FINsix

Micro PC Laptop Charger

Smaller Charger

This lightweight PC charger has been shrunk to fit in your pocket.

Dart is as powerful—but drastically smaller—than your standard bulky laptop charger. It delivers 65W of energy through a six-foot cable and even has a built-in USB port to power up another device.

MIT grads Vanessa Green and Anthony Sagneri engineered it to be
tiny, tough, and long lasting. Its powerful conversion rate puts less stress on its components so they don’t heat up.

Besides running cooler and lighter, this little powerhouse comes with nine interchangeable tips to fuel up just about any brand of PC. If you change brands or want to let a friend power up, just switch the tip.

Slip Dart into your purse or backpack—even pocket—and forget it’s there until you need a charge.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Randy
    Randy

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Dart Micro PC Charger to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 10:10 AM

    There's a lot of innovation here between the conversion rate, the size of the charger, and even the additional USB port for charging. What elements of Dart were prioritized from the start?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 10:48 AM

    @Mike FINsix technology is first and foremost about miniaturizing power electronics. So the primary objective was to make a 65W laptop charger that was the Smallest in the World. In designing the Dart we talked with a lot people to learn about what they wanted most and their biggest frustrations. The result of this research was to make sure we designed the charger so that it would take up only one slot in a wall socket or power strip so we made it streamlined. People wanted less bulk so we eliminated the heavy AC cord by incorporating the prongs into the body of the Dart. We were also asked to provide an additional USB so you can charge you phone or tablet at the same time. We decided the best design for this was to integrate the 2.1A USB onto the cord and make it reversible so users can decide if they need the USB port near their desktop or near the wall for maximum flexibility. Lastly, we were asked why chargers are always made to look to clunky and ugly. So we made the Dart in a variety of colors so people can choose that which fits their taste in style. So hence our tagline that the Dart is Smaller, Lighter and Cooler than any other Laptop Charger in the market today.

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    9/12/2016 10:45 AM

    Does you selection of tips include one for a Microsoft surface tablet? Please let me know. I'm very interested in your product if it does. Thanks.

    JS.

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 10:55 AM

    @Jeff I am sad to say that the Dart does not currently support the Microsoft Surface which operates on 12V which is below the Dart's 18-21V range. We are in discussions with Microsoft for a solution but I do not have a time frame yet for when this will be available. Please check our website occasionally as we will announce availability once we know.

  • Nora
    Nora
    9/12/2016 11:17 AM

    @Randy What about the Dell XPS 13?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:23 AM

    Should be good, Nora!

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:45 AM

    @Mike

  • Bell
    Bell
    9/12/2016 1:54 PM

    @Randy

    Jeez, despite being the greatest tablet of all time, Surface ALWAYS gets left out of EVERYTHING. I bought one only so that I can have something small to use as a passenger on long driving trips, but it's because of these ridiculous tech wars that I refuse to get involved with iphones and googles and samsungs and all that nonsense. I have my flip cell phone to make phone calls and my trusty PC laptop for everything else - which I will never surrender. So, the charger won't work on either my tablet or my phone; if I get one it will be for my PC only. My question, Randy, relates to safety. Those big clunky ugly power cords are clunky and ugly to protect me & my computer and regulate electricity. Does your little charger provide the same protection?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 3:28 PM

    @Bell

    Not only is the Dart tiny, but it is also perfectly safe to use. It is UL approved for safety. In addition, it has over-voltage, over-current, over-temperature, and short-circuit protections.

  • Annu
    Annu
    9/12/2016 10:53 AM

    Does it work with a Mac?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:01 AM

    It does not, Annu.

  • Ann
    Ann
    9/12/2016 10:55 AM

    You describe Dart as a PC charger. Is it Mac compatible?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:06 AM

    No it is not, Ann.

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:09 AM

    @Ann While the Dart is compatible with the Mac we are not allowed to sell the Apple Magsafe tips. So at this point we cannot support Mac laptops until that changes. We are hoping Apple changes their policy about this as we have many that would love to use the Dart with their Mac.

