• 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

    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

    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! Love the new design.

    • Written by from Sandy

    Nice I really enjoy it. It does what it needs do to and it does it well. The new design is a lot better sleeker and safer. I find that it comes out with ease without pulling my laptop much. After reading some of the reviews on it some mentioned that it didn't do this as well as the old design I fully and completely disagree with that. It does it well keeps my lappy much safer. I had to test it when i first got it (I always test my products). I am quite satisfied with everything mac! Thanks guys you make a great product!

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    • Written by from Wetumpka

    I came on here wanting to buy a second one (to keep at work) and saw all the negative reviews. I switched from PC (before that was a Mac user until 2001), and my PC laptop power supply was much worse. I have lots of Apple devices and after two years my iPad power supply did fray, but I did mistreat it. It still works though.

    I think a power supply is not something you review if it works, you only come into complain about whatever horrible thing you did to it.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    • Written by from albany

    Love Apple. After 3 years of use and abuse my charger gave out. I was going to order a replacement on line and decided that I would go to the apple store just in case it was my computer. The guy checked it out and said it was the charger.
    He went and got a new one, tested it out to make sure that it worked.
    I asked him how much and he said "no worries, its on us".
    I have to say I felt a bit guilty, until I told a friend and they said this is standard practice with them.
    I have read a lot of negative reviews, but all I have ever had from Apple is the best of the best!

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good In My Opinion.

    • Written by from van nuys

    Based On My Experience With Apple Chargers The Only One I Had To Replace In the Last Year 2 Times Was The Charger For My Older ibook G4. I Have The Late 2011 Macbook Pro And The Mac Book And I Havent Had To Replace Any Charger Yet.
    Mine Was Durable.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Charging

    • Written by from Steubenville

    I have had the same power adapter for my Macbook for four years, and have never had a problem. My Macbook has been to China, Guatemala, and a Semester at Sea voyage without a single issue.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing power supply!

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I really cannot for the life of me figure out why there are so many negative complaints about this power supply. I have owned Windows based laptops until buying a Macbook Pro and those all had clumsy, cheaply made power supplies with clunky connectors. I love the Apple MacSafe and it's forward thinking design. It is well crafted and expertly made. I can see it lasting many years. What I think is that people today do not take care of their gear and expect everything to withstand being thrown around, dropped and stepped on. Any electrical item will fail given that treatment. Apple makes the best, period!

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working nicely for a year

    • Written by from Medellín

    I bought my MacBook Pro 13'' exactly a year ago and reading the bad reviews of this MagSafe I was concerned it was going to fail soon. Well, by using my laptop for 3-4 hours everyday since I bought it, I haven't had any issues with the MagSafe, the battery or any other part of my computer. Many say Apple products are overpriced, but for my own experience I have no reasons to hate them and many to love them. It's a delight to use my MBP and everything works as it I bought it yesterday. Hope things keep working like they are. I don't know if my MagSafe is going to stop working tomorrow, but as for today I can only rate it 5 stars with a year of use.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    looks way better with my macbook pro

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    So, I recently bought a new Macbook Pro. My friend's adapter for her macbook died and she had to buy a new one, and this one was the only one they had available, so she bought it. Because she had a hard case, this wasn't a good fit with her computer. So, I traded her my adapter for this one because it looked way cooler. There are also some very functional upsides. First, it is much harder to accidentally knock out of the port. Second, it does not overheat AT ALL which is a drastic improvement from the old ones which used to burn me when I touched them. Third, it's much slimmer and looks way better when paired with the aluminum unibody Macbooks in contrast to the white adapter, which looks dated and cheap.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure what everyone's talking about..

    • Written by from Whitman

    I've had my charger for my mac pro 2010 since I bought it in the fall of 2010 and it's worked fine all along. It's a matter of transporting the charger using the horns to wrap the cord around the adapter and treating it with care, as if it's an extension of the laptop itself at all times. The only reason why i'm here is I believe it's run it's course and I'm in the market for replacement 3 years after I got it.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Missoula

    Three months on works perfectly. My old one lasted five years, and I see no reason this one won't. The only caveat is that, as a minor electronics geek, I have learned to care for cables that I can't afford to have break. All flexible cables have weak spots where they enter and exit other parts and components. I abandoned the fold-out hooks on my old adapter and this one too because of the angle where the cord exits the brick. Pulling the cord at ninety degrees to wrap it will make it fail sooner. I also never pull on the cord to release the MagSafe. Take simple precautions and this will last years.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love this thing

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    funny,lots of bad reviews, mine has worked beautifully,until my cat decided to chew on it! Wasn't funny whne I had to pay 85 ( with tax) to to replace but bound online several places for as low as 35.00,going to order a backup!

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe as the product name means

    • Written by from Kluang

    I trip on my wire last night, viola, the wire just pop up without even moving my MacBook Pro 13", even the MagSafe adapter stay in place, everything from my MacBook Pro 13", the power connector head and the MagSafe adapter is beautifully preserved. Well done Apple!

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUCH better

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I have a 2008 Unibody macbook and the cord got ripped by my office chair and I was worried that I would get shocked so I bought a new one and first it charges MUCH faster then the old one and the right angle fits MUCH better where I but it ,I love Apple

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well built

    • Written by from Corfu

    Ok, I've only had this product for three days now, so I can't speek for its long term duribility, but it's been great so far. The DC power connector feels much more sturdy than the previous model, but CAN block some ports (ethernet and firewire 800/mini displayport, depending on macbook/13'' pro). You can (as I do), flip it the other way so that no ports are blocked, however, this cannot be done when using a hardshell case. Still, that would be the case manufacturer's fault, and not apple's.
    Also, the swappable power plugs are a huge convienence. I leave the extended one plugged in at my desk, and just swap it out for the mini plug when not there (living room, possibly school/work).
    Also, some people have complained about the $79 price tag. THIS IS ACCUALLY A REASONABLE PRICE FOR A LAPTOP POWER CABLE (mostly because it also includes the 'brick' converter, which is built-in to the computer on most desktop systems).

    13 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Four years and counting...

    • Written by from CENTENNIAL

    I have had my MacBook and this cord four four years with no problems but I treat it with the care I treat my computer. I wrap the cords loosely and store in a separate storage bag. I recently bought a second cord to leave at home when I take my computer somewhere. It is stiffer and more difficult to wrap but I assume the change addresses the earlier problems. Treat the least of your accessories with care and you won't have to replace them.

    6 of 19 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

    Simply Amazing.

    • Written by from Chandler

    Simply amazing. My old charge broke so we went to the Apple Store and got this one and it works a charm.

    2 of 11 people found this useful