• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    Too flimsy where it connects to the magnet. I'm supposed to pay $80 to get a whole new dervice when only the cord is weak near the magnet and therefore not making a consistent connection. I was snootily told by one of those "genius" brats that I could not just get the cord part replaced. See if I buy another Apple--after 20 years of loyalty!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor price-quality ratio

    • Written by from Kirkland

    I've had the original charger from when I first bought my Macbook three years ago so I'm apparently one of the luckier ones. From a lot of the reviews below, I've noticed people have an issue with the durability of this power adapter, what with wires getting frayed but personally, the physical integrity of my cable is intact. Yet, after months of giving me grievance (sometimes charging, sometimes not), I think it's finally kicked the proverbial bucket. I've never, in my life of buying electronics, had to replace a power adapter and at that price I have to say I'm a little disappointed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Over 1400 Reviewers can't be wrong... Mr. Ive, please pay attention!

    • Written by from Denver

    Yes, now it was my turn to suffer from a frayed cable with my power adapter after a little over 4 years of owning this thing, but I am EXTREMELY careful with my things. For most people these are lasting a little over a year. I agree that the cable should be a lot more durable, especially at $80 a pop.

    I live in Chile now and can't even find a replacement for the 60W MagSafe. I write this review as only 42 minutes remain in my battery, probably one of the last things I will do with my trusty MacBook... So sad...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor insulation rubber

    • Written by from Bangalore

    The problem with rubber insulated cables is that they degenerate and melt away. Same has happened with my Bose earphones and now it's my Magsafe adapter cable. Now, I will need to buy a new one just because of degenerated cable. It would have been helpful if the cable was detachable.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective!

    • Written by from Brampton

    I will admit that I like the style of charger, the magnet is definitely a good idea to prevent cord breakage when it gets accidentally ripped out. However, I do not enjoy the fact that I have been through six (6) chargers within the 2.5 year span I've had my macbook. I'm on my way to seven (7) as my current one has the same issues as all the others. The cable or the magnet, I'm not sure which, does not like to charge, nor does the LED come on to show it's charging, I assume poor connection or faulty wiring in the cable it's self. Currently, I have my adapter taped to my macbook as it's the only way it will charge. It's disheartening that as I as a consumer choose to spend a great deal on a productthat is meant to be lasting, however I am still having these issues. I'm also disappointed that this is a known issue yet nothing has been done to try and rectify it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Flimsy

    • Written by from Iselin

    I have had my MBP for 2 years now, and I have had to replace the charger once already due to the fraying of the wire. Luckily for me the apple store replaced it free of charge, because they saw the charger was kept in good condition so it not working, wasn't due to carelessness. Even after two years, people ask me why my MBP looks so new.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    power

    • Written by from Frisco

    convenient but it does'nt last. the wire frays at both ends of the cords. I usually have to get a replacement every few years. not bad until you consider its $80

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... when it works

    • Written by from Uniondale

    Apple needs to rethink this design. Yes, it might be safer, but the small prongs no longer stay in place and hold a charge. Its not fun when you are down to 3% power and you have to jiggle and wriggle to try and beg your charger to work properly. It has only been two years. I thought it was just me, until I came here to buy a new one and saw other reviews. It's sad that Apple has such loyal and devoted customers who spend so much on their products and when we have to replace a necessary component we find out that it's expensive. Shame on you Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stoped Working

    • Written by from Monroe

    It worked great for a year exactly and today I plugged it in my 2011 macbook pro and nothing it won't charge. I have tried it off and on all day and get mixed results sometimes it works but then as soon as I unplug it and try and plug it back in nothing. I wish they would go back to the old design.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $80? Seriously?

