• 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.

  • 1.0 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

    2 of 2 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.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    12 of 12 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.

    6 of 8 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Blowing Rock

    Disappointing that I have to buy a $9 part for something that worked fine before. In this case I own a very expensive thunderbolt display that is useless without this converter. Hard to believe that the Apple bean counters would not ship this required part with the new MacBook.

    The bean counters will ruin Apple's goodwill, if left to their own devices.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE! This is NOT supported!

    • Written by from Longmont

    I had an L connector for my previous MacBook Pro, which I gave to my wife when I got the MacBook Pro Retina. In order for us to share a charging space, we bought this adapter.

    The "mag-safe" connector on this is no good and fails to disconnect. My puppy ran by and it failed to disconnect. The wire actually tore completely in two and my puppy was left with the cord wrapped up in her fur, limping away.

    To add insult to injury (literally), the Apple Genius Bar says that I was not using the proper adapter since I was using an 85 W Adapter for the Power book with this adapter for the MacBook Pro Retina. They refused to support it and wants to charge me full price for a new one.

    A failure on Apple's part I think.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well - Retina?

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I don't have an issue of losing it because this one stays stationary on my desk. But it doesn't seem to always work. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Many people have already pointed this out. I should've listened. Btw, I have a 15" Retina. Laptop is less than 5 months old and adapter is less than 3 months old.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 1 out of 10 times :( Bad design.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have a MacBook Pro with a Retina display, and a 27" Apple Cinema display with a power cable. Unfortunately this adapter has been working very poorly, and most of the time it does not properly supply power to the macbook. Light does not come on, the laptop shows it's powered on battery, and I have to literally wet both sides of the adapter to make it work.

    49 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design

    • Written by from Chicago

    While this works as advertised, it is a very poor design. Please redesign this so that it will not easily get lost. You are Apple, supposedly renowned for your design prowess. Please figure out a way to put a string to attach this so it will not get bumped and fall off of my laptop, or a similar way to attach this to somthing (my backpack or laptop case). For 10 bucks, I expect more than this piece of ...

    35 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Downers Grove

    1 in every 5 times I connect, the power light doesn't come on. I have to jiggle it around and continue to reconnect it until I get a light.

    129 of 143 people found this useful