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Quirky PowerCurl - 85w Clip-On Cord Wrap for Apple and Magsafe Power Adapter Green

4.2 out of 5 stars 378 customer reviews
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  • Both ends of the cord (the plug end and the MagSafe end) can wrap around the device, allowing for quick and easy unraveling.
  • The included clip enables the plug end of your cord to clip to itself, just like your MagSafe end does.
  • Fear over-heated adapters no more - PowerCurl elevates the power adapter for improved air circulation and cooling.
  • Available in all colors for the 60W and 85W models and orange for the 45W and 85W long models.
  • Designed for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro default adapters (for other models, please see our 65W and 85W long versions)
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Product Features

Size: 85 Watts | Color: Green

Product Description

Size: 85 Watts | Color: Green

Product Description

Designed by the Quirky community and Apple enthusiasts in just 24 hours, the Quirky PowerCurl is a clip-on cord wrap for Apple's 45W, 60W, 85W, and older rectangular 85W MagSafe Power Adapter. The Curl, as we like to call it, makes it easy to unplug and pack up quickly without having to untangle your extension cords the next time you set up shop. MAGSAFE POWER ADAPTER NOT INCLUDED

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Powercurl

The PowerCurl is a clip-on cord wrap for Apple's 45W, 60W, 85W, and older rectangular 85W MagSafe Power Adapter. PowerCurl makes it easy to unplug and pack up quickly without having to untangle your extension cords the next time you set up shop.

The four colors of the PowerCurl
Available in five exciting colors

Features

Both ends of the cord (the plug end and the MagSafe end) can wrap around the device, allowing for quick and easy unraveling. The included clip enables the plug end of your cord to clip to itself, just like your MagSafe end does. Fear over-heated adapters no more -- PowerCurl elevates the power adapter for improved air circulation and cooling.

Two PowerCurls side by side
Easy and quick unraveling system
PowerCurl Influence Infographic

Keeps your MagSafe cord wrapped up to eliminate cord tangles. Keeps your power adapter elevated to prevent overheating.

Colors

Available in blue, gray, orange, green and pink.

Inventor Information

Jeff Scholen is an engineer at a medical device company in Atlanta, Georgia, and a new father. He submitted this idea to a Quick & Quirky 24-hour product development throwdown in September 2009. It was one of two products selected and developed during that event, and it passed its presale threshold in just two days. Orange PowerCurls started shipping in November 2009, and additional colors were made available in March 2010.

PowerCurl was brought to life on quirky.com by Jeff and 262 other influencers. Quirky makes invention accessible by bringing creative people from around the world into the product development process, from ideation, design, and branding, right on through to marketing and sales.


Product Information

Size:85 Watts  |  Color:Green
Product Dimensions 2.1 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces
Manufacturer Quirky
ASIN B003MBA4X2
Item model number PRC-8-5GR
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 378 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #21,774 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
#103,499 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com May 14, 2010

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Size: 85 WattsColor: Orange Verified Purchase
This from QUIRKY'S Website: (EDIT: still current Jan 2012)
[...]

PowerCurl sizes match up with the default adapters for following MacBook models:
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45W = MacBook Air
60W = MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro
85W = 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro
85W long = older generation 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro (rectangular)
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EDITED: The info above was current in 2010. As Amanda commented, you need to "order the powercurl that matches the charger you have."
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Size: 60 WattsColor: Blue
The Apple power adapter has two design flaws: an unruly extension cord and overheating. The PowerCurl solves both problems. It's a must-have for any MacBook owner.

Upon unwrapping the PowerCurl, I noticed how light and flexible it is. When I put it on the adapter, my first thought was that it was bulky. However, it's really no more bulky than the adapter w/ both cords wrapped around it. Finding a place for it in a laptop bag shouldn't be a problem. And it comes with a little clip to attach the end of the extension cord to itself, similar to the one that Apple puts on the end of the MagSafe cord.

Besides keeping both cords wound up when the adapter isn't in use, the PowerCurl keeps the adapter cooler when it is in use. It covers a minimal amount of the adapter and, when stood up vertically on its side, it allows for better airflow along all surfaces.

Edit: When ordering, be sure to select the correct size. It's good to have your power adapter handy to make sure you get the right one (45W, 60W, 85W, 85W long).

The PowerCurl is sold in dark charcoal gray plus 4 tropical colors: orange, lime green, hot pink & baby blue (which looks aqua in person). It would be nice if it also came in white and in a less summery color, like red or cobalt blue. (Color offerings may change over time.)

Other than the color selection, I've got no complaints. I would certainly buy it again.

Edit: I should add that though I thought the S&H charges were rather high for something so small and light, it did arrive very quickly.
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Size: 60 WattsColor: Green Verified Purchase
I am actually very happy with this purchase. It is a really practical accessory that does exactly what it is supposed to do. The range of colors should fit almost every customer out there. The fact that the accessory is slightly concave on both sides does an excellent job of keeping the adaptor off the ground and helps dissipate the heat better. One thing that I do to enhance this cooling even more is to stand it up vertically on one of its sides, thereby doubling the surface area exposed to the air.

My only complaint is in regards to the clip that they provide for keeping the power cord in place. I've found that the plastic used in it is almost too soft for the job, and the clip overall seems too small for the circumference of the thicker power cord. It is extremely difficult to get the cord to lock in place with this clip as the "teeth" would rather collapse into each other rather than expand and "bite" down on the cord. And this morning when I went to wrap up my cables, it would appear that the clip has fallen off somewhere on the floor in my living room and I didn't have time to go hunt it down.

Improve the clip that comes with this product and get five stars!!!
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Size: 85 WattsColor: Blue Verified Purchase
There is nothing fancy to this product, as it should be. It manages the cord and is made of a flexible and supple plastic. It can be squished to be within a centimeter of the thickness of the adapter itself (say in a bag pocket) and springs back to its original shape when taken back out (which eases the wrapping up of the cord, and puts more air around the adapter).

** UPDATE 6/27/2014 **
Wrapping the cord around this caused the connection of the AC adapter cord attachment to tear at the joint. I'm talking about the cord that one can slide on and off the adapter (the big white square), and exchange for a AC plug (sans extension cord) instead. This was an original Apple adapter cord. But you cannot detach the cord from the adapter when the adapter is in the PowerCurl. I'm not sure if the original cord joint was faulty, but to be safe I've taken my adapter out of the PowerCurl to reduce the wear and tear on the joint -- so I reduced my rating from 5 to 3 stars to reflect that this product might generally cause damage to the AC adapter cord, but I'm not sure it does.
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Size: 45 WattsColor: Gray Verified Purchase
If only this open-cord design was the one they had sent. I bought one just like the illustration a few years ago for my MBPro 17"––loved it. Bought this one for a 13" MBAir. I was sent the newer version with the fold-over flap. Total POS. I waited too long to return it. I'll never use it. My honest opinion as an actual bona-fide Amazon purchaser? Crap. No wonder Quirky is going out of business.
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Size: 45 WattsColor: Gray Verified Purchase
I also agree that this is great. It keeps the power cable wrapped up neatly while in my bag.
For the people having trouble with the clip: the included clip has two sides, one with a large opening and one with a very narrow opening. If you attach the end with the narrow opening to the power cord then slide it all the way to the pronged end, when you wrap the cables up you should have no trouble snapping the large end of the clip on and off.
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