• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RE-DESINGED THIS NOW!!

    • Written by from Carter lake

    Just a cheap, flexible, Plastic will do, This rubbers has too much grip and breaks down like an eraser.


    Stop making cables with so much grip, They make contact with everything and rub on everything really hard. Both These and the iphone USB Have that problem. use a glossy plastic instead of this rubber, That way just like GORILLA GLASS its very hard to scratch, itll last much longer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bordering on a scandal

    • Written by from OAKTON

    MacBooks are the bomb, everyone knows that - users, reviewers, etc. so it's unbelievable to me that for years everyone in the Mac world has been railing on and on about these incredibly expensive, unreliable, and ultimately disposable (I'm having to get my 3rd in the past year) power cords while Apple has done Nothing about it. Seriously, what gives?

    6 of 6 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST chargers

    • Written by from Hampton

    I have had to replace mine going on the THIRD time in less than a year and a half.......

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a pity!

    • Written by from Porto

    Apple is well known for the quality of its computers but certainly not for the Magsafe's quality! :( My macbook is an early 2011 one and today I bought that wich will be my THIRD Magsafe in only 2 years! I really can't understand this!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very pour quality!!

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    I am writing this with 44 mins left on my battery as my computer dies due to this cord for the third time! While I love my Macbook I hate this cord issue. Three cords in three years is not acceptable by any means especially when the stupid replacements cost 80 bucks. Really 80 bucks for a cord?? I can't imagine it costs anything close to produce it....thanks for the price gouging.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap plastic sheathing needs to be replaced

    • Written by from Calgary

    The quality of this product is appalling.
    I noticed small cracks along the low voltage side of the cord when it was just over a year old. At first I blamed my cats for chewing on the cord – why they were chewing on that cord and none other I never understood - and did a repair job using electrical tape and CSA approved heat seals. Then more and more started to appear. Just this morning I discovered the plastic cord holder that slides up and down the cord to be used for wrapping was the culprit. It shredded the cord next to the repairs and disintegrated the plastic wrap underneath – it was immobilized by my repairs and still caused great damage.
    I removed it, tested the cables underneath (all good and the cable casing underneath the plastic sheath looks to be undamaged) and resealed it but if I wasn't watching this would have been a fire and shock hazard. The cord holder was sharp inside and puncturing the wire sheathing.
    I am very unhappy with it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak product.

    • Written by from Dallas

    I love my Macbook Pro. And as a college student majoring in writing, I'm on my computer very often, although mostly at home. I've never had any problems with my machine, however I am having terrible experience with the power adapter. I am on my second one, and soon to be on my third, since my current one is giving me problems. Within the past few months, it has been visibly weakening and fraying at the base of the DC connector, despite my best efforts to prevent that (it doesn't leave my house anymore, so travel-related wear isn't the issue anymore). Even before the fraying, it seemed very temperamental, and even the slightest shift would stop it from charging. It also overheats so quickly that I'm afraid to keep it plugged in for too long, even if it's not at full charge. I don't remember my first one getting quite so hot in a short amount of time. I know it needs to be replaced because it's getting to the point where 50% of the time it doesn't actually work; however I cannot afford to drop another $80 every few months when I have other more pressing expenses to worry about. It's disappointing that a great computer is held back by such a lousy adapter. If this happens again, I might just have to find a cheaper solution (i.e. investing in a pc whose replacement parts are more affordable).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    absolutely awful design

    • Written by from Franklin

    Giving it one star is being generous. I have bought three of these and they have lasted me about a year a piece. They are so expensive and charger a year adds up. I was done with Apple when my last one died and haven't bought another one since and switched over to windows until they redesign the MagSafe. I would consider doing the same if you are experiencing the same problem. It will save you money in the long run.

    1 of 1 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    • Written by from Elizabeth

    This is probably the worst thing Apple has created to go with their mac books. In one year, I've changed my charger 3 times! Why oh Why Apple? Is this a money generating scheme or what?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beef up the DC connector.

    • Written by from Fort McMurray

    Where the DC connector and cable meet is the weak point of this power adapter. Seriously need to re-engineer this part of the adapter. I've gone thru 2 adapters because of the wires in the cable giving out in the aforementioned area. Think about adding some support in this area to make it more stable. For a company that prides itself on thoughtful well-designed products you dropped the ball on this one. I'm not the only one who thinks this check the reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers Break

    • Written by from Longview

    I love apple and I love my MacBooks. They are great. The chargers are not. Both macbooks I have had the chargers have ended up breaking. In both cases, the wiring has broken off of the charger box. The unfortunate thing is.. my warranty just ended. So paying $80 for ANOTHER charger is just a bummer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE quality. These things die every 6 months!

    • Written by from Oakville

    I use my charger VERY gently, and yet this thing breaks every 6 months with no avail. I wouldn't care too too much if it was 15-20$, but 90$ with tax EVERY 6 months, is kind of ridiculous.

    NEEDS to be changed. VERY unhappy...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Kansas City

    For this product to cost 80 dollars, you would expect great quality. The quality of this cord is very poor. The material seems to be made from some weak substance. I am currently on my third power adapter and I only had my macbook for less than two years. The price ratio to the quality of this product is way off. I really want Apple to do something about this constant mishap. Not only am I having this problem with the cord to my macbook but I'm also having this problem with the usb cord for my iPhone.

    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

  • 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 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst Apple Product I have used

    • Written by from Gurgaon

    It is high time apple designs a better product. This is third time I am replacing my adapter in two years. Really, the worst apple product. Either they should open up the patent licensing others to manufacture better adapter or just overhaul the product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt

    • Written by from Phoenix

    My charger literally burnt and melted... unsafe. terrible charger. I noticed that it would always get really hot but I never expected it to burn and destroy my charger.... That's a fire hazard... Does Apple really expect me to want to pay $80 for this piece of junk?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst yet

    • Written by from Franklin

    Falls apart almost immediately.

    2 of 2 people found this useful