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Product: Griffin Technology BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable ($40)
Availability: April 2016 at GriffinTechnology.com
For Mac users, the break-away “MagSafe” connector has saved millions of laptops from damage caused by tripping over a power cord. But with Apple’s latest release of MacBooks, a new type of power cord using USB Type-C is introduced — and the MagSafe safety feature is absent.
Griffin’s BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable brings back a magnetic breakaway power cable to USB-C compatible laptops. The patented quick-release magnetic connector plugs into a laptop’s USB-C port and safely disconnects from the rest of the cable when put under stress or strain from incidents like tripping over the power cord.
Photos: Griffin Technology