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How to Get MagSafe on your New MacBook Pro

Apple’s latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros don’t have the MagSafe power cable that previous iterations did. That means that if your power cable gets tripped over and pulled, your laptop is probably going with it. If the lack of MagSafe is preventing you from purchasing a new MacBook Pro, or you’re having a hard time adjusting to life without MagSafe, check out these adapters and breathe a sigh of relief.

Power and data transfer

Upmely USB-C magnetic adapter

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The Upmely USB-C magnetic adapter attaches to your existing MacBook Pro power cable and then connects to the magnetic plug you place in any one of the four USB-C ports. It can deliver up to 100W of power — which is more than enough to charge even the 15-inch MacBook Pro — and it can also be used for data transfer.

$27 at Amazon

15-inch MacBook Pro ready

Dreamvasion magnetic USB-C charger adapter

Recommended by the man, the myth, the legend MrMobile himself, the Dreamvasion MagSafe alternative does its job and does its job well. This adapter can handle up to 87W, so you’ll actually receive a charge while using your laptop. This particular adapter, as MrMobile pointed out, is unidirectional, so you’ll have to decide which way you want your power cable to face before plugging it in, but having the convenience and peace of mind of pseudo-MagSafe is totally worth it.

$16 at Amazon

Fits on any cable

Snapnator magnetic charging connector

Snapnator’s 87W adapter has a connector that’s quite reminiscent of the MagSafe of yesteryear, and it’ll work with both your MacBook and MacBook Pro. You can get it in gold, rose gold, and silver, and this is just the connectors, so you can use whichever USB-C cable you like. This one’s got a reversible design, so it’ll work no matter which way you plug it in, and you can get worldwide shipping for free.

$30 at Snapnator

13-inch MacBook only

Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C power cable

The Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable has a regular USB-C connector on one end and a detachable magnetic connector on the other. The magnetic end is actually in two pieces. At the tip is the USB-C connector that plugs into your MacBook, and right behind it is the magnetic part that can easily break away from the end of the cable. All this means is that, just like with MagSafe, if the BreakSafe cord is accidentally pulled for any reason, the cable will break away at the magnetic portion, leaving the USB-C connector in your computer and eliminating the risk of damage to the port. Unfortunately, this cable only delivers enough power for the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

$16 at Amazon

Hope isn’t completely lost

Although it’s been a few years now since Apple switch to using USB-C ports on their MacBook lineup, and thus killing MagSafe, the ability to accidentally trip on your power cord hasn’t gone away. Speaking from experience, MagSafe was a beloved feature for Mac users because accidents happen and knowing your laptop wasn’t going to go crashing to the ground if you bumped into the power cable provided plenty of comforts.

While there aren’t a ton of options out there for MagSafe lovers to have the same feature on their new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, some companies are still making quality solutions.

The Upmely USB-C magnetic adapter is as simple as it can be. Just plug in the magnetic end into the USB-C port on your MacBook and slip on the adapter to your existing MacBook Pro charging cable, and you’re good to go! It transfers enough power to charge up any MacBook pro — including the 15-inch MacBook Pro — and it will give you peace of mind when you accidentally trip over your power cord. Plus, you can even attach the adapter to your favorite external hard drive or another USB-C device because it supports data transfer unlike any of the competition.

Source of the article – iMore