Kit review: Travel Cube

Travel Cube is a multi-socket travel adapter with two fast-charge USB ports.

The Travel Cube allows a user to plug in a piece of electronic equipment on the top of the device then connect it to a socket.

It can be slipped into electrical sockets that take three rectangular pins (type G, as used in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore), two round pins (type B, as used in much of mainland Europe, most of South America plus much of Asia), two parallel flat pins (type A, employed in North America and Japan), or two angled flat pins (type I, used in China, Australasia and Argentina).

Travel Cube international travel adapter.
Travel Cube international travel adapter – the USB sockets.

Functional in 200+ countries

In total, this piece of travel kit can be used in more than 200 of the planet’s nations.

It is not, however, designed for electronic devices that require high amounts of power, such as hairdryers. A message of caution, to that effect, is enclosed in the packaging.

Choosing between the various socket settings is simple. A button on the side of the Travel Cube has to be pressed then slid along to the desired option (marked UK, Europe and USA/AUST).

Switching between type A and I needs the user to twist the flat pins manually, into the required position.

A blue LED light, located close to the USB ports, indicated whether or not the Travel Cube is switched on.

Travel Cube international travel adapter.
Travel Cube international travel adapter – two round pins.

Two USB charging ports

The device has two USB ports charges at up to 2.1 amps.

The product fits easily into an adult hand and is relatively light. It’s rectangular and can slip easily into a pair of training shoes or some other suitable space in a suitcase.

Travel Cube is produced by Mayhem and is available in black, white or purple. It has a recommended retail price of £16.95 in the United Kingdom and is available from Prezzybox.com.

Travel Cube international travel adapter.
Travel Cube international travel adapter – three rectangular pins.

Travel Cube technical information

AC power rating of 6A maximum, 100 to 240V (660W max at 110V, 1380W max at 230V), 50/60Hz

USB ports have a power output of 2100mA, 5V

There is no AC-AC voltage conversion and no grounding.

Travel Cube international travel adapter - two flat pins.
Travel Cube international travel adapter – two flat pins.

 

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