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Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 27, 2022 10:01AM
I think I want one since my 2020 MBP M1 doesn't have MagSafe but I don't want to block my other USB-C port, they could've put them a bit further apart.

This article is 2 years old so they may be better ones available and I'm open the suggestions.

10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
[mashtips.com]



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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: September 27, 2022 10:04AM
I tested a number of them. Not great, either they block ports or get very warm to the touch, and had issues with full power delivery. That was with a 15" MacBook Pro, and an 87W adapter. I'd be concerned with 96W or 140W for sure on later models.



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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 27, 2022 10:39AM
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OWC Jamie
I tested a number of them. Not great, either they block ports or get very warm to the touch, and had issues with full power delivery. That was with a 15" MacBook Pro, and an 87W adapter. I'd be concerned with 96W or 140W for sure on later models.

Thanks Jamie. I appreciate the info. Guess I'll need to do some more research. My power supply I believe is 61W.

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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 27, 2022 11:11AM
It appears the many of the ones in the article aren't even available anymore.



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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: September 27, 2022 12:32PM
Thanks - and no surprised many went away after a single production.



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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Gareth
Date: September 27, 2022 12:45PM
I don't find these types of articles useful because they're just regurgitating the specs to you. They haven't actually tested any of them to see if they really work and what the pros/cons of each are.
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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 27, 2022 02:48PM
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Gareth
I don't find these types of articles useful because they're just regurgitating the specs to you. They haven't actually tested any of them to see if they really work and what the pros/cons of each are.

They are at the root just Amazon affiliate link farms. I stick to known names like wirecutter. I mean, they farm affiliate links, too, but at least they actually try the stuff.
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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: September 27, 2022 03:08PM
This is the one I've had saved in my Amazon cart for awhile, I can't remember where I read that it was a recommended one FWIW

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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: September 27, 2022 03:51PM
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pinkoos
This is the one I've had saved in my Amazon cart for awhile, I can't remember where I read that it was a recommended one FWIW

[smile.amazon.com]

Tried it. Returned it. Got a "Oh we're sorry, can we send you another from our current production". It didn't work well either.



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I hate '10 Best...' Lists because they never are.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 27, 2022 04:33PM
The comment at the bottom of that article addressed the issue.

These 'Best' lists are more often than not merely a collection of advertising grouped in increments of ten.

Whoopde-fsckn-do.

They seldom discuss attributes that make them better let alone why they're the best.

And the vast majority of these some to have zero hands-on, and don't even think about any actual testing.

Most of these Not Really 10 Best lists are from no account sites like this mashtips— sites one has never heard of and never visits again.

But 'big name' sites have done this from time to time as well, often attributed to a slow news day.

The real issue is the fact this is a popular practice, frequently hawking cheap, inferior products.

It's all about clicks and Benjamins.






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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 27, 2022 09:09PM
This is the one I have been using with my M1 MBA for the last year with no problem. It works well with just a couple of observations - The magnet is not as strong as the magsafe from my older MBA; it does not change from amber to green, it can block the second port. That said, I can recommend it.

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Re: Been thinking about one these: 10 Best MagSafe (Magnetic) USB-C Adapters for MacBooks & iPads
Posted by: Gareth
Date: September 27, 2022 11:30PM
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Ombligo
This is the one I have been using with my M1 MBA for the last year with no problem. It works well with just a couple of observations - The magnet is not as strong as the magsafe from my older MBA; it does not change from amber to green, it can block the second port. That said, I can recommend it.

[smile.amazon.com]

We've used that one as well, but we were using it connected to a Thunderbolt hub on a Window's laptop. It eventually became problematic as a TB connection so we stopped using it. I should find it and give it another try just for charging.
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