The wrong question is being addressed
As usual we are getting hung up on the rights and wrongs of Media Solutions Holdings copying the crApple power brick, the correct question should be why can't crApple make a power supply for $30? FFS, it's only a power supply, made from standard components, if you were handy with a soldering iron you could easily make a regulated power supply from components from Radio Shack, Maplin etc.
Of course what you would be missing is the firmware to check if you are using an "authorised" power supply.
Does the crApple product offer some superior functionally, it doesn’t, this is just more product lock-in bullshit, FOAD, the lot of them.
Thanks for the info Dadz, I’ve just added ding-dong-dell to my never buy list.
Paris, I wouldn’t mind getting locked-in to her product.