By Nick Caruso
on 1.24.13
Photo by Twelve South

During his 2011 WWDC keynote address, Steve Jobs, introducing the latest round of Cupertino gold, said over and over “It just works”, which is a pretty fair summation of what makes Apple products Apple products. But the problem with electronics, Apple or not, is they only work if they have power (your move, Tim Cook). To combat the global low-power epidemic, the Twelve South PlugBug World ($45) doubles your juicing capabilities to your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or MacBook anywhere there’s an outlet.

Powerful and red, the 2.1-Amp USB wall charger/adapter can function as a separate USB charging unit and charge iDevices faster than your computer’s USB port. Or, it can easily dock onto to your Macbook’s standard power supply to simultaneously charge a computer and an iThing. The five included wall adapters (contained in a nice little travel pouch) allow you to boost your batteries the world over, so you’ll never again miss an Italian Instagram opportunity or Singapore Skype date.