• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE. I've bought 4. They all fail.

    • Written by from Belmont

    Come on, Apple. This is ridiculous. I have 4 or 5x 85w MagSafe1 chargers; a few at home, one at a cabin, one at work, the power adapter on my Thunderbolt display.

    I'm not going to buy new chargers for every place I go to. I'm not gonna buy a new $1000 Thunderbolt display just because you changed the power connector. I'm not going to carry my 1 MagSafe2 charger everywhere I go. Instead I'm going to keep fiddling with these lousy adapters and hoping they work, rotating them 5 times, waiting to see if the green light comes on.. waiting to see if it charges, or just supplies power and no charge, or doesn't work at all.

    Make a MagSafe to MagSafe2 Converter that actually works properly and lasts more than a few months. And then send them to us.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    • Written by from paris

    Rarely works as just a small movement/rotation of the converter doesn't make the power adapter work. Really poor design, Apple should do something to fix it

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Give me a break

    • Written by from Houston

    I'd like to give this rating a 0 rather than a 1. Ok, it does do what it's supposed to do...that gets 1 point.

    But, riddle me this Batman, what was wrong with the old MagSafe design? From what I can tell, they added 1mm of extra metal and now charge $9 for an extra gizmo that sorta works when it wants to.

    Oh, least I forget, they go bad after 4 months.

    YES, a simple pass through wire job goes BAD AFTER 4 MONTHS--and it's not covered by warranty.

    Welcome to the new Apple.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Expected

    • Written by from Louisville

    I still have the 85-Watt MagSafe power supply from the very first MacBook Pro (early 2006). This adapter allows me to use that power supply with my new MacBook Pro (late 2013). I does exactly what it says with no problems.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor tolerances

    • Written by from Pasadena

    This adapter (designed to compensate for the moving target of the Magsafe connector's physical design) is embarrassingly prone to being knocked out of alignment, nudged, or looked at funny, such that it is not only possible but painfully likely that you will leave your MacBook plugged in and yet return to find the battery completely drained. Was it designed by cavemen or just manufactured by them? A tiny thing, but not one of Apple's finer moments.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst Apple product, ever

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a VERY loyal Apple customer, pretty much an advocate, fanboy, whatever. This thing, I have to say - is awful. As many other have said, it rarely works. At least you can look and tell when this is the case, as the LED doesn't glow when its not seated right. You can usually get it to work by wiggling it, but the difference between working & not working is hair-sensitive. You could just bump it and it will suddenly work. The problem is you bump it again and the opposite happens. I have plugged it in to charge overnight, with the LED glowing and assuming it would be fully charged the next morning. Well, come to find the next morning it is plugged-in, but the LED is no longer on - and it barely got any charge. Why is this thing so touchy? Why can't you guys figure out a way to correct the issue? My one proper MagSafe 2 power brick (the one that came w/ my MBP Retina) works great, all the time - as did all of my old MagSafe power plugs. This adapter is barely functional, and needs to be fixed. Please Apple.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Beaverton

    The adapter's pins get stuck, sometimes forever. This prevents the computer from CHARGING. It may sometimes provide power to the device, but the battery wont charge (light wont turn orange). Sometimes pressing on it hard will get it to work again.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    I've got 3 of these and the one I use the most recently first became unreliable (had to jiggle it to get the light) and then stopped working entirely. The magsafe I power packs still work with the other converters, so I can only conclude that this converter has gone off. So, much as I hate to say it, spend an extra $10 an make sure that you have a backup!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Product works great with appropriate expectations

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I am not sure what the negative reviews of this are for. It is a converter and it works great. It has a strong enough magnet to primarily remain with the cord. The light on the cord works fine when charging. That said it is a separate unit and if you expect it to be permanently attached it is not....so treat it with some care. If you understand that, it is a great alternative to buying a new power cord.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Live Oak

    I purchased a MBA and I have a 24 in Display and couldn't understand why the cable didn't fit. After checking online and reading some of the information provided on the Apple Site, I discovered the display had a Mag and the MBA was Mag2. The adapter allows me to keep my MBA power supply in my case and it has worked flawlessly. I think the people that are complaining should consider the cost of a new power supply vs $10.00!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much never works.

