The Satechi Smart Travel Router might just be the most useful travel adapter ever made. Not only can it plug into a wall socket pretty much anywhere in the world, it can also charge your iPhone and create a wireless network.
The Smart Travel Router has various prong configurations, just like any other adapter, letting you plug any AC-powered device into any wall. But it also packs a USB port into its tiny cuboid body, as well as a wireless router. And what a great idea that is. Now you can plug your hotel room’s Ethernet cable into this router and share one connection between all your devices. Or you can create a network that lets all your devices talk to each other, even when there’s no internet connection.
Or you can use it as a wireless extender, or as a client, adding Wi-Fi reception to a device that doesn’t have its own radio.
Finally, this mini marvel only costs $50, making it a rather attractive proposition for the frequent traveler. Available now.