The Macally PowerPal comes with the usual array of international converters, enabling you to convert US, European, or Asia-based plugs into a UK three-pronged plug format.

So far, so ordinary; where things get interesting is the Macally PowerPal's built-in USB connection and iPod/iPhone cable that enables you to charge up your iPhone or iPod without having to take your charger with you.

So with the Macally PowerPal you don't have to carry a separate iPhone or iPod charger with you when you're abroad. And you don't have to keep swapping over the plugs between your iPod charger and other devices. Worth a look.

OUR VERDICT

If you have an iPhone or iPod this will make life a lot easier when you’re abroad. If you’re going abroad you should consider getting a Macally PowerPal instead of a regular charger.