I liked the look of Twelve South’s new PlugBug as soon as it was announced last week, and ordered one the same day. Mine arrived last Friday and I’ve been giving it a little test run since then.
As you can see in the photo above it’s certainly a very bright, colorful addition to your mix of cables. If you’re a Mac person this makes it stand out quite a bit of course. It’s also quite compact – not much wider than a coiled up set of standard Apple headphones.
This is an accessory that’s clever, unique, and one of those that leaves you thinking ‘how did nobody think of this before?’. It’s that simple and good an idea.
PlugBug is the latest iOS accessory from Twelve South. It’s a travel charger for the iPad or iPhone that slots right into a MacBook power adapter – saving space and plugs.
Twelve South are the makers of a number of excellent and elegant accessories for Mac and iOS devices. I’m a huge fan of their versatile compact Compass Mobile Stand for the iPad and iPad 2 and my wife is currently deeply in love with their BookBook case for the iPhone 4.
Here’s a little more on the PlugBug, via its Twelve South product page:
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.