MagSafe Alternative

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CharlesRobot, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. CharlesRobot macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    Hey guys,

    just ordered my new Macbook Pro 15" replacing my late 2008 one (with an astonishing battery-life of 15 Minutes :cool:).

    The only thing that bothers me and many others is the missing MagSafe connection.
    Do you know if there are any good alternatives out there?

    I know there is the Griffin Breaksafe one. Does anyone have experience with this one? I think I've read somewhere that it was able to pull the Macbook over the table when pulled in the right angle, is that correct? Do you think the extra weight of the 15" would help with that? Any other problems with this cable?
    I know the adapter is huge. Not so concerned on that, cause I'd rather have an ugly adapter than a broken macbook....

    Thanks for your help :)

    Btw: Long time reader, first time poster. Have been following the Waiting thread daily since last November. You guys are insane(ly funny)
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Forget it. The USB port is a data port. You don't want MagSafe on a data connection.
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Yeah, that Griffin one gets generally poor reviews, and it's big and bulky.

    The reality is the vast majority of laptops ever sold don't have magsafe and there isn't exactly an epidemic of computers getting pulled off tables and desks...
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    This is a deal breaker to me. Several times has my Mac been saved by the MagSafe. Loosing it is idiotic. It's what made a MacBook (or Pro) that...
  5. CharlesRobot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    Why not? I mean that cable wouldn't be used to transfer data. Just for charging.
    Is there a problem I'm not seeing here?
  6. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    I bought a BreakSafe cable for my rMB and returned it after a few days. It's not reversible and it's also far too weak as it'll disconnect the second it goes at an angle. It even breaks off under its own weight (!).
  7. CharlesRobot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    Ouch... that does sound bad... :( is that really the only one out there?
  8. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    So far. I bet there'll be an alternative or two coming soon with the new MBPs out though.
  9. LormaD Suspended


    Aug 20, 2017
    Montreal, Quebec Canada
    I have the Griffin one.

    The Good:
    It works as advertised.
    It comes from an honest company (see Snapnator Scam)
    It is priced right.
    They ship day of order, and you will receive it within a week or much less.
    The cable that it comes with is nice and long.

    The Bad:
    It is a touch bulky.
    The cable that it comes with is black (apple chargers and cables are all white), and sticks out like a sore thumb.

    That's it, it's only beef I have with it.

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