  • Bob
    Bob
    9/12/2016 3:24 PM

    @Randy Hmmm....what if I could obtain my own Magsafe tips? Maybe engineer something from a USB plug to the Magsafe plug.... :)

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 5:03 PM

    @Bob Sounds like the ole hint hint, nudge nudge, say no more. All I can say is we are compatible and I have seen creative people using the DART with their MacBook.

  • Patti
    Patti
    9/12/2016 10:57 AM

    Does it work with a Macbook Pro?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:06 AM

    It does not. Sorry, Patti.

  • Richard
    Richard
    9/12/2016 10:58 AM

    What brands of lap tops do the adapters cover?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:05 AM

    These brands, Richard!

  • Frank
    Frank
    9/12/2016 10:59 AM

    Do you have a rough timeframe as to when you will add support for the Microsoft Surface series? (I am specifically looking for the Surface Pro 3 & 4 version)

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:12 AM

    @Frank Not at this time Frank. There is high-demand and we know how to support the Surface we just have to work this our with Microsoft. We will keep everyone informed as soon as we know availability.

  • Celeste
    Celeste
    9/12/2016 11:20 AM

    @Randy I just purchased your great product for my work Dell computer. Will I be able to buy the surface connector separately when it becomes available?

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    9/12/2016 11:13 AM

    @Frank I also am interested in using this with a Surface Pro 4. Can you let me know when that happens?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:24 AM

    Hi Patrick, with any updates to a product line, we will include it in our daily email. Keep an eye out!

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:43 AM

    @Mike That is the plan Celeste, it will be an accessory add-on.

  • Francis
    Francis
    9/12/2016 11:00 AM

    Randy,

    One of My laptops (Lenovo X1 Carbon) has a charger that specs 90 Watts 20 Volts. What does this mean regarding your Micro at 65 Watts 20 Volts?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:17 AM

    @Francis That laptop requires more power than the Dart currently puts out. If you were to use Dart to power the device it would charge slower and overtax the Dart. That is why we only support devices 65W or under to avoid frustration of slower charge times. We are working on 90W+ version of Dart and it will be about the same size. No time frame is yet available.

  • William
    William
    9/12/2016 11:16 AM

    Will this work in a 220v country?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:25 AM

    @William Yes, Dart supports 100-240 VAC so it can be used anywhere in the world with right prong adapters.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 11:28 AM

    Prong adapters will not be an issue with OneAdaptr, William!

  • Mike
    Mike
    9/12/2016 11:19 AM

    My Dell laptop has a third "smart pin" in its power connector. Some non-Dell chargers with the right voltage, connector, and current capacity, but without this pin, will cause a message to appear that the computer cannot recognize the charger. These chargers will power the laptop, but the battery will not charge. I have heard that some HP laptops have a similar feature. Will the Dart work with these laptops? Thanks!

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:29 AM

    @Mike Great observation and thanks for bringing this up. Dell does have a new "smart tip" and we do have a tip that supports the device. Unfortunately it was not available at the time of the first production run. The good news is we the the FINsix Free Tip Guarantee that if the 9 tips in the box do not fit/work we will send you the right tip for free. The tip you are looking for is our F2 tip and once you have the product you just have to send an email to [email protected] with your Brand/Model and we will send you this tip right away. We are passionate about our product and taking care of customers.

  • Jimmie
    Jimmie
    9/12/2016 11:22 AM

    Does this work with the Lenovo X1 Tablet, I do not see the adapter.

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:33 AM

    @Jimmie Yes we support the Lenovo X1 Tablet.

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 11:37 AM

    @Randy To follow on; if you have bought a recent one that uses the USB Type-C power tip then the Dart does not support that at this time. We will be releasing a USB Type-C solution in the November/December time frame.

  • Michael
    Michael
    9/12/2016 12:01 PM

    Good morning Randy, do you know if it works with Sager laptops?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:08 PM

    @Michael The Sager line is built for gaming and so most have high-end graphics processors that pull a lot of power. So most of their line have 90W or more power requirements, but I believe some or their models only require 65W. You will have to look at the Charger Specs and determine power requirement. 65W or less we can power it; 90W or more and it would not be supported.

