This Must-Have Travel Accessory Is Only $16 for Prime Day Sometimes it's inexpensive accessories like a universal travel adapter that are the best items to pick up on Prime Day.

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On Prime Day a lot of the focus is on deals of more well-known gadgets, including Amazon and Apple devices, as well as TVs, security cameras and networking products. But sometimes it’s the small items — like a $16 universal travel adapter that I bought — that get overlooked. Sure, there’s only a $4 Prime Day discount on the Ougrand Worldwide Travel Power Adapter, but a discount is a discount and I needed one of these adapters for an international trip my kid was taking soon so he could charge his mobile devices abroad. 

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While the adapter plugs cover a wide variety of countries, including those in Europe and Africa, which was important for me, the key extra feature I was looking for was a USB-C connection to go along with the USB-A ports so he could use his USB-C to Lightning cable along with a USB-C to USB-C cable. The Ougrand was the cheapest one I could find with USB-C that had a decent amount of positive reviews on it. To be clear, this is a generic Chinese travel adapter that I haven’t tried personally, but for the price it seems decent enough.

I found a second Universal Travel Adapter from Tessan that has even more USB-C ports and I thought might be better. However, the shipping times were longer for that adapter and there were no user reviews on it, so I stuck with the Ougrand. But it seems worth considering if you’re not traveling right away. I may even get the Tessan before Prime Day ends on July 13.  


The Tessan Universal Travel Adapter (around $18) is also on sale for Prime Day. It features 3 USB-C ports.


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