The 2015 MacBook has one power adapter to rule them all

Due to its singular, next-gen USB-C port, the 2015 MacBook certainly requires some changes in habit. I got one about a month ago, and even though I rarely plug in devices these days, I still picked up a couple of Apple’s adapters for those rare cases where I need to plug in multiple devices or cross the bridge to old school, pre-C USB.

But a convenience of this cable setup recently struck me. Because the MacBook uses a small power square like the one that comes with an iPad (except it’s 29 watts versus 12 for iPad), I realized it’s the only charger I need to carry.

I don’t have the large brick or extension cable like other MacBook adapters, and I can just use the USB-C to Old-n-Busted USB to charge an iPhone or iPad.

Granted, it means I have a separate cable adapter to carry, but it’s small and light. And with my bag obsession, the slimness of this setup means I can get away with bags like this.

This may not be a big deal for some. But like a good developer, I enjoy any chance to shave cruft from my workflow and slim down on my day-to-day needs.