• 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe 2 what a joke

    • Written by from leeds

    It's useless, really, it is. Mine lights green but does not charge / lights orange but does not charge / does not light but still charges / does not light and doesn't charge... the only answer seems to be to wiggle it. I explained all this on the phone to Apple and pointed out that all of these were very well known issues... the Apple guy said 'Really??', I had to laugh.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I had to buy 2 within a year! The weight of the charger brings it down. It keeps falling out of the power socket

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly terrible

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I've had two of these in a row die within nine months of purchase each. Simply put, the rubber splits, the wire frays and then finally snaps all the way through in under nine months. Worst charger I've ever had for a laptop.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying

    • Written by from LAFAYETTE

    My charge cord began fraying internally after a few years and I had to order a new one. The cord was seldom ever taken from the wall and began fraying from what seems like very light use. If there were other options for charging, I would have switched. As it is, I had to buy the same product that left me unsatisfied to begin with. I think it's odd that my computer still functions like new despite heavy usage (I'm in engineering school) but the charge cord, which is much simpler, is causing problems.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scared to buy a 2nd for work.

    • Written by from Coatesville

    I have the original 60W MagSafe 2 which came with my Retina 13" MBP I purchased Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013. Unlike many reviews, I've had no issues with this charger. The magnet is strong, only pulling out when jerked. In fact, if you pull slow, you can actually pull the MBP across a table by the plug. It charges quickly, without getting hot, and the cable looks as new as the day I unpacked it. I used to wrap the cord on the wings, but no longer do so because that's too tight a circle for these tiny wires.

    Anyway, I would really like to get a second MagSafe 2 for my work office so I don't have to tote back and forth from home. But I'm trying to figure out if we're looking at two different batches here. Was I just one of the lucky few before Apple farmed this charger out to an incompetent contractor? A few bad reviews in the mix of mostly good, you can chalk up to a few folks who don't know how to use the product But this many Apple Heads can't be falling from the same tree. I'm leery of trying for a 2nd winner.

    If someone wants to start a database, we could compare serial numbers and see if there's a connection between series. The number on mine when you unplug the wall prongs/extension cord is: C043485GPJGF288BV

    10 of 13 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.

    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.

    7 of 7 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 :-(

    8 of 9 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

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    So bad that you will need anger management. It falls all the time. Don't buy the new mac air! This will make you crazy.There must be a RECALL for that.I'm back to my old one.Wish Apple game my $$$ back.No-star

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awful

    • Written by from Bloomfield Hills

    It's unreal that I've gone through 3 chargers in 2.5 years. I don't abuse my chargers, and after the first one, I took extra special care of the remainders. Now my third one is almost dead and I'm incredibly disappointed.

    5 of 5 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts less than a year..

    • Written by from Bozeman

    First of all the charger falls out when you have the mac in your lap, and you accidentally put a little pressure on the plug. Also the cord wears out quickly!! I had to buy a new charger within less than a year of purchase, and they charge you $80!

    4 of 4 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Columbus

    AS others have pointed out, this is unacceptable. If you are going to make these adapters so cheap and junky that they wear out in a year or two, please price them accordingly. Just as with my last Macbook, I now have to go shell out 80 bucks (really, Apple?) for a new adapter, at great cost and inconvenience to me. I'm on deadline today, so have to take time out of my day to go do this since I don't have enough juice to complete my work.

    My old one wore out to where the wire was sticking out. I wrapped it with electrical tape and it stopped working altogether a few days later. Junk!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New MAC user

    • Written by from Houston

    After countless MAC users' reviews, I bought my first MAC ever October 2014. I was sold on the idea of a product that by all accounts would not need to be replaced for at least five years. Now, four months after purchasing my MAC, the charger cable is exposed and I am dealing with having to replace the charger before the year is out. I am very disappointed. I read reviews on this very issue and though I am satisfied with the MAC itself, the charger is yet another thing.

    I am terribly disappointed the very expensive charger isn't as well-produced as the product it is supposed to charge.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Catonsville

    These chargers are of terrible quality. The rubber insulation surrounding the wires wears out in a matter of a few weeks. Dell XPS 13, here I come.

    3 of 3 people found this useful