If you’ve been a notebook user for many years you have likely lost, damaged or had a wire go bad on the original power adapter that came with your notebook. Think about it for a second. When you pack up your laptop you usually just toss in the power brick and don’t give much thought to it. Most people take good care of their notebook, but that power adapter gets dropped kicked around and abused more than it likely should. If your power brick fails you are stuck buying an OEM replacement or you can look into getting a universal power adapter.
A universal power adapter opens the door to new designs, form factors and features, so they make an ideal choice when it comes to the replacement or back-up for your original notebook adapter. Today, we are taking a look at a brand new ultra slim notebook power adapter from Cooler Master called the USNA 95. This is not a cheap generic power brick. This power adapter was designed by Choiix for Cooler Master and it was designed from the get go to be small, but powerful. In fact, Cooler Master informed us that the USNA95 is the world’s smallest 95 Watt (has a peak power output rated at 150W) power adapter! The Cooler Master USNA 95 measures in at just 4.1″x2.4″x0.7″ or 104mm x 62mm x17mm, so compare that to the power brick you are using now and you might be shocked.
Here is a video that Cooler Master did for the USNA 95:
Cooler Master USNA 95 Slim Power Adapter Features:
Not only is the Cooler Master USNA 95 notebook power adapter small, it also has a USB port on it that can charge USB devices such as mobile and smart phones, an MP3 player, iPod, PDA, GPS and more. This is a big deal for frequent travelers as you wouldn’t have to take the wall charger for your cell phone and music players. You will still need to bring the USB charger or data connect cable with you, but that takes up less space and weighs less than a regular wall charger.
The Cooler Master USNA 95 has an MSRP of $79.99 and comes with the laptop adapter, cable clip, base that holds 9 tips, a power cord, the user manual, a DC cable and a storage bag. This is a fairly robust bundle and appears to have everything that one would expect to come with a universal laptop power brick.