MagSafe "Replacement" for 2016 MacBook Pro

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  1. alex.marton, Oct 30, 2016
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    alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I'M NOT SELLING THESE!! I apologise if I'm not allowed to share things like this!

    I personally love MagSafe, and I am sad to see it go. BUT:

    There are a couple of options out there, that can "replace" it.

    1. The ZAPTIP - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zaptip-world-s-first-magnetic-usb-c-super-charger-phone#/

    2. Griffin BreakSafe - https://griffintechnology.com/us/breaksafe-magnetic-usb-c-power-cable

    The Griffin one is a little bit bulky, and doesn't look safe, if and when you carry your laptop in a bag.

    The ZAPTIP looks a little better, as the connector's head is little. The little tip is $9 if I recall correctly.
    I am however not sure if they actually started selling them.

    Thanks, Alex

    EDIT: I removed the 3rd option, because the reviews on it are not good. (Thanks Heart Break Kid)
     
  2. bbates123 macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping that in time there will be some better options than the Griffin which sticks out too far. I'd also really like to see a Magsafe adapter that shows charging/charged lights like the old style Magsafe adapters.
     
  3. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering if this will be such a problem. If the cables easily pull out it might not be a problem. I'll see if it's actually an issue and deal with it if it is.
     
  4. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point.

    I guess we will have to wait and see. I would like to buy a 15" MBP, and was a bit sad to see MagSafe go.
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    True, we will need those indicator lights. I bet there is going to be a company that will come out with the perfect solution for this.
     
  5. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    I was too. But I'll figure it out. With 10 hour battery you can just plug it in somewhere at the end of the day like an iPad. iPad doesn't have MagSafe and that never caused me any issues.
     
  6. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point.

    We can move on. It's a little thing. The worst thing they could have removed was the dGPU from the 15". Or return to a lower resolution display. That really would've stopped sales, lol.
     
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    The maker has been linked to another crowd sourced project that also came to nothing.
    http://www.ejinsight.com/20160630-mobile-device-charger-maker-denies-crowdfunding-fraud/
     
  9. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Love it. Thanks for the link. The Griffin one looks good.
     
  10. conan-kun macrumors regular

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    Do any of these support 87W for the 15" version? Obviously you can charge at lower wattage, but it would take longer. All of the ones I've looked at are made for the MacBook at a lower wattage.
     
  11. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah. That's good to know, thanks. I didn't read the comments. I'll remove it.
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    You're welcome.

    Yeah, doesn't look too bad, other than the size. :p Could be a little smaller.
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    I really have no clue. I'll guess we'll have to find out by either someone testing it, or actually contacting the companies.
     
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  13. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    its not it was a waste of money

    cord too heavy keeps falling out and bulky

    and only goes in one way
     
  14. fxbeta macrumors member

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    That company used to be Apple.
     
  15. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol, good point.
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    Eek, sorry, and thanks. :p I thought these would be good but never mind then... :p
     

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