Twelve South Launches PlugBug Slim USB-C Charger

Twelve South today announced a new addition to its PlugBug charger lineup with the launch of the PlugBug Slim, a new 20W USB-C charger that's useful for travel with its thin design.

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Priced at $24.99, Twelve South describes the PlugBug Slim as a space-saving charger that's 0.67 inches thick (17mm), so it better blends into the wall and fits into tight spaces where furniture might be close to an outlet.

The prongs of the PlugBug Slim are designed to fold down so that it can be tucked into a pocket or slipped into a bag or purse when on the go, and there's a small light at the bottom to let you know when your device is charging.

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The PlugBug Slim is a GaN charger, and while there are many GaN charging options on the market now with compact designs, there are fewer that have focused on a slimmer profile for small spaces. At 20W, the PlugBug Slim works with the iPhone models and offers fast charging, charges up the iPad, and supports the HomePod mini.

Twelve South's PlugBug Slim can be purchased from the Twelve South website for $24.99.

Top Rated Comments

triton100 Avatar
13 months ago
Interesting… my eyes read this as they launch a new Butt Plug.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ent Avatar
13 months ago

Interesting… my eyes read this as they launch a new Butt Plug.
I think we’d all be very disturbed by your browsing history ??
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
13 months ago
This looks really nice, and not exorbitantly-priced.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
urgs Avatar
13 months ago

This isn't powerful enough to charge a 2021 iPad Pro, right?
Why are you asking?

First:it's the same 20W as the original charger delivers
Second: you can even charge your MacBook Pro with a small 5W charger. It takes a few hours but it works.
Third: slower charging generally ends in a longer battery life, so you should charge your devices at full supported speed, only if really needed (thankfully, Apple had built in some intelligence in their charging electronics, to regulate the charging power based on your usual needs)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpb Avatar
13 months ago

i love how its written no where that the cable is not included. I found a listing on amazon where its more obvious that its the plug only. Really misleading the way twelvesouth pictures it on their main site imo.
From the FAQ on the website:

Where can I buy the cable that goes with PlugBug Slim?
PlugBug Slim can be used with the USB-C cable that comes with your iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 (all models) or USB-C iPad. Need an extra? You can purchase from Apple.com ('https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MX0K2AM/A/usb-c-to-lightning-cable-1-m?fnode=10575ef0618a11d2c0ba0536cf7d52b2ff7d13468d017f81a071c6f2808752f27f361d7323d404d4bc125d8024d340d1d9e16c79eb6a96063b20f75c649077ee33216d277be3873ddf1eebc98d02cd04900451460a30aba849b1d08ca79b72be').
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElectricPotato Avatar
13 months ago

Interesting… my eyes read this as they launch a new Butt Plug.
Ooh, that's gonna stick.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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