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A sleek travel companion to keep you charged on the go

02.12.2016
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The Mu Charger range is an award winning super-slick suite of USB chargers with an innovative twist. They all fold perfectly flat!

Ideal for the traveller that needs to power devices but is short on space, the Mu range comprises three UK specific products for domestic travellers, and two international variants with swappable regional plug heads for jetsetters.

The novel twisting pins is at the heart of the product and enabled the size reduction where bulk previously prevailed

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A British innovation for a British problem

The UK plug has had it’s current from factor for over 50 years and came about when portability was not a top priority. With its three-pin formation it is one of the biggest plugs in the world.

These days mobile devices are the norm and access to power on the move is an absolute necessity. It was this change in behavior and an unfortunate scratch to a new laptop that drove Min-Kyu Choi and Matthew Judkins to bring a solution to the market from their London studio. The Duo started work on the first sketch of what is now the Mu Classic back in 2009 and the concept proved to be an instant hit with design enthusiasts. In 2010 the concept won the Design of the Year Award at the Design Museum in London. The Founders went on to present the first versions of the Mu ‘Folding Plug’ to HRH Queen Elizabeth as an example of British design excellence.

A few years later the product came a reality. The international variant – The Mu Worldwide Traveller – received the Best Accessory of the Show Award at Mobile World Congress and a Red Dot Award in 2016.

With 50 countries using the UK style plug including Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia the Mu is not just a solution for the British Isles. Extending this to the Mu International variant extends the scope of eth product to over 200 countries.

From a small idea, a global facing product was born.

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The Mu Range

All of the product are compatible with all USB charged device including smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and cameras.

Blending with its beautiful design, every Mu product includes an auto detect-chip that recognizes the device it is charging and optimises the charge time accordingly.

And as for size, every Mu folds to a pocket size 14mm.

The UK range has three flavours:

  • The Classic – A 1Amp Charger which is ideas for small devices
  • The Duo – A Two port USD charger to connect to two devices at once
  • The Tablet – A powerful 2.4Amp single port with a lightning cable, ideal for energy thirsty devices such as tablets

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The International range has an interchangeable plug-head system and includes a UK, a US and a European plug attachment. The two flavours are:

  • The Worldwide Traveller – A Two port USD charger to connect to two devices at once
  • The Worldwide Traveller MFi – A powerful 2.4Amp single port with a lightning cable, ideal for energy thirsty devices such as tablets

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What’s next?

Watch this space for new Mu models. In the pipeline is a series of Type-C and more powerful USB chargers all incorporating the quality and elegance of the original design.