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Apple’s beloved MagSafe connector could make a comeback


Here's how to hack the new MacBook's power chime onto the Aiir and Pro. Photo: Apple
MagSafe is gone but not forgotten. Not at Apple, anyway.
Photo: Apple

Apple is exploring charging cables that attach to its devices with magnets. This is highly reminiscent of its discontinued MagSafe system.

Previously, this was a great way to keep MacBooks from being accidentally damaged but Apple stopped using it during the company’s transition to USB-C.

With this pocket power station, the world is your outlet [Deals]


An all-in-one adapter that makes sure you can always find a charge in more than 150 countries.
An all-in-one adapter that makes sure you can always find a charge in more than 150 countries.
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Traveling usually comes with anxiety over either not having access to a wall socket for all your devices, or having the wrong one for the country you’re in. Consider that problem solved with the Twist+ World Charging Station, a compact charging hub that makes sure no matter where you go, you’ve got a place to plug in all your devices. It’s a game-changer for convenience, and it’s going for just $34.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Protect your MacBook charging cord from fraying


The MeezyCube is a protective case for your MacBook power charger that prevents dreaded cord fraying. Photo: MeezyCube

Chances are you protect your iPhone with a case. Probably your MacBook too. But what about your MagSafe power adapter?

It’s safe to say that the little white power brick that comes with Apple laptops isn’t the best design. In fact, it’s badly flawed — the cables are subject to fraying. It’s been a problem for a long time: Apple has settled lawsuits, posted long support documents and currently offers a free replacement program.

What to do? Leon Spencer, an inventor from Atlanta, Georgia, has the answer. Put your power adapter in a special protective case.