• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an improvement: can no longer my laptop in lap

    • Written by from Concord

    I had the previous generation MBP, with the l-shaped MagSafe adapter, and loved the charger. It saved my laptop from being knocked off a table or desk countless times. I was excited to get the new, improved version of this charger. Unfortunately, the upgrade seems to be in most ways worse. It's much more easily knocked out (due in part to an apparently weaker magnet, and to the extra leverage provided by it's more protrusive shape), to the point of being extremely inconvenient. Using the laptop on soft surfaces, frequently causes the charger to be angled in such a way that it will connect intermittently or disconnect altogether. This can't be good for the charger, never mind how frustrating it is to plug your laptop in in the knick of time before it dies just to knock the cord out and have it shut down anyways. Most frustrating of all, I have a very hard time finding a position for the laptop in my lap that doesn't knock the charger out. There's irony in there somewhere. Other than that, it gets significantly hotter than the previous version, and the material of the cord feels "cheaper" (although this might just be colored by my other experiences with the product.) Hopefully they'll release an l-shaped charger compatible with this generation of macbook, but knowing Apple, that seems unlikely.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANNOYING. Knocked out too easily

    • Written by from Garland

    The head of the charger protrudes from the socket, and with the weakest magnetic force keeping it in place this thing gets knocked out. A LOT. You would think the designers would improve upon last generation's design, but it's only gotten dumber.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A downgrade...

    • Written by from Straumsgrend

    This Magsafe 2 connector is a tremendous stepback in design and functionality. The original Magsafe was great because it didn´t stick out and protuded to the side, but was sleek and the cable went back and around the chassis (dependable which way you stuck it in). This new one could be cutting edge in 1995. I am constantly knocking it off its socket, and magnet seems to be weaker as well. Jobs would NEVER allow this horrendous redesign. The excuse of changing it due to their new thin macbook retinas is something i refuse to believe. CHANGE IT BACK!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months and then bang

    • Written by from Wishaw

    As my title says.......6 months and then bang, I plugged in my power adapter this morning and after 5 minutes there was a bang, a smell of burning and a black streak up the wall, after only 6 months of use this is not what I expect after paying more than 2500 UK Pounds. After having more than 20 windows based laptops over the years and never having a faulty power adapter I feel absolutely disgusted and let down by Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, overheated leaving bare wires

    • Written by from LEICESTER

    The PSU gets incredibly hot, after 1 year the cable coming out of the PSU to the macbook yellowed and finally has melted/broken leaving bare wires giving me a small shock when I investigated why my macbook was not charging. This needs a serious design rethink. I'll buy another only as I have no option if I need to continue to use the rMBP but from now on treat it as potentially dangerous. It appears from other reviews mine is not the only one that has issues.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another power cord bites the dust.

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    A wonderfully design laptop, but the power cord is completely useless. This one has decided to overheat and melt through the cable that connects the adapter to the laptop. I wish you would sort this design out as I getting rather bored of shelling out £65 because of your incompetence.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs sorting

    • Written by from OXFORD

    This new charger has a magnet which is too weak, the cable is fraying and the lugs for coiling up the wire have broken in 6 months of heavy use. Not Apple standard I'm afraid

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from London

    What an utter piece of s***. Haven't even had my laptop a year and the charger is already useless. The wires have become exposed so it no longer works. Went to the apple store today to get a new one, surprise surprise they are all out of stock...probably because everyone who owns one has had to replace their's too. Sort it out Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire in the hole!

    • Written by from London

    It just blew up. In front of me. 2 days after the warranty expired. It isn't really that terrible as people describe it in the reviews.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The slimmer version was MUCH better

    • Written by from Fishers

    I miss my slim power connector from my previous MBP. This thing is huge and sticks way off the corner of my laptop. It falls off way too easily and gets in the way. Huge pain! Bring back the old slim power connector!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Mountshannon

    The cable started to fray at the mag2 connector exactly one year after I bought it and after 6 months of patching it up, it gave up and was beyond repair. This is just from completely normal use and is really not acceptable! Really really disappointing and annoying after paying over €2000 for the laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly Poor ...

    • Written by from Blackheath

    This product is so poor, it's laughable. All the painfully slow, monotoned Sir Jony Ive interviews I've endured over the last decade telling me how design is the most important thing since the pending second coming and yet the Apple design team are clearly incapable of securing a cable to a plastic box at one end and an aluminium plug on the other. Nearly burnt my house down today. Truly terrible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible connection, very frustrating product.

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    Unlike the Magsafe 1 this new version has the connector fall out at the slightest touch. Unbelievable how Apple could release such a product. I wish I could go back to the Magsafe 1 that worked flawless.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from London

    As people wrote before me, after a year, cable got fried. But I went to apple store and after 10 minutes they replaced it for a new one without stupid questions.
    One star, because the product is really rubbish. But there's not other option ...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nightmare

    • Written by from Killorglin

    I have to agree with all the other reviewers.
    My Macbook pro is Mid 2010 and I am happy with it but now AGAIN, third time the charger is gone.
    genuine Apple charger and they do NOT last more than a year, 18 months. I am forced to buy the third one now.
    I am totally disappointed, the quality is bad, gets very hot and simply does NOT last!!

    Bad Apple, Bad!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire the engineer who designed magsafe 2

    • Written by from Oyster Bay

    This is the worst power connector ever. It falls out if you breath on it. I love my mac book but this connector is single handily the biggest cause of lost productivity. Sometimes it falls out and I don't notice. Then I need to leave to take the train and find my charge at 20% instead of the 100% I need for my round trip journey. So now I lug this charger with me, which adds considerable unnecessary weight and inconvenience to my commute.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!! Poor cable and gets very hot

    • Written by from Drogheda

    How Apple can supply such cr*p equipment??? Cable on Mac side fall apart after 12moths and charger can be used for brewing a tea.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe 2 charger - A fire hazard with a poor design to boot

    • Written by from Poole

    This is now my second Mag Safe 2 charger and today after only 9 months use it has failed.

    From day one the charger operated hot and I wrongly assumed this was normal.

    I expect apple will be looking to "revolutionise the design" of the charger by moving to an "L" shape design like the previous charger in a bid to make even more money. Lastly £65 for a replacement what a joke!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much worse than MagSafe 1

    • Written by from Stuttgart

    I loved the previous MagSafe connector, and unlike everybody else it seems, never had any problems with the cable. MagSafe 2 however is a step backards.

    Main issues:
    - magnet is too weak, cable comes off easily
    - I can't charge sitting on my bed with the MBP on my lap, because the plug protrudes and gets in the way. So this laptop doesn't work well on your lap.

    Seriously Apple, what were you thinking? Give me back the old L-shaped connector!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wan't a Job working for Apple.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    If product iterations merely require taking something good, and making it worse, I could make a killing designing "new" products for apple. I have tons of bad ideas!


    The MagSafe 2 is simply not capable of staying connected in normal situations. The reviews on this product are so unanimously terrible, I would suggest this product deserves a recall.

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