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Macessity Intros Power Grip Bracket for Mac mini
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:38 am    Post subject: Macessity Intros Power Grip Bracket for Mac mini Reply with quote

Macessity Intros Power Grip Bracket for Mac mini
Monday, November 13, 2006

Macessity today announced the release of its Power Grip Bracket for Mac mini. According to the company, "Cable management under a busy working desk top may consist of answering two questions: Where do I hide the power brick? And how can I tuck away the power cord? The solution: Power Grip Bracket. Not only does it allow you to mount your Mac mini's power brick under your desk, but the Power Grip Bracket also has a built-in coil tabs for you to wrap excess cable nice and neat, leaving just enough to reach your machine." The Power Grip Bracket is made out of galvanized steel and measures 4"W x 4"L x 2.25"H. It is priced at $5.99.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea to wrap the cord around like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Great idea to wrap the cord around like that.


Agreed. It looks like one of those little things that makes you think, "Hey, why didn't I think of that?"
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for $6, I can't see a reason not to buy one.

I'd be all over that if I had an Intel Mini.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGN wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Great idea to wrap the cord around like that.


Agreed. It looks like one of those little things that makes you think, "Hey, why didn't I think of that?"


Including me. Embarassed


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I'd be all over that if I had an Intel Mini.


I have both a PPC and an Intel power brick, and they're physically the same size. There's also no mention of "for Intel Mac mini power brick only" in the product description.


As for the Power Grip Bracket itself, no comments. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
OGN wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Great idea to wrap the cord around like that.


Agreed. It looks like one of those little things that makes you think, "Hey, why didn't I think of that?"


Including me. Embarassed
Was wondering if you were going to comment about that. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Was wondering if you were going to comment about that. Wink


A good idea is a good idea - you have to acknowledge it. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. Seems like a no-brainer, considering Apple puts coil tabs on the laptop power supplies. I suppose they thought desktops don't need them.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the "less positive things" of the MacMini is the fact if you want to connect a large array of extra items, like extra HD's, DVDrw's, there are so many extra cables and power supplies! I thing this is a first stepfor cable and powerbrick management. I stil have to figure out a neat way to manage my cables under my desk better, if I did not still want to change things from time to time...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about one for the mac mini itself ?! I guess a load of velcro might just do it though. Mine (2) just sit on top of my desktop's base unit
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3(!) smaller power supplies sitting on top of the Apple power brick! Another few are sticking out of the Master/Slave power strip and some are on the other side of the power strip. it's a mess! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Kirk wrote:
I have 3(!) smaller power supplies sitting on top of the Apple power brick! Another few are sticking out of the Master/Slave power strip and some are on the other side of the power strip. it's a mess! Shocked


My Mac mini power supply is installed underneat my desk, there's three power supplies for the M9-DX/miniStack v2/Maxelerate behind my monitor and there's a "wall-wart" for my wireless hub in my power bar. I'm not sure if there's not another power brick somewhere on my desk, there's so many cables that one might be underneat that and I just don't see it. Quite a mess...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Agreed. It looks like one of those little things that makes you think, "Hey, why didn't I think of that?"



Picture a (metal?) rail which would be screwed to the back of a desk - something like the adjustable display rails used in shops.

On this rail 5-6 pairs of either adjustable clamps to hold power bricks or if possible, holders of a universal size which power bricks would slide into an be held.

'Hanging' from each pair would be double sided thingy to wind cables around (because each brick has two cables coming from it)

Include a "hook" on each end which we would hang power boards from.

Make the rail adjustable for length (sliding into itself) and you could buy however many "clamps" you needed and that would fit many needs.


I'll buy that...
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rosco wrote:
OGN wrote:

Agreed. It looks like one of those little things that makes you think, "Hey, why didn't I think of that?"



Picture a (metal?) rail which would be screwed to the back of a desk - something like the adjustable display rails used in shops.

On this rail 5-6 pairs of either adjustable clamps to hold power bricks or if possible, holders of a universal size which power bricks would slide into an be held.

'Hanging' from each pair would be double sided thingy to wind cables around (because each brick has two cables coming from it)

Include a "hook" on each end which we would hang power boards from.

Make the rail adjustable for length (sliding into itself) and you could buy however many "clamps" you needed and that would fit many needs.


I'll buy that...


Those things already exist, but usually for professional officedesks and belonging to those (expensive) desks Wink
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James T Kirk wrote:
rosco wrote:
On this rail 5-6 pairs of either adjustable clamps to hold power bricks or if possible, holders of a universal size which power bricks would slide into an be held.


Those things already exist, but usually for professional officedesks and belonging to those (expensive) desks Wink


Ok, so make one a home user can justify spending his $$ on... Embarassed
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