Dart: The World’s Smallest Laptop Adapter Will Keep You Travelling Light

If you are anything like us – you find yourself taking your laptop with you quite a bit on locations. When this happens you try to make your bag as light as possible (after all you want to save space for your photo gear). A team from MIT recently created a new tiny laptop adapter, claimed to be the smallest in the world called Dart.


Dart is a Kickstarter project that already made some significant buzz around the web and raised over $330,000 (way passed its $200k goal). According to the development team, the Dart’s radical reduction in size is enabled by patented MIT technology called very high frequency (VHF) power conversion.


Some info on the Dart:

  • Dart Colors: Blue, Magenta, Silver, Gunmetal, or Orange.
  • AC Input: 90V – 265V, 50/60Hz (should work anywhere around the world – all you need is the right type of adapter).
  • Has built in additional 2 USB connectors (can charge your mobile phone at the same time as your laptop).
  • Weight: 60 grams.
  • Size: 2.5 cubic inches.
  • Cable Length: 6 feet (1.8 meters).

The Dart works with laptops that have a voltage of 18 – 21V AND a power level of ≤65 watts. As for Mac users – here is what the Dart creators (called FinSix) have to say:

MacBook users: Please select the Dart for MacBook or the Custom Dart. These are the only options for MacBook users. The standard Dart is NOT MacBook compatible. The Dart works with all MacBooks 65W and under. There are a few MacBooks that require >65W for regular charge speeds; these laptops – namely the 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro and the 15″ MacBook Pro with retina display – are not compatible.

You can check out the very extensive laptop compatibility chart here.


You can order a dart starting at around $90 (the mac version is still significantly more expensive) on the project Kickstarter project page.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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