• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it...Short Life.

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    If the cord rarely leaves the room then, I suppose this product would be fine. However, as a college student, this cord will last at MAX maybe two years. I've seen it with all of my mac friends too. I am tired of purchasing replacement chargers. It is not worth so much money. Why can't the design be FIXED?!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Chargers

    • Written by from St. Paul

    I have bought 3 of these $80 chargers in the four years that I have had my laptop. I love Apple like I'm a crazy fan & am highly devoted. But I'm a college student now who needs to save money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DO BETTER APPLE!!!!!

    • Written by from Portland

    Of all the Apple products I've owned over the past 11 years(lots).......this is the worst. On average failing every couple years, for a power cord!!! At $80 a pop this is a sham. If Apple wants us to own it's cords to prevent hazardous occurrences from 3rd party cheaper cords then it had better do a much better job making these. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING TO SEE ANOTHER CORD STOP WORKING AND TO SEE ANOTHER $80 RUNG UP!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design the charger better.

    • Written by from Union City

    Dear Apple,

    I hope you guys can design a better charger for the macbook pro. I am having issues with my cord, the wires are exposed and bent out of shape and surprisingly it still works. Is it possible to reinforce the cable so that it will resist from breaking, benting, or splitting? Thx.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but my DC cords ALWAYS wear through

    • Written by from Hilo

    I've been using adapters of this style since the original (2006) black MacBook, and while they have excellent industrial design and are clever and beautiful like everything that comes out of Apple, the thinner DC cord coming out of the transformer block is the product's achilles heel. It will wear through, no doubt about it - and even faster if you bend the cable sharply to wrap it around the fold-outs "as intended." I'm about to order a replacement adapter for my 4-year-old MBP13 due to this problem. I've seen it enough times that I'm ready to call it a "design flaw," even in front of Ive himself. Sturdier construction at this critical point would be wonderful, as everything else about these adapters seems perfect - as does everything else about the laptops that outlive them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but......

    • Written by from Freeland

    Well today I am writing a review on the mag safe 60W adapter on my iPhone 5 because my Mac is out of battery, want to know why? Well here it is my adapter was charging this morning just fine around 3 am when I woke up to go to work. Got to work used my computer for about 4-5 hours died and went to plug in my charger and well no charge, not even the light comes on. Good thing I have apple care. I have had this charger since 2011 just after Christmas, and it just broke :/ here I come apple to get my new (BETTER BE FREE) new $80 charger.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't last much longer than a year

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    The original adapter that came with my 2011 MBP charges great; unfortunately the cable close to the "L" rips and shreds just short of a year. Luckily, I was still within the manufacturer's warranty and was able to receive a free replacement but sadly enough, its just over a year later, I'm no longer under the manufacturer's warranty, and my cord is just starting to shred. It'd be great that if I spend over $1000 on a laptop whose manufacturer boasts about forethought in design that the accompanying charger would be as quality as the laptop I bought...just saying.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag safe power adapter

    • Written by from Waterloo

    This is a good adapter. It manages to stay cool and I've never had an issue with it getting tangled. The extension is very nice. But it's the quality and the life of these wires that worries me. They don't last long at all. With simple bends and calm use of the power adapter the plugs get bent, the cord fabric gets ripped and soon after you see it not being much of any use. I would very much prefer getting a much robust material which can endure bends and rough edges and occasional roll overs with a chair. It's 80 dollars plus tax, you really should be giving a quality product. This isn't the quality expected from Apple. Apple products are supposed to endure and provide a premium feel, much like an Audi or BMW would give an enthusiast. I'd like to see this being improved in the near future, especially with the release of the new Macbooks. Cheers, but I'm not satisfied with the product. But I have to buy it and keep on buying it. Do you think it's reasonable? I certainly don't think so.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years.

