As a bona-fide world traveler (yeah, I know — only 50 countries so far), I love to see new products that make life easier for gadget-toting travelers. Now Satechi has come out with a multi-tasker that should find its way into a lot of gizmo bags. The Smart Travel Router and Adapter (US$44.99 introductory price) is a mashup of that staple of international travel — the plug adapter — and a Wi-Fi router.

The charger adapter works in over 150 countries. It’s a plug adapter, so there’s no voltage/frequency conversion, but most modern electronics chargers work equally well on 220V/50Hz and 120V/60Hz systems. This gives you one AC power port and a 2.1A USB port that can be used simultaneously to charge a couple of devices.

The travel router is really useful, creating a IEEE 802.11n/g/b wireless network from an Ethernet connection. There are four router modes available, allowing everything from traditional secure router functions to acting as a network extender.

The Smart Travel Router and Adapter is available for purchase from Satechi’s website and Amazon.

Satechi makes world travel easier with Smart Travel Router and Adapter originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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