Bulky chargers with lengthy cords have been a staple of notebooks for decades. Given recently technological advancements in virtually every other category, it’s a wonder that nobody has yet to tackle this common inconvenience. Well now, someone finally has.
A group of MIT graduate students have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dart, a product they claim is the world’s smallest notebook adapter. The 65W adapter is small enough to fit inside a pocket or purse, features a single outlet profile and includes a USB port to charge a separate device like a smartphone or tablet.
The Dart claims to be compatible with all PC brands and is designed for use anywhere in the world. I know some notebooks only work with proprietary chargers so it’d be wise to check the compatibility list beforehand if you’re interested in picking one up.
The charger will ultimately be available in blue, magenta, silver, gun metal and orange and will arrive with a six foot cable.
As of writing, the campaign has already raised over $180,000 and is well on its way to achieving the $200,000 goal set in place with 29 days to go. A pledge of $89 is what it’ll take to get your name on the delivery list this November. It’s certainly not cheap but then again, it’s a bargain compared to the $120 MSRP it’ll carry once it hits retail.