Griffin Introduces BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for 12-Inch MacBook

Griffin Technology has announced a new BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for the Retina MacBook, which makes up for the lack of Apple's own MagSafe technology on the 12-inch notebook. The six-foot cable is also compatible with other USB-C notebooks like the Chromebook Pixel and will be available in April for $39.99.

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BreakSafe has a patented quick-release magnetic connector that plugs into the Retina MacBook and safely disconnects from the rest of the cable when put under stress or strain -- for example, if someone trips over the power cord. The 12.8mm connector is small enough that it can be left in the USB-C port without using much space.

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The Nashville-based accessory maker also unveiled a wider range of USB-C adapters and three-foot cables, including a USB-C to USB-A adapter ($19.99), USB-C to USB-A cable ($19.99), USB-C to Micro USB cable and USB-C to USB-C cable ($29.99). The adapters and cables are available now through Griffin's website.

Last, Griffin’s iMic USB-C audio interface will be available for $49.99 in Q2 2016.

Top Rated Comments

Vacheron Avatar
76 months ago
This is one of those places where the tech reviewers are actually out of touch.

Someone like Andy Ihnatko was thrilled Apple moved to USB-C because he hated how the Magsafe adapter came unplugged.

The reality is, in everyday life, the end user would rather have their device get unplugged than be pulled off a table by a dog, child, or adult. I feel that the USB C move was a step backwards in that regard. Good for Griffin. Hope they sell loads of these.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sza Avatar
76 months ago
Apple's simplified design really complicates the accessories.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garirry Avatar
76 months ago
Cool idea, but I think that Apple should have built Magsafe directly into the MacBook somehow (assuming it's possible).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wild-Bill Avatar
76 months ago
This constant obsession of thinness for the sake of thinness needs to stop.

If Apple were smart they'd keep the MagSafe in their yet-to-be released Skylake MBP's.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
street.cory Avatar
76 months ago
The only time I didn't like the MagSafe charger was when I was using the laptop on my lap. Always seemed to fall off.

However, I'd rather it fall off than put stress on the charge port.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
76 months ago
Got kids.
Got pets.
Magsafe makes the difference between life and death (of a laptop).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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