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Better Macbook Air Power Solution???

Old Jan 2, 12, 12:33 am
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Better Macbook Air Power Solution???

Is anyone aware of a more compact power solution for a Macbook Air 13"?

If possible, Id like to ditch the big Apple power brick AND the Apple airline adapter for something a bit more compact. The Innergie adapters look awesome, quite compact and powerful, yet they dont have a magsafe adapter just like the other universal power adapter vendors....

Anyone got any creative ways to ditch the Macbook Air brick?
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Old Jan 2, 12, 7:05 am
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The magsafe adapter is patented. There are no other legitimate alternatives at this time...
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Old Jan 2, 12, 1:44 pm
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I don't consider the MBA power adapter to be large. I find it much easier to carry around in my laptop bag than my Thinkpad power adapter. I hate the premium you have to pay for proprietary Apple accessories though. I bought a second Magsafe power adapter and it cost me $60
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Old Jan 2, 12, 8:47 pm
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Does this sound convenient?
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Old Jan 2, 12, 8:56 pm
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Does this sound convenient?
Does a vest sound more convenient than an Apple Macbook Air charger? Uh, no. Unless there is something you don't know, I'm not sure how that thing could charge a laptop.

Plus, that stuff looks like a total ripoff of ScotteVest products.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 11:24 am
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I've used a custom adapter from http://mikegyver.com and it has worked out great. I use it with one of those kensington travel power supplies.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
I don't consider the MBA power adapter to be large. I find it much easier to carry around in my laptop bag than my Thinkpad power adapter. I hate the premium you have to pay for proprietary Apple accessories though. I bought a second Magsafe power adapter and it cost me $60

you can buy generics for 25$ from ebay. they are clone and thus magsafe. i bought one and works perfectly
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Old Jan 4, 12, 6:00 pm
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you can buy generics for 25$ from ebay. they are clone and thus magsafe. i bought one and works perfectly
I shied away from the generic ones after reading the reviews on Amazon
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Old Jan 4, 12, 6:39 pm
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you can buy generics for 25$ from ebay. they are clone and thus magsafe. i bought one and works perfectly
you can buy genuine apple adapters on ebay for about the same price. i paid $29, including shipping, a month or two ago.
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Old Jan 7, 12, 7:30 pm
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Make sure you have the smaller MBA brick. I know lots of folks who are using the PowerBook adapter since they have extras laying around, the MBA can use the smaller one.
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