The trouble with finding a car and airline adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NJRonbo, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    When I started investigating adapters that would let me use my
    Macbook Pro in a car or airplane, I never realized I would discover
    so much controversy surrounding the reliability of such adapters.

    If my research is correct, there is really only ONE true-blue adapter
    available that is guaranteed to effectively power your Macbook Pro
    in a car and plane......and it's EXPENSIVE!

    Now correct me on anything I might get wrong here. In fact, I am
    posting in an effort that someone does prove me wrong.

    From what I read, the Macbook Pro runs on a lower amount of voltage.
    There are power inverters out there for about $30-$50 that plug into
    the car lighter amd have a 3-prong plug for the Macbook Pro. From the
    reviews I read, however, these converters are not very reliable. Either
    they break easily, or they don't properly regulate the power.

    Then there is the Magsafe adapter that Apple offers for about $60.
    True, it's not a car adapter (which doesn't help me), but reading the
    reviews on Apple's site, I get the idea that this adapter is prone to
    breaking easily.

    So, all my research led me to one single product that is being talked
    about as the most reliable of all the adapters available:

    The problem is the price. $200 is an awful amount of money to spend
    on something like this.

    It may come down to the old saying that "you get what you pay for,"
    but until then, I am hoping someone is using alternative products that
    are working effectively for them.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007

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