For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with Fuse to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Side Winder cable wrangler, designed to let you quickly and easily wind up your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro's charger cord.
The reel-style construction of the Side Winder keeps your power adapter, cord, and attached extension cable in a neat, compact package with zero tangles and no hassle. It's perfect for use at home or work and it's great for when you need to travel because it makes it so quick to pack up.
When traveling with a traditional Power Adapter and cable setup in a bag or backpack, winding the cord and the extension cable is an exercise in futility because it constantly comes unwrapped, leading to a messy, knotted tangle of cable. That cable tangle is the problem the Side Winder solves.
Side Winder works by enclosing the Power Adapter of your MacBook with a reel that holds the cable. When you need to wind extra cable, a simple twist of the top piece pulls it in. When more cable is needed while the MacBook is in use, you can pull out as much cable as you need to reach a power outlet.
Fuse says that it takes less than six seconds to fully wind a cable using the Side Winder, and the design of the device provides protection against cable damage and fraying by preventing stress at weak points.
Side Winder is compatible with all 45W, 60W, 61W, 85W, and 87W MacBook Pro and Air chargers, with both MagSafe 1 and 2 and USB-C versions available. The MagSafe versions are available for $29.99, while the USB-C version is $33.99. The USB-C model includes a USB-C cord, but neither model includes a power adapter or extension cable.
In addition to offering Side Winders to MacRumors readers in our giveaway, Fuse is also providing a 20 percent discount on all Side Winder purchases. To buy one at a discount, just use this link.
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Top Rated Comments
Indeed, for me, the wrapping hooks worked excellently on every Apple notebook I've owned - I think they were even there on the Power Books too. Simple, tidy, tiny, helpful, features.
And the charging indicator light...
And the battery charge indicator light...
[And replaceable HD/SSD...
And upgradeable RAM...
And a USB-A port...
And an HDMI port...
And an SD card slot...]
Anyways, this chargers are on their way out.
I am much happier with the new design. The replacable ibs-c cable makes the replacing of damaged connectors way cheaper. Which is where most of my old chargers had problems, the magsafe was the one bit that recieved most stress. Due to bends to reach the other side of the computer or accidental puls and intentional ones to disconnect the charger.
But yeah. Now I disconnect the usb-c coil it so it doesn’t have any stress on it and store the brick separately. And if the usb-c cable dies on me, I will just by the new one.
The ears in my view were a bad design from the start, since they promote bad habits in taking care of your cables.
Yeah it's huge. However I don't see any way to avoid this mass if you want to keep your cord with the brick. So that's my take away, if you prefer this configuration for your usage, this is a great solution. If you rarely use the cord, then this thing will seem absurd and impractical. As an side, I ordered the model for the 85watt magsafe2 and the box seems to have adapters for every model of Apple charging bricks.