Snuglet power magnet

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tech198, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Has anyone come across these ?

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/SNUGLET/

    I just got one, and unlike the new Megasafe 2 adapters which keep falling out this magnet holds it better like the older Megasafe bricks did making things much easier...

    Is there a technical reason why Apple used not as good a magnets on the port of these new Mac's? I'd like to know the reason.
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I use one.
    It sure makes for a firmer connection but I do wonder what would happen if the cord really did get yanked.
    I think Apple designed it to disengage easily to prevent stress to both the laptop and the charger and with the snuglet I bet the charger cord would get at least some damage after a good yank.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Of course there is, but you'd have to ask Apple to know for sure. I do have one, though. It makes the connection harder to break, and since the point of MagSafe is to break when pulled, I would bet that's the reason Apple designed it the way they did.
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I got one for my wife. She loves it. She lays in bed on her back and uses the laptop at night. Pre-snuglet, the cord would lean up against the comforter and frequently become dislodged and fall off the bed. Post-snuglet, no such issues.
     
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  6. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Maybe overpriced, but it's well worth it..

    I just got mine today, and it works as advertised. Maybe Apple made the new Megasafe 2 less magnet-y, because since the ultrabooks a thin, a good yank of the cord would send the macbook flying across the room.

    I could see how that could be damaging, and why Apple did it this way to offset the lesser weight, but perhaps a bit stronger....

    I just gotta be more careful that's all.
     

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