    • Written by from Chicago

    I'm using electric tape to hold my flimsy charger together and it's officially broken after two years of owning my Macbook. Then I go on your website to find out how much a new one costs, and find out it's 80 dollars? I swear, Apple, one thing that makes me so mad about your company is that your products are so expensive. It's a flimsy, easily breakable charger! It's not worth $80! $80 should guarantee me a charger that works for at least 5 years. This is garbage. And what's messed up is that I don't trust buying it from anywhere else in fear of it breaking in a week. But you know what? I'm taking the risk because there's no way I'm buying it from your company. $80. Get real.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from Annapolis

    I have had mine for 2 years now and it still works just fine, the thing I hate about it is the design of it. It's so big that you cannot have 2 items plugged in at the same time on a traditional wall outlet.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro charger ...

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    While the magnet to connect is an EXCELLENT idea and patent ... The complete product is undermined by its tendacy to break, get hot and melt at connection of the base. This is a continued issue with Apple's adapter. ReThink it and make me proud.

    I'm unsatisfied with this $80 adapter that melts and could be a fire hazard.

    It gets so hot, I'm surprised no one has report a fire caused by this device.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Power Adapter

    • Written by from Sydney

    I have recently having to replace the adapter too. It just does not charge, when tried with another power adapter it worked fine. My MacBook Pro is less than a year old so as the accessories. I do still have a lot of faith in Apple products but at the moment it's rather annoying for having to constantly travelling. Maybe any suggestion on power supply options for frequent travelling (remote area, mostly).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Hudson Falls

    Very disappointed with this product! Ive had my mac laptop for two years but now that i have to spend $80 on a charger just to use my mac is ridiculous. The charger should last like the laptop lasts

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor and unreliable

    • Written by from South Saint Paul

    It's ridiculous how short of a life these things have. For something so expensive I'd expect it to last longer than two years. The design is nice, the magnet is helpful, but overall I am not satisfied.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed...

    • Written by from Superior

    Alright. I love my Macbook. And I'm very impressed with Apple as a company and the customer service is great every time I call or have any questions. However, my one disappointment is with the 60W Magsafe charger for my white 13" Macbook. I've had my computer since Oct. of 2009. After about a year and a half, I replaced the charger. Granted, I use my computer all the time. I'm a full-time college student--all online. Plus, I use the Macbook for my business as well as for personal stuff like media (music, movies, photos). The system is great. I'm always on the go so I must say, where the description for this charger says, "Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage," I feel the need to add a disclaimer. Where the thin cord branches from the Magsafe square, the perpendicular angle is the issue. It does not wrap and I am very careful with my stuff since I need it for about everything I do. Plus, the cost. I can't afford to be purchasing a new cord at this price when it is a design flaw! I'm very frustrated. It's another year and a half later and I'm replacing the cord again! Where the first cord simply started fraying at the connection point to the Magsafe, this second cord completely broke off--and I even reinforced it with electrical tape so it would add some structural support. Please fix it, Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't last long

    • Written by from Lisle

    this would be the second charger that has stopped working for me... I am truly disappointed in apple for creating such a terrible product. I'll give it two stars because it did charge my laptop but it sure didn't last very long.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    adaptor failure

    • Written by from Rochester

    I too am unimpressed with the adaptor to my Mac Book Pro. I love the computer but my cord started to fray and break near the computer plug in. It has nice strong cord but the problem is that the reinforcement is not made where the wire usually bends which causes major problems. I bought mine just a year and a half ago.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to make it more durable!

    • Written by from Levittown

    I got this charger in the box with my brand new 13" Macbook Pro back in Feb. 2012.
    It worked fine up until a few weeks ago; there's something wrong with the cord. I tend to take very good care of my things so I have no clue how the cord got damaged. Now, in order for my computer to charge, I have to restart my computer (sometimes that doesn't work) or play around with the cord to get it in the right position so that it can charge.
    So, basically, it's a good charger and it will last you a long time if you let it sit in one spot for its lifetime. It will only last you 6-8 months if you move it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Wears Out Too Easily

    • Written by from Oakton

    Just made it through one year with my MacBook Pro and the cord near the brick wore completely out. The snap in place and flexibility of the cord is brilliant, but the cord needs to be much more durable.

    23 of 25 people found this useful