Twelve South PlugBug Slim Charger REVIEW | MacSources

3 min readSep 23, 2021

Charge your devices with a slim, efficient charger from Twelve South.

A few weeks ago, my family and I went on a short vacation. We rented a house on a beach and just spent a few days relaxing. Since we were trying to travel as light as possible, I wanted to downsize the chargers I was packing. The problem was that I had to make sure I had chargers that could accommodate enough power for several different devices. The PlugBug Slim from Twelve South ended up being a great option because it provides up to 20W of power to connected devices. That was perfect for charging both my iPad Pro and my iPhone 12 Pro.


The PlugBug Slim is an ultra-thin — the first, in fact, from Twelve South — USB-C wall charger. It’s designed to charge iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and HomePods. The charger is only 0.67 inches thick, which makes it very convenient in tight spaces. It’s perfect to use behind nightstands or desks and as a bonus, the prongs fold flat for traveling. The charger is GaN-powered and it provides 20W of USB-C charging. The PlugBug Slim is compatible in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Japan as well as other countries that use the Type-A US-style plug. The charger can also charge MacBooks, but higher wattage USB-C chargers are recommended for the best performance.


  • Height: 3.08 inches
  • Width: 1.4 inches
  • Depth: 0.64 inches
  • Weight: 0.1 lbs
  • Compatibility: Apple MagSafe Charger, Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • Port: 1 x USB-C
  • Socket: UL
  • Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz
  • Power Output: Type-C: 5.0V/3A, 9.0V/2.22A(20W Max)
  • What’s in the Box: PlugBug Slim, Owner’s Manual


The PlugBug Slim comes in a standard Twelve South branded box. It’s mostly white, but there is a nice image on the front of the box that showcases the product. The…


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