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Old Aug 18, 2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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What are those hooks for on the MBP's charger?

I've always wondered what they were for and couldn't figure it out on google.
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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to wrap its cord around
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 11:52 PM   #3
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They clip onto your Mac notebook. Or you could think what you do with the same things on a vacuum cleaner with the cord...
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 11:56 PM   #4
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They are designed to be used as a weapon, you flip them out and then you swing your power brick above your head to intimidate all of your enemies.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 12:32 AM   #5
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They are designed to be used as a weapon, you flip them out and then you swing your power brick above your head to intimidate all of your enemies.
Too funny. Unfortunately if that were true, Apple would have made the power brick the size of an actual brick, like the Xbox 360 brick. This thing is more like a power coaster
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 12:48 AM   #7
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 12:56 AM   #8
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Shurikens!
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 01:29 AM   #9
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Legs

They are little legs, and when you are out, it pulls the cleverly designed magnet from your mac and wanders off to find any PC's to beat up
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 04:25 PM   #10
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Cool I think I have the answer!

I think they're to hang onto things with. Like, say (for a random example) you were sat at the top of a tall chain link fence, and because of magsafe, the weight from the powerbox would make the chord fall out all the time, so the little legs can hook it onto the fence so it doesn't fall. Capiche?
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 11:11 PM   #11
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Like the ones that were confiscated from Steve Jobs when he was in Japan.

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Old Dec 19, 2010, 01:22 AM   #12
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No, they're devil horns. After all, Mac OS X is based on software that has a little devil as a mascot.

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Old Dec 19, 2010, 02:08 AM   #13
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They clip onto your Mac notebook. Or you could think what you do with the same things on a vacuum cleaner with the cord...
How does that work?


I've always wrapped the cable around it
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:51 AM   #14
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They are cooling fins, you have to flip them open to keep the charger from bursting into flames.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:22 AM   #15
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They are designed to be used as a weapon, you flip them out and then you swing your power brick above your head to intimidate all of your enemies.
Until they grab hold of it and kick your ass lol
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:27 AM   #16
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They're antennae to pick up extra-terrestrial signals from across the universe. You have no idea what apple is planning.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:43 AM   #18
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They are designed to be used as a weapon, you flip them out and then you swing your power brick above your head to intimidate all of your enemies.
Hahahaha I used it as piercing but Im switching to weapon mode lol.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:47 AM   #19
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:55 AM   #22
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I did not know that it even had those.. very nice...
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 10:12 AM   #23
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I did not know that it even had those.. very nice...
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Old Oct 10, 2013, 06:52 AM   #24
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my head says its a wrappy wire thing but my heart says its for hanging on random objects as to get more air ventilation.
Though intimidating your enemies with it as a technologic flail is also possible.
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my head says its a wrappy wire thing but my heart says its for hanging on random objects as to get more air ventilation.
Though intimidating your enemies with it as a technologic flail is also possible.
The thread zombies are not intimidated
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