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on August 30, 2015
Its a good device for travller
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on September 19, 2014
I have used both the old and updated versions of the Mocreo universal adapter.

I was particularly interested in how well the USB charging ports performed. Information on this was very vague on both the Amazon descriptions and Mocreo's website. I spoke directly with Mocreo who's responses were a little tough to understand (don't think English was their first language), but from what I was told, the older model has a 2.1A+1A setup vs. the newer model which has a 2.1A + 2.1A setup. I know this contradicts itself slightly with the description that says the newer USB goes up to 2.5A, but its what they told me.

I also tried to understand how the iPad vs. Note USB ports varied on the newer model - I was told that they are identical.
There's lots of info on the web about how iPad usb chargers have a different 'pin configuration' (involving the D+ & D- pins), and that this configuration is required to get full charging speed.
I tested the newer model using an iPad and a PortaPow usb voltage/current tester, and I believe that Mocreo is wrong; these 2 ports are technically different. The iPad port charged the iPad at ~1.99A (the OEM charger charges it at ~2.27A FYI), but the Note USB port charged it at ~0.47A. (I was not able to run a similar test on the older model).

Out of curiosity I also ran a similar test on both my Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4 using 2 different charger/cable combinations (this is likely more info than many of you will be interested in):

Samsung Galaxy S4 (using stock Nexus 7 charger & cable):
OEM Charger = 1.37A
Note USB Port = 0.86A
iPad USB Port = 0.86A

Samsung Galaxy S4 (stock Galaxy S4 charger & cable):
OEM Charger = 1.28A
Note USB Port = 0.47A
iPad USB Port = 0.47A

Samsung Galaxy S3 (stock Nexus 7 charger & cable):
OEM Charger = 1A
Note USB Port = 1A
iPad USB Port = 0.42A

Samsung Galaxy S3 (stock Galaxy S4 charger & cable):
OEM Charger = 1A
Note USB Port = 0.7A
iPad USB Port = 0.42A

Lots of info here, but what this shows is that
a) the newer Mocreo can provide 2A via USB under the right circumstances (i.e. the iPad experiment)
b) the Note USB port is different from the iPad port
c) the Mocreo could provide the same current as the stock charger for the S3 (in 1 of the 2 scenarios), but not the S4
d) the USB cable used does make a difference.

Other misc comments:
- The newer model holds a US 2-pin adapter much more securely that the older model which is great.
- The newer model black version comes in a matt textured finish which is much easier to scratch up. The newer white model comes in a standard plastic finish which I much prefer - it won't end up looking as beaten up after travels as the black.
- The newer model has separate prongs for US and Aust/China, whereas the older model used the same prongs (they just rotated to fit each country)...not certain if this makes much difference.
- Obviously the newer model has a built in fuse (and comes with a spare), whereas the older model doesn't.

Overall the newer model feels much more solidly built than the old and I'm very happy with it.
Compared to the competition, the price is better as is its USB power output.
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on January 16, 2016
I used this for 3 weeks in 5 different countries (Iceland, Scotland, Sweden, Netherlands, and the US) and didn't have a problem in a single one. I mainly used it for my laptop and phone (USB ports and turbo charger wall converter) but I also let a few people from other countries use it with no issues. It's pretty compact, like a stack of two or three decks of playing cards, and the retracting plugs are very useful for saving space. There's a bright blue LED to indicate it's working and it comes with a spare fuse which is nice.

Note: This is an adapter not a converter. From my experience the USB ports will safely convert US/UK/EU currents to charge a phone BUT the main plugs don't, so you'll need a converter if you want to plug in a hairdryer or something.

Most laptop cables comes with a converter (the black rectangular thing on the charging cable) so they'll probably be OK, but you definitely want to check what your laptop is rated for with where you're visiting. It should say somewhere on the black box "INPUT: X-Y Volts, A-B Amps", as long as where you're travelling falls within those two ranges you're golden.

Please let me know if this review was helpful.

Happy Travels
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on January 18, 2016
I recently bought two of these and traveled throughout Southeast Asia for about three weeks. I only had my phones with me so I always used the USB ports to charge.

The good:
The adapters worked flawlessly. It was simple and easy to select the right shape and the adapter was able to fit nicely into the electrical outlets and the USB ports worked just fine.

The bad:

In parts of Asia (parts of Cambodia for example), they use Type A plugs (like US plugs). The major difference is that both prongs of the plug are straight (compared with the slightly bulbous end of one of the prongs in the US). This, coupled with less-than-stellar construction standards, means that anything plugged into the outlets there will be slightly wobbly.

This is a huge problem for this adapter because it's so huge and heavy (compared with a standard plug) that it often teeters on the edge of unplugging itself.

