• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor poor product not befitting of Apple's engineering reputation

    • Written by from Hoboken

    I've just ordered another one of these converters, not because they are good products but because the last one stopped working after about a year of use and I have no alternative.

    Given the multitude of extremely challenging engineering problems Apple routinely excel at solving, it seems bizarre to me that they could mess up what boils down to a solid lump of metal with no moving parts and a few electrical connections. From an engineering perspective this converter is less complicated than a power strip and I have plenty of those which have lasted decades.

    Given the reviews, this is clearly not something Apple really care about or want to put time into. They're waiting for everyone to upgrade their machines...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works good initially

    • Written by from Toronto

    It worked great for about half a year..then suddenly it stopped working frequently and it gets really hot when it's charging.. whats wrong?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disgrace

    • Written by from apex

    Stops working after a few months. Connect the converter to my Thunderbolt display, connect that to my laptop, doesn't charge the battery anymore.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from LARACHA

    The converter worked fine for some months.
    Now it won't charge the battery.
    The converter itself is bad.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk - two failed after 2-3 months use

    • Written by from Seattle

    Started blaming the power adaptor for a while but like others, checked with an older MBP and they worked fine.

    First the light goes out but the laptop thinks it's charging. However charge either doesn't go up or goes up really slowly. Complete waste of money. Not that there's anything to charge since my MBP Pro is hosed post Yosemite update...

    Refund please?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Like others have stated, this thing stop working properly after a while. Wiggling it in to have it charge gets pretty frustrating when you are in a hurry and just trying to have the laptop charge. I am writing this now because I am back at the store buying another one. What a pain.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from San Diego

    As others have reported, this product fails after a few months of use. I get the "not charging" problem with my mbp. I had 2 of them and both went ba . The adapters themselves are working fine as I tested them with older laptops.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    has been rock solid

    • Written by from San Diego

    I've had one running in my office for 6 months without any issue at all. I've read the reviews of these stopping to charge all of a sudden, but I have never had that experience. I bought 2--one for my office and one for home. The one in my office stays plugged into a power cable that says there so it is never disconnected from the magsafe magnet; don't know if that matters.

    My second one (at home) lasted 3-4 months. This one went in my backpack and was in and out. But I lost it. That's my fault; I know they are small and easy to los. I can't blame Apple for that one. I'll probably replace it because it's so convenient (I have several power cords around the house so I can plug in anywhere, and I don't want to start buying a bunch of magsafe 2 cords.

    All in all, they did what they were intended to do reliably for me.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine but falls off too easily

    • Written by from BOULDER

    I guess I don't have much choice but i've bought three of these now because they fall off of the charger while i'm carrying it and they disappear. I wish it had a stronger magnet..

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    few complaints

    • Written by from Vashon

    On occasion this will get dislodged, but the magnet is pretty strong. $10 isn't a bargain, but it's great that they have this adaptor at all!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Concord

    This rip off of an adapter seems to "wear out" after a few months of use. I have to wiggle it for several minutes to get the oft-described dim charging light to go away and fully illuminate. This happens every time I dock to my extremely expensive Thunderbolt display. We pay a premium to use Apple products and as such deserve better.

    I'd rate ZERO stars if it were possible.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 7 months then died

    • Written by from South Bend

    The converter worked fine for about 7 months with a Magsafe 1 charger on a new laptop. Now it won't charge the battery. The Magsafe 1 charger still powers an older 15" MBP just fine, and a Magsafe 2 charger works on the new laptop. So it's not a problem with the laptop or the power. The converter itself is bad.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    • Written by from Omaha

    This small converter just does not work consistently. It wastes us time to figure out the charging problem and $ for it. Suggest never to buy this kind of defective product from Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this product is not good

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    It was great when I got it, so I could charge my Macbook Pro Retina 15" late 2013 with my Thunderbolt display (which only has a magsafe 1 cable attached to it), no need for extra cables. For the first month or so it worked fine, then slowly, it started to show glitches. All of the sudden it would be losing connection or failing to charge and just keep it stable on (for example) 30% of battery. Detaching, reattaching, cleaning, firmly pressing, it had no effect. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And this never happens when I attach it to the normal magsafe 2 adapter that came with my Macbook Pro.

    Another annoying addition is that when one has a Thunderbolt display attached to its Macbook Pro, and the Macbook Pro loses its electricity feed, the attached display goes on and off, thinking that the Macbook Pro is being detached and attached. So when the magsafe converter fails to work, the Thunderbolt flickers... ARGH! And that for a 3500+ euro setup!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes it really is that bad

    • Written by from LA JOLLA

    So some people can get this to work. I have a Macbook Pro Retina and the original magsafe2 frayed on me and I had to replace. My computer is just a little over a year old so I was a little upset about having to buy another adapter, so I bought an Apple original MagSafe from a computer repair store and this adapter. The tech said I would be fine. It has been an off again on again and now definitely OFF for sure nightmare. Of course when I took it to the shop was one of the days it decided to work. I am going to have to schlep back there and try to get my money back. I wish I had just bought another Magsafe2.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work As Designed

    • Written by from Kirkland

    This has caused nothing but frustration and lost productivity for work -- this product slowly had increasing issues until now I cannot use it with a Thunderbolt Display and my 2014 MacBook Pro. This is terrible and I cannot charge my notebook for a presentation.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    • Written by from Rockwood

    I have read a mixed bag of reviews here but I can say that on a 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina the adapter in perfect and is not subject to falling out or not working if moved in anyway. It has a solid hold and resists being pulled out as well as the MagSafe 2 connection. No doubt others are having some issues but I am happy that for my set up the adaptor works great.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    We work 8 of them at work, 5 of which stoped working suddenly. It works sometimes and when it does it gets super hot.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working ~3 months

    • Written by from Coshocton

    The converter just stopped working one night. I attempted to clean it, clean the computer outlet, wiggle it around - nothing. Ended up having to buy a whole new charger. Waste of cash. Don't get this converter. You're better off biting the bullet and purchasing a new charger or even go 3rd party.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Product

    • Written by from Redlands

    This is a very disappointing Apple product. It will only allow charging when it's in a "perfect" orientation with the connector on my MBP, and it requires a lot of fiddling and twisting to find that perfect spot. Otherwise no connection and no charging. It's easier just to use the original charger that came with the computer, which means I need two different chargers in the house for different MBPs. Bad job, Apple!

    4 of 6 people found this useful