Innergie mCube Slim Super Compact Universal Adapter ReviewWritten by Joanna Butler on May 25, 2011 · Filed under Review, Tech
As a girl geek I get excited about impressive tech, but even more excited when I come across a gadget that is as slick-looking as its specs. That’s what happened when I came across the Innergie mCube Slim Super Compact Universal Adapter.
As you can see, the mCube’s body is an Apple-like white with pleasing rounded corners, and small enough to slip into a pocket or slot in a laptop bag. It’s reminiscent of My Passport portable hard drives; extremely light and is quite frankly a great little gadget.
It comes with a gadget bag to hold the cable (don’t worry – this is a US cable in the photo, but UK cables are usually packed when bought in the UK), the many tiny adapters for all your gadgets and a little manual. The whole lot fits really well into the cleverly-designed bag, which has two zipped pockets on each side allowing it to fold or bend for easy packing into laptop bags etc. Very tidy design for travelling light.
When I got hold of this gadget, I did the only thing any self-professed geek would: take it on the road and show some other geeks! We all cooed at its beauty and clever packing. HOWEVER [why is there always a downside?!] we just couldn’t find the magic reason to choose this charging device over 1 or two existing charger cables for our devices.
I personally have a bit of experience with wireless charging devices, and know that there are always drawbacks to any charging device [especially when the aforementioned actually needs a cable and plug!] but, there are usually fairly clear advantages to having them such as convenience. This universal adaptor was still fairly big once packed. I was surprised by this – the total packing size in the bag was about the same as my laptop charger cable and adaptor. I DO travel with gadgets sometimes like a phone and camera, but even the extra cables for those weren’t too much bigger or heavier than the adaptor.
My guess is that this Innergie mCube Slim universal adapter will be invaluable for those who must carry many gadgets everyday. I’m lucky as rarely need to, and am within reach of resident adaptors frequently enough not to need to worry about this. But if I was on the road for more than a few days, this this would be a handy gadget and save on luggage space etc.