Kensington – Universal Laptop Power Adapter


For those of you following my twitter feed, you may already know that I had power cord yesterday.  The last few days, I’ve noticed that I’ve had to move my power cord around several times to get it to charge my computer.  Basically, it wouldn’t recognize the cord.  I figured this was a problem with the outlet or computer, but after testing each, I was confused.

In hindsight, I should have known.  I thought I had noticed a slight burning smell while charging it, but I attributed this to the space heater in the room.  However, this time, I examined the cord carefully.  Turns out, I had a hole straight through the cord.  A few sparks later, it went “pssssssst”, and was done for good.

Thankfully, Circuit City was going out of business up the street.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I am really upset about that.  I love going to Circuit City.  However, this meant that the power adapters were 50% off.

I ended up getting a 90W Kensington universal adapter.  This is great because I can use it with any computer, and it doesn’t seem to overheat like my HP cord.  Anyway, if you’re in the market for a new adapter, definitely check out Kensington, or at least look at getting a universal cord.

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