It feels good to own a new Mac notebook. You're on top of the world until you haul your laptop someplace and let your battery run low before realizing that you're a MagSafe adapter short of juicing up. If only you hadn't lost that tiny, but critical, piece of equipment.
Apple changed the MagSafe power adapter hookup for its laptops in 2012, leaving consumers with a few gazillion out-of-date power adapters. To remedy the situation, Apple offered a $9.99 MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter. It works, but it's small and easy to lose.
Don't fret, because now there's a way to keep your MagSafe adapter close at hand -- rather than lost in the depths of your laptop bag or accidentally tossed on the floor of your local coffee shop. It's with a KeyBit, a MagSafe adapter keyring created by maker Jonathan Bobrow. Just click your adapter into place on the steel holder and go.
If there's a downside to the KeyBit, it's that it costs a $15 Kickstarter pledge to get one. That's more than the adapter itself. If you want to add a colored cover to the contraption, it will cost you a total of $20. The price point hasn't put much of a damper on backers. With 15 days to go, Bobrow only needs to raise an additional $1,000 to reach his $10,000 funding goal.
Bobrow's project is a simple solution to an annoying problem. It is low profile and it works.
Just try not to lose your keys while you're at it.