PlugBug Dual Charger (video)
Charging the iPad and laptop at the same time isn’t exactly a quandary faced by most people. Sure, it requires two plugs or simply plugging the iPad into your computer. But for those that travel and don’t want to carry around two chargers, the PlugBug makes a ton-o sense.
The genius of the device is that it’s made to work exclusively with all Macbook Pro adapters. You know that removable plug? You simply slide that off, and instead of replacing it with the extended Mac power cord you slip on the PlugBug. The red portion, which denotes the PlugBug, can deliver 10 watts of power, so charging your iPad up happens as fast as possible and you won’t have to occupy one of your precious USB ports on your Macbook Pro.
To ensure your iPad or iPhone doesn’t feel left out, the PlugBug also includes it’s very own outlets, so it can serve as a standalone charger for any USB device. This also means PC users, or those that aren’t smart enough to switch to a Macbook can still use the device.
However, if you travel internationally, the PlugBug won’t have a place in your arsenal of road warrior tools since it negates the ability to swap in a foreign plug and thus eliminates its convenience.
The PlugBug is available now for $34.99.