• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple going down at break neck speed

    • Written by from Vancouver

    really apple?

    how long do your (soon-to-be-NOT) "loyal" fans have to put up with this sloppiness, cheap (made in china) and definitely hazardous adaptor that you keep putting out year after year?

    you don't think we're going to drop your product as soon as something even a little bit more better made comes out?

    stop making this adaptor!

    how long do we have to put up with shoddy and possibly deadly power adaptor?

    ugh, i've just about had enough

    first and last review

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero problems with original after 1.75 years

    • Written by from White Lake

    I can't understand the ratings for the MBP and rMBP after neither have had any problems other than scratches on the shiny plastic casing of the brick. Now I tend to be OCD with my Macs but I don't even have the seemingly common problem where the adapter doesn't stay connected to the MBP, due to insufficient magnetic power. Then again my MBPs are always on a flat stable surface while connected, NEVER on my lap. That usage just doesn't seem to make sense IMO. My original MBP 13 I would leave connected while in use until I read that's not good for the battery, so now on the rMBP 15 I just charge it when it hits 15-20% remaining. Frayed wire casing?!? Not even close. Maybe if those experiencing this condition left a little slack where it enters the brick before wrapping it that wouldn't happen.. COMMON SENSE.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this charger

    • Written by from Provo

    I bought this charger as a replacement for my original one because the original had gotten bent right above the connection to the big white box, and eventually just burned through the plastic as wires became exposed. This is exactly the same as the original charger.
    It came a few days after I placed the order, and it works great.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To all those laps out there leveraging MagSafe 2 plugs out of their sockets

    • Written by from Bradenton

    Some of us clearly must have forgotten the Retina MacBook Pro (referred to as rMBP from now on) has a battery, and an amazing one at that. Perhaps the current MagSafe 2 design is not as "lap friendly" as prior designs, but is it really that big of a hassle? How hard is it really to keep a thigh clear of a plugged MagSafe 2 connector?

    Set aside for a minute the fact that Apple somehow managed to squeeze 8 hours of battery life from a supercomputer this small; Out of 9 notebook computers I've owned, 3 being Apple notebooks, this is the fastest charging notebook (and charger) I've ever used. It fully charges in about 2.5 hours to give you 8 hours of cordless nirvana. Of course, that doesn't mean 8 hours of movie editing and 3D gaming, but who on earth are these creative geniuses and cyber-athletes running their rMBPs at peak utilization off of their laps? I can't imagine a work scenario where part of someone's daily routine is to sit, rMBP in lap, and kill the battery in less than an hour, and then sit there frustrated, fighting to keep it plugged in. Maybe one person with OCD. Let's break it down for the real world: In 10 years as an IT consultant for numerous industries, I can say most people working on a computer in an office environment could easily make it through their entire 8 hour work shift without charging their rMBP a single time. From healthcare to sales, or the service industry to corporate management, and whether it's a receptionist, clerk, nurse, office assistant, secretary, bookkeeper, politician, consultant, or planner, I can't imagine a single scenario where using a rMBP would not be able to stay cordless most of the time at work, especially if they plug their rMBP in before they go off to lunch. Now, I know what you're thinking--why on earth would, in a real world scenario, a receptionist be using a $2,600 notebook computer when a $400 Windows notebook would do? Then you'd have entirely missed the point.

    My point is this: chances are, if you have your rMBP in your lap at this very moment, you're obviously not rendering in Maya, compiling code, or computing primes. This means that, as scary as it might sound, if your battery is already at 100% and has been for the last hour, you can go ahead and unplug that monstrosity of a MageSafe 2 connector. Try it! Trust me, you won't lose your work and you'll have plenty of battery for later on. Leave it where it ought to be: by the wall, or sitting on a desk or table, ready to spare you a heart attack the moment you FINALLY plugged in your $3,000 Apple notebook to charge and then tripped on the cord while you're going out to lunch or making your way to the bed to turn in for the night. Good thing that MagSafe 2 snapped free! Another inch and it might have bounced off the marble. Why did you get that marble floor anyway? That was a terrible idea. Should have went parquet. Take a deep breath; it's going to be okay. Don't forget to grab your iPad for some light reading at lunch or before bed!

    Is the Mag Safe 2 perfect? No. Is it better than the previous MagSafe versions? I would argue that it is. The connector's binding permanence and safety benefit factors are on opposite sides of the same scale.

    I'm going to conclude with this: I'm 5' 11", 200 pounds. Average build, some could say a touch overweight. I am sitting on a love seat with my rMBP dead center in my lap typing this review with my MagSafe 2 connector is plugged in as well. No matter if I have my legs splayed out, closed, folded in or one over another, I cannot get the MagSafe 2 to rest in such a manner that my thigh or knee would accidentally pull it loose. It continues to sit slightly above the point at which it could make body contact. So, I believe the real issue here is this: Does the average Retina MacBook Pro user have fat thighs?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Badass, best design, apple raised the balls on this.

    • Written by from Garland

    Who could hate such awesome charger. I have really been careful with it and wow it is the best charger ever used and hasn't given up on me one bit after 6 months of use.

