• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What have you done, Apple?

    • Written by from Pierrefonds

    This is the worst laptop accessory invented. First evening with my new MacBook Pro and I've disconnected the magsafe unwillingly over a dozen times. What have you done?? The tiny lateral connector we had until now was perfect.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deplorable Quality!

    • Written by from Glasgow

    It is completely outrageous that a company like Apple would produce a charging cable like this for its products. This charger, like all other Apple MacBook chargers I have owned, gets far too hot when a device is charging. The cable is also far too week and frays very easily, so much so that my current changer has now stopped working all together. I am now forced to spend over £60 purchase a new charger- you would think that after spending more than £1500 on a laptop that Apple would have the decency to at least sell additional chargers with some concession. This is also not the first time that an Apple charger of mine has become faulty: on my previous Macbook Air the cable broke and I had to purchase a new one, I have also had two official lightning cables which have also broken. I know that there are many others which have experienced similar problems and it is simply not good enough!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not especially pleased

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    My only complaint about the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is that the rubber insulation on the cable leading from the T-connection to the adapter "burns" off in just a few months, leaving the adapter's internal metal cable exposed and creating a potential fire hazard. A real drag, I must say!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "T" shaped adapter is the worst idea ever Apple ever adopted.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    If you're using your macbook pro on...oh, say...your lap (it is a laptop computer anyway)...the t-adapter is not only in the way, but becomes constantly disconnected. apple did a great thing to go with the "L" shaped adapter, only to go back to the [much-worse] "T" shaped adapter. Very unhappy with Apple's decisions in the post-Jobs era. Seems like everything is getting just a bit worse little-by-little.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor for such an expensive charger

    • Written by from London

    I purchased my macbook pro only a year ago. Everything seemed fine for sometime until now the charger has started to play up.

    At first I just noticed a little tear in the main cable of the charger and thinking nothing of it, carried on using the product as normal.

    However today the charger has stopped working and upon inspection I have seen that the wire has been totally burnt through and charred. I can no longer use it for fear of fire and will be forced to buy a new one.

    With these chargers costing £65 each, I should not have to buy one every 16 months.

    This charger needs to be redesigned (again) so that it is more robust and less of a hazard for users.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing cable

    • Written by from Coventry

    I travel every week for business and often am working solely from my Mac book. Despite all of the negatives regarding the magnet, I have no problem with it. The cable however is another story. It does not hold up to repeated rewinding for storage. For home use it would probably be fine but I wind and unwind 4-6 times a day and am waiting for the cable to just break off. Less of a concern but a related issue is that I developed a wear through spot mid cable. The only way that could have happened is from friction while in a padded laptop bag.
    Weak points like this are not worthy of such a good product as the Mac Book

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter that now costs more?

    • Written by from London

    I'd like to reiterate what everybody else has said about the connector falling out constantly. Annoying doesn't even begin to cover it. Also, I see I'm not the only one who has experienced fraying near the magnetic connector point. I had to replace the adapter after only one year. I've been keeping the fraying connecter at school so that I don't have to ever move it. However it has recently begun sparking, so I know I'll have to buy another adapter to use at school. I'm afraid to move the one that I keep at home, in case it starts fraying too. I just checked online, and I see the price has gone up to $100 from the $80 that they used to be. Silly me for thinking that a laptop and its accompanying power adapter should be portable. I feel like I need to keep a separate adapter in each of the places where I work. Apple, you really are starting to make me feel like an idiot for buying your products.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable winding clip broken

    • Written by from Vallejo

    I hardly even use this charger as my MacBook is attached to a display and uses its charger. This MagSafe 2 power adapter is less than two years old and one of the doohickies used to wrap the charging cord around has broken. For the price, this is something that should be made to last longer than the computer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality, shame on Apple.

    • Written by from SOUTH YARRA

    I purchased my Macbook Pro 18 months ago and thought I wouldn't have any problems with it as I've never had a major problem with Macbooks. Just recently the cord decided to not work! It overheats itself whenever I charge my laptop for more than an hour. I expected much more from Apple products, given that I spent a ridiculous amount on money.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    • Written by from Miami

    I've got my MBP late 2013 less than 2 years ago and the power supply is gone.
    I've checked it with a specialist and the main IC that controls the voltage together with a SMD resistor was blown up. I cannot see the IC model therefore cannot be replaced.
    The power supply is always connected to my UPS therefore there is no chance of power surge.

    This was the last thing I was expecting from a MAC power supply.
    I have an HP DV5 for 6 years now and still works completely.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful with these things.

