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SPY Guide: The Best Travel Chargers for International Jetsetters

The Best 3 Travel Chargers for
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* Different countries use different voltages and sockets
* Make sure you’re prepared with the right charger when traveling
* Buy it in advance to avoid higher prices at airport or hotel

Because different countries use different configurations and even different voltages in their standard wall sockets, keeping your devices charged and happy can easily become one of the biggest little frustrations in international travel. For those of us who travel overseas often, it really helps to have a selection of international adapters ready to grab and go (it’ll save you money and the headache of searching for the right adapters at the airport or hotel, too).

Here are some proven options that we’ve found to be among the best three travel chargers for international jet setters.

1. Allreli Intelligent 4-Port Wall Charger

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The Allreli 4-port wall charger is an intelligent international charging hub with plugs that fit US, UK, EU and Australian wall sockets. It features dual voltage technology and offers four separate USB ports. Two of the ports are 1.0-amp charging for phones and other small devices like Fitbits and Apple Watches, while the other two provide 2.4-amp charging for iPads and tablets.

  

2. Cooling Tech Travel Adapter

Cooling Tech all-in-one travel adapter

The Cooling Tech all-in-one international travel adapter is another compact and carry on-friendly choice. It offers three ports and can safely charge three devices simultaneously. It comes with US, UK, AUS/NZ and EU compatibility. The charging amps range from 1 to 2.4, letting it work well for iPads, tablets and smartphones. A sleek, fashionable design is another bonus and at just a little over 3 inches wide, it slips easily into your travel bag, purse and carry-on.

  

3. VLG Products Travel Adapter

VLG travel adapter

The VLG products travel adapter and charger is noteworthy in that it comes in a variety of fun bright colors and features a modern, Lego-like cube design. It’s also compact and easy to pack. It features dual USB ports and can plug in and power up in 150 countries thanks to its four different plug designs. The VLG products travel adapter also comes with a safety switch and spare fuse. It boasts international 110V-660W and 240V-1440W compatibility for different countries’ voltage requirements.

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