Created by Ten One Design, the Blockhead is a simple plug designed to rotate the orientation of the MacBook or iPad Power Adapter so it rests flush against a wall or power strip when it’s plugged in.
There are, occasionally, some products that are so simple and intuitive that you look at them and wonder why they didn’t already exist — the Blockhead is one of those products. Made from blue plastic, the Blockhead replaces the snap-in plug portion of the official chargers for Apple’s lineup of MacBooks and iPads.
There’s not a lot to say about the design of the Blockhead. It’s similar to the official AC wall adapter that can be snapped out of a MacBook or iPad Power Adapter, but its plugs are oriented in a different direction. Made of an attractive blue ABS plastic instead of white plastic, the Blockhead is otherwise functionally identical to Apple’s own power adapter bits.
The Blockhead, which is UL-approved, fits flush into the Power Adapter, but the fit isn’t quite as exact as the original adapter it replaces. The Blockhead sticks out slightly on the backside, but this is only noticeable when holding it and it doesn’t affect the functionality of the accessory. It works in the United States and Canada and fits in any socket able to accommodate a NEMA 1-15 plug with two parallel blades.