Apple's MagSafe power adapter has gotten safer, according to a "Wired" post (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/apple-makes-magsafe-magsafer/#ixz...). The company has updated MagSafe tips for the 85 Watt adapters which come with the 15 and 17-inch MacBooks, and the 65 Watt versions for the 13-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro.
"Wired" says the tip is aluminum and puts the plug in parallel with the cable instead of at right-angles, just like that of the MacBook Air. However, with this new design the aluminum extends past the rectangular tip and into a cable-coddling tube. This tube alone should fix a major failing point of the adapters, says "Wired."
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