• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe

    • Written by from DALLAS

    Wow, i can't believe there are so many negative reviews on this charger! I have a late 2013 macbook pro retina and i guess because i use it either in bed or in my living room, i've had no problems with it. I did see one review that feels the way i do, that the magnet is strong enough...it doesn't come out on me and the wire is not frayed...i suppose because i don't travel with it, accounts for it being in good shape. The one thing I don't care for is how HOT it gets when first charging...but i just keep it on a hard surface and all seems to be ok. I wonder if, like the other person said, we got ours from a good batch and maybe there are a lot of inferior ones out there? I wanted to buy another one so I wouldn't have to move it back and forth, but like the other guy, i'm wondering if i'll get stuck with an expensive piece of junk?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is atrocious

    • Written by from Winston-Salem

    I have had to drive two hours to replace one of these chargers at least once, and sometimes twice, a year ever since I bought my Macbook Air. I love the computer, but I am typing this just before leaving to replace the charger for the sixth time. There is no excuse for how bad this product is. I follow the instructions, wrap it like you're "supposed to" wrap it (kinda like "Hey, just don't hold your phone that way!"), but I still routinely have to replace this piece of absolute garbage. Shame on you Apple. Shame on you.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable...3 Power Adapters in less than 10 months for this computer!

    • Written by from Fort LEE

    This is my 5th Apple computer, and the ONLY one I have EVER had to buy a replacement power cord for!!! Why?!?! This this is AWFUL. Something about it makes it brittle enough to break, again and again...in the exact same manner. I use this laptop no differently than I have the other 3, but the cord on this one keeps breaking! I am so careful with my electronics, but tonight I am gobsmacked over finding the magnetic charger in the middle of the living room floor separated from the rest of the cord by several feet. Not the first time for this particular model. I am furious that I have to buy another. FURIOUS! This may be the final nail in the coffin of spending upwards of 3X the cost for a laptop as every other brand available, seriously at $85.00/cable, I am into this for almost $400.00 for power supplies alone. So Angry.

    And do not EVEN get me started on how touchy and ridiculous it is just to get it to charge my laptop, all the hoops and pressurized air blasts to clean it off enough to get a sound connection for it to decide if it "feels" like charging my computer....uugghhh!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed a New Charger After 1 Year

    • Written by from Annapolis

    The insulation started to peel away after just over a year with normal use. Apple has well-made products, but cheaply-made chargers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I haven't even had my computer a year and the wire completely broke off from the part that goes into the wall. Now I have to spend money on a new one! Completely unacceptable!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Escondido

    It falls out constantly, you can't move the computer even a little bit without it unconnecting. The magnet is too weak. May be better for those who are rough with their cords and consequently ruin the charging mechanism, but for normal people it's just a nuisance.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Adapters

    • Written by from Niskayuna

    After seeing the reviews, at least, i am not the only one buying the adapter every year. There seems to be some flaw in the design/build the adapter dies in 1 year. I am hear looking to buy the adapter for this year :-( as my existing one died.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not hold up

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    The charger barely lasted over a year before going bad. Now I need to pay another $80 on top of the mountains of money I've spent on apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    H-O-R-R-R-R-I-B-L-E CHARGER

    • Written by from Chicago

    It is unfortunate that our reviews won't affect the consumers purchasing this item because guess what? WE HAVE NO CHOICE! apple has a great device in the Pro retina but the charge is terrible! I literally sat and watched it eat itself. I am always very careful about the way I put it away , trying not to bend or twist it. Still the power cord eats away at itself. I don't know technical terms or anything but the side that goes directly into the computer is WAAAY too thin! I should not have to be purchasing chargers for this stupid kind of reason. There is a fault in the connector.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scared to buy a 2nd for work.

    • Written by from Coatesville

    I have the original 60W MagSafe 2 which came with my Retina 13" MBP I purchased Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013. Unlike many reviews, I've had no issues with this charger. The magnet is strong, only pulling out when jerked. In fact, if you pull slow, you can actually pull the MBP across a table by the plug. It charges quickly, without getting hot, and the cable looks as new as the day I unpacked it. I used to wrap the cord on the wings, but no longer do so because that's too tight a circle for these tiny wires.

    Anyway, I would really like to get a second MagSafe 2 for my work office so I don't have to tote back and forth from home. But I'm trying to figure out if we're looking at two different batches here. Was I just one of the lucky few before Apple farmed this charger out to an incompetent contractor? A few bad reviews in the mix of mostly good, you can chalk up to a few folks who don't know how to use the product But this many Apple Heads can't be falling from the same tree. I'm leery of trying for a 2nd winner.