    • Written by from NR

    I'm buying my third one. This time I'll reinforce the cord before it starts to break. At least I learned my lesson. The neck of the charger frays so easily. Yes, part of it is that I am an idiot, but the other part is that these things are way too fragile. If I'm going to pay 80 dollars for a charger, I think I deserve a product that can take a bit of wear and tear. Its not like I'm abusing the thing, but I take my computer many places and the charger follows. It doesn't travel well. It starts tearing way to fast. I think Apple could easily make a better charger.(but why do that when your product costs 80$, needs to be replaced every 6 months and your customers are loyal and don't have an alternative, right?)
    On a positive note, it charges nicely and doesn't over-heat too easily.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why yes, this is built like cheap junk

    • Written by from New Paltz

    Sure the electronics are great and provide what I'm sure is stable power.
    The cable is pure garbage. Just bought yet another one after the last one ceased to function without vinyl tape holding it together at just-the-right angle.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Muncie


    THREE TIMES I have had to purchase NEW power adapters all because the CABLE MELTED. Why replace the whole thing when it is only the cable that needs replacing? Why make the customer pay $80+ dollars for a whole new adapter when a cable would be less than a tenth of that cost? This is totally absurd. Pull your head out of your rear, Apple. Most professional equipment out there has SEPARATE & DETACHABLE power cables precisely for this reason!! Design a new adapter that has cables that you can replace without having to wastefully replace expensive working components just because a cheap cable melted. Sheesh....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Falls out of half of the electrical outlets I try to plug it in to.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a good product, decent implementation.

    • Written by from Bayside

    The magnetic release has saved my laptop several times, with pets and kids. It isn't perfect, and it isn't cheap, but it's only a bit expensive and you get that peace of mind. Are we all so spoiled that we can't remember how it was like in the old days of dropped computers and broken ports. I've replaced a MagSafe (old style) and the Apple store in Manhasset didn't even charge me. I've also replaced laptop motherboards from two other manufacturers after the charging ports broke from yanking. Guess which I'd rather do again?

    They aren't perfect, again, but given that you need to plug your computer in once in a while, it is likely the best we can do with today's technology.

    Currently I'm using a year-old MagSafe 2 that has not frayed like my last Macs', and I use it every day and am rough with it (one of the wings has snapped off!) and it still holds up. If you take care of it and not try to use it under the covers of your bed or in a moving vehicle (as one reviewer complained!) you're going to be fine with it. If it fails, you can return it anyway or go to an Apple store to plead your case. Unless it is smashed they'll just replace it for you.

    Really, all this dislike. What are you guys doing with these things?

    Oh, and make sure you have an official Apple charger before complaining here. There are $50 counterfeits all over eBay and the Amazon marketplace. Google it, some have disassembled the frauds and exposed the inferior and dangerous components within. An official Apple made charger shouldn't break in six months unless you dropped it or got it wet.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made.

    • Written by from Rochester

    It charges the computer but you have to make sure you don't do anything with the computer or it will fall out. Seriously any little movement will knock this thing right out of the charge port. It's frustrating. Not only that but the cord is so cheaply made! Mine frayed and broke within a couple of weeks and it was neatly plugged into the wall the entire time. Using this tiny cable and expecting it to hold up is ridiculous. Though it is frayed, has metal sticking out, and is a HUGE fire hazard, it still works (sometimes). Paying eighty bucks to replace it is an obnoxious price to pay for something so cheaply made.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product to be carry Apple logo

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    T style magsafe is worthless. A touch in any direction and it gets detached. The first one's adapter-to-computer cable snapped within 6 months. The second one is already showing signs of wear n' tear. Awful. And what is significantly more frustrating is another gimmick pulled by apple that my older adapters magsafe don't fit the new computers!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable way too weak

    • Written by from Birmingham

    The charger is nice in the sense that you can have 2 varied lengths, one where the brick is in the wall and one with the extension attachment. But the cable it self between the brick and the MacBook is way too think. The end closest to the MacBook wears out way too quickly, even if you try your best to look after it. And then they charge you £65 for another one!! I think when I'm spending almost £2,000 on a laptop, I would expect a charger that could last at least 3 years before any signs of wear.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly a step back.

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    I can't believe how easy this thing is to knock out of its socket. I miss the old charger. Everything about this one is a downgrade.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely abysmal

    • Written by from Rijeka

    Having used the adapter for little over 2 weeks, never traveling with it, and using it only to move from kitchen to bedroom, the head's cable already broke. This is ridiculous. I have never seen such flimsy design with anything anywhere.

    At first, the contact started loosing up, with the bulb not turning on from time to time at certain angles. Then, it stopped glowing altogether. After attempting to find the angle under which it would work, it let out a POP sound, the bulb shone briefly with a white (!) light and stopped working altogether. This is not only shoddy, it's dangerous.

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