Outlet Adapter

Technology defines travel. It used to be all about postcards, travel journals and finding yourself, but can you ever now feel relaxed abroad without knowing you can charge-up your stash of tech? A universal travel adaptor is essential for any and all trips abroad, and whether you’re sharing your trip with a smartphone, tablet, laptop, headphones, camera or Bluetooth speaker (not forgetting toothbrush, curling irons and travel kettle), you might as well as good one. Don’t be an idiot at the airport, where universal travel adaptors are expensive and basic. Get it sorted before you set-off on your travels with our collection of the very best around. The best travel adapters have USB sockets, so charging up phones, tablets and other portable devices should be fairly convenient. But they’re not all equal. Most will have at least a couple of USB slots; check they’re rated 2.4V, which will refuel your phone faster, and means it can cope with a tablet, too. Better still, look for Quick Charge 3.0 (QC 3.0), which does it ever faster. If you have a laptop that charges via USB-C, look for a travel adaptor with built-in USB-PD (USB Power Delivery), which can send 100W into a laptop.