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.

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56 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.
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56 months ago
Apple's simplified design really complicates the accessories.
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56 months ago
Cool idea, but I think that Apple should have built Magsafe directly into the MacBook somehow (assuming it's possible).
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56 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.
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56 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.
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56 months ago
Got kids.
Got pets.
Magsafe makes the difference between life and death (of a laptop).
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