• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Kenner

    Always disconnects from computer. A slight budge will cease the charging of the computer. Also the charger is very poor quality, the same fraying that happens with the iphone chargers happens with these chargers. I feel as if they don't fix this problem intentionally so you have to buy chargers routinely.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Hardware Product Every

    • Written by from DUBLIN

    My Magasfe2 adapter has stopped working after just three months of use. This is bad news because my laptop is now unusable. The horrific expensive price means that I cannot afford a spare one. I generally love apple products and they are well designed, but looks like they really need to focus on the adapters and other accessories instead of designing stupid watches. Now please excuse me as I go waste more time at the apple store to fix this.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABOUT TO BUY CHARGER NUMBER 3

    • Written by from westcliff-on-sea

    Number 3 for this model Mac, my 5th additional apple charger to date. Shoddy piece of equipment. It literally explodes. It's like it has a timer built in set to go exactly every 16 months. You have no choice but to replace it with the same again. If someone else makes a charger for them I'm interested.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by from New York

    too big. keeps falling off.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will not stand behind this product

    • Written by from La grange

    85W MagSafe adapter for MacBook Pro Retina version. The cord failed at the point of attachment to the power adapter and began to fray. Took it to an Apple Store thinking it would be covered under a similar replacement plan for the older MagSafe adapter (there is a class action lawsuit against their older adapter that fails in the same way).

    It was not covered. Was told by the kid at the store that I must have wrapped it too tight around the power adapter. I never once wrapped the cord around the adapter - it's mostly used on my desk at work and lies flat on a table. He then proceeded to rip the frayed cord off so I couldn't use it anymore. Paid over $60 for a replacement, and they kept my old one so now I have no further recourse. He was unbelievably rude and condescending in the process.

    Would rate this -1 stars if possible. This adapter is a liability, Apple should pay for your homeowner's insurance policy if you have this so in case your house burns down in the process of using it, at least you don't lose everything.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    • Written by from PETERBOROUGH

    Even in a reasonably well ventilated room, these chargers begin to have overheating problems after about the ~18mo. mark (if not before)

    They become *incredibly* hot - as in, you can't even hold the thing. Mine actually continued to work while in this state, until it suddenly shut off and stopped charging my macbook. I was confused, went over to it, and as soon as I touched it... yeah. I realised why it had stopped working. Hot enough you could probably boil an egg on it (and considering its entirely plastic, the fact the exterior can get so incredibly hot says something about how hot the 'core' must be)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEYOND appalled!

    • Written by from Stockbridge

    I am a BIO major in my second year of college and I use my laptop EVERYDAY. My MAC is about a year old and the cord of my charger just decided to stop working; at the very end where it attaches to the block part is ripping and the little wires are coming out. Not only am I livid at the fact that my laptop will not be getting charged tonight and that I can't do my homework, but this horrible product is overpriced... $80? Are you kidding me? I paid almost 2 grand for my laptop, and now I have to pay an extra $80 for a charger that is completely awful! For a product that doesn't even last long and that it rips so easily, it's kind of overpriced. Apple needs to come up with a new product with better material. I would rate this product no stars, but I can't..... Be aware that if you have this charger, you will be buying about three or five more in a short period of time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from New Orleans

    The problem with the square design of the magnetic connector is that it sticks out from the computer, giving it more opportunities to get knocked out. And with a weak magnet, this happens much more often than the older tubular design that hugs tightly to the computer and is much less likely to get knocked out. After giving us video professionals the middle finger with FCPX, nothing innovative on the operating system front, and now this poor hardware design, I'm seriously considering changing over my production operation (for a large company) to Windows. My IT guys would love for me to do this, and I just might oblige them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why reinvent something that was nearly perfect already (design wise)

