The World's Smallest Laptop Adapter Saves You From Carrying a Brick

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Laptops are supposed to be highly portable, right? But even with a built-in battery you're never leaving home without its power adapter—and that's usually a long cable with a hefty brick somewhere along its length. They're hardly compact, but this laptop adapter from FINsix is.

It looks like an elongated version of the tiny charger Apple includes with the iPhone, but it's able to provide a laptop with 65W of power. In comparison, the MagSafe 2 power adapter included with the MacBook Air is only rated at 45W.

And FINsix's adapter doesn't have a bulky brick anywhere along its flexible cable. What you see there is everything. Well, almost everything -- in the UK or Europe you're going to need a convertor for local plug sockets. But even with that additional component it remains a fair sight smaller than many laptop power bricks. It even includes a 2.1A USB port on the end, so you can also use this adapter to charge your smartphone or tablet. Brilliant. Pricing hasn't been nailed down yet, but when it's available starting mid-2014, not even a hefty price tag could dissuade us from upgrading our current monstrous adapters for this beauty. [FINsix]