Solving my biggest MacBook Pro annoyance … for only $20

I've found a fix for my biggest MacBook Pro annoyance, and it didn't involve me using epoxy or getting the MIG welder out.

I love my MacBook Pro. It's a fantastic workhorse, and handles 95 percent of what I want a computer to do. What took two or three systems a few years ago I can now do on one, which is doubly amazing consider that it's a portable.

But there's one aspect of the MacBook Pro that really annoys me, and that's how easily the MagSafe 2 connector detaches from the body. I know it's supposed to pop off to prevent me breaking the connector or dragging an expensive notebook to the floor when I'm in a careless mood, but this thing is far too sensitive. It pops off with the slightest touch of the cable. In fact, I'm sure it doesn't need a touch and that a hard stare will cause it to fall off.


Fortunately, I've found a fix, and it didn't involve me using epoxy or getting the MIG welder out. And here it is. It's called a Snuglet.

(Source: Snuglet)

What is it? It's a precision-engineered metal ring that attaches to the MagSafe 2 connector that increases the strength of the magnetic connection while still allowing you to attach and detach the connector normally.

And the Snuglet doesn't just fit the MagSafe 2 connector, it fits it precisely, thanks to the fact that it has been machined to a tolerance of less than half the diameter of a human hair.

The cost? $20. Sure, I'm paying a third-party to solve Apple's engineering problems, but it's a small price to keep my MacBook Pro powered up reliably.

The Snuglet has been designed to work with all new Apple MacBooks that have the MagSafe 2 connector. These include ALL MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display models purchased after June 2012.


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