PlugBug Gives iPad Users a Faster Way to Charge Up - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

As we continue to immerse ourselves in more and more technology that means more gadgets fighting for power from so few outlets. While taking turns powering up your devices is always an option, tech startup Twelve South adopts a sharing philosophy. The company’s latest product is the PlugBug, which lets users charge two devices at once via a unique power adapter.

MacBook or MacBook Pro users can transform their existing single adapters into a dual power source for their iPad, iPhone, iPod or any other USB-based device by simply snapping on the PlugBug and connecting it to a wall socket as usual. The bonus of using the 10-watt device instead of the USB port on your computer is faster charge time due to being connected directly to the main power source. The PlugBug can also be used separately to charge devices without being connected to a MacBook or MacBook Pro, which makes for even less clutter. And for frequent flyers there’s a special power adapter plug-in that converts the adapter for use with international power sources.

The PlugBug retails for $35 and is available online at

Check out the PlugBug in action below.

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Anslem Samuel

Anslem Samuel, Senior Producer, has been a culture critic and entertainment journalist for over 10 years. After a four-year stint as Culture Editor at The Source, the New York native became the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Ave, an independent quarterly publication that combined entertainment, social issues and politics. From there, he served as the Senior Editor for XXL magazine for three years before moving up the ranks to Digital Content Director for Also heading up an award-winning relationship blog, he now brings his lifestyle expertise to