My International Connections

I believe there is not a single person in the world today that travels without electronic devices. Whether it’s a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Some would carry all three, and maybe other devices, too.

And, with no exception, at some point these devices need charging. This is where the trouble starts. There are 14 (!) standards for power outlets. Trust me, I counted.

Now, you do not want to be stuck without an adapter at an airport. The prices they charge are truly a daylight robbery.

This is why I spent some time looking for the ideal power adapter. These were my criteria:

  1. Must be portable
  2. Must support at least some of the most common standards: the British, the American, the European and the Australian
  3. Must have USB connections

Since I wasn’t in a rush to get an adapter, I ended up on AliExpress. The range of options is unbelievable. The prices are incredible. I mean, I found an adapter that ticked all my boxes, and it cost roughly $7. Naturally I bought three. You can never have too many! Plus, if one is toasted, I have a spare. I’ve had them for a few years now. All are still working. In fact, I even use them at home to power USB devices.

Go grab a couple. If you find a better one, let me know and I’ll update this post.

I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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