LAS VEGAS -- My laptop comes with an additional burden: its honking power adapter. An unwieldy brick that follows my MacBook around like a ball and chain. Finsix is rising up in rebellion against chunky adapters by showing off what they're calling "the world's smallest laptop adapter." Guess what? It is pretty small.
I'm looking at one of the prototypes, the product of five years of research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and two additional years of preparing it for commercial release, here at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The Finsix adapter is a dainty princess compared to my regular adapter. It provides the same charging capabilities and reaches the same touch-temperature, but it's just so much more compact.… Read more