Blockhead snaps on to your existing Apple charger, allowing it to sit flat against the wall. Now it can fit in more places than ever. [UPDATED] Redesigned in 2017 for a perfect fit on the latest Apple USB Type-C charger models.
Lifehack is an overused term that you shouldn't utter in polite conversation, impolite conversation, on the street, in your home, in public, in private, on the Internet, or pretty much anywhere. But we'll make an exception for the Blockhead. It's the power-cord solution that's been staring Apple users in the face for the past decade.
Apple's MacBook is a paragon of design, thin, sleek, and convenient - everything its power adapter isn't. The plug that ships with Apple's laptop in North America is awkward when not used with a power bar, a rounded white cube that juts out several inches from any wall it's inserted into, making furniture placement tricky.
Well, a New Jersey-based company called Ten One Design just created a solution that's so obvious, so game-changing that I can't believe this isn't the way chargers are already sold. The Blockhead ($20 for one, $35 for two) is a side-facing plug that keeps the adapter close to the wall, so it can fit in tight spaces.