Product Review And Giveaway: PowerCube Rewirable International Travel Adapter

Thanks for taking some time to read my review of the PowerCube Rewirable, an interchangeable power adapter that you can use virtually anywhere.

This is part of a review series I’m doing in partnership with eBags.  As I finish reviewing each item I’ll be giving it away, either through my blog or social media.  Stay tuned for future reviews and giveaways.

What’s In The Box?

The PowerCube comes with a power adapter that allows you to plug in 4 standard power cords and charge two devices via USB.  You’ll also receive 4 travel adapters that allow the unit to be plugged into virtually any outlet around the world.

The device has a capacity of 16 amps.  You can daisy chain more than one PowerCube as long as you don’t exceed 16 amps of connected power needs.

PowerCube

PowerCube: What’s In The Box

The better question is what’s not in the box?  I was really surprised there was no cable to plug this into a power outlet.  Your only option as configured is to plug the unit directly into a wall outlet or other receptacle.  The PowerCube website points out that you may have an extra power cord lying around from an old computer or monitor that will work just fine with their adapter.

PowerCube

You might.  Heck, I might.  But I didn’t really want to spend time looking for it.  I did find the appropriate IEC power cord on Amazon for $7.95.  To get the max charging capacity out of the device, you’ll want a cord that’s rated to 14 AWG, which equates to 15 amps.  There are a bunch of 18 AWG cords on Amazon and Monoprice which equates to about 10 amps of capacity.

How Did It Work?

Other than the power cord issue, I really liked the device.  The receptacles on the device are very sturdy, easy to plug something into.  While it was easy to remove a plug, nothing fell out while I was using it.  Swapping out the travel adapters is super easy as well.

Both of the USB outlets on the device are 2.1 amp outlets.  That means quick charging for things like iPads and iPhones (or anything else you can plug in there).  I like that both are rated at 2.1, where some other devices I’ve had only offer one high-speed charging USB outlet.

Worth The Price?

The PowerCube Rewirable Travel Adapter is on sale right for $23.96 on eBags’ website.  I think that’s probably a reasonable price for a travel adapter that also doubles as an international adapter.    The regular price is listed at $29.95.  I’d likely pass on it at full price or at least look for more affordable alternatives.

How Can You Win It?

Just leave a comment here with your favorite brand of luggage.  I’ll pick a winner on Monday, so you have until Sunday evening, November 6th at 11:59 pm ET to enter.

You can enter one time each day.  For your second and subsequent entries, tell me one cool place you’ve traveled to or want to travel to.  We’ll compare notes on our favorites!

I hope you find this review useful.  I’ve got more coming shortly along with more giveaways, so stay tuned!

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114 Comments

  1. Been using Samsonite for years, never really see the need to change. However, as I travel more over the years, the bags do get worn down.

  2. Been using Samsonite for years, never really see the need to change. However, as I travel more over the years, the bags do get worn down.

  3. We found Ricardo of Beverly Hills rollaboards cheap at Costco and are getting a lot of use out of them. FWIW they get decent ratings in the most recent Consumer Repors.

  4. We found Ricardo of Beverly Hills rollaboards cheap at Costco and are getting a lot of use out of them. FWIW they get decent ratings in the most recent Consumer Repors.

    1. Mandrake, congrats on being randomly selected as the winner of the PowerCube eBags Giveaway! Shoot me an e-mail to ed -at- pizzainmotion dot com and I’ll get it in the mail to you. Thanks to everyone who participated. Don’t forget to jump into the next giveaway!

    1. Mandrake, congrats on being randomly selected as the winner of the PowerCube eBags Giveaway! Shoot me an e-mail to ed -at- pizzainmotion dot com and I’ll get it in the mail to you. Thanks to everyone who participated. Don’t forget to jump into the next giveaway!

  5. I love my tumi rolling duffel. I have taken it around the world, sotred wetsuits to business suits, rock climbing gear and it is big enough amd studyry enough to put an exhausted child on top and pull them too!

  6. I love my tumi rolling duffel. I have taken it around the world, sotred wetsuits to business suits, rock climbing gear and it is big enough amd studyry enough to put an exhausted child on top and pull them too!

  7. For what I’d like to buy, Tumi or Rimowa. For what I actually buy, TravelPro. They have good customer service and fixed a broken retracting handle when dropped off at a luggage store for free, despite the bag being several years old.

  8. For what I’d like to buy, Tumi or Rimowa. For what I actually buy, TravelPro. They have good customer service and fixed a broken retracting handle when dropped off at a luggage store for free, despite the bag being several years old.

  9. Thanks for the review. I may get one of those for travel to Spain next month rather than hope the hotel can help me.

    My Kelty backpack from college is still going strong. I pack light. And I’m cheap.

  10. Thanks for the review. I may get one of those for travel to Spain next month rather than hope the hotel can help me.

    My Kelty backpack from college is still going strong. I pack light. And I’m cheap.

  11. We and our Ricardo of Beverly Hills rollaboards are currently at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii. Food and drink prices are exorbitant but we snagged a bargain all-inclusive rate that takes the sting out of it. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

  12. We and our Ricardo of Beverly Hills rollaboards are currently at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii. Food and drink prices are exorbitant but we snagged a bargain all-inclusive rate that takes the sting out of it. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

  13. Cool travel place was Copenhagen, Denmark on a WOW special deal. Very compact walkable city. An hour train ride north plus a ferry boat can get you to Sweden as well.

  14. Cool travel place was Copenhagen, Denmark on a WOW special deal. Very compact walkable city. An hour train ride north plus a ferry boat can get you to Sweden as well.

  15. Monaco was amazing to visit…the gardens and grounds near the palace are beautiful. I would also like to take a long cruise around Australia and NZ when I retire.

  16. Monaco was amazing to visit…the gardens and grounds near the palace are beautiful. I would also like to take a long cruise around Australia and NZ when I retire.

  17. One of the more interesting places I’ve visited is Japan, especially the Hokkaido area. There’s seafood as far as the eye can see. I get to sample some of the weirdest sea creatures I’ve ever tried. Definitely an experience.

  18. One of the more interesting places I’ve visited is Japan, especially the Hokkaido area. There’s seafood as far as the eye can see. I get to sample some of the weirdest sea creatures I’ve ever tried. Definitely an experience.

  19. A month in Turkey, sailing with Turkish and American friends on a gulet, a traditional Turkish yacht, gave us an amazing glimpse of this varied country. Sadly, given the way the political winds are blowing, we probably won’t return.

  20. A month in Turkey, sailing with Turkish and American friends on a gulet, a traditional Turkish yacht, gave us an amazing glimpse of this varied country. Sadly, given the way the political winds are blowing, we probably won’t return.

  21. Hong Kong always fascinated me. From the food, the buildings, the people, the chaos. Always wanted to go back, but real life always held me back…

  22. Hong Kong always fascinated me. From the food, the buildings, the people, the chaos. Always wanted to go back, but real life always held me back…

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