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(Pocket-lint) - Laptop chargers haven't changed in many years, remaining bulky and heavy. The Dart charger is here to change that thanks to a group of MIT graduates.

Dart is a compact charger that will power a 65 watt laptop and even has a USB port to charge a mobile at the same time. All that and it's small enough to fit in a pocket.

Dart was created by a team of MIT graduates called FinSix who have managed to increase the switching frequency of this charger. This is a patented technology called Very High Frequency Power Conversion. That tough achievement - bring 1000 times faster at switching than conventional laptop charger - means it can both be smaller and remain efficient at charging. That doesn’t mean it'll charge any faster than a normal charger though.

While the Dart will work with most laptops there are some larger units that are beyond it. Apple's MacBook Pro 15-inch, 17-inch and 15-inch retina models aren't compatible. So it's aimed at the more mobile laptops like MacBook Airs and Ultrabooks then.

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The Dart is currently on Kickstarter where it has already smashed its goal. To pick one up early anyone can back the project now from $89. That Dart will come with a 6-foot cable and is in Blue, Magenta, Silver, Gunmetal or Orange.

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Writing by Luke Edwards. Originally published on 16 April 2014.