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Finsix shows quarter-size universal 65W laptop power adapter

updated 10:47 pm EST, Tue January 7, 2014

Tips for most major manufacturers coming, company seeks Apple's approval

Power electronics innovator Finsix Corporation is demoing what it calls "the world's smallest laptop adapter" at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. The 65W Finsix Adapter is 25 percent the size and one sixth the weight of competitive adapters including those by Dell, HP, and Apple.Additionally, the adapter has an auxiliary 2.1A USB port, eliminating the need to carry chargers for other devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Finsix's highly miniaturized laptop adapters are made possible by Very High Frequency (VHF) power conversion technology. This new MIT-sponsored technology has switching frequencies between 30MHz and 300MHz, a thousand times faster than traditional power conversion. Finsix's VHF technology is covered by 20 issued and pending patents.

Finsix will begin production of its innovative 65W adapter in mid-2014. The company claims to be seeking Apple's approval to make MagSafe connectors for its adapter. Pricing is not yet available.



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  1. Inkling

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 07-25-06

    In comparison to those slender Mac laptops, Apple's current power brick is a monstrosity. Let's hope that it is soon shipping these gadgets with their gear. It'd also be great if someone would look into the radio noise these supplies may generate. There's important communication going on in the 30-300 MHz range, including aircraft, police and fire. The typical power cord is a near perfect size to serve as an antenna and radiate that noise.

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    I suspect that rather than licensing MagSafe, Apple would just outright buy the company.

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