One of the smallest details responsible for the largest headache for anyone regularly working abroad: the dearth of accessible and compatible electrical outlets made available in most hotels. Seasoned “work anywhere/everywhere” pros carry power adapters (and portable chargers) in multitude to keep their gear powered up, but most adapters tend to be bulky and ugly multi-piece affairs. Thus, our glowing approval of Native Union’s Smart Charger International, a svelte and modern solution designed to keep 2-4 peripherals topped off.
Available in 2 and 4 USB port options, both Smart Charger International units come with Type A, C, and G power adapter plugs, compatible with power outlets most commonly found in the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. The larger 4 port model is the more versatile of the two, covering USB-C users with the addition of a dedicated 3 amp USB-C port; the other three delivers up to 2.4 Amps per connected device.
As someone who travels with two phones for international purposes, we see the multi-port design an especially welcome option for overnight bedside charging.
Be sure to check out our 10 Carry-On Essentials We Always Travel With, and our What to Pack for Travel, Women’s Edition guide for additional recommendations.
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