I don't consider it to be super detrimental to my experience with the adapter as a whole, but be aware that the adapter is quite large and certain outlets may not like that very much.
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on January 30, 2018
This is a device that really needs more attention, because it can be a real game changer for people like me who live in a space that has weak wi-fi in some areas due to walls and distance. In my house, our router is in the hallway in the middle, but near the back and front, the signal can get very weak and it's annoying. So this product is exactly what I was looking for, to boost the signal for all my many devices.

Out of the box this thing is great. Its form factor is about what you would hope, it's simple, with one button. It's all controlled via an app on your phone, which was easy to set up and really walked me through the process.

I did have an issue with the instructions, which were fine but were obviously written by someone with English as their second language. Everything was so straightforward though that this didn't matter much. However, the QR code in the instructions to download the app went nowhere so I had to do a search online for it. A small detail but you guys might want to look into that.

Once installed, in the back room of my house I went from two stuttering bars to a full four bars, and everything I wanted to do was easy.

Keep in mind, though, that it only works with 2.4Ghz signals, so if your router only has 5Ghz it might not work for you? I didn't have a problem however.

All in all a great product for the price, and a welcome addition to my information hungry household.
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on April 11, 2015
Nicely designed adapter (current passes through, it does not change the voltage) I used this for a week in the UK with the entire family's devices. Most of the time we had both USB charging ports occupied and a charger or transformer for some other electronic device plugged in too. Most chargers/transformers are actually 110-250V/50Hz-60Hz and just need a plug adapter for world use and this fits the bill. I would prefer that the swing out ground prong was functional instead of a plastic stabilizer but it was not an issue. The spare fuse is very handy as the adapter will not run (for long) a 1500 watt portable hair dryer (oops), use an inexpensive 3-prong unfused adapter with high wattage devices.

Pros: Convenient to use; Dual USB charging ports; Includes replacement fuse; Blue LED shows power.

Cons: Max 6 amps won't work with a hair dryer; Slightly bulky, it's about half the height of a soda can.
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on February 12, 2018
After getting my Echo Dot I considered several wifi items but finally opted to order this one. Very reasonably priced compared to many other wifi enabled devices. I LOVE IT!! It's so nice to have a light turned on across the room without having to get up and mess with it. I am disabled and I also do a lot of crafting and art, so I'm not always able to do get it when I need the extra light. It definitely makes working and moving around the house so much easier. I will be buying more of these along with a few other wifi enabled devices.
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on July 27, 2015
Took this on a trip to Europe this summer and never had to worry about plug compatibility. I primarily used the EU plug and powered by mobile electronics from the built in USB ports. Extremely convenient!

There were only a couple downsides to this: First, while it is extremely versatile, the price you pay is in bulk. Given that it is a simple adapter and not a converter, if you are traveling to a specific destination, a much smaller dedicated EU adapter, for example, could provide the same functionality in a much smaller package. Of course the flip side is that no matter where I travel in the future, I won't need to purchase any additional adapters. Second, the blue light on the unit is quite bright. This worked out alright for me, as the available plugs in the hotels I stayed in were in odd locations away from the bed, and indeed, it was helpful as a nightlight when moving from hotel to hotel every few days and needing to adjust to new surroundings, but it would be a little annoying to have the bright blue light on if you were charging your phone next to the bed overnight, for example.
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on May 19, 2014
The charger is a 1. Converter - but only for AC to USB. I even use mine at home to get two USB devices on one plug. If you want a 220 to 110 converter, look elsewhere for something that weighs a few pounds and is big. But what are you taking on vacation that does not convert its own power? 2. It is a plug Adaptor that goes to and from every plug you would think of adapting. You must use it with a device that can take the current of the wall plug (and almost all electronic power supplies can take almost all wall currents). 3. All this in a cube about the side of two baby blocks. I now leave several power supplies and adaptors at home (like my cell phone and Kindle power supplies and the two adapters I need to go from the UK to mainland Europe)
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on January 18, 2016
Worked for me when I went to Europe. I used to to charge my laptop and cell phone mostly. It does support US plugs with and without a ground plug attached, however I believe your electronics will not be truly grounded when using this plug.

One complaint is that it is bulky, and tends to nearly fall out of the outlet because of this. Depending on your outlet (for example, if its not particularly tight fitting) you may need to put some sort of support under this when using it so it doesn't fall out of the outlet. However, I somewhat expected this. I don't think there is a way to make the plug universal without it being a little bulky.

My second complaint is that the plastic tabs used to pull the adapters in and out feel cheap. That being said, the adapter held up just fine on a one week trip.
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