    • Written by from Montreal

    I honestly prefer the MagSafe "L" than the 2. I can't have my laptop plugged while using it on my lap with my legs crossed (indian sit), the plug just comes off! I don't know about you but I sometimes work in this position and now I can't unless I unplug my MacBook or put some type of a pillow on my lap so the laptop can rest on it... I guess Apple forgot this test case... To make matters worse, I can't even use the MagSafe 1 with the new retina versions. I now have to always bring the plug with me when I could've easily leave one at work and at home. Instead, they reap us off by making us buy another adapter.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very delicate

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    The thin cord that runs from your laptop to the charging brick has a very weak cord connecting it to the brick. The material around it tears easily exposing the thin cords which also sever soon after. I have gone through 2 of these and at a crazy $79.99 a piece it is getting ridiculously expensive. I expect better if I'm going to spend thousands on your computers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Bad Joke

    • Written by from Oxford

    Considering the cost of Apple products, you would expect the cable not to be shredded within 9 months of purchase. A huge disappointment to an otherwise good product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd One Of These Now.... What A Load of Rubbish

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    As the title states, this is the third one of these I have had to buy in 2 years. The cable gets disconnected at the end of each day and plugged back in at the start. It does not get unplugged from the mains, and yet still, the plastic covering has deteriorated and is dangerously exposing bare wire at both the magsafe end and the adapter itself. Had exactly the same problem with the original magsafe power adapter on a previous Mac Book Pro I had. Considering this a £3000 bit of kit I use, I expect the power cable to be of a much better design. Personally I will now consider buying in a purpose built linux laptop instead of a Macbook, mainly because Apple refuse to replace this faulty/poorly designed piece of equipment. Got them to replace one about 5 years ago but spent the entire day on the phone before Apple agreed to replace it. It's cheaper for me to buy a new one then waste my time trying to draw blood from a stone. I can see another class settlement being issued on this and so it should. Only rated 1 star as this was the minimum it would allow, more like -5 stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spark and Toast

    • Written by from New York

    After almost 2 years of using it under normal usage and care, there was a sudden spark on the plug and the adapter have signs of burn on the seams. 0 stars. No explanation from customer care why it happened so it can be avoided.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    Like everyone else says, this power supply is dreadful. Overheats and has stopped working after 16 months. Time for a redesign, methinks... oh, and yeah, a refund would be handy. £65?!?!?!?

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug Retention Weak

    • Written by from Victoria

    I agree with those calling for stronger magnets on the charger's connector to the laptop. Current model is too weak. Care must be taken with the next chargers to not over compensate.
    All else works fine.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd adapter

    • Written by from Maineville

    My wife and I both own Macbook Pro Retinas. Both adapters have shorted out near the T and we have been relatively gentle with our equipment. I'm a little surprised that these adapters ever passed Apple's product approval process. They seem inferior to past generations.

    On a positive note, I am still very happy with my computer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after only 14 Months

    • Written by from Arezzo

    After 14 months of using this adapter, moving it from the desk no more than 5 times, has suddenly stopped working. Very disappointed by Apple for a product from 79 €. 0 stars for this article at 79 €, 2 stars if it had cost 30 €!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work as well as previous power adapters

    • Written by from Newark

    I've used the previous "L" and "T" adapters for years and never had an issue. This MagSafe 2 has a weak magnetic connection and falls out very easily. I also need to wiggle it quite a bit for it to start charging. If I didn't need it to power my new Macbook, I would just disregard it altogether. I've had it for just a few weeks and it already seems to be a worsening issue, so I plan to exchange it and hope the replacement works a lot better.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Decatur

    I think Apple needs to talk with Dell on how to build a Power Supply that last. These things were not built to last if you are a business travel and pack it away a lot.

    The sad part is Apple won't replace them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Strain issues

    • Written by from West Lafayette

    After 1.5 years of using this adapter, it got strain relief problems and I have to change position of my computer 10 times to find a spot it will charge. On apple website, it says this is a known issue so they will change it free of charge, but when I brought in my adapter, they refused. so 0 stars for this. 1.5 is not enough for me to pay $79 again for apple's faulty device.

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