Product review – Jackson International Travel Adaptor

Decisions! Decisions! Which adaptor to use when going to just one country or multiple? Why take a multi-country adaptor when going to say, just the UK, instead of a single use one? And there is one simple explanation.

On long-haul flights, I will nearly always have a stopover at say Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong etc. This means I don’t have to worry about having an adaptor for these stopover countries because the Jackson covers all of them.

What I liked about the Jackson Travel Adaptor is that for us Australians (and New Zealanders), it’s perfect for anywhere across the World – in fact, 150 countries. As I mostly want to recharge my phone, the clever USB outlet at the top is ideal.
Features that I found were useful for me were:
  • There is an on/off switch and power indicator on the side, which lets me know the adaptor is on.
  • Lightweight
  • The two USB charging outlets.
  • Didn’t know this until later, but it has a surge protected.

It’s also nice to know that this adaptor has been approved by the Australian electrical standards here in Australia.

The only downside is I’d suggest you have a play with it first and pull it apart a few times as I got frustrated after a few minutes of not working out how to find a particular plug. Once I worked it out, it was fine but I got a little antsy at the beginning.

Apple plug to the adaptor to Egypt plug

Size: 75mm x 55mm x 45mm

Weight: 120g

Price – at the time of this review the travel adaptor is $28.00.

Colour options – None. It’s white.

Bonus – Two USB ports on the top of the adaptor which works with all @Apple products.

Where to purchase – I bought mine from a supermarket and they are available at many similar stores across Australia.

Rating – 100-240v VAC 2.5 amp 2400 watts, input 50hz

NOTE: This is a travel adaptor and does not convert voltage. Make sure you check the supply voltage and the voltage required by your appliance. If they differ, then an appropriate transformer must be used.

SECOND NOTE: Only use this for your mobile phone, your camera and tablets/laptops as they are two pins they don’t require earth. However, three pin products like a hair dryer shouldn’t be used with this.

Now it’s your turn.

What is your favourite travel adaptor and why?

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