Laptops have gotten wonderfully thin and light, but now the associated power supply seems awfully bulky and heavy in comparison.
The good news is that new power technology can deliver much more efficient power conversion, which means more power with significantly less bulk and weight -- and less heat from wasted energy.
Two different companies have recently delivered laptop chargers -- The FINsix Dart, which is smaller and lighter, and the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus (see previous post), which can simultaneously charge two mobile devices along with a laptop. Both come with adaptor tips to fit most popular laptops, and the Zolt also supports the Apple MacBook.
The FINsix Dart Charger is described as "the world's smallest laptop charger" -- At only 2.75 x 1.1 inches and around 3 ounces, it's 4X smaller and lighter than current laptop chargers.
The included 6 foot cable includes an inline 2.1A USB port to simultaneously charge another portable device.
The product includes 9 universal power tips that support 95%+ of today's PC laptops and notebooks.
However, it currently is not compatible with the Apple MacBook and Microsoft Surface.
The Dart has a total capacity of 65W, and works globally with 120 - 240V, 50/60 Hz input. It also has over-voltage, short circuit, and over-temperature protection.
The FINSix Dart Laptop Charger is available for $99, in blue, magenta, silver, gunmetal, and orange. It's ridiculously small -- something like a roll of quarters (but less than half the weight).
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Find the FINSix Dart Laptop Charger on Amazon.com