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This travel power adapter makes life so much easier for first-time travelers


I recently traveled overseas for the first time and had two major priorities when packing for my trip: packing as little as possible and staying connected while on the road. These priorities came together when I decided what kind of travel adapters to bring for the trip. I wanted an adapter that could charge all of my devices, that didn’t take up too much room in my suitcase, and that worked in every country I planned to visit.

Enter the Epicka All-in-One International Travel Adapter. This adapter was an absolute lifesaver during my trip. It’s lightweight at just 5.1 ounces (145 grams), compact and very utilitarian with six different loading options. The adapter costs just $23 and includes four USB-A ports, one USB-C port, and an AC outlet to charge all your devices. UK and Australian pricing is not available, but US pricing converts to around £20 and AU$35.

The adapter includes three different plugs — US/AU, UK, and EU — that work in over 150 countries. These sockets are extendable and retractable, which means you can easily store the block in your suitcase without worrying about the pins of the sockets. If I didn’t have this, I would have had to bring multiple packs and adapters to keep all of my devices charged and usable during my trip, taking up valuable space in my suitcase and increasing the chance of losing one (or more) of them.

I have stayed in very old hotels with very few outlets. Having the space for six different devices to charge at the same time was invaluable and ensured that my devices were always fully charged before a big day of exploring a new city. Plus, only needing one charger for my various cords meant I had one less thing to worry about when packing and repacking my suitcase, which was a welcome stress reliever during that travel.

However, this product is not without drawbacks. In some of the older hotels I have stayed in, the block proved a bit heavy for the outlets and had to be braced to avoid falling off overnight. Another frustration I’ve had with the outlet is that it doesn’t convert the outlet’s voltage. Although this was no problem for me as I was charging mostly smaller devices; a few of my fellow travelers have fried their hair dryers and other self-grooming devices when using the same device. The adapter has strong safety features to protect you and your devices, but not having to bring an extra converter or risk frying your devices would be one less worry.

Despite these minor frustrations, the Epicka adapter still made my international travels much easier. Traveling overseas for the first time can be stressful between making sure you have enough supplies and not overloading yourself at the same time, but it took a big worry off me.

CNET

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