• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work as well as previous power adapters

    • Written by from Newark

    I've used the previous "L" and "T" adapters for years and never had an issue. This MagSafe 2 has a weak magnetic connection and falls out very easily. I also need to wiggle it quite a bit for it to start charging. If I didn't need it to power my new Macbook, I would just disregard it altogether. I've had it for just a few weeks and it already seems to be a worsening issue, so I plan to exchange it and hope the replacement works a lot better.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Strain issues

    • Written by from West Lafayette

    After 1.5 years of using this adapter, it got strain relief problems and I have to change position of my computer 10 times to find a spot it will charge. On apple website, it says this is a known issue so they will change it free of charge, but when I brought in my adapter, they refused. so 0 stars for this. 1.5 is not enough for me to pay $79 again for apple's faulty device.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure right out of the box

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    My company bought a spare set of power adapter for me to use at home and on the road. Out of the box, it blinked green and orange lights a few time then completely went dead and no charging. The one comes with my MBP however worked well so far. At $80 a piece, I do not expect this poor quality from Apple products. I with I can give it zero star and started to miss my Lenovo Thinkpad.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed, because of me or apple is getting worst

    • Written by from Ho Chi Minh City

    I been using my charger for 7 months, i used it all the time. The problem is wireless charging coat start to tearing, and also the tiny white thing that u could open and wrap you wireless charging it breaking, I don't know why. Because i did something wrong with my charger, or because i put my charger in my backpack or because apple is getting worst. I don't know

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated by the power adapter

    • Written by from Buxton

    It only takes a slight touch for the power adaptor to disconnect from the computer. Many times I think it's charging and I'll see the low battery warning because the magnet has let go (again!) unknown to me.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Step Backwards

    • Written by from Arlington

    I never had any issues with the L-shaped MagSafe (previous iteration), but this one is terrible. Holding your laptop on your lap, the plug gets dislodged with the slightest tension. To the reviewers who are saying that's the point of the MagSafe...no it's not. The purpose of it is to prevent plug and port damage, neither of which occurred with the last version of this power adapter. The port and pins are so shallow that it would be nearly impossible to damage the port by pulling the plug out, and the alternative is this one that falls out if you apply pressure up or down at all. Not sure how this thing ever made it past QA testing.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, Apple? Why?

    • Written by from Geneva

    This charger frays so easily, and you expect me to pay $79 for another one? Why don't you just make your products so that they last?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is buggy :(

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I got my laptop (MBP retina 13") just a few weeks ago and the charger that came with it is so buggy, when I plug it into my computer, it says it is charger, but when I check it 5 minutes later it says its not charging and the light is off. I have to reconnect the charger each time for it to actually "charge", so buggy -.-

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many reviews do not get the point of MagSafe

    • Written by from Dallas

    I think two of main purposes of magsafe are that it falls off when there is a sudden drag and when there is external sideway force that is strong enough to damage the power input port on MacBook. I see many people complain about the attachment of connector of power adapter to macbook is not strong enough to keep the two together when the mac is used on human laps where it's hard to keep a good alignment between adapter connector and power port. Well, think about those traditional connecting mechanism on most laptops where a male connector is plugged into a female one by roughly 1 cm in depth. If accidentally the connecting part bore some of weight of the laptop when you put it on laps, the connecting parts would be damaged as disconnection is not possible.

    I've been using magsafe (both 1 and 2, 2 being better) for more than 3 years and I find it totally satisfactory. It doesn't disconnect easily when you unplug it upright against power port which is just the way it's supposed to work while it disconnects a lot easier when force comes sideways which fits most circumstances where you want it to be disconnected.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes forever to connect to my computer, charge

    • Written by from Rockwall

    The charger takes about 30 seconds to show the secure connection light, (green, orange) and does not show it is charging the computer for up to two minutes. Also, the charger magnet is not strong enough.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the alternative is a damaged laptop port!

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    I don't fault the design of this charger at all. Yes, its annoying to not be as portable when the laptop is charging. The alternative, I know from first hand experience with a PC laptop from years ago AND my brother's Dell laptop is a damaged port, and ports cost a lot more to fix. There is nothing worse than hearing "your port is damaged...unfortunately given the design of modern laptops, as a result you need a new motherboard to go with it." I'd rather pay the $80 and replace the charger than pay $300-$1000 fixing the motherboard because the port got damaged as the charger stayed put rather than popping out when I was pacing with my laptop. I even had a damaged connector on a 1st gen iPod Touch for the same reason....cable didn't come out, connector was damaged when I removed the charger.

