Recently, I took a monthlong trip through four countries. They all required different power plugs. I was only packing a carry-on suitcase and a small backpack. But I knew I’d always have a lifeline to the electronic world because I had the Flight 001 4-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter.
Visually appealing and highly functional, the Flight 001 Adapter fits together like a puzzle. Four plugs in different colors lock into one another to create a little cube. I’m not embarrassed to say that I would take it out and snap, snap, snap it apart and together while jet-lagged in the Beijing airport. (Who needs a Kindle?)
The adapter covers 150 countries, but not India, as I discovered, though you can buy a pink plug if you’re traveling there that snaps into the cube, too. What’s ingenious is how user-friendly Flight 001 has made the somewhat knotty landscape of international electrical sockets— various countries around the world are color-coded on a world map drawn onto the box the adapter comes in. You simply look at what color the country is on the map to see which color plug corresponds with your country. So if you get off the plane in China after a fourteen-hour flight and need to recharge your phone, you can easily discover which one to use (yellow, for the record). And if you want to charge directly from the phone’s USB cable, Flight 001 actually just came out with a 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter with the addition of one of those ports, too. And the best thing about this adapter? You’ll never have trouble spotting it in even the most cluttered of bags.
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