• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    This is a great product, I don't know why so many people have issues with their chargers because I've had mine since May 2010 and I trip over it all the time and yet it still functions perfectly. Also, my brother has had his macbook since 2008 using the same MagSafe Power Adapter. My best friend also has had his macbook pro since 2007 and uses the same charger and has no difficulties. So overall fantastic product!

    3 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Years

    • Written by from Ogden

    My wife and I both have 5 year old 60W MagSafe Power Adapters. They both work fantastic and they get used a ton! I use my computer enough that my current battery (which is not the original) has almost 1000 charge cycles on it. Don't yank the charger out of the MagSafe port by the cord. It's a safety feature, not a lazy feature. Take care of your expensive machine.

    10 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Pooler

    I have never had a problem with the magsafe charger. It has worked great for over 2 years on my newest MBP and 6 years for my 1st generation MBP. I am buying a second one so I can keep one at home and one at the office. Great product.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, and still working after 3.5 years

    • Written by from Bellevue

    I honestly don't know why so many people have issues with this power adapter. I always keep mine with me, whether it's at school, at home, or at a friend's house.

    I never bring the extension cable with me since I've never needed to use it before, so I really just use the standard "brick". I've had my power adapter since I received my MacBook in 2008 and it still runs perfectly fine. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat this with very much care. Upon reading the reviews of how poor this product's durability is, I decided to test it myself.

    Well, after 3.5 years of constant use, I have no issues with it and I plan to keep using it as I have been. No problems with the cable fraying, no problems with the cable breaking at the strain reliefs, no problems with the cable overheating, everything is just perfect.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I have 3 chargers and I am going to buy a fourth, all have worked and taken their share of abuse. in all a charger that does not fail. Great product

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Feature of The Mac

    • Written by from Clinton Twp.

    I have had at least 10 laptops in my household that have all had problems with the power adapter breaking. The most prominent example is my father tripping on his HP's power cable, and now it is all squirrelly. I am so grateful that I don't have to deal with that. And as far as everyone saying that it doesn't last; mine broke after a year and a half and the the Apple store replaced it for free (out of warranty!)

    14 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No complaints here.

    • Written by from Forney

    What is everyone else doing to their power cords that they're fraying and/or stop working? I've had mine for a year and a half with no qualms and only charge once the battery of my Mac is near dead. There has to be something reviewers are doing they're not letting on to in order to have to replace a cord more than, at most, once a year. I mean, maybe it's denial that you could do anything wrong to contribute to something not working, but some people have to understand things wear out over time. Maybe they stop charging because they're being over-used. It's expected they would fail or lose juice if they're constantly charging your Mac. I agree it is an expensive replacement, but really it shouldn't even be an issue if they're taken care of properly and stop working over a considerable amount of time.

    4 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Part Apple Part User

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I purchased an early 2010 MBP 15" and the power adapter was the older "direct in" type. I got the recall notice for the adapter a few months ago, but had never had an issue with my power adapter.

    I guess it's a matter of understanding power cords. My wife even struggles with them: due to the multiple wires inside the cord, you have to "train" the power cord to roll up correctly. Don't keep twisting the power cord or one of those internal wires will eventually break. Probably because two power wires cannot occupy the same space in the universe. This is common to every power cord, NOT just Apple's Mag Safe power adapters. I know people like to demand that Apple provide a product that NO ONE can break but that's just not possible. Maybe Apple should provide a training course on how to roll up the power cord?

    Great adapter in my mind. Love the new 90 degree offset.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 year old original model and still kicking...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I'm not sure what most, unhappy folks do with your power adapters. I have a 13" Mac Book Pro which I take everywhere with me (to and from for each day). Four years into it and I am still using the original 'old' style power adapter. It shows no signs of wear a tear near the magnetic connector.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    new power.

    • Written by from chstlottesville

    Interesting comments. Thank you, as you surprised me! My three here old cord works like a trooper. At times, it gets a bit hot [after a long day and night] its expected. But, 'never as HOT as any friend's dell or HP, etc. The only reason it needs replacing, my son's pup chewed it up. ~I am sure the new one will serve me well.

