Video Review: The Juiceboxx Keeps Your MacBook Charger Cord From Fraying

For our latest video review, we went hands-on with the Juiceboxx, a MacBook accessory that originated on Kickstarter. Many of us MacBook owners have suffered from a frayed MacBook charger cord, which is a condition that the Juiceboxx aims to prevent.

The Juiceboxx is a small plastic cover that wraps around the bottom of a MacBook charger, with a portion that extends out over the spot where the cord attaches to the power adapter. This keeps that spot from being bent or damaged in a way that could lead to fraying.


The Juiceboxx is available in six colors, including blue, black, white, red, magenta, and teal. There are versions available for all MacBook models, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook, the MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Air. It can be purchased from the Juiceboxx website for $19.99.

Note: MacRumors received no compensation for this review.



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51 months ago
This is such a non-issue. There is no "design flaw." Its called user error. For some reason people insist upon wrapping the cord so $#!&ing tight that they destroy the cable. I've had countless macs thru the years and have never had this problem since I simply wrap the cable loosely. Its just common sense, but many people lack it. And I don't think some people can learn it.

Also, have you ever seen this type of person: They're just unusually HARD on things, they have no finesse or gentleness and destroy (often unintentionally) by being so ROUGH with stuff.
Rating: 18 Votes
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51 months ago
While this is probably a great product for someone who travels a lot or warps up their cord constantly, I find that the MagSafe end is far more prone to fraying than the transformer end. Wish there was something for that.
Rating: 15 Votes
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51 months ago
There is a much easier and less expensive way. Just make a loop before you wrap the cord around the adapter housing.
Rating: 13 Votes
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51 months ago
Do they have anything to prevent the other end from getting #rekt'd?
Rating: 7 Votes
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51 months ago
I really wish Apple would just fix the general chord fraying problem already.
Rating: 7 Votes
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51 months ago
Really with all their money, can't they come up with a cord that won't fray?
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51 months ago

Sure sounds like user error to me. Wrapping them wrong or handling them carelessly.

Possibly, but a competent industrial designer will anticipate that sort of user behavior and design the product in such a manner that prevents the user from making such simple errors.

There really is no excuse for poor design. Particularly in a notebook computer that is expressly intended for a mobile/traveling user. Frequent wrapping/unwrapping is an inherent requirement here.
Rating: 5 Votes
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51 months ago
i have had Multiple Magsafe MBP's taken to in multiple locations in multiple countries ....daily. Number of power supply failures or frayed cords ? ZERO. Jeebus. What are you people doing???
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51 months ago
I have lost quite a few power cords to fraying, however it's always the MagSafe end that goes first for me. Duct tape is my new solution (preemptive rather than in response to prior fraying).
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51 months ago
20 bucks to fix a design flaw in the charger? No thanks.
Rating: 4 Votes
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