PlugBug piggy backs onto your Mac charger, simultaneous iPhone or iPad charging from one point [video]

Twelve South has unveiled the PlugBug which is its latest addition to an ever expanding Mac and iOS accessory range. The PlugBug is an accessory that piggy backs onto your existing Mac power supply and turns it into a dual charger. It will now charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as the same time as charging your Mac.

The ingenious PlugBug connects to all MacBook Power Adapters. Simply snap PlugBug onto a MacBook Power Adapter, in place of the adapter’s AC plug, and you now have one handy device that charges MacBook and iPad or iPhone at the same time, using only one wall outlet. This can be a real lifesaver when you need to charge both before a meeting or – even more stressful – between connecting flights with only one outlet available.

The PlugBug can even be used as an adaptor solution to those visiting the U.S. and Canada. It can convert any non U.S. Mac power supply into a compatible version.

The PlugBug is available now and costs $34.99 plus shipping

Source: Twelve South


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PlugBug piggy backs onto your Mac charger, simultaneous iPhone or iPad charging from one point [video]


The charger looks pretty good, easy to plug in and handle. The best thing I like about this charger is that it allows to charge the iPhone and iPad at the same time.

Why can't I just buy a $10 power strip and then I can charge 3 things at once and power a TV and Xbox?

NICE! Yes, you can technically just plug it in to the USB on the laptop, but I use my laptop as a LAPtop, which means I frequently unplug it and carry it around... this lets me use one central location to charge all of my stuff, without having to unplug the charging device from my computer before I take my laptop elsewhere. It also saves an outlet (for those of us living in old houses where outlets can be hard to come by and you don't want power strips all over the place).

This charger is beautifully designed, that allows iPad and iPhone both to charge at a same time. With this it charges fast compared to other charger.