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Travel Popwer Adaptor Works Great

    Posted
    InterTravel
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    The travel power adapter works great. The only thing is if you are packing light, remember to choose the country adapter you need. Otherwise you have all the adapters and risk losing some of the others. It's nice in one package, but if your not good at puzzles, you have to reassemble all the adapters in one package. Not a huge problem. Just a bigger pack than you need to carry. Brought 2 adapters and the other was a different design where you chose the plug and slid out the prongs of the adapter. The overall size was always the same with no loose pieces. This Targus version is just a bigger over all package when it is put together for storage

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    my daughter used this on a European trip

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    SusanMarie22
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    Very easy to use and compact. My blue shirt in the Yonkers store was great--he recommended this. I was skeptical because I assumed I needed a new charger to deal with the different voltage in Austria and Poland from the US--not just a plug adapter. He told me iPhone adapter was designed for the wide voltage range and just needed the different plug configuration. When I got home, I checked the charger and saw that he was correct. My daughter used the plug adapter with the standard iPhone charger in Europe for a week without a problem! It also interlocks 3 different plug adapter types safely together in a compact unit. You just match the plug shape in the country you are visiting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked as Expected

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    Jwhjr
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    The converter came in very handy on trip to Europe. However, be careful with water pic products. The pic motor blew when plugged in. My in-laws experienced the same problem with a different converter product, so it is not the converter. We purchased a battery powered H2o flos. The converter plug powered battery charger just fine. Apparently the water pic motor is very sensitive to anything but a USA standard plug.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An adapter with a variety of interface options

    Posted
    JamboBwana
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    I needed an adapter for my iPhone for a recent trip to Iceland. This adapter (really a collection of adapters) did the trick. It's extra-flexible in that I was able to save space by bringing only the Icelandic adapter from the set, which covers many other countries. Do make sure the device you take overseas supports the foreign outlet voltage. This is only a collection of plug adapters, not a transformer. Most cell phones, such as my iPhone, are built to handle a variety of voltages. So, this adapter worked perfectly in my case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter

    Posted
    DivaLew
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    I purchased this adapter in preparation for a trip to Hungary and it worked like a charm. What I like most is that all of the different size adapters interconnect into one solid piece and as long as you remember to put the set back together you will never leave the adapter you needed home. All of the adapters are interconnected in a cylindrical casing and you detach the pieces to fit into the outlet you are trying to adapt your plug to...sound more complicated than it is. I would definitely recommend purchasing this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    lifesaver!

    Posted
    trudiebear
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    I bought this to use on a recent trip to India. It took me a few minutes to figure out the correct configuration but once I did, it worked perfectly. The nice thing was that since it is all-in-one I was also able to use it during our layover in Germany. This was great because several of my fellow travelers had an adapter that only worked in India which was useless in Germany. I was able to recharge my iPad as well as the tablets of my friends. Lifesaver!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    olsonaj
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    I bought this so I would have another European power adapter to go with the very basic, single-use one I already had. Because the one I have is only good for those few European countries, I went with this multi-use one so I would have more flexibility in the future. This adapter works exactly as advertised. The only downsides I saw were that it's a little bulky (the price you pay for the convenience of flexibility) and at least for the European plug, my US plugs felt like they fit a little loosely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes a minute to find the right configuration

    Posted
    skygirl757

    So far, adapter works in Europe, Asia, and Africa. I've had a couple of times where it took a minute or two to figure out which pieces were needed for an outlet and which pieces weren't needed.. The adapter is made up of four or five different pieces which all fit together so you don't lose them, but I can definitely see how easy it would be to lose a piece if you weren't careful. I'd prefer an all-in-one adapter for next time I buy one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient for Travel

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    16reviews
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    I have purchased adapters for travel before, but this one is, by far, the best. The capsule form makes it ideal, since each little piece doesn't have to be carried separately. Some of the adapters can be used together to work for different countries. Having the devices in capsule form means that when you are using one, you can store the rest as one piece. It is compact and fits neatly into a purse or carryon bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice design for travelling

    Posted
    DevAuto
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    In only giving it four stars because the documentation is awful. While the package says "worldwide" the papers in the package only list big travel destinations. The Targus tech support hotline isn't any better, they have no additional info on compatibility than what is listed in the paperwork. The adapters are actually nice and very travel friendly, although you do have to take them all with you if you want to clip them together so don't lose one or you're out of luck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't wait. I did and this was last one at store

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    touchdown
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    This was more than I needed but will cover me for anywhere I want to travel outside the US. We had bought a Birthday present online (EBay)!for our son not realizing that when it ships from another country that there is a possibility it won't have an "American/U.S." plug. This helped us convert so we can plug in and charge here in US. Also, has adapters for most anywhere we will ever travel!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great compact multi country adapter

    Posted
    EuropeanRoadTrip
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    I was on a business trip to Europe visiting 4 countries in 5 days and needed a versatile adapter solution for my laptop and other devices. I visited England, Wales, Ireland, and Norway. The compact design was easy to pack in my laptop backpack and did not take up too much space. The simple design made it easy to access the adapter for each country. Definitely would recommend this for anyone doing a multi-country trip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a very simple to use travel adapter.

    Posted
    TravelerJD
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    I travel a lot, and I have all kinds of adapters. This one is easy to pack in a backpack or luggage and carry when you need it. One of the reasons I have so many is that I leave that extender plug in hotel rooms when I use the European piece, and then I have to get another one. that's not a problem with this one, because it is all one piece, so I don't have to worry about leaving it anywhere. This is a good bargain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good travel adapters

    Posted
    Vacationeer
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    Bought these for a trip out of the country. They work great. These allow you to plug your appliances into foreign country outlets. A word of caution. These do not convert the voltage to 110v, these will only allow you to plug you appliances that are rated for 220v into a foreign 220v outlet. So you will need to double check you appliances before using these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked well in Australia

    Posted
    Vamsi
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    Worked well in Australia. No problems and had a good, solid feel that didn't detach from looser outlets. Would be nice if it had USB built in (especially compared to modern devices), but I knew it didn't going in - so can't complain there. Looking forward to using it in other countries as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    served the purpose

    Posted
    PDXGal
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    Bought this to use with my laptop in France. Made a solid connection to the outlet there. However, some outlets there are narrower (oval, not round), so this wouldn't fit those. I think those are not grounded. I didn't need the other adapters that came with this, so in that sense this product was more (and more expensive) than I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a good product

    Posted
    Patrick
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    I recently visited a foreign country and the security in the country looked at the travel adapter for quite some time before they figured out what it was. Once they were able to take it apart and see it was just a plug adapter, they let me pass. Other than that slight issue, it worked well, especially since I had layovers in multiple countries that required me to use several of the adapters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and efficient

    Posted
    Tworoads
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    I love the compact way the parts fit together. It is easy to pack and worked well. fit snugly into,outlets.The only improvement I would add would be to mark each of the plugs with the countries or regions where the plugs are most commonly used, so that it is easier to tell which one to,use in which country without trying to match visually with the outlets. Or, perhaps a printed guide would be helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend