My friends call me a pack rat. They were amazed at how much I can squeeze seemingly impossible items into a tiny luggage and I take that as a complement. But as more and more gadgets creep into my life, the ability to ‘flat pack’ everything I need for a short getaway gets harder. Not only do I have to pack these gadgets, laptop included, but I need their chargers as well. This definitely adds unnecessary bulge to my sleek-looking hand carry man-bag. To make matters worse, these gadgets all come with chargers with UK three pin plugs designed back in World War II!
I often sacrifice the full capability of a Macbook on my travels and opt for a tablet due to the fact that I only need to carry one adapter for both the tablet and the smartphone. Then I found Flip by OneAdaptr, a foldable UK plug that when folded, reduces the thickness of the entire plug to 18mm, a third of the standard British plug’s size. Flip by OneAdaptr started off as a campaign on Kickstarter and is now available for sale in Singapore thanks to Lamch & Co.
The flip design hides the pins when folded, protecting your devices even if it is not safely tucked inside a protective sleeve. To use, simply press a auto-release button, turn the pins out till it locks and you are good to go.
Here’s how the Flip by OneAdaptr works
The Flip comes in three sizes. The smallest of the three, the Flip Duo comes with two USB ports while the slightly bigger Flip Quad doubles the number of USB ports to four ports.The third version called the Flip Power comes with an additional built-in 2000 mAH portable battery. So, no matter what your power needs are, essentially all you need is this one adapter for your trips. I guess this means that my Macbook will get to see the world with me now.
The Flip Duo, Flip Quad and Flip Power plugs are now available at all Antė stores, EpiCentre, iStudio, Robinsons, TwoBros Lifestyle & Gadget Store and We the People and retails at $39, $59 and $69 respectively. Flip by OneAdaptr comes with a one year limited warranty.
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