L-shaped USB-C Plug

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by darngooddesign, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Does anyone make one similar to the MagSafe shape? I lay in bed with the laptop resting on its' side.

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Maybe try laying on the other side :D

    If you search for "angled USB-C connector", or something similar, you will see several possible right-angle connections. They appear more bulky than what you want - and the only examples that I see convert the USB-C to standard USB 2.0 or 3.0 - or something else, like HDMI.
    I think I remember reading that extensions (USB-C male on one end, USB-C female on other end) are not part of the USB-C standard.
     
  3. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Although the reply is funny it's actually also good advice. Even with an L-shaped adapter/connector there will be some force on the adapter/connector which might damage it or the port.
     
  4. darngooddesign thread starter macrumors G3

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    I agree, which was why I was hoping for a connector that rested against the computer's body.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The problem is - the connector is significantly different. The L-shape for a magsafe connector is great, but the connector will also pop off easily (which is both good (protects the hardware) and not-so-good (wrong movement unplugs power instantly). Now, the USB-C connecter is not so easy to unplug, making the power connection more secure, but also making the connector or plug significantly easier to damage. The almost-flush connector that you would like to have, would still have that stronger physical connection, without the easy release of the magsafe connector. The possible torque available from that right-angle connector would mean (to me) that you would need to be more careful that you don't accidentally yank the connector from a really bad angle, leaving more potential for damage to either the adapter, or the MacBook.
     
  6. Dayv macrumors 6502

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    Do you really need it plugged in while in bed at all? There's a battery built in -- it's, like, one of the key features.
     

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