In this product review, I’m going to give you a brief look at three new products from Kensington. Each of these three products has been designed with travelers in mind, and will certainly benefit you on the road.
The three products are:
- Portable power outlet
- MicroSaver keyed retractable lock
- Travel plug adapter with USB charger
Portable power outlet
The Kensington portable power outlet is as the name implies, a portable power outlet.
The device is about 4″x3″ and has a 17″ grounded power cord designed to wrap around the unit itself for storage.
The device splits into 3 separate grounded outlets (one on the front, 2 on the rear) as well as two USB charger ports.
The power outlet even features an integrated surge protector with auto power shutdown and a fault indicator light.
The portable power outlet costs $24.99.
MicroSaver keyed retractable lock
The MicroSaver keyed retractable lock is a tiny notebook lock with a 4 foot retracting steel cable.
To lock your laptop, you simply extend the cable, loop it around something sturdy and use the Kensington lock port on your computer to lock things in place.
Of course, locks like this won’t provide you with 100% protection, but they certainly can delay thieves from removing your laptop. The lock comes with 2 keys and when you are not using it, the lock portion fits snugly inside the unit.
The MicroSaver keyed retractable lock costs $34.99
Travel plug adapter with USB charger
The Kensington travel plug adapter with USB charger is an ingenious little device.
The main unit features 4 different sets of retractable prongs, for various countries around the world. In total, these 4 sets of prongs allow the device to work in over 150 different countries.
Inside the device is a fuse, which should help protect you from overloading the circuits and plunging an entire floor of hotel rooms into total darkness.
The prongs lock in place when extended, and can retracted by pushing a button on the side.
What makes the travel plug adapter special though, is its ability to turn into an international USB charger. By removing the top portion of the adapter and replacing it with the included USB charger, you suddenly have a charger capable of working almost anywhere in the world. Unlike other international USB chargers, this one does not require you to carry a bag full of plug adapters along with you.
The travel plug adapter with USB charger costs $29.99.