  • Margaret
    Margaret
    9/12/2016 12:03 PM

    I see that some Lenovo products aren't compatible. Are the Yogas compatible? They have really clumsy chargers!

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 12:55 PM

    @Margaret Yes, most of the Lenovo laptops are supported and the Yoga line is supported.

  • Eric
    Eric
    9/12/2016 12:12 PM

    Does the Dart work on the Lenovo 70-70 touch?

    Eric

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:02 PM

    @Eric That laptop requires a 90W charger to power its higher-end NVIDIA graphics processor. The Dart is 65W or below. We are working on a 90W+ version of Dart but no release date is yet available.

  • Rodney
    Rodney
    9/12/2016 12:12 PM

    My Dell laptop also needs a 90W charger, but it's also 5 years old. Would you say that more recent laptops are more likely to fall within the power range that the Dart can safely power?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 12:58 PM

    @Rodney Absolutely, most (90-95%) have 65W or less power requirements. The laptops that exceed this are generally high-end gamer laptops and other laptops with graphics cards that need a lot of power.

  • James
    James
    9/12/2016 12:17 PM

    Will this work on my Lenovo P70?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:14 PM

    @James I believe most, if not all, of the Lenovo P70 models require 90W or more of power. These are powerful mobile workstations. Dart will support up 65W. Future Dart products will be available for these higher power requirements.

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    9/12/2016 12:37 PM

    I have a Sony Vaio, model SVP132A2CL, 10.5 volts, and the OEM charger specs are 10.5/5 volts.

    Can you tell me if one of the tips will fit this model Sony laptop. Many thanks.

    Pat

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:19 PM

    @Patrick The voltage requirements of that model are lower than our 18-21V specifications and so it is not supported.

  • Linda
    Linda
    9/12/2016 12:42 PM

    Hi, I have an HP mini 210. Will this fit it? It is my travel computer, a.nd this would be perfect to carry with it

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 12:49 PM

    @Linda Yes, the HP Mini 210 is supported.

  • Matt
    Matt
    9/12/2016 12:43 PM

    I have a Lenovo T430 laptop. Will this charger work for it?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 12:51 PM

    @Matt Yes, the Dart supports all the models of the ThinkPad T Series 430 line.

  • Matt
    Matt
    9/12/2016 1:29 PM

    @Randy Great, it will be much less bulky than my existing charger

  • Dan
    Dan
    9/12/2016 1:14 PM

    It sounds like this will work with all the major brands that were manufactured within the last couple of years but I'd like to be sure - do you have a site where we can check our specific laptop models for compatibility?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 1:44 PM

    Hi Dan, if you pass along the specific model we can check it for you.

  • M. Kathleen
    M. Kathleen
    9/12/2016 1:15 PM

    Nice idea! Are you going to make it mac compatible anytime soon?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:35 PM

    @M. Kathleen The Dart is Mac compatible, we just cannot sell the Apple Magsafe tips without violating Apple rights. We hope their policy regarding sale of Magsafe tips changes so we can support you.

  • Jane
    Jane
    9/12/2016 1:28 PM

    Will it support Lenovo 700-141SK?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:49 PM

    @Jane Typically that model is configured to require between 90W to 135W of power. The Dart supports Lenovo models requiring 65W or less of power.

  • Chee-Weng
    Chee-Weng
    9/12/2016 1:47 PM

    Will this device be compatible with Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and what about Surface Pro plug to attach the device? -- Charles

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 1:52 PM

    @Chee-Weng The Dart does not currently support the Microsoft Surface which operates on 12V which is below the Dart's 18-21V range. We are in discussions with Microsoft for a solution but I do not have a time frame yet for when this will be available. Please check our website occasionally for new product announcements.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    9/12/2016 1:54 PM

    Hi Randy,

    I have a first gen Surface Pro. Any chance you are developing a connector to work with the Surface Pro?

