Griffin gives Apple's Macbook its missing Magsafe plug

If you're used to the breakaway cable, the Macbook's lack of it is a problem.

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One of the most criticized features of Apple's ultra-thin and lightweight MacBook (along with its lack of computing power) is the solitary USB-C port. Not only can you not power the device and use an accessory at the same time, but it no longer has the damage-preventing Magsafe power plug that breaks away if you trip on it. As it often does, Apple accessory maker Griffin has arrived with a product to fill that void, the Breaksafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable.

At 12.8mm deep, the magnetic connector can be plugged into the MacBook and left there. Then, you just touch the accompanying six foot power cable as you would on a MacBook Pro or Air to charge your device up. The only hitch is that the cable runs $40 and it doesn't come with a USB-C power adapter, so you'll need to use the one that came with your MacBook. Also, it won't help if you need a free port while charging -- for that, you'll require Apple's (badly rated) $79 dongle. If none of that discourages you, Griffin says the Breaksafe power cable will arrive in April.