    If someone wants to start a database, we could compare serial numbers and see if there's a connection between series. The number on mine when you unplug the wall prongs/extension cord is: C043485GPJGF288BV

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever

    • Written by from Harwinton

    I hated the previous adapter because it would just fall out if you moved your computer but this one is even worse. This one falls out if you breathe near your computer. I hate it and I can't believe with all the innovative products created by apple they didn't think this was a bad design. I would give zero stars if it was an option.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WEAK

    • Written by from Fountain Hills

    I don't like this connector. It has to make a complete u-turn if the cord needs to go to the right... which seems like its more than 50% of the time. An L shape would have been better.

    And I agree it slips off too easily. I just don't expect this kind of poor engineering from Apple. Wow.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from orlando

    worst charger ever the computer is perfect but i go to sleep with the charger on an wake up thinking its fully charged and end up with 20 percent battery because it decided to fall out right after i went to sleep. Worst creation by apple ever

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    on my second one in a year

    • Written by from harrison hot springs

    I'm not destructive on my equipment, but this charger does not perform long-term. I'm just settling in to purchase my second one in a years time, it's ruining a perfectly good computer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable shield broken within 1 year -> no warranty :-(

    • Written by from Wien

    Can only repeat what all the others say, the worst product ever.

    I have had 2 Macbooks in the past, this will be my last one. I am not willing to invest 79 Euro on a yearly basis for a bad designed power supply and also to be called a liar by Apple, when they argue its my fault ...

    P.S. and can confirm another bad design error : plug is falling out of the macbook whenever you just make a tiny move ... definitely not useable :-(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Pacifica

    My last mac charger lasted 4 and a half years without a scratch. I used this one exactly the same way, I take care of this stuff... 1 Year later the cord was open on both ends and it lasted 3 more months (without moving it, using it only on my desk... awesome new retina macboook pro for desktop.... but it wasn't enough apparently) now it stoped working. 1 year and 3 months!? Really?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Negative reviews

    • Written by from Coffeeville

    The amount of negative reviews on this charger is the reason i decided to write a review. The only issue I have with my charger coming unplugged unintentionally is if I sit with my laptop in my lap and my thigh pushes up on the charger plug, it unhooks pretty easily. But that is a very minor con to a genius break a way design. I've been using this laptop and charger for about 3 months and do not see any issues with it. The only reason I was looking at the charger on here was to see what the little flip out things on it is for. Apparently they're for wrapping the cord around, but I wouldn't suggest using them as they seem they would put stress on the connections.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had no problems with any of my adapters

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I see so many people complaining about the materials used and how quickly these things wear out. I would like to ask how you all treat your MagSafe2 power adapters? I've had mine for two years now with zero problems. I never wind my adapter around the flip-out plastic pieces on the adaptor, so I'm not putting undue stress on the cabling or connector. The only signs of wear I have with my adapters is the discoloring of the sheathing due to normal handling. I've also never had any problems with the connector coming lose from my notebook.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous (one star because I can't give a negative rating)

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have no complaints about the connector, it is what it is.

    The insulation on the power cable is another story. I will shortly be going out to replace the second power adapter due to the rubber insulation completely disintegrating off of the power cable. This leaves the ground completely exposed.

    This is three cables in around 12 months. First the insulation starts going yellow and then it starts disintegrating. I fully expect that the cable on the third adapter will start to fail in about 6 months.

    At some point past the insulation falling off, the inner cables are going to short (if they're made of the same material) and this will be a fire hazard. I have so far not hit that point.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I don't know why people have bad reviews on these adapters. My brother has the air with the 45W adapter and it doesn't have any issues. I have a retina pro with the 65W adapter. Compared to PCs, these will actually prevent damage to your computer. If something snags on the cable, it could pull the machine with it, possibly causing you to lose important data if you have a traditional HDD. Or if something hits the adapter hard enough will the computer is charging, there goes your motherboard and about $200+ for a new one and labor. And it's easier to find a replacement because you either have MagSafe or MagSafe 2 types and three wattage ratings per type. My dad has two Dell Precisions, the M4500 and the M4700. They both have to use separate adapters. The only complaint I have about these chargers is the price and the little clamp that doesn't do a good job a holding the cable from unwinding in your case.

    2 of 3 people found this useful