So you went out and bought a brand new MacBook. That invisibly slim, retina-display, 12-inch MacBook with only one USB-C port which Apple launched earlier this month. The shiny new hardware has come under some criticism for having just one USB-C port but that discussion is for another forum.
Why am I telling you about a MacBook on this website? Its because I came across a car charger made specifically for that device which you can pledge for on Kickstarter for quite a low price. Let me tell you more.
The Kickstarter project in focus here is HydraDock - a dock for the new MacBook which expands the single USB-C port into 11 different ports. But that's not the product I want to tell you about.
One of the other backer rewards in the campaign is a 12V USB-C car charger made for the new MacBook. The product can be yours if you pledge only $29 (that is $10 below the retail price). This backer reward is projected to ship in June. Shipping is free in the United States, while most other countries add $10.
Adding some charge to your MacBook in your car can be useful to some folks. Finding a power outlet is not always easy so juicing up your device on the way there could save you some trouble.
The HydraDock campaign had reached its funding goal of $35,000 at the time of this post. This campaign was just launched a few days back and the initial response has been tremendous. USB-C is a relatively new standard which is bound to gain popularity in the coming months.
To back this project and pledge $29 for a 12V USB-C car charger for your new MacBook, visit the HydraDock Kickstarter page.
If you don't know what Kickstarter is, its a crowd-funding site where creators can raise funds to lower costs on interesting products and help manufacture them. As a backer, most campaigns offer rewards for your donation. Check out these Kickstarter FAQs for more details.
|The new 12-inch Retina MacBook (Source: Apple)|
Source: HydraDock via Kickstarter