• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    45W MagSafe A-OK for Me!

    • Written by from Boulder

    My original 45W MagSafe Power Adapter has been working quite well for the almost 1-1/2 years that I have had my 13-inch MacBook Air. I am getting another so that I can keep one at home and keep the other in my brief case so that I don't leave home without a charger.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Undeserved negativity

    • Written by from Seguin

    Often times the problem with a power adapter no longer charging is simply the need to reset the SMC per Apple document HT3964.

    Sadly, too often people want everything to work perfectly all the time and never have the need for any maintenance. I still have my adapters that have outlived my old MacBooks, and they work fine.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Took a beating for 2 years

    • Written by from Carmel

    I use my macbook air 10+ hours a day to make my living, and I move around a lot while I do it. The power adapter made it through almost 2 years of abuse including lots of accidental step-on-disconnects.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Jefferson City

    This power adapter is far superior to any other. Really works great. I love the indicator light and the magnet. Stays attached great but comes undone if pulled on hard enough just like it should. I have owned for over a year and still looks brand new. Overall a great product!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Had about 7 months so far and works just fine

    • Written by from Meridian

    I've never had a problem with my MacBook Pro power cord. I love how it disconnects without breaking or jerking the computer whenever it gets accidentally tripped on or pulled out. It doesn't wrap very easily when I put it in my computer bag, but that's not really worth complaining about when it's so much better than regular PC adaptors.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it's the same as what comes with the MBA

    • Written by from pasadena

    works fine and is a good spare cord - identical to what came with the new MBA out of the box.

    If you want a shorter cord, like all other mac chargers you can slide off the piece on the white "box" and then add the a/c adapter. But there's no getting away from the white box.

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    almost 1 years old

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    my computer has never had any problems I've had it for almost a year now and i have never had to replace anything but I'm also really gentle with my stuff. I'm only on here because my boyfriend ripped his charger out of the wall with a chair (idk how he can do that) but he is super ruff with his stuff to thats no surprise I'm having to get a new charger for him

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting a second to keep in my briefcase

    • Written by from Seattle

    I've had my Air for over a year and subject this adapter heavy use. I unplug and wrap it every day to take with me on the road. After forgetting to pack it a few times, I've squeaked by on the battery, but have finally decided to get a second one. My original is in great shape (and seems much more flexible than the chargers I've seen for the MacBooks).

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    You people writing negative comments are nuts!! I've had my first MacBook since '08 in college. Now my mom has it and I have to get her a new power cord because it is fraying. I am an artist and my Pro does so much for me it is incredible. Apple is a fantastic company and have helped me when I was in Denver, DC, Raleigh, London, and Paris for work. I have Ipods, an Ipad, and buy them for my family as well. Their costumer service is second to none!!!!!!

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Several units, only 1 bad

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I manage 30 mobile stations and have been doing so for five years. In that time, I've had one, ONE bad unit that died after a few months. I brought it to my Apple retail store and they replaced it with no questions.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    • Written by from Austin

    I have never had issues with this charger for my MacBook Air. I did have to replace it once since my dog thought it would be fun to chew through the entire cord (not Apples fault). I think it's important that you wrap the cord around the base and don't crinkle it up and throw it in your bag. I see a lot of bad reviews and I think that's because people are just crumpling up the wire. My friend has gone through 3 and she treats her chargers horribly, so I can see why it gets bad reviews. I think if you take care of your things, they'll take care of you.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Let my start with a brief story:
    I was working on my Macbook air when the battery was low and I plugged it in. Because there were no outlets on my side of the hall I draped the chord across the hall. I did not expect anyone to come but when someone walked by me they a) did not trip/fall/hurt themselves or b) ruin my laptop.
    So yes this is a little expensive but honestly I would rather pay for the more expensive charger than break my laptop.

    Also: I am not quite sure why there are so many negative reviews, my charger is fine.

    9 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger

    • Written by from Kearney

    This standard wall charger works great. Would be nice if Apple would have a cigar lighter charger also. Otherwise, we have to hunt for other makers and not sure of quality.

