Review: MacResQ Mini AC Adapter (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:30
Category: Accessory

Apple’s Think Different yo-yo power adapter was badly
designed for travel. When I purchased my original TiBook, I immediately
relegated it to home use and got a Madsonline adapter (US$76). Long a
favorite of the PowerPage, it was small and painted silver to match the
Ti. The current Apple rectangular white adapter (US$79) is a much
improved design with colored LEDs, a removable power plug and optional
AC cord, so what more to ask for in a power adapter?


Apple’s Think Different yo-yo power adapter was badly
designed for travel. When I purchased my original TiBook, I immediately
relegated it to home use and got a Madsonline adapter (US$76). Long a
favorite of the PowerPage, it was small and painted silver to match the
Ti. The current Apple rectangular white adapter (US$79) is a much
improved design with colored LEDs, a removable power plug and optional
AC cord, so what more to ask for in a power adapter?
Enter the MacResQ Mini AC Adapter (US$59.99, updated 05/14/2003 to reflect a $10 price drop). This adapter is just a
bit bigger and heavier than the diminutive Madsonline and is rated at
2.7A vs. 1.87A. Molded in white plastic, with a Velcro strap and small
extensions that allow you to wrap the DC cord, this adapter has no AC
line cord, just a small plug that pivots out.
I have several power bricks that work this way and while they can
sometimes pose a problem plugging into a crowded gang of outlets or
power strip, the design neatly eliminates the thicker AC cord, making
this PowerBook adapter the most convenient one I have travelled with so
far. With the silver paint chipping from my Madsonline, I welcome the
solid white plastic and better cable management of the MacResQ mini
adapter.

  • Input: AC 100V-240V 50/60Hz 100VA
  • Output: DC 24V 2.7A 64.8W
  • W: 43mm(1.6″) H:105mm(4.1″) D:29mm(1.0″)
  • Weight: 190g (6.9 oz)

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