Life, Technology, and What Comes Next
Just an idea
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about portability and laptops. The upper limit for a comfortably portable laptop is somewhere around 4 lbs. My Retina MBP is right around that, and even then sometimes I yearn for the lightness of the Macbook Air. However, what also strikes me now is the weight and size of the charging block and cable that you have to carry with you too.
I think a big opportunity for Apple would be to slim down their charging blocks even more, and also to focus on making their cabling thinner and more pliable. I realize there is a lot of complex circuitry and a large amount of current running to the block from the outlet, but it would be great to have charging mechanisms that match the level of engineering and lightness of the Macbooks themselves. Anyway, it’s just an idea…