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Whatever you think of Kickstarter as a concept, nifty ideas sometimes pop up on the service that are worthy of another look — especially for frustrated MacBook owners looking to keep their power cables securely attached.
Las Vegas-based Tetrio has already managed to exceed their modest $9,000 Kickstarter funding goal after only two days. The company is using crowdfunding for a little widget they call Snuglet, with the simple ambition of helping MacBook users keep their power cables attached.
"Have you ever tried using your new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in bed, on your lap, or on the go?" the Kickstarter pitch queries. "Even the slightest movement will cause the power cable to disconnect or stop charging."
After experiencing this problem on their own MacBook Air, the creators of Snuglet discovered a number of similar complaints online. So they did what any enterprising inventor would do: Engineered a solution and made it available on Kickstarter.
"The Snuglet is a precision manufactured ring that lives inside your MagSafe 2 connector," the company explains. "It never needs to be removed and will not accidentally fall out. It increases the magnetic connection and never interferes with insertion or removal of the power cable. It’s always there to keep you connected."
With more than 500 backers pledging between $1 and $19 or more, it looks like Snuglet is on track to be delivered to backers in September. MacBook owners have another 29 days to get on board the Kickstarter project and secure their place in line.
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