When you’re traveling, it’s always important to go as light as possible. This is when multipurpose gadgets really come in handy. My favorites are ones that require me to use less outlets to charge more things. I’m rather happy to find this Plug Bug, which turns my boring old MacBook power adapter into an iPhone/iPad charger.
The neat thing about this is that plugs into your existing MacBook power adapter, and becomes a part of it. Sure, it does add a little extra bulk, but now you don’t have to search for another free outlet in your hotel room (which I’m always doing). You can also use it as a standalone charger if for some reason you are separated from your laptop, and still want to charge something. For $35, it might be a good addition to your travel bag.