• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Price to high

    • Written by from Saucier

    My hubby bought me the Mac book pro retina 15" screen for my Christmas loved it still loving it but after only three and half months charger just decided to quit on me. My Mac recognizes it but it doesn't charge at all. So I'm not sure if it's a defect or just my bad luck but since hubby at the time thought the protection plan was silly I just had to buy a whole new charger very expensive and another thing not really loving the magnet on it doesn't stay plugged in good enough if it gets moved just a little cord falls out! Love apple though

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Giant step backwards

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I can't say how much I hate this new adapter. The magnet is so weak and it gets knocked out so easily. Not to mention that the shape just protrudes out of the Mac. It's terrible when you're working on the couch because it doesn't hug the machine. This makes it terrible because it bumps into stuff and exacerbates the problem.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet ok, cords and heat are terrible

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I've not had an issue with the magnet strength. Under normal usage, it holds just fine. But I had my first adapter for 8 months and it's frayed at both ends of the small cord, with bare wires exposed. I just bought a replacement, and it seems that the heat it generates could fry an egg. I didn't notice that on my first one. It seems that for all the effort that Apple puts into usability of their products, maybe they need to spend a little time on making sure they can continue to be used safely.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to the horrible T-connector and still scorching hot

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    After learning their lesson with the last T-connector stress fraying, sparking, fail, Apple has strangely and stubbornly decided to go back to it for the new Retina MBPs. First of all like everyone is saying the magnet is just not strong enough. It pops off from simply moving the MBP from a table to your lap. Also, the thing gets hotter than any Magsafe I've ever had, even when fully ventilated. I don't understand the issue here Apple. You made a product better and then reversed all the changes. Why?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrapping it up frayed cord

    • Written by from Clear Lake

    Why would the only way to wrap the cord stress the connection to the charger to the point of early fray, of course at the least possible convenience?? Because it is a bad design. The cord snaps to itself nicely, but in doing so wears out the connection prematurely. 80$ later and inconvenienced again...computer works great and no issue with magnet. Makes me more careful with the computer when operating it, which I need.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying to use

    • Written by from Boynton beach

    I keep my laptop charged 90% of the time and use my laptop ON MY LAP most of the time. You cannot use this charger on your lap without it knocking loose. The magnet is strong BUT because there is about .5mm too much space on the top and bottom when the magsafe is connected, it wiggles off too easily up and down. Side to side, it's very tight and secure. I understand the concept of having a charger that easily disconnects to protect the laptop from accidentally falling off a table or something, but this is ridiculous. Now I have resorted to buying the snug let to be able to use the laptop on my lap. Apple should reimburse us the cost of this little apparatus since they didn't make the charger right to begin with.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak, Hot, materials are bad

    • Written by from Ashton Under-Lyne

    I've had the charger for about a year now and about a month ago the wire started to get weak and break, it's revealed the wires under the protective wire, making me pretty scared to be holding incase I die! Also, the head of the charger gets super, super hot which I think makes the wire softer and making it easier to break. The heat hurts my hand too... Although, I don't think the magnet is as weak as people make it out to be but it isn't as strong as it needs to be.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality compered to the machine it charges

    • Written by from Colchester

    This is my first Mac and I'm very happy with the move from my Sony Vaio. However the charger has always been a worry since day 1 and 12 months down the line it has failed.
    - It gets extremely hot - to the point where I won't leave the machine charging unattended.
    - It has a small power plug that makes it hard to remove from the wall socket, potentially exposing your fingers to an electric shock.
    - Fragile connection from the a/c adapter which has now frayed, exposing the wire.

    It has been looked after very well, and I'm unhappy that it should need replacing after twelve months.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put: If it ain't broke....

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The L-Shaped MagSafe from the previous generation was fine for me. If you had to change something about it then maybe make the cord and circuits more durable and stronger. Other than that, the new MagSafe 2 design stinks.

    It frequently keeps falling out of the MagSafe port from the brush of my leg or from the blanket of my bed brushing against it as well. Makes it difficult to be on your lap.

    Is it a dealbreaker to stop you from buying the current line of MacBooks? No.
    Is it annoying? Yes, but I tolerate it because I love my new MacBook Air, (it's so fast and it just works!)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    keeps falling off

    • Written by from Cupertino

    do i have an alternative or am i stuck with this?

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak flex, seriously heat

    • Written by from Denham

    The body of the charger gets extremely hot and flex is so weak that it has broken after less than a year of use. This is a terrible product compared to the MacBooks themselves, the only redeeming feature is the magnet which was a great addition in 2006 but the lack of development since is a constant source of disappointment.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    another split cable

    • Written by from London

    Apple why can't you make charger cables that don't split? I bought a 15" Retina MBP five months ago and already the cable is split. This happened with the last MacBook Pro too. C'mon!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I think I've found a solution [to the MagSafe 2 falling out]...

    • Written by from Kingston Upon Thames

    I bought a MagSafe Power Adaptor and use a MagSafe->MagSafe 2 adaptor. It's not perfect, but sure works a heck of a lot better.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loose connector, cable frays

    • Written by from Dundee

    The new MagSafe makes a much looser connection and is easily bumped out if you're not using it on a desk, or move your laptop around at all. More concerning though is that within 6 months it has frayed dangerously at the brick-end. Very poor.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    desipointed :(

    • Written by from limassol

    i love apple like nothing else but today i just noticed that my power adaptors' wires were wiped out and i will buy a new one, i hope apple get a new one and replaces this one with more flexibility on the wire

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unplugged Again!

    • Written by from Escanaba

    Searched online to see if anyone else was having issues with this adapter, and see that others have experienced the same problem I am having. I usually use this computer while sitting on the couch, and move it back and forth from the coffee table to my lap. I have found the cord often becomes unplugged. Previously had an MacBook Air, which I used the same way and can't recall having any such issues. The magnet seems strong when plugged in, but if tilted slightly up or down from movement, it falls out. Nothing I can't live with, but mildly annoying.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly bad design

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    The magnet is definitely not strong enough on this charger. I've been through 3 chargers for my retina so I know exactly what I'm talking about. The charger also runs very hot.

    Worst of all, the charger is extremely hard to find retail (I was left stranded when my puppy chewed one until it could be shipped), and costs a significant amount more than the other chargers. You have to find the exact charger for your macbook. I could be wrong here, but I think each model and screen size has a different charger. How hard could it be to standardize a charger?

    I like the T design, but as stands I much prefer the side fitting charger for its magnetic strength. That being said, it is still a lot better than many PC chargers - but Apple has disappointed me with its design.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    falls out too easily

    • Written by from De Pere

    if pulled directly, it stays plugged in well enough....but with any bump or pull vertically, it comes unplugged. incredibly inconvenient as it constantly detaches while on lap or whenever moving the computer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very weak magnet

    • Written by from Lawrence

    This magnet is very weak compared to previous MagSafe versions and as a result it is constantly faling off when used on any surface other then a desk.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate the weak magnet!!!!

    • Written by from Radnor

    It sticks out and the magnet is so weak it falls out if i move even the slightest bit, it is SO annoying i hate it. Not to mention, if I forget to bring my charger to school, I can't borrow anyone else's bc it's incompatible with older chargers. At least it charges (in the event it actually stays connected). Apple should issue every single customer and adapter for this POS, terrible design.

    10 of 11 people found this useful