How To Properly Coil A Macbook Pro And Other Power Cables

by Anil Polat · 3 comments

Although the example in this video from Tested via Gizmodo is specific to Macbook Pro power bricks (which are a bit on the sensitive, not to mention expensive side), it can be applied to any power-brick combo. Power cables are especially important if you work from the road and can be expensive or hard to find depending on where you are in the world. Take care of them and consider a backup if you’ll be traveling far from larger towns – especially if you’ve got a Mac whose accessories aren’t always the easiest to find.

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1 Barbara @ Hole In The Donut Travels September 13, 2010 at 02:23

The power cord issue is one of the biggest challenges I face. No matter how careful I am with my Macbook power brick, it eventually fries at the point where the cord attaches to the brick, and if I happen to be somewhere that doesn’t have a Mac store it can be a huge problem. A tech in the Apple store showed me this trick a while ago, but I find using the little plastic flip-up ends to be difficult for packing. Instead, I just bundle my cord and rubber band it, without bending it at the end where it attaches to the brick, which seems to make it last a good long while. Frankly, for an otherwise high-quality product (Macbook), this power brick is of very poor quality. IMHO, the cord should be much thinker and durable to begin with.

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2 Anil P. September 13, 2010 at 05:12

I completely agree and am puzzled myself with the apparent lack of quality or thought in the design. The bricks for Macbooks are also very expensive making matters even worse…

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