If you peruse on Amazon, there's pages and pages of them (600k+ to be exact). If you look in the fine print, majority of them are made in China. Nothing against that really (hey, I was technically made in China). BUT...once you see horrific footage of Chinese-made electronics causing many fatal fires, you may think twice. After all, isn't the cost of your life worth a few extra bucks?
It's really a no brainer, even TUMI offers the Skross adapter. But why pay double when you can buy the original (via Amazon) for way less? Call me a believer, but I try to live by this religiously-- "you buy cheap, you buy twice." I don't expect to be replacing this adapter anytime soon as it's substantially well-made. The only drawback I see to the adapter is the size (and that's really nitpicking). But what a small price to pay for piece of mind.
- All of the pieces stack together neatly.
- Swiss-made and award-winning design (Red dot design winner 2010).
- Supports over 150 countries. 2 & 3 pole compatible.
- Comes with 1 year warranty.
- The adapter is quite hefty and slightly bulky (weighs about ~ 7 ounces | 2.8"x 2.2" x 2.6").
- Not a power converter!
P.S. If you are visiting Japan with electronics purchased from the US, you mostly likely don't need an adapter with basic electronics (iphone/ ipod/ camera chargers with 2-prong/ 3-prong plugs work directly. But to be safe, always double check compatibility from your instruction manuals).