Quick Take: When you're traveling internationally, you're probably more interested in experiencing the different culture, sights, and sounds of the country than thinking about voltage standards. However, in order to use any appliances, such as a hair dryer, while overseas, you'll want to bring the proper converter. The $30 Kensington power-plug adapter is compatible with both outlets and appliances in more than 150 different countries. Its travel-friendly size and weight (3.8 ounces) will cut down on luggage clutter too.
June 28, 2004 4:59 AM PDT