Mac users are aware that the beauty of the MagSafe Power Adapter lies in its ability to seamlessly come off one’s MacBook with a quiet click, saving the Mac user a few months of heartache had his or her MacBook come crashing to the ground and, though highly unlikely, rendered beyond repair.
And yet I only realized how truly amazing the MagSafe adapter was when one time I awoke to my floor becoming an indoor mini-pool after an hour of rain, which fell upon my world when I was deep in REM.
After ten seconds of blinking through a half-stupor, reality sunk in. Panicked, I snatched up my adapter’s main body from the floor. The “main body” is the square part of the adapter. Since I’m using the mega extension that came with the MacBook kit, the plug is safely perched on my router/electricals/book ledge.
When I examined the MagSafe adapter, wonder of wonders, no sparks were literally flying, as it was dry as a whistle due to its amazing design.
So when I came to and closed the windows, I was in sheer wonderment, and I decided I had to write about this engineering wonder at one point in my existence, or at one point within a month, at least.
I think that happened two weeks ago. At least month hasn’t passed by, right?
I finally realized the full potential of the MagSafe adapter back in August, when I saw this curious PDF File called the “MacBook Users Guide” in my Root folder. Eek. You’d think I read that first, right? I found that around FIVE MONTHS after owning, loving and totally abusing my beloved Sayuri. What a Dummy indeed!
In there, I discovered that you can lift these gizmos, marked by that line near the top (leftmost picture):
And turn it into that contraption (middle picture), which is for wrapping the rest of the cord around it, so you won’t trip over it, or just for easy storage when you’re traveling and you’re going to carry your MagSafe in a bag.
The rest of the power cord set includes this thing, which I call the “mega extension,” because its cord is so fat and thick, and the plug itself is a wonderful monstrosity.
There is also this nifty foldable connector with two prongs, which, because of abuse, and partly ignorance, its prongs have bent a bit:
I said “ignorance,” because I didn’t realize that the mega extension had a use until August. And it was because of this epiphany that I promptly told my parents to send it over. Since then, I’ve been happily working on my MacBook without needing to take the darn plug out or whatever when I need to adjust it if I want to lie down on my bed while still surfing. It is that long, and my room is that small. Haha!
It just needs that
converter adapter whatever it is that allows a three-pronged plug to connect to a two-pronged socket. You can get that at cellular phone shops for a little over a dollar here. Mall hardware and do-it-yourself shops have that, too.
It was only on that fateful rainy afternoon that I finally could say, that I no longer have any qualms about my MacBook, all that permeated my being (yes, it was that profound for me) was the realization that Apple engineers are geniuses.
And here is the one contraption that it came with that I never got to use:
Thus concludes the chronicle of my MagSafe Power Adapter love affair. Steve Jobs, I will miss you when you retire. *Sigh*
…I needed to cover my face because I don’t think it’s ethical to show my face here. I still need to buy a digicam; starting to be on your own is one helluva expensive venture. :p