• 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.
    BUT:::::::::
    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

    MELTS THE CABLE.

    • Written by from Muncie

    Dear Apple: MAKE A POWER ADAPTER WITH A SEPARATE DETACHABLE CABLE!!!!!!

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage Wasn't this design recalled years ago???

    • Written by from Rockaway Beach, NY

    I am so disappointed in Apple for replacing the L shaped power adapter with a silver version of the one that had been previously recalled. This adapter falls out constantly. The whole point of buying a lap top is being able to use your computer on your LAP. If you attempt to do this with this cord it constantly falls out. Anyone who purchased this should be given a refund!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    • Written by from Lausanne

    The magnet on the connector has become very weak and it keeps getting disconnected, even with the slightest tug. I have to reconnect this thing several times a day. Its possibly the worst Apple connector I have even owned.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

    • Written by from København V.

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from montreal

    Really poor quality, so apple unlike. 99$ price tag for an item that so easily 'wears-n-tears' is ridiculous

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last very long

    • Written by from Auckland

    I've had 3 of these, they don't last more than 18 months. The cable will split and frey at the connector. Absolutely the worst power adapter of any hardware I've ever used in my entire life. Sadly there are no alternatives as Apple don't allow third parties to use the magsafe connector.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Damaged...Just Like iPhone Charger...

    • Written by from Houston

    I take such great care when it comes to handling my MacBook Pro charger--always wrap the cord up safely, don't ever leave it lying around the house, etc.--and I was pretty shocked that it broke so quickly. The charger still looks completely fine, so I clearly wasn't just throwing it around! I guess the wire just can't take much bending, which is confusing because that is largely the whole point of a cord...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Dickson

    My MacBook Pro retina is a fantastic machine. Its a real pity that the power connector falls out if it gets moved in any way.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really hope apple upgrades this...

    • Written by from Altamonte Springs

    The quality of it is pretty terrible. The little doors that come out to wrap your cable around broke about 4 months after I got it (due to my son flipping them open and shut). The cord got a yellow discoloration about 3 months after I got my computer, and finally frayed open about 5 months in.

    I knew this connector would have issues so I have been taking care to ensure it remains as straight as possible, so not being careless isn't even enough to keep it from fraying.

    I will be seeing if the Apple Store will replace it, but I definitely won't pay for a replacement until Apple either brings back the L style (which I had 0 problems with) or upgrades the quality of these in some other way.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cord design, weak magnet, low durability

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    I've had the L-shaped MagSafe for my 2009 MacBook Pro and strangely, it's never frayed and I've had it under constant usage for 3 whole years. In November of 2013, I made the decision of buying the new retina MacBook Pro Retina and the computer was perfect for what I was using it for, but the MagSafe 2 let me down. My first MagSafe failed in about April of 2014 when the cord near the adapter had frayed and I had no choice but to buy a new one; also, the connection between the MagSafe 2 and my Mac felt a lot weaker than my old L-shaped MagSafe. As of right now (March of 2015), my second MagSafe 2 has just frayed and I've resorted to electrical tape rather than 80 dollars. Please fix this apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A frustrating poorly designed money trap.

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I am a huge apple fan. However, this charger is a complete outrage. Not only is it extremely over-priced, but it breaks within the year. I have no issue spending money on a great product. This is why I decided to buy a macbook retina. Unfortunately I have bought two of these chargers in the last two and a half years. They break consistently in the same two places over and over again. Apple has made no changes on the charger. I am paying my way through college and $80 is a lot of money to me. To be honest, I am disappointed to the point to tears. I need a charger to use my computer (As a graphic Design major using library computers is not an option) and I don't have enough money to buy one right now. So, I'm screwed. Thanks apple. You guys make great phones and computers but your charger is killing me. I'm upset, disgruntled, disappointed, and I'm not going to lie a little angry. Unless you're willing to spend 80 dollars once a year for a brand new charger I suggest... oh wait. Nothing. If you want a macbook retina you have to spend money you don't have on a charger that's going to break in 12 months. One star is being generous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE product: weak, delicate, flimsy, frail, fragile, etc.

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Just bought my third cord in 3 years. I now treat these things with kid gloves, but the cords *still* get frayed and stop working. [Edit: So I *did* rate it, Apple: I gave it ZERO stars. But apparently I have to be more generous and give it one to convey my displeasure.]

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence? to the point of being dangerous

    • Written by from london

    As mentioned in nearly all the other reviews for this charger, it is prone to overheating and burning out at the wire near the base of the transformer. It's complete bobbins and the price is just ridiculous. Given Apple's usual design and engineering ability, I'm incredibly suspicious that it was built to fail, and this is a way of making money by planned obsolescence. Mine just went (AGAIN) via an overheat, and the discolouration that has appeared on the plastic coating to the wire looks suspiciously like something has been burning.

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