Magsafe finally licensed to 3rd party

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  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think so.

    Reading the article, it says they splice their adapter and battery with the magsafe cable. They haven't licensed anything it seems.
     
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  5. aaronearles macrumors newbie

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    Yeah maybe you could pull off a full day without charge!
     
  6. edblor macrumors regular

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    That article is for an extended external battery for the Macbook.

    Where you derive some 3rd-party Magsafe license is beyond me:confused:
     
  7. aaronearles macrumors newbie

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    It's a 3rd party company selling a cord that directly plugs into the mac's magsafe adapter... I guess a lot of things are beyond you.
     
  8. edblor macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I get that. But where is this so-called 3rd-party license? If the OP had read the news release, he would have seen that this is simply a battery pack for the Macbook.

    Are we clear?
     
  9. aaronearles macrumors newbie

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    No, not clear.

    In order for them to make that battery pack have a magsafe cord on it, they had to license it through apple.
     
  10. edblor macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected:(

    Although there is no mention of licensing, they clearly show their own implementation of the Magsafe head.

    It actually looks like a promising battery solution. And they even have a car adapter.

    Hopefully the price can come down a bit though!
     
  11. Willis macrumors 68020

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    it isnt licensed. they have basically taken cables and made them work with their cables buy splicing them. which is exactly what they have said they are doing.
     
  12. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    This quote is directly taken from their page...

    MacBook, MacBook Air, MagSafe and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
    The MagSafe cable and connector is manufactured by Apple, Inc and modified to be compatible with HyperMac.


    http://www.hypermac.com/

    Apple didn't license it. HyperMac is simply buying the charging bricks and cutting the cord off, and then splicing it with their battery pack.
     
  13. aaronearles macrumors newbie

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    Hmm you're right, I missed that part.

    I do like that car adapter though, I've always hated the idea of a DC-AC Inverter, but $150...
     
  14. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Well the 32 hour one weights in at 4.7 lbs

     
  15. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    I would rather spend 20 bucks on a cheep 100 watt inverter than spend 150 bucks on something that does the same exact thing. But I guess buying the 150 dollar one would be helping the economy, so go for it. ;)
     
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    sexy as. next time i need to go traveling with my laptop im so getting one. hopefully the price will drop by then lol
     

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