Extend the longevity of your Macbook charger and save some money while doing so.
These Magsafe adaptors have been touted as revolutionary by the industry and myself as well, but their design still holds one downfall – As your wire twist and turns inside the shrink-wrapped sheath, the wires inside get twisted and eventually break right off.
Cue the ever-useful cable tie! Wrap it around the shrink-wrap sheath both on the Magsafe side and the adaptor brick side and pull it real tight. Done.
I was so excited when I grabbed this bargain USB from a store, but didn’t share the same feelings when I found that it wouldn’t fit in the USB port while the other port was in use.
The original enclosure, with DIY’d stick
So I took it apart. It was so slim, and without the casing it did manage to get along with my other peripherals plugged into the USB port. I grabbed some transparent heat-shrink from an electronics store, before toasting the USB drive with a hairdryer until the heat-shrink hugged the USB. In fact, at one point the stick got so hot that I feared that the solder on the board would liquefy and render my once operational stick, useless.