“Apple’s MagSafe power connector for MacBooks is revolutionary (except for a few issues, that is) but true mobile technologists spend a lot of time between wall power outlets and the lack of MagSafe adapters for cars and airplanes is starting to become a liability,” Jason D. O’Grady blogs for ZDNet. “Maybe Apple doesn’t want us to use our MacBooks and MacBook Pros on the road?”
O’Grady writes, “Granted, the MagSafe power connector is a complicated beast. The boxy connector end is made of 14 discrete parts and probably difficult to manufacture, but if Apple expects to position their notebooks as true mobile computers they need to offer a 12-volt power plug (for cars) and an EmPower in-seat power plug (for commercial aircraft).”
“…Third-party developers aren’t able to create MagSafe accessories without Apple’s blessing. If Apple isn’t going to let third parties (like Madsonline, Lind, BTI, SmartDisk, Kensington) under the kimono, they need to develop an auto/airline adapter of their own – soon,” O’Grady writes.
Full article here.
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