Recommend a good third-party power adapter for an Apple PowerBook?
March 16, 2006 6:26 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend a good third-party power adapter for an Apple PowerBook?
posted by EmuBite to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I want to get an additional power adapter for my PowerBook G4 12 (Rev. C). I plan on using the extra adapter while I'm "out and about" (I'll keep it in my laptop bag), so I want something relatively sturdy that can take a beating. FYI, I'm going to keep my existing Apple adapter plugged in at home.
I've looked into getting the official Apple adapter, but it is a bit pricey and has a reputation of breaking down (i.e., "popping"). Is there anything on the market that is cheaper than Apple's adapter, more reliable, and has a long cord (e.g., 10 ft)? Looks/design aren't as important to me over function, although I don't want to haul around a 5 lb power brick! I suppose I would be willing to pay a premium (Apple's price or a bit higher) if I can pick up an adapter that will last me for a while.
I've searched Google and found some options, but I'm looking to hear from PowerBook owners who have used third-party power adapters and get their opinions.
Thanks for any information you can offer!