    11 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe 45W is just fine

    • Written by from McKinney

    I have looked at the reviews on the 45W mag safe. To be fair, I have the original macbook air. It came with the original charger. I have had no (zero, nada) problems that people are stating in this thread. I agree that if you don't attach it correctly to the adapter hole, it is a bit tricky to get in, but so is your door key to your home or apartment, if you think about it. No complaining there. I will get an 85W the next purchase (I am getting one for my workplace - and my co-workers have the bigger beasts) but it is not because my 45W is failing.

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impecable design, and durable

    • Written by from Bethesda

    I am surprised to see so negative reviews. I use extensively my adapter for more that 3 years and continue working flawless

    6 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT

    • Written by from chepachet

    I love this product, it came with my computer and it works great :) I have never had a problem and have had it for almost a year

    3 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    • Written by from Rochester

    Reading the other 70+ reviews, it looks to me like someone with an agenda is trying to trash this charger. Notice that there are a disproportionate number of 1-star reviews that look like they are from the same author.
    I wanted a second one for other locations in the house and, not liking Apple's price on these, I have purchased several cheap knockoffs in the $25-50 range. All have failed. I have concluded that when it comes to chargers, this is one area where it doesn't pay to scrimp. The superior design compared with Windows chargers gets it 2 stars right away. (compact, magsafe, flexible cord that lays flat, convenient cord windup, cord clip, interchangeable plugs, etc.) The fact that mine works flawlessly after 1 year of use gets it 5 stars.

    7 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product Compared to Alternatives

    • Written by from Kent

    I use my charger every single day of my life. Most people, I must assume, do.

    Every day I wind and unwind the cord several times. I plug it in at airports, I plug it in at my desk, and I plug it in at night. It gets moved, beaten, wound, unwound, dragged, and anything else you can imagine. I'm rough on tech.

    The rubber coating does wear out and starts to get holes in it after you bend and wind it enough. The pins/springs wear out after you connect and disconnect it a few thousand times. It gets dirty and needs to be cleaned like any other electronic connector. (Easy to fix with some rubbing alcohol, cotton swabs, and a youtube video).

    What I don't understand is why people are inclined to give it a bad review. The alternatives in other laptops do not protect your computer from someone tripping over the wire. None I have ever seen roll up as conveniently as this one does. Few connect as easily, and I haven't seen any that connect backwards and still work. If I have to sacrifice a little wear and tear for those features, I'll gladly buy a new one.

    It took mine about a year to die. That's $79 divided by 365 days, or roughly $0.22 per day to have a working charger and keep my MacBook Air going. Even if you replaced it every 6 months, that's $0.44 per day to keep your laptop going. For something that is this important to my life, my job, my enjoyment, I don't think that is too unreasonable.

    Plan to replace it. Use it. Break it. They're really cheap for what they provide.

    7 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take care of it, and it will be fine

    • Written by from Highgate center

    Ive had my i7 Air for a year this month, i have my original and spare 45W I bought as a travel one. Both are still in 100 percent mint condition. No cracks, or frays, and still go strong. The magnetic plug can fall out when i turn quick, or sit in bed, but i simply just plug it back in... and its good to go... people that complain about this product obviously shove it into a bag, or wrap it up tight onto something or in a ball. just keep a 3 inch loop in the cord when winding, and don't yank it out of the wall or computer. You can only blame yourself if yours is falling apart. your doing something wrong

    2 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stuff

    • Written by from Chicago

    I've owned Apple products for over 20 years. Each year new and better products keep coming out. I'm a proud owner of a MBA late 2010 and simply love it. I also own 2 power chargers, the original and the extra one for my office. Both continue to work great. Both with power surge protection. If you do not have a power surge protector with it and have a power failure, the minute the power comes back on - you will receive a power surge which is death to the charger. In my opinion, don't blame apple for your faults, sorry. I must admit that I had a Titanium PowerMac where I had issues which I sent to Apple Care. I also sent in my charger. They repaired the PowerMac and replaced my frail charger "at no cost" because part of apple care. So buy your Apple Care. It's worth its weight in gold.
    Peace to all.

    6 of 26 people found this useful