    Thanks,

    Dawn

  • Joe
    Joe
    9/12/2016 1:55 PM

    I just ordered one (Magenta of course, so I can see it buried in my travel bag!). Add my name to the list of those requesting a Surface version or adapter. I travel every other week or so. Surfaces are hot, hot, hot among the jet set crowd and particularly among the "small is better" jet set crowd.

    Having worked with both Microsoft and Apple personally, I imagine Microsoft is the easier play for you guys to deal with here (if you can get their attention that is). Apple will either want to buy you or shut you out, as they are all about proprietary hardware. But maybe that is your desire :-). My 2 cents.

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 2:05 PM

    @Joe Thanks Joe! We appreciate the business and feedback. Microsoft has been great to us and we hope for things to move along quickly.

  • Carol
    Carol
    9/12/2016 1:55 PM

    My laptop is Dell XPS 13 (9343). Dell (chat) tells me that they do not recommend using 65 W when the computer has only been tested for 45 W. I'm not convinced that the agent had good information. Do you have "approval" from Dell to use this charger? Can't you tell that I really want it, but don't want to jeopardize my machine?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 2:15 PM

    @Carol Dell is just trying to protect you and their warranty. Most third party laptop chargers are not made particularly well and can do damage if not designed to adjust to voltage requirements. The Dart is designed to very high standards and we have overvoltage, overcurrent, and overheating protection. This cost more, which is why most do not do it, but if means you and your device are better protected. We want Dart to not just be smaller but a better laptop charger and we expect it to out last your laptop which is why it comes with 3Yr warranty.

  • Carol
    Carol
    9/12/2016 2:33 PM

    @Randy Unfortunately, my question hasn't been answered. I appreciate your 3Yr warranty, (worth $100), but it doesn't speak to my laptop warranty (worth $1000+). Much as I would like to go lighter and smaller (and prettier), I need to have a blessing from Dell. :-(

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 2:53 PM

    @Carol I cannot offer you an official Dell blessing as these companies really do not do that as they would much rather have you buy direct from them, and their lawyers tell them not to. There is nothing our product will do that would void your warranty or hurt your device. If we say we support your device we also are warranting that no harm will come to your device if the Dart is being used correctly. So you are not just covered for The $100 of the Dart but for your machine as well if the Dart somehow caused harm.

  • Carol
    Carol
    9/12/2016 3:02 PM

    @Randy That works. Ordering a magenta as we speak!

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 5:07 PM

    @Carol Awesome Carol! That is a great color. Would love to hear how you like it. Thank you for being a customer.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    9/12/2016 2:05 PM

    This looks awesome, but the 6' cord isn't long enough for many places I need to plug into, which means I'll have to take an extension cord with me, as well. What happens to the performance when using an extension cord? And are you planning on making the cord longer in the near future?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 2:34 PM

    @Stephanie An extension cord should not affect performance just make sure it is rated for this type of use. We are in fact working on accessories for shorter and longer cords. I welcome your feedback on this topic. How long would you want the cord? 10ft, 12ft?

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    9/12/2016 2:39 PM

    Awesome - and the longer the better - I would love the 12 ft. option. So many hotel rooms have limited electrical outlets and many times my laptop cord is stretched from one end of the room to the other. Thanks for the reply, and good luck with your launch!

  • Richard
    Richard
    9/12/2016 2:25 PM

    Does it work with Microsoft Surface Book? Will it damage the laptop? Is 65W sufficient?

  • Randy
    Randy – Special Guest
    9/12/2016 5:12 PM

    @Richard Because MS Surface only requires12V the Dart currently cannot support the line. We are working with Microsoft on a solution but have no time frame at this time.

  • Rodney
    Rodney
    9/12/2016 2:26 PM

    Will Dart support Surface Pro 3?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 2:36 PM

    Not at the moment, Rodney.

  • Robin
    Robin
    9/12/2016 3:11 PM

    Please think about helping those of us using CPAP machines! I would gladly pay $$$ for a small device to replace my heavy, clunky charger/converter. USA made is a bonus!

  • Tracy
    Tracy
    9/12/2016 4:49 PM

    @Robin Does it support an IPhone?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/12/2016 4:50 PM

    The USB port attached to the charger does, Tracy.

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