Buy a Cheap Appliance as an International Power Adapter

Buy a Cheap Appliance as an International Power Adapter

Taryn Williford
Jun 1, 2010

Tech is expensive. Even if you've wisely saved and scrimped to afford the initial cost of your shiny new MacBook, there will inevitably be added expenses when you realize all of the cases and accessories you might need to buy. Instead of picking up an expensive World Travel Adapter Kit, just pick up a super-cheap appliance.

There's no need to invest in a $50+ power adapter if you're taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad this summer.

A Lifehacker reader shows us that all yo need to do is grab a "dollar store" kettle.

Why? Well the kettle, or most any appliance, will be equipped with a C7 or C8 connector that can plug right in to your MacBook's power brick.

Of course, if you're a frequent business traveler, a branded and tested power adapter is the safest bet and will help you stay in-warranty. And if you're not a jet-setting exec, why the heck are you taking your MacBook on vacay? Go see the world!

Via Lifehacker

(Top image: Flickr user zyphicore under license from Creative Commons.)

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