Replug Breakaway Audio Connector Prevents Your Gear From Getting Pwned

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It's impossible to describe the functionality of the Replug audio adapter without comparing to Apple's Magsafe power adapter, so let's just get it out of the way now. Like the Magsafe, the Replug breaks away when you pull on your audio cable at a bad angle without messing up your hardware. It plugs into any 3.5mm audio jack (PMPs, Laptops, MP3 Players, Stereos, ect...) and connects your equipment via magnet. As someone who has sent my laptop flying off the couch/bed/table a few times because i forgot my headphones had me tethered to the computer, I welcome the Replug with open arms. Release date and pricing are still a little hazy, but expect it soon. [Replug]

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DISCUSSION

@Tommasta: Hi, die in a fire.

I've seen those magnetic things on my countertop griddle. Pretty sweet, but it's definitely a lot easier to do this with a huge connector (mine's 1.5cm x 4.5cm) on a device not sensitive to magnetic fields.

I'd have to say a tiny one (4mm x 11mm) able to be used on a laptop (with the magnet actually in the laptop, not the cable) is a pretty big innovation on several levels, even if the idea itself isn't original.

Gizmodo, you don't have to apologize for anything you print, unless it's false. Making a comparison between this and MagSafe (or an electric skillet) is completely valid, especially for folks who use wayyyy more MacBooks than countertop electric appliances.