“The MagSafe power adapter has probably saved me from injury — I trip on my cords often — on more than a few occasions,” Dong Ngo writes for CNET. “But with Apple’s notebooks now going all USB-C, new MacBooks are no longer made with MagSafe adapters.”
“For an accident-prone guy like me, that’s a scary thought. While charging your computer through an USB-C port is cool and convenient, if you happen to step on the cable, you could send your machine flying, doing some serious damage,” Ngo writes. “The Griffin BreakSafe USB-C cable [US$29.99 at Amazon] is designed to prevent just that.”
“The cable is spec’ed to charge any USB-C device (including non-Apple products, such as the Google Chromebook) that requires 60 watts or less of power, so it’s not ideal for the 85 watt 15-inch MacBook Pro (though it worked in my trial),” Ngo writes. “And it would be nice to have it in colors other than black, something that maybe matches the MacBooks’ colors. But for less than $40, this is a great accessory that will likely save your computer more often than you might imagine, especially if you have a small child.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This is a brilliant idea, if we don’t say so ourselves.
Now, we would love to see a tiny MagSafe adapter cap (or very short corded adapter) that sticks into the USB-C port for MagSafe power cords. That way we don’t have to regress in the name of progress. — MacDailyNews Take, March 11, 2015, two days after the new MacBook was unveiled