• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is atrocious

    • Written by from Winston-Salem

    I have had to drive two hours to replace one of these chargers at least once, and sometimes twice, a year ever since I bought my Macbook Air. I love the computer, but I am typing this just before leaving to replace the charger for the sixth time. There is no excuse for how bad this product is. I follow the instructions, wrap it like you're "supposed to" wrap it (kinda like "Hey, just don't hold your phone that way!"), but I still routinely have to replace this piece of absolute garbage. Shame on you Apple. Shame on you.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable...3 Power Adapters in less than 10 months for this computer!

    • Written by from Fort LEE

    This is my 5th Apple computer, and the ONLY one I have EVER had to buy a replacement power cord for!!! Why?!?! This this is AWFUL. Something about it makes it brittle enough to break, again and again...in the exact same manner. I use this laptop no differently than I have the other 3, but the cord on this one keeps breaking! I am so careful with my electronics, but tonight I am gobsmacked over finding the magnetic charger in the middle of the living room floor separated from the rest of the cord by several feet. Not the first time for this particular model. I am furious that I have to buy another. FURIOUS! This may be the final nail in the coffin of spending upwards of 3X the cost for a laptop as every other brand available, seriously at $85.00/cable, I am into this for almost $400.00 for power supplies alone. So Angry.

    And do not EVEN get me started on how touchy and ridiculous it is just to get it to charge my laptop, all the hoops and pressurized air blasts to clean it off enough to get a sound connection for it to decide if it "feels" like charging my computer....uugghhh!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed a New Charger After 1 Year

    • Written by from Annapolis

    The insulation started to peel away after just over a year with normal use. Apple has well-made products, but cheaply-made chargers.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I haven't even had my computer a year and the wire completely broke off from the part that goes into the wall. Now I have to spend money on a new one! Completely unacceptable!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Escondido

    It falls out constantly, you can't move the computer even a little bit without it unconnecting. The magnet is too weak. May be better for those who are rough with their cords and consequently ruin the charging mechanism, but for normal people it's just a nuisance.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Adapters

    • Written by from Niskayuna

    After seeing the reviews, at least, i am not the only one buying the adapter every year. There seems to be some flaw in the design/build the adapter dies in 1 year. I am hear looking to buy the adapter for this year :-( as my existing one died.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not hold up

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    The charger barely lasted over a year before going bad. Now I need to pay another $80 on top of the mountains of money I've spent on apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    H-O-R-R-R-R-I-B-L-E CHARGER

    • Written by from Chicago

    It is unfortunate that our reviews won't affect the consumers purchasing this item because guess what? WE HAVE NO CHOICE! apple has a great device in the Pro retina but the charge is terrible! I literally sat and watched it eat itself. I am always very careful about the way I put it away , trying not to bend or twist it. Still the power cord eats away at itself. I don't know technical terms or anything but the side that goes directly into the computer is WAAAY too thin! I should not have to be purchasing chargers for this stupid kind of reason. There is a fault in the connector.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever

    • Written by from Harwinton

    I hated the previous adapter because it would just fall out if you moved your computer but this one is even worse. This one falls out if you breathe near your computer. I hate it and I can't believe with all the innovative products created by apple they didn't think this was a bad design. I would give zero stars if it was an option.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WEAK

    • Written by from Fountain Hills

    I don't like this connector. It has to make a complete u-turn if the cord needs to go to the right... which seems like its more than 50% of the time. An L shape would have been better.

    And I agree it slips off too easily. I just don't expect this kind of poor engineering from Apple. Wow.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from orlando

    worst charger ever the computer is perfect but i go to sleep with the charger on an wake up thinking its fully charged and end up with 20 percent battery because it decided to fall out right after i went to sleep. Worst creation by apple ever

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    on my second one in a year

    • Written by from harrison hot springs

    I'm not destructive on my equipment, but this charger does not perform long-term. I'm just settling in to purchase my second one in a years time, it's ruining a perfectly good computer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable shield broken within 1 year -> no warranty :-(

    • Written by from Wien

    Can only repeat what all the others say, the worst product ever.

    I have had 2 Macbooks in the past, this will be my last one. I am not willing to invest 79 Euro on a yearly basis for a bad designed power supply and also to be called a liar by Apple, when they argue its my fault ...

    P.S. and can confirm another bad design error : plug is falling out of the macbook whenever you just make a tiny move ... definitely not useable :-(

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Pacifica

    My last mac charger lasted 4 and a half years without a scratch. I used this one exactly the same way, I take care of this stuff... 1 Year later the cord was open on both ends and it lasted 3 more months (without moving it, using it only on my desk... awesome new retina macboook pro for desktop.... but it wasn't enough apparently) now it stoped working. 1 year and 3 months!? Really?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous (one star because I can't give a negative rating)

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have no complaints about the connector, it is what it is.

    The insulation on the power cable is another story. I will shortly be going out to replace the second power adapter due to the rubber insulation completely disintegrating off of the power cable. This leaves the ground completely exposed.

    This is three cables in around 12 months. First the insulation starts going yellow and then it starts disintegrating. I fully expect that the cable on the third adapter will start to fail in about 6 months.

    At some point past the insulation falling off, the inner cables are going to short (if they're made of the same material) and this will be a fire hazard. I have so far not hit that point.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Only Poorly Designed Apple Accessory I Have Ever Owned

    • Written by from Wichita

    As much as I love my 13" MacBook Retina, I feel just the opposite about the MagSafe 2 adapter. It falls out of the port with the least effort and I find myself plugging it back in several times a night. The 90 degree plug on my previous MacBook Air was perfect, so why did Apple design and market an inferior failure as a follow-up?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Hamilton

    wire torn within a year!
    and a replacement charger is 89.90+HST!!!
    Not happy

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps falling out.

    • Written by from El Paso

    My Mac is perfect. Works perfectly. It's fast and beautiful, but the new MagSafe 2 adapter it's a disappointment. I have 2 Macs, an old 2010 Air with the old adapter and it works perfect, it's very hard to unplug. The new design it's so delicate that you can't have it on your lap (as you should because it's called a laptop). Any movement you make, makes it fall out. BIG DESIGN FAILURE.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    • Written by from Portland

    I've had my new MacBook Pro charger for about 2 months and I wish my old L shaped charger would fit in my new computer. As the other reviewers have said, this thing falls out all the time. Did the designers only test this sitting upright at a desk? The square shaped charger gets bumped out when you're using your computer on your lap, on your bed, when you lean it up against your couch or bed when you're not using it, or if even a small stack of papers gets in the way of it sitting flat. For a company that is so design-focused, Apple should be embarrassed to have such an ill-conceived product design.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Yeah, no surprise to come on here and see an overwhelming number of 1 star reviews. Don't think I need to repeat the thousands of other people complaining about these overpriced fire starters. Get it together Apple. Make them worth the price, or change the price to match the product. I'd suggest around 5 bucks as they are right now.

    8 of 8 people found this useful