    • Written by from Croton on Hudson

    I have used multiple power adapters from my Macbook Pro to charge my Macbook Air with this adapter. It only works after having to fiddle with it over and over again. Then it has to sit perfectly still as any movement disturbs it. If you have it on a desk this shouldn't be a problem, but I typically use mine on the couch then it never works.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointing

    • Written by from Candiac

    Does not charge all the time.

    It is necessary to wiggle and adjust the fitting of the magsafe. Very disappointing in apple, a company that usually produces the best hardware.

    I bought a 1000$ thunderbolt display with a 1800$ macbook air together, and the dam thing does not charge properly. My TB display charges my other 2 MBA (mag safe 1) and a macbook pro (magsafe 1) without any issues.

    Went to Apple, they replaced my magsafe charging unit inside the MBA, did not fix the issue.

    Apple needs to fix this, it's a major issue.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No use with mavericks

    • Written by from London

    Since upgrading to Mavericks, I can no longer charge my laptop using an old PSU and the magsafe adapter. It will keep the device at constant battery, but not charge it if it's low. The adapter is therefore useless.

    On Mountain Lion, it worked fine for charging the laptop.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak light

    • Written by from Marly le roi

    Tried two of these converters on two different cinema displays, the green light is almost always very weak. Only sometimes after wiggling does it work. Sometimes the MacBook won't even wake. It's not the MacBook though, as it works perfectly on the normal power adapter. Not sure I want to buy a third one to try...
    Pros: looks good
    Cons: barely works.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I’m Happy!

    • Written by from Acworth

    It works! Well worth the price--made my 24” Cinema Display usable with my new 13” MacBook Pro w/Retina. Very happy!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Converter works sporatically

    • Written by from Westfield

    This converter only works some of the time. I usually have to jiggle it before the light goes on and the computer starts to charge. But I often forget to check so my laptop doesn't charge until I remember to jiggle it. I have 2 of them and both have this problem.

    On the positive side the magnet is pretty strong so it won't get knocked off too easily - only if the cord is pulled on.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's as good as MacSafe 2 itself

    • Written by from San Jose

    Let's be honest here: the old L-shaped MagSafe 1 connector was far superior, it had a very strong and reliable connection. The new MagSafe 2 gets disconnected much easier.

    However, people who claim that this converter thing is loose simply don't factor in that the original power supply is exactly as loose. This converter is no worse than the new MagSafe 2 connector itself! So if you have a rMBP or MBA, then you have MagSafe 2, and nothing will change that. You either spend a lot of money buying a second power supply, or you spend $9.99 for this converter, and they're equally as good (or as bad).

    Using the converter is pretty much the same as using the new factory power supply. Yes, it gets disconnected too easily, like the factory power supply. We may complain about MagSafe 2 itself, but this adapter is as good as it gets. I'm using it with my TB display, and it does the same job as the laptop's power supply.

    If you want to give feedback to Apple, by all means complain about the new connector. But I'm giving feedback to other consumers here: this converter is a good purchase anyway, if it prevents you from buying a brand new full power supply.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed charging problem by scraping off build-up

    • Written by from Freehold

    I own three of these little devices, and they used to work fine, but two have lately been acting flaky. I'd plug my 15" rMBP into my old monitor at work and the light would not light up, or it would show green (fully charged) when the battery was not.

    The solution? I noticed some "grey buildup" on the laptop facing side of the connector. When I scraped it off with my fingernail, it started working more reliably.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBP Retina not charging

    • Written by from Stuttgart

    I am using this adapter with a Thunderbolt Display. MBP charges randomly and keep on loosing contact.
    I hope we get a better solution soon.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but Dies

    • Written by from Calgary

    The Adapter that came with my Thunderbolt Display worked for about 4 months. Did what it was supposed to do, but then suddenly I noticed my MBP Retina wasn't charging anymore when connected to the Display. Luckily I had a spare adapter and it works again.

    Postitive - It does what it's supposed to.
    Negative - Dies after a while.

    4 of 5 people found this useful