Griffin's Quick-Release BreakSafe Cable Gives MagSafe Powers To USB-C

Griffin's Quick-Release BreakSafe Cable Gives MagSafe Powers to USB-C

If you love the USB Type-C port on Apple's 12" MacBook but miss the quick release MagSafe power connector that probably saved your old MacBook's life on many occasions, Griffin now has a simple way to get it back. The functionality behind the company's new 1.8m BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable, available come April for $US40 ($55), will almost certainly be familiar to MacBook users. The end of the cable that plugs into your 12" MacBook's USB-C port, or the USB-C power port on any laptop, features a magnetic connection that will easily break when put under sudden strain. So if someone trips over your MacBook's power cable, the magnetic connection will instantly separate instead of yanking your expensive hardware off a table.

Griffin's Quick-Release BreakSafe Cable Gives MagSafe Powers to USB-C

The magnetic connector is only 1cm deep so you can leave it connected to your laptop without it being too much of a nuisance -- unless you need to plug in another USB-C device and only have the one at your disposal. But Griffin's not to blame for your ultra-compact laptop's port shortcomings.

[Griffin Technology]


    I think USB Type-C should have had this from the start as part of the standard. Hopefully someone makes a much slimmer adapter than this too, that sticks out enough that I would worry about it catching on things and damaging it or the port.

      Already done, called ZNAPS and made way before this. :P

      Like this?

        That actually looks great!

    These guys have a similar product, but much smaller connector plug so will stick out of the machine far less

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