Best Travel Electrical Adapters
Just a couple of decades ago, most travelers didn’t set off with anything electronic beyond a hair dryer or a short-wave radio. Now it’s not uncommon for a tourist or business traveler to be packing a miniature Radio Shack selection in their carry-on: cell phone, digital camera, portable DVD player, MP3 player, digicam, laptop, portable speakers… and the list goes on.
That’s all fine if you’re staying on home turf, but what about when you travel to another country? In some spots, you’ll need something to adjust the voltage or your precious electronics will go up in smoke. In other destinations, the current is fine but your plug won’t go into their wall socket. Making matters worse, a twenty-mile trip across an international border may present you with two vastly different kinds of plugs.
Thankfully, there are plenty of travel adapters available to solve these problems and prevent a citywide search for an electronics store. Many of them are built to be used in 150 countries or more, yet are designed in a way that the plugs fold or fit together tightly to enable the device to easily fit into a suitcase. Note that most don’t include adapters for the odd three-prong plugs used in India and South Africa though. Upscale hotels in both countries generally have a 110v plug in the bathroom, but otherwise you’ll need an additional plug for those countries.
The following travel adapters are the best available and are both convenient and lightweight.
Expert Review by
Chargers Expert Reviews
Best Travel Electrical Adapters
Make electronic gadgets compatible wherever you go.
Best Solar Powered Gadgets
Travel gadgets with little to no impact on the Earth.
Best Travel Packing Aids
Pack more into your luggage using these helpful items.
Best of the Best Cell Phones
Best of the Best Cell Phones by Tibesti
Best 4G Phones By Network
Best 4G Phones By Network by Tibesti
Best Camera Phones
Best Camera Phones by Tibesti
Shop Best Selling Chargers Products
- LG OEM Original USB Home Charger with USB Data Cable (SGDY0014303) for LG Swift AX500, Incite CT810, Rhythm AX585, VX5500, AX155, Lotus LX600, VX8560 Chocolate 3, AX300, UX300, Dare VX9700, Decoy VX8610, LX400, enV2 VX9100, Glimmer AX830, UX830 Cell Phone
- Rubberized Retractable Car Charger for Apple iPhone 4 (Black)
- Car Charger for Apple iPhone 4 (Black)
- Samsung ETA0U60JBE OEM USB Travel Charger Adapter with Data Cable MicroUSB - Bulk Packaging - Black
- Scosche Dual USB Car Charger
- Apple iPhone 3G/ iPhone 3GS Black Car Charger/ iPod/ iPhone 4G Vehicle Charger
- Samsung CAD300UBEB/STD Standard Car Power Charger
- BlackBerry Folding Blade Micro Charger for BlackBerry 8900, Storm 9530, Tour 9630, Torch 9800 (Black)
- 2-Port USB Car Charger Adapter for MP3, Cell Ph,...
- OEM HTC USB Travel Charger Adapter U250 / CNR6300 / 79H00095-14M
- Motorola Vehicle Dock for DROID X & Droid X2 with Rapid Car Charger (Motorola Retail Packaging)
- Motorola HD Dock for DROID X and Droid X2 (Motorola Retail Packaging)
- Retractable Vehicle Car Charger for HTC DROID Incredible by Verizon Wireless
- Verizon Vehicle Charger with USB Port
- Kensington K33497US PowerBolt Duo Car Charger Compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 1 and 2
- BlackBerry Original Car Charger for BlackBerry Pearl 8220, Gemini 8520, Curve 8900, Storm2 9520, Storm 9530,Tour 9630, Bold 9700
- Palm Touchstone Charging Dock for Palm Pre and Palm Pixi
- iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 USB Wall Adapter Charger with USB to Dock Connector cable
- Retractable Car Charger for HTC EVO 4G
- Oriongadgets Car Charger for Apple iPhone 4 (White)
- Rapidfit Premium Wall and Travel Charger for all Apple iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch
- Travel Charger U250, Black, for HTC Thunderbolt
- Motorola Mini-USB to Micro-USB Charger Adapter
- Motorola Mini USB Wall Charger for Motorola Phones
- Eigertec Black Sync Charger Dock Cradle for iPhone 4 4G Audio out Cradle
- Rubberized Retractable Car Charger for Verizon Apple iPhone 4 (Black)
- Oriongadgets Car Charger for Apple iPad (White)
- GTMax Mini USB Car Charger Vehicle Power Adapter - Black for Apple iPhone 4 4G 16GB / 32GB 4th Generation
- NEW OEM Motorola battery charger SPN5564
- Car Charger (CLA) for HTC EVO Shift 4G
- Car Charger (CLA) for LG Optimus S LS670
- MicroUSB Car Charger, black, for HTC Thunderbolt
- Motorola DROID Multimedia Docking Station [Retail Packaging]
- Battery Travel Wall USB Charger for HTC EVO 4G Sprint
- Motorola SPN5400 Rapid Vehicle Power Adapter for Motorola Droid A855
- Retractable Car Charger for Samsung Captivate (Includes OrionGadgets Cleaning Cloth)