Cusby adapters give you the building blocks to adjust to USB-C

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Cusby adapters  allow you to plug into the new MacBook with a single USB-C port.
Cusby adapters allow you to plug into the new MacBook with a single USB-C port.
Photo: Cusby

You can’t stop staring at the new 12-inch MacBook, especially the gold one. It’s lighter and smaller and while it has all the computing power of your suddenly-bulkier model, you’re not sure about life with a single USB-C port.

A Miami startup, led by an electrical engineer, has designed adapters that will allow you to plug in all your peripherals and then gradually cut back as you move to a more wireless future.

The Cusby Building Blocks plug into a USB-C port with each offering a more traditional plug-in, like the current standard USB-A port, another with an HDMI video-audio port or another with an extra USB-C port.

10 reasons why the new MacBook isn’t for you

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The new Macbook. Photo: Apple
The new Macbook. Photo: Apple

The new MacBook goes on sale this week, and while the first reviews have raved about its incredible design, unbelievable thinness and jaw-dropping display, it’s probably not for you.

While early critiques might have alleviated concerns that the new MacBook’s CPU is about as powerful as a 2011 netbook, there are a few other issues you should know about before you rush to the Apple Store to snap up a shiny gold MacBook.

These are the new MacBook’s 10 biggest flaws:

College Humor pulls no punches in lampoon of new MacBook

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Not a new charger! College Humor makes fun of Apple and the new Macbook. Photo: College Humor/YouTube
Not a new charger! College Humor makes fun of Apple and the new Macbook. Photo: College Humor/YouTube

Did you roll your eyes when you saw the latest MacBook had a new kind of USB port?

So did the website College Humor, which went to work satirizing Apple’s pride in its product design.

Under the headline Why Every New MacBook Needs a Different Goddam Charger, College Humor released a new video that pokes fun at the latest Apple laptop.

Retina MacBook’s ‘butterfly’ keyboard feels a bit buggy

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Some in the tech press marveled at the look of the new MacBook but said the keys and track pad felt awkward and would take getting used to. Photo: Apple

Today’s media presentation was billed as an Apple Watch event and even its name, “Spring Forward,” had the press preoccupied with time and wrist-based computing.

But journalists in attendance were just as excited to learn about a completely reinvented Retina MacBook. Reporters covering the Apple unveiling eagerly shared initial impressions once they got their hands on Apple’s thinnest, lightest computer yet.

The look impressed. The touch was another matter.