    2 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's with the hate?

    • Written by from Ashland

    I bought my macbook pro in July and have had no problems at all. I love the MagSafe feature, it has saved my computer on countless number of occasions!

    3 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Melbourne

    i have no idea what these people are talking about. i got my macbook in january 2008 and the power adapter has worked every time and has no signs of damage to the cord.

    3 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take Care of It

    • Written by from New York

    I have owned Macs up the wazoo. I have never had an adapter, of any of the many variations die on me. If yours dies it is probably your fault. The adapters cannot overcome the laws of physics. Most people treat these like they are made of iron. Sharp bends, pressure on joints, cable being pulled because it is passing underneath the laptop and it sits there for hours... etc etc etc. Take care of it. Use the brackets to wrap it and always make sure that cord is loose at all connecting points. It will not die on you. Magsafe has saved my laptop so many times... just that is worth the money.

    12 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from victoria

    I have had this adapter for 3 years, used every single day the adapter still works great! I just lost my old one however in all my travels so I need to buy another. I never had a problem with mine! :)

    3 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Feature is Wonderful

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I've had this power adapter for years now and never had a problem. It seems very well-made. And the MagSafe feature is just amazing. There's been a few times when I've tripped over the cord and this feature probably saved my MacBook -- that alone is well worth the price.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad :)

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    I like it. I had an issue with my old one that was causing the computer to crash completely almost eveytime I plugged it in. After hours of waiting at the mac store for help we finally figured out it was the charger that had something wrong with it, not the computer. I'm still on the same computer, but different charger. So far so good. It seems to be working fine now. I however, do not like how small the charger part is, I think thats part of what the problem was. It seems they could break easily, although with my new one I have not had an issue, so as long as you are careful with it it should be fine. As with anything, mac is always good with their products and replacements. They replaced my charger absolutely free after I had all the issues.

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Belo Horizonte

    I have mine for 3 years now and works fine so far. It is small, light and the magnet conector is great. I dont like to take care of these kind of things and always let it down on the floor, then it is hard to be broken. Awesome.

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great innovative design and very portable

    • Written by from Shoreline

    I enjoy Apple's chargers. Mine died last night after two years of use. Because I had apple care, I called up tech support and they are sending out a new cord set to arrive the next business day. This is regardless of the fact that I bought the computer in the US and now live in Spain. The local support spoke great English.
    Apple's power adapter is smaller than any other brands I have seen and because it can plug into the wall directly at the adapter, it stays a lot cooler than any adapter I've used with other computers. Because of it's design where the prongs fold into the adapter, and the cable that connects to my computer winds around fold out hooks, the entire device compacts to smaller than half the size of just the power adapter of my previous dell, not to mention the cables. Also, the innovative magnetic release is a wonderful safety feature. Both my wife and I have laptops that we use at home on couches and tables regularly and that leads to spread across the floor. These get snagged or tugged or tripped on and pop off instead of pulling the computer. Yet they are firm enough that the computer can be easily moved around without worrying about the cable coming off.
    Despite daily use and travel, winding and unwinding, it never frayed or cracked or flaked. Even with the occasional (once or twice) overheating because a blanket accidentally got pulled over it.

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Schenectady

    blows my mind how people can have problems with this adapter.

    7 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord

    • Written by from Whitehorse

    I have just read many of the reviews on the power cord as I am about to purchase a new one since my old one is about to die. I have owned my mac book for about 4 years and this is the 1st piece of equipment from the original purchase that needs replacing. The cord is starting to fray badly but this is to be expected, I think, after 4 years of a lot of use. I also travel full time through work (and personal) so the cord has continuously been thrown around in backpacks & suitcases. If this is how long my old one lasted, I look fwd to the new and improved one! Thanks Apple.
    p.s...the old one, if placed properly, still works too!

    6 of 14 people found this useful