    • Written by from Rabat

    Life time: 2 Years.
    For a 79$ product, that not enough

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    short lifespan

    • Written by from Sheridan

    I bought my mac 18 months ago, and while I love it I have to say I am quite disappointed with the charger/cord. The plastic/rubber coating has cracked and crumbled at the base of the L-shaped plug to the point where the wires are exposed and now starting to fray. I am not rough on my electronics, so this is just normal wear and tear. I am now looking for a replacement or some option to extend the life of my charger since $79 is pretty steep for a power cord that doesn't last much beyond a year. Apple should really consider another material for the coating on the cord.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter, except bad power block design

    • Written by from Prairie City

    I am about to order my sixth power adapter for a late 2008 macbook aluminum. The magsafe idea is great: if you trip over it, it doesn't pull your computer to the floor. they don't last, though. i am writing this on a slowly dying computer with no way to charge it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Nagpur

    I've been using my Mac since 2009 and the Adaptor it came with lasted for 3 years now. This was the old design Magsafe Adaptor. I then purchased another Adaptor, and it died in 3 months!!!
    This will be my 3rd Power Adaptor now.
    Seriously Apple? What's wrong with these adaptors?
    You definitely need to redesign them.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Charger

    • Written by from Hanover

    I love my Macbook Pro but the charger doesn't last long. I have had my laptop for a year and a half and the charger has already "sliced". I love that it is magnetic, but if you charge your laptop with the wire going straight down toward the key board it turns a brownish color from the heat coming from the usb ports, which can cause issues. If you have it going in the opposite direction it curves toward the left causing wear, which causes it to "slice" over time.
    These chargers are expensive to replace.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Original Adapter

    • Written by from Las vegas

    My original adaptor looks like it was in a fire, which is what concerns me. The thin wire is shredded from the magnetic attachment just about to the block. I've had many issues with power cords in the past, but have never seen a cord shred like this and so quickly. It wasn't long after purchase that this process began.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Losing ability to charge my laptop

    • Written by from San Francisco CA

    It takes a bit of manipulation to attach the charger at the right angle so it starts charging my laptop. What's up with this?!

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Power Adaptor, weak cable, random power outs

    • Written by from Rio de Janeiro

    I think there are 2 main problems that I've experienced with the macbook and macbook pro power adaptors.
    1) I've had three macbooks and all have the same stress fatigue occurring on the cable within about 1 inch of the magnetic socket. The cable housing first begins to crack within the first few months of purchase, within 12 months the housing is completely open and crumbling; it appears to be some kind of chemical breakdown of the rubber casing, occurring at the spot of most fatigue.
    2) The second problem I've noticed, is the same as others on the forum, that the power adapter will stop working for 30 mins or so and will need to be left alone unplugged. This problem first appears within a few months of purchase and progressively gets worse. The fault occurs fairly randomly, It can be left unplugged for days and develop the problem within a few minutes of use.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cord is bad

    • Written by from BURSWOOD

    product is great, idea with magnetic plug is brilliant, however it desperately needs to improve quality of 12V power cord rubber material.
    I own also toshiba, purchased 8 years ago - power cord still looks as new one.
    but, it took 1 year for MagSafe Power adapter and power cord covered with cracks.

    Disappointed

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Room For Improvement

    • Written by from Humble

    I agree with most reviewers on here. For $80 dollars you'd expect something to last longer. This will be my third charger in 2 1/2 years. I don't understand why they keep crapping out. I thought it was something I was doing, so I went to the store and they confirmed it's just the product. I'm frustrated I keep having to spend the money on a product that should last longer. Especially coming from Apple. Come on guys, get it together!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of durability

    • Written by from San Marcos

    While I like the design for the new chargers better than the old, it is essentially the same. My newest charger lasted about 4 months before it broke. Luckily I have the charger from my previous Macbook, which I've miraculously managed to keep working for 4 years. Spending $80 on a new charger that will likely last less than a year is a painful thing to have to do.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive & Dangerous

    • Written by from patterson

    They last only for about one to two years which seems like a long time, but every two years you would have to buy a replacement for $80 which is very expensive. The cord broke off and exposed the wires. Recently i started seeing blue sparks come out and i smelt burning. It was literally burning the rubber casing off. I still need to get a new one but until then my laptop will just be dead

    21 of 22 people found this useful