    0 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years Of Use and Still Going!

    • Written by from Padthaway

    I purchased a MBPr a couple of years ago and after browsing for possibly an extra charger I come across how many bad reviews this product has received. From my experience it's great, my device has been saved more then enough times to have paid for itself.. The ease in which the charger just rips out with very little force applied to it is pretty cool! The cable itself is still going strong! I've travelled a fair bit between Aus and Canada, but yet.. Still have not seen any signs of fatigue to the cord. Ever since I purchased it the cord has found itself sliding along wooden floating floors moving from side to side and room to room. Going from the reviews I think I must have hit the jackpot with mine.. Or... It's just a case of no one writes a review unless they have criticism to share

    Great Product can't wait to see what you guys come up with next!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly impressed

    • Written by from Zolfo Springs

    This charger has saved my RMBP from being snatched off the table several times !

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from Martinez

    I was dismayed when I saw how poorly reviewed this product was, especially because (generally speaking) I am an Apple hater. But I purchased a MacBook Pro for video editing (because it is peerless in this regard) and am very pleased with this charger. The magnet snaps on and stays there. If that does not continue to be the case I will update this review.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Bromma

    I have never had any issues with the Magsafe 2 adapter. It does never fall out when I don't want it to. It doesn't get hot and the cables is really strong.

    I love the Magsafe 2. Thank you, Apple!

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this charger!

    • Written by from Deerfield Beach

    I dont understand why everyone gives this charger a bad review, I havent had any problems with the charger, it works great and I love the feature that it disconnects if it gets pulled by something!

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Charger!!!!

    • Written by from Riverside

    I am now a spoiled apple owner with the best charger for laptops in the world. The T design is more useful that the L design chargers. I say this because you can flip it either way and use it, unlike the L design covers the thunderbolt and usb ports on my MBP when the cord comes back in towards the inside of the computer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, ordering more

    • Written by from La Honda

    Works fine for me, maybe I'm not as picky as most of the reviewers. I'm ordering more, rather than ordering the adapter, so as to not introduce any other magnet issues or profile ("sticking-out-the-side-of-laptop") issues.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    Not sure what all the negative reviews are about. I have been user this adapter for 8 months now and don't have any problems with it. I am now purchasing a second one so I can keep one at home and 2nd one at the office.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bunch of whiners

    • Written by from Anaheim

    Magsafe 2 (magnetic) is the best thing ever invented! Weak? Maybe you just have a bad magnet, mine is plenty strong. In fact, if you think it's weak and it keeps falling off, maybe you're one of those who don't care about cables and just yank them without knowing! The magnet is designed so idiots don't over yank them, place the cable with ample room for movement. I don't know how many times this has saved me from yanking it by accident. I love this design! 5/5 stars!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges my 11" MBA 2013 in 2 hours..

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    Brilliant product, cable seems strong, well designed and sturdy. Has little fold out flaps which allow you to wind the cable up nice and tidy ready to through in the briefcase. The unit does seem to get warm when charging.. (50 - 70 oC?) Though nothing out of the ordinary for any high amp charger. I appreciate a fast charge over a slow, low amp one. From 3% to 100% in 2 hours is remarkable and slightly off subject but the charge then lasts the whole work day and beyond.. it's now 23:22 and I've still got 23%!!!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the problem guys???

    • Written by from Carthage

    It is GREAT! I've used these for many years with many MB Pros and they are all great - every one of them! I now own the 2nd generation model and it is better than them all. I can't imagine what the problem could be?

    For the record - I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE NEW PRODUCT - IT WORKS VERY WELL, AS THEY ALWAYS HAVE, AND IT IS NOW BETTER THAN EVER!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so much negative feedback

    • Written by from Bratislava

    I'm a huge Apple fan, and did not have only one MacBook Pro. I bought the rMBP and the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is fine. It saved my MacBook many times. If I just think about this, all the other computers in the world don't have this magnet feature, so if I would have any other computer than my mac, the computer would be destroyed. I think people are too picky when they talk about sitting on the couch, in bed, etc. I always use my mac there, and sure it disconnects (if you apply enough pressure), but if you sit normally everything is fine.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea :)

    • Written by from Perth

    The magnet has its moments where it could be a little stronger. But ever since i have crossed over from PC to Apple. This charger is awesome. I was notorious for destroying the old PC charging cables as they were either accidentally pulled on or even worse if someone tripped over the cable, the entire PC (laptop) came with the cable. This magsafe 2 power adaptor for my Macbook pro Retina, stops this from happening.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    The magnet is strong enough it never falls out but connects and disconnect easily. It also charges my Mac book very fast.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Hilton

    I don't understand what folks are talking about regarding the magnet being too weak. Mine stays put quite perfectly and requires a pretty significant sideways twist to dislodge. Are people running down the street with these things? I am regularly on my MBP Pro Retina 15" with this charger in place up to 13 hours a day on my electrical engineering job. I've NEVER had the MagSafe dislodge unintentionally. The cables are also long enough to handle every situation I've encountered. Excellent product.

    15 of 22 people found this useful