Griffin’s new USB-C power cable brings MagSafe charging to 12-inch MacBook

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Apple’s twelve-inch MacBook is one hell of a laptop in terms of portability, build quality and features, but some people are fretting over its limited expandability. With just one USB-C port, folks who wish to connect more than one accessory to the notebook must buy pricey USB-C adapters.

Sadly, the adoption of USB-C on the one-port MacBook has also meant nixing Apple’s tremendously popular MagSafe adapter.

If you’re concerned about sending your notebook flying by accidentally tripping over its USB-C charging cable, Griffin has a solution for you in the form of a newly announced charging cable that brings MagSafe-like technology to the new MacBook.

The BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable is basically a two-piece accessory, with a 12.8mm dongle that plugs into your MacBook’s USB-C port and a six-foot cable that attaches magnetically to the dongle and has USB-C on the other end.

The magnets ensure that tripping over the cable won’t send your notebook flying across the room. As the dongle itself sticks out only 12.8 mm, you can leave it connected all the time unless you want to connect other devices to the MacBook by way of adapters.


Griffin says its new BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable will be available in April for $39.99.