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Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Power Cable for MacBooks and Chromebook Pixel
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- Compatible with Apple's MacBook (12") and other devices that charge via USB-C
- BreakSafe is rated up to 60 watts (20 volts at 3 amps) power
- Designed and tested to meet USB-C power standards
- Data and video are not supported
- In the box: USB-C magnetic connector, USB-C cable
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Magnetic break away power cable for USB-C laptops
BreakSafe brings the safety and convenience back to newer MacBooks and other laptops with USB-C type connectors.
The quick-release magnetic connector (patent-pending) plugs into your laptop’s USB-C port and safely disconnects from the rest of the cable when under stress or strain, like tripping over the power cord.
The streamlined magnetic connector is only 12.8 mm deep so you can leave it plugged into your laptop’s USB-C port when not in use.
Use BreakSafe’s included 6’ USB-C cable with the USB-C charger that came with your laptop.
Designed for use with the new USB-C compatible MacBook and Chromebook Pixel laptops, BreakSafe is compatible with USB Power Delivery and is rated up to 60 watts (20 volts @ 3 amps). Please note that BreakSafe is for charging power only; data and video are not supported.
Designed and tested to meet USB-C power standards
Top customer reviews
I mentioned all the cons, one pro is that this is the only breakaway cable that supports high voltage/amperage charging. Griffin must own a crap ton of patents on this cable as there isn't an alternative.
Maybe the second generation will use a smaller connector.
The magnet itself does not block the adjacent USB port for a standard sized USB-C cable but does prevent anything larger (such as my USB-3 to USB-C dongles) from being used in it.
I would not recommend this product until it is updated.
This is where Griffin’s BreakSafe USB-C cable replacement comes in. Simply put, it’s a replacement for the white USB-C to USB-C cable that goes between the Apple-included charging brick and your laptop. One of the ends of this cable employs a mechanism not too dissimilar to Apple’s MagSafe to protect your laptop from accidental yanks.
Since the laptop’s body does not include any magnets around the charging port, the BreakSafe plug that goes is split into two parts. One of these parts is a little nub that actually plugs into your laptop and the other end is connected to the cable itself. This way, the cable itself can split (and attach again magnetically) if someone happens to trip on your cable.
I have been using a free sample unit sent to me for review for a couple of weeks now.
The idea is great, but the design could use some work. I have a few comments:
1. First of all, the plug that fits into the laptop itself is bulky. I totally understand if it’s an engineering restriction to accommodate USB-C compliant components along with the magnets required to function. But keep in mind as a prospective user that it looks a little tacky when plugged in.
2. The cable is thicker and stiffer than Apple’s cable. This may mean that it’s sturdier in the long run. However, the stiffness causes it to easily disconnect during regular use. It does not happen frequently enough to be annoying, but it still happens enough times every single day. Expect it to fall off when you turn your MacBook to face someone else, or when picking it up and moving it. If you don’t keep it plugged in much, it’s not a deal-breaker.
3. The black color of the cable looks really out of place. Firstly, it doesn’t look natural with an Apple product, which usually come with all white cables. And secondly, it doesn’t match Apple’s power brick that it also connects to.
Barring these issues, this product has a lot of potential.
Either way, the Griffin BreakSafe makes for some really solid insurance. It has already saved my laptop from disaster at least once, when someone tripped over my cable really hard. But considering the long battery life on these ultraportable laptops, it’s not hard to have a nice charging schedule that avoids the need for being plugged in while working.