A Power Adapter
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Developed by Masterspace, the Charwego is a Travel Adapter that offers the user a range of connection options that cover various of foreign currents in different countries. The Charwego is capable of working in over 200 countries. Initially launched on Kickstarter, this device was announced with an Early Bird price of £26 which would rise to £34 thereafter.
My review sample is decked out entirely in black, there is also a blue version of the unit, with matte silver logo and other information. The Charwego is cube-shaped in appearance with dimensions of 53 x 56 x 75 mm (D x W x H) in its compact state and weighs 153g. The combination of the Charwego's compact size, and its retractable power pole elements, means it is eminently suitable for packing away in a bag or case when you are travelling between different counties and their different power currents.
The various six faces of this cube-shaped device are used to arrange the different options available from the unit. The one face that remains free from any feature is that of the Perspex base on which the device can sit when not required. The front and rear faces of the Charwego contain the power input and throughput options covering geographical areas such as United Kingdom, USA, Europe and Australia / New Zealand with regards their current compatibility.
Depending upon your location you have access to Type A, I, C and G connections. These plug types cover the USA / Japan, 2-pole unearthed, Australia 2-pole unearthed, Korea / Germany 2-pole unearthed and UK 3-pole unearthed types of situations. These different types of plug arrangements initially sit within the body of the Charwego with any outward or inward movement being governed by slider controls positioned on the left side of the device. This slider feature is initially locked until released by a button on the right side. Due to the arrangement and set-up of the different sliders, only one can be currently unlocked so that incompatible plug types can not be brought into play at the same time.
As well as the main plug and throughput features, the Charwego also offers support for charging facilities for various USB supporting products. Arranged along the top of the Charwego, when in its upright position, are four standard USB ports for attaching various devices when they need recharging. Positioned centrally among these ports is an extra port of the latest Type C connection.
By combining the various USB options with the product's power input and throughput facilities, the Charwego should be able to handle up to six devices at the same time although you do need to take some care with the amount of power being required by certain power hungry devices. The multi-feeding and geographical adaptability of the Charwego is possible through the use of the Charwego's unique multi-charge fuse technology.
Built into the Charwego are features that include auto resetting fuse and the Baby Proofing security feature. The Charwego has been designed to deliver a fast, healthy charge, no matter how many gadgets it is servicing simultaneously. It is claimed that this device's capability includes dealing with Macbook Fast Charge and the technology used by Samsung device, however I have not been able to test these claims nor, due to the restriction of the pandemic and lockdown, I have only been able to test this device in a UK base environment but I have no reason to suspect the device will encounter problems in other countries.
For those unfamiliar with Masterspace, the product's developer, this is a Hong Kong based company which was founded in 2017. The members of the Masterspace team are from diverse background with a common passion for producing products that take up little space while offering the user a range of control elements. The Charwego certainly fits into this mantra.
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