    My roommate has a PC laptop and even it has the same feature as my MacBook...the charger comes out rather than risk port damage. Much much better than the alternative.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OVERHEATS... Beware!

    • Written by from Los Alamos

    I have this adaptor on a new MacBook Pro, and frankly it just doesn't keep up with graphics-intensive games. I let the battery get low (unplugged), then the system warned me so I plugged it in. I was playing a GPU-intensive game, but I thought "Hey, no problem. The charger will keep me going!". Wrong!

    About 45 minutes later, I get another low battery warning even though the adaptor is plugged in. I look over and the light is out - not green, not orange, just gone. I check and sure enough, the adaptor is still plugged in. After quickly quitting my game, I plug and unplug the adaptor to no avail. It simply will not charge the Macbook. After feeling the adaptor, I can see why - it is burning hot. I can't even hold it in my hands. For $80, why can't Apple design a better product? I have owned both previous incarnations of the Magsafe 1 and they work fine. I don't understand why this one is so terrible.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Rubbish

    • Written by from New York

    I have been using macs for a very long time and never have i had a issue with the charger wires tearing apart. Now i do travel around the world a lot and this one has been in my procession for 3 years. It gave up on me and the price of the charger is unreasonable, my charger started tearing after a few months.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed

    • Written by from Sanford

    I love Apple products, and have had everything from a shuffle through a rMBP now. The one thing I can complain about is the chargers. I have only had my rMBP since May (now Dec.) and I just noticed that the cord is starting to split in the most random area! It really makes me mad, being a high school student and saving my money for this that it would break so easily. I take all precautions, and I am very careful with all my things.

    Sometimes the charger doesn't even start charging until I unplug and replug into the wall a couple times. It's very frustrating. Hope that Apple can fix this (and pretty much all their other chargers) so that we can enjoy our electronics more often!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointing

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Not only does it not stay plugged in, the nature of the T vs. L means i broke the cable and need a new one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible shape and magnet strength for a portable computer

    • Written by from Charlotte

    The T-shape is so thick that the slightest bump knocks the charger out of place. This is beyond a safety feature and into the single most frustrating part of this entire computer. I can't move the computer, my *portable* laptop computer, at all lest the charger fall out and flop onto the floor. The weight of the cord itself even pulls the charger out if it is coiled at the wrong angle on my desk. This shape is horrible for a laptop, and the material is exactly the same as the L-shape. Why simply change the shape when the complaints about the L-shape chargers were based on the easily degradable rubber material to begin with?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    What an awful shoddy piece of equipment. How could a charger to a computer be made so poorly!? The MacBook Pro Retina is by far the best laptop this company has ever made but seriously this is just poorly made charger (I don't know how strongly I can stress this sentiment, they should honestly replace the first for free). Apple should be ashamed at the overall rating of this product, or at least they would of been under the Steve Jobs regime. Maybe I'm being a bit too cynical here, but as a long standing customer and advocate I guess I just expect better from this company.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage

    • Written by from Sydney

    I've had two of these fail now. It is completely unacceptable that such a basic piece of equipment is so unreliable. When I was a first year engineering student we learnt how to build power supplies, they aren't rocket science.

    It's doubly galling that a 6 year old power supply on my $500 Dell laptop still works fine, yet I've had two fail on my $4000 (AUD) MacBook. No more form over function for me, hence no more Apple products.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars if I could...

    • Written by from Long Beach

    This charger is absolutely horrible. Had a 2007 MacBook Pro and the charger didn't have any problems for over 5 years. With this new cable for my 2011 MacBook Pro, I've already gone through two MagSafe chargers at $80 a pop. Apple, please get your house in order. The build quality of your accessories did a complete 180 and is utter garbage now...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays so easily that I'm going Windows

    • Written by from Montreal

    Apple has created yet another flimsy charger that frays so easily that it becomes a fire hazard in 3-6 months. This is true even if you're like me and you take every precaution. I don't wrap my cord, I always check that it doesn't have any stress placed on it, etc. Less than a year in and it's already frayed in two places (and admittedly has been a fire hazard for at least 4 months now). I have a two year AppleCare plan and I'm still supposed to drop $90+ on a new charger because of Apple's own negligence? No thank you. I'm out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful