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MagCozy Leashes MagSafe 2 Converter to Power Adapter Cord

The MagCozy, like the KeyBit, is an innovative solution that is designed to help Mac owners keep track of their MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converters.

Apple's MagSafe 2, which was introduced with the 2012 MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro, is incompatible with original MagSafe Power Adapter, necessitating the use of a small converter to charge MagSafe 2 devices with MagSafe adapters.

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Currently featured on Kickstarter, the MagCozy leashes the converter to the cord of a power adapter, preventing the accessory from being lost or misplaced.

The MagCozy was inspired by a rubber band that attached the converter to the adapter, and the idea evolved into a simple but sleek sleeve that encompasses the converter and attaches to the adapter via a small loop. While the KeyBit was ideal for keeping a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter on hand while traveling, the MagCozy is ideal for home use.

Kickstarter backers can get a MagCozy in white, red, black, or blue for a pledge of $8. The designer, Ben Martinek, is also offering a limited edition MagCozy in an undetermined color and t-shirts for an additional fee.

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11 months ago

In what scenario would you actually need to use the converter? I mean, your computer comes with a compatible MagSafe 2 charger, so that doesn't need the converter. So you'd only ever need it when you go somewhere, forget your own adapter, and are lucky enough to find someone who's got a Mac adapter, but it's a MagSafe 1 and not a 2. You then wouldn't attach your converter to their adapter! So when would you use this?


Anyone with a MagSafe 1 charger that has a MagSafe 2 MacBook.
Rating: 8 Positives
11 months ago

In what scenario would you actually need to use the converter? I mean, your computer comes with a compatible MagSafe 2 charger, so that doesn't need the converter. So you'd only ever need it when you go somewhere, forget your own adapter, and are lucky enough to find someone who's got a Mac adapter, but it's a MagSafe 1 and not a 2. You then wouldn't attach your converter to their adapter! So when would you use this?


Cinema displays.


Game, set, match.
Rating: 4 Positives
11 months ago
Well that's rather nifty.
Rating: 2 Positives
11 months ago

Mine was for free

(with the purchase of a Thunderbolt Display) :D


Don't be absurd!

The Thunderbolt Display came free with the purchase of the $1000 adaptor.
Rating: 1 Positives
11 months ago
WARNING: The Mag Safe Adapter, even by itself, is NOT supported by Apple.

If your MagSafe cord fails to disattach from being pulled, Apple will tell you that you are NOT using a valid cord with the Retina MacBook, and that you must use the T adapter. They will not support use of the MagSafe 2 Converter!

Use of a leash like this makes it even worse.

Take it from me. Mine failed to disconnect, and the cable came apart, leaving me with a limping puppy and a callous Apple who did not care at all! I was kind of shocked at the treatment I received from the Genius bar.

Do NOT use the MagSafe 2 Converter!
Rating: 1 Positives
11 months ago
I guess there may be a niche for this but at the point someone "designed" this, made a prototype, and now has it on kickstarter for $8. A burrito at Chipotle cost about $8, and has a lot more value than this. It should be sold in $1 stores, and I think I know what the price should be.
Rating: 1 Positives
11 months ago



But that $10 isn't going to Apple.


It is if you have to buy the adapter from Apple...

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD504ZM/A/magsafe-to-magsafe-2-converter
Rating: 1 Positives
11 months ago



By the way, what's the point of Magsafe 2?


It's a way to extract another $10 from your wallet.
Rating: 1 Positives
11 months ago
You have got to be kidding. Buy the adapter, and a leash for your adapter, and a carrying case for all of it. Buy, buy, buy and grease the industry wheels cause you need this, you have to haaaaave it. We're like rats on spinning wheels. All these little things add up, to empty wallets and overflown landfills.

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Cinema displays.


Game, set, match.


Yeah, and how often have I removed my adapter or carried my display around? It stays on or on my desktop if I knock it off. Otherwise, the power adapter that came with my MacBook doesn't need an adapter. For the most part, this is an unnecessary little thing for people to buy.

Check, and, mate ;)

Edit: As the creator has posted on this thread, I want to apologize if my comment was/is offensive. It was a remark about consumerism in general and not meant to disrespect you or your idea and meant partly in jest. Certainly there is a market for your idea and there are people who would benefit from it. I wish you luck in your endeavor as more people are using other avenues in this tougher economy, pushing people to be more creative and taking more risks. This will allow others to do the same, and will absolutely benefit us long term. Who knows when the next "big thing" will change the world again.

This is a great example (http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/plastic-to-oil-fantastic/), something I think ALL of us should support. :)
Rating: 1 Positives
11 months ago

In what scenario would you actually need to use the converter? I mean, your computer comes with a compatible MagSafe 2 charger, so that doesn't need the converter. So you'd only ever need it when you go somewhere, forget your own adapter, and are lucky enough to find someone who's got a Mac adapter, but it's a MagSafe 1 and not a 2. You then wouldn't attach your converter to their adapter! So when would you use this?


If I were to get a new MacBook sometime soon (which I plan to do), what I will do is leave my new MagSafe 2 adapter at work, and use my old MagSafe 1 at home with the converter. That way in the (rare) instance I need my old laptop, I have the adapter right there. If I need to leave for a trip, I might forget to get my new adapter from work and I might conceivably lose my converter while traveling.

Obviously someone thought this was useful. But you know, I might as well buy a second converter for $10 and always keep it in my bag.
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