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Twist is a ultra-portable universal adapter for MacBook with optional 4 USB charging ports, universal outlet and easy to use design.
Twist is a ultra-portable universal adapter for MacBook with optional 4 USB charging ports, universal outlet and easy to use design.
Twist is a ultra-portable universal adapter for MacBook with optional 4 USB charging ports, universal outlet and easy to use design.
552 backers pledged CA$ 36,226 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Twist?

Twist is a ultra-portable universal adapter designed to work with the MacBook adapter. It offers much more functions than the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit and makes charging your mobile devices much easier. Some of its functions include, 4 USB ports for charging, universal outlet and the intuitive twist-to-change adapter type design.

Twist Plus by OneAdaptr - One World One Adapter
Twist Plus by OneAdaptr - One World One Adapter
Twist Plus - Universal Adapter
Twist Plus - Universal Adapter

Press Coverage

TWIST - GIGA APPLE
TWIST - GIGA APPLE
   

Origin of the Idea

Like many of you, we frequently travel both for work and for pleasure and we often have problems keeping all our devices + the MacBook charged because we could never find enough sockets or the right adapter plug when most needed. During recent trip to London, it got so bad that we had to charge using a socket in the lobby in addition to ones in our rooms. We started looking for an adapter that works anywhere in the world, has plenty USB ports for charging and fits a MacBook adapter. We couldn’t find anything on the market and thus the idea for Twist was born.

Twist Plus - Perfect for Travel
Twist Plus - Perfect for Travel

Why we called it Twist

We wanted to create a design that includes all the above features, while being compact and intuitive to use. After much trial and error, we found that a round design was the best way to achieve a compact and robust structure. We encountered many difficult challenges to create a universal adapter that can be turned, which is also compact and reliable. Twist went through 2 generations of design revision before we settled on a design that we like.

Twist Plus - Design Concept
Twist Plus - Design Concept
Twist Plus - Design Diagram
Twist Plus - Design Diagram
Twist Plus - Design Diagram
Twist Plus - Design Diagram

Different Types of Twist

Twist will come in 4 different flavors. Twist Plus types can be used with MacBook adapter while Twist works as standalone. 

Twist Plus - All Types
Twist Plus - All Types

Plus means ability to connect directly to MacBook Adapter

Twist Plus - Product Feature Table
Twist Plus - Product Feature Table

*Universal outlet means ability for other adapter to plug in to Twist Plus World Adapt.

Twist Types

Twist Plus World Charging Station
Twist Plus World Charging Station
Twist World Charging Station
Twist World Charging Station
Twist Plus World Adapter
Twist Plus World Adapter
Twist Plus - MacBook World Adapter
Twist Plus - MacBook World Adapter

Less Clutter

Twist reduces the clutter in your luggage by combining a universal adapter and USB charging port to fit a MacBook. Not only you can now have more space for other items, but you are less likely to forget to bring the right adapter as you have everything in one single device. 

This is what you may need to bring on a trip.

Twist Plus - Less to bring to your travel
Twist Plus - Less to bring to your travel

Twist replaces everything in the picture above and give you a a much simpler way to travel. Less to bring means less likely you will forget something and more room for other items.

Twist Plus - Less Clutter
Twist Plus - Less Clutter

Plenty of ports and power

We' all have the experience of too many devices and not enough chargers. With a 20W 4 Amp and 4 USB ports, Twist has plenty of power to charge multiple device quickly. This is important as you don’t have to wait to finish charging one device before charging another and you can finish charging quicker.

Twist Plus - Enough Power to Meet Your Needs
Twist Plus - Enough Power to Meet Your Needs

Current status:

We started developing Twist in February and created the first generation of Twist around May. It was a pass-through design that was not as useful and it only had only one port. We felt we could make Twist smaller and better. After 4 months, we were able to redesign Twist’s build, which resulted in reduced size and more USB ports and higher power output.

Twist Plus - Prototypes
Twist Plus - Prototypes

Stretch Goal

If we reaching 50K, then we will include  2 high quality flat USB cable for fast and tangle free charging for every Twist.

If we hit 75K, then we will also throw in an easy-to-carry porch specially designed with the cables for each Twist.

Twist Plus - Stretch Goals
Twist Plus - Stretch Goals

Why we need your help?

The redesign took more time and capital than we anticipated but we felt it was a necessary step to make Twist better. The Twist design is all finished and is undergoing final testing. When that happens, Twist will be ready for small batch production and then mass production. However, we cannot go to mass production yet because we need your pledge to get the first batch of production going and get the cost down from our supplier.

Twist Plus - Timeline
Twist Plus - Timeline

Team Membesr:

Our team members has over 20 years of collective experience with designing and building power adapter, surge protectors and other power related products.

Rene Hendriksen - Engineer

Michael Ma - Product Manager

Peter Ho -  Supply Chain and Manufacturing Expert

Risks and challenges

The design has been done and went through 2 generations of updates with several prototypes built. We are in the process of getting the injection mold finished and getting ready for small batch production. The risk is that the injection mold process takes longer than we like and may need some revisions, but the primary design and testing are already done. We have functional prototypes on hand and will provide more updates as we go. The other risk is that we can’t get enough funding to get it produced efficiently and cost effectively and we may have to take a loss ourselves, but that is the inherent risk of a KickStarter project.

In addition, we cannot know custom laws of every country, we will do our best to send the package as you indicated but we cannot be responsible for custom delay, tax, duty or any liability stem from your country's custom process.

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    Pledge CA$ 22 or more About $19

    One TWIST Plus MacBook World Adapter. Small, versatile and great for traveling. Additional ones are 22. Limit up to 4. Color Choice: White

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    One TWIST Plus World Adapter. Simplify your travel with the addition of universal outlet, and USB port. Additional ones are 28. Limit up to 4. Color Choice: White, Orange.

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    One TWIST World Charging Station. Great way to travel for our non-MacBook user friends. Additional ones are 28. Limit up to 4.. Color Choice: White, Black

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    *Early Bird Special* One TWIST Plus World Charging Station. Less clutter and more power and ports! Color Choice: White, Yellow

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    One TWIST Plus World Charging Station. A World Traveler Adapter with 20W 4.0Amp Output and Four USB Ports. Additional ones are 35. Limit up to 4. Color Choice: White, Yellow

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    *Early Bird Special* Family Pack of Two TWIST Plus World Charging Station. Double the Fun! Share it with a friend, a family member or someone who just want a good deal!

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    Family Pack of One TWIST World Charging Station and One TWIST Plus World Adapter. Share it with a friend, a family member or someone who just want a good deal!

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    Super Pack of Four Twist adapter. You decide what combination of Twist / Twist Plus you want and in your designated color. Pick 4 of any combination!

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    Super Pack of Ten Twist adapter. The more the merrier! You decide what combination of Twist / Twist Plus you want and in your designated color. Pick 10 of any combination.

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    Right to distribute to your country and a visit to Oneadaptr team in hong Kong. It is a great way to help Twist get started and be part of Twist future.

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