Plugging you in
One might simply think "It's just another accessory that is needed to charge my device in this foreign land.", but the truth couldn't be any further from that.
Top 3 Travel Adaptors
Model: Unbranded Travel Adapter at dx.com
For: Travelers who have a tight budget, or those who do not care about brands as long as the product works.
To be honest, it is sketchy at best, but I bought one from dx.com before and it worked just fine, so I am not complaining. Though on some plugs, I found it to have a loose fitting where the power would cut off if I accidentally knocked onto it. It's useful for all the people out there who have a tight budget. The only downside that I can find from it is that it takes at least 4 weeks to deliver, which is just ridiculous to be honest. You can try ordering it here if you are still not deterred.
Model: Mojo Slim Universal Travel Adapter with USB
For: The ultralight packer who wants everything compact.
I have only recently heard of Mojo, as they have yet to gain a popular following or brand name such as Skross or Targus. But they seem to have come up with a really innovative design method which is unlike any of the adapters that I have seen. It certainly does look the most compact amongst all of our lineups. It also claims to charge your phone 2x the speed of that of a standard 500mAh USB output power charger. Now what's there not to like?
If you are interested, you can check it out here at ibattz, they are also selling it here.
Model: Skross Pro + USB World Adapter
For: Those who want the reassurances of a trusted brand and those who value quality over price.
This is one of the adaptors that I have been eyeing for a long time, but have yet had the chance to purchase due to it being way out of my budget. I have had the chance to use it once when I borrowed it from a bunkmate overseas, and I can honestly say that issues such as loose connections (as found in the dx.com model) are instantly abolished. I also like the ergonomic design of the adaptor, switching the plugs is a relatively smooth process without it jamming up like some of the cheaper models do. It is overall, a workhorse, one that will never fail you time and again.
You can read up more about it on their official website here, or view it on amazon.com here.