• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 3 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!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't charge consistently

    • Written by from Munhall

    Sometimes it takes considerable fiddling to get my laptop to charge while plugged in. I use this product while at a desk, so I don't have "falling out" issues. I do, however, disconnect the laptop 2 or more times throughout the day and each time I have to worry about the battery recharging.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by

    After about 6 months, both MagSafe2 to MagSafe converters stopped charging my MacbookProRetina reliably. You have to tweak and wiggle and adjust it to get it to start charging. Forget about charging it on your lap. This only works on a flat desktop where once you get the angle just right, it will charge fine. Until you bump it slightly.

    And just to be clear, I have tried this with a stack of different power adapters (which all work fine on my older Macbook), and with two different converters, so it isn't the adapter, but the converter design.

    And the MBP charges fine 100% of the time with the MagSafe2 adapter that came with the Macbook. So I don't think it is dirt on the Macbook itself. It is either the lame $20 converter, or a very finicky connection on the Macbook that doesn't like the converter.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work

    • Written by from Mississauga

    It worked fine for a couple of months, but now it won't charge the battery -- same problem as a lot of people where it will maintain power, but not charge. I also have connection problems, like many others, where moving it around will make it disconnect.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine works fine.

    • Written by from los angeles

    I just upgraded my MacBook Pro and noticed they changed the power connection. Since I had 2 MagSafe cords already I thought I'd roll the dice.
    There are quite a few negative reviews but I gotta say mine works perfectly. Maybe they fixed the problem.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but not ideal for laptops

    • Written by from Columbus

    I haven't had any charging issues as others seem to have had, but darn it the thing falls out of the computer too easily. Because it sticks out from the computer an extra 1.0 cm, the torque just caused by the weight of the rest of the cable is often enough to pull it away from the computer... or at best, knock it loose so that it looks like you have tried to insert it diagonally (which is to say, it's still barely attached to your computer magnetically, but is not actually attached to the power inlet itself). So decide for yourself: if you use your laptop on your lap, just know that you're paying $70 less than you would for a whole new charger, but it comes at the inconvenience of having to re-plug it back in all the time. If you use your laptop as a desktop machine, or if you are purchasing this for anything else (like a monitor or a desktop machine), you'll be fine and you can consider this a 5-star review.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, gets dirty, stops charging, easy to fix

    • Written by from San Jose

    So I received one of these with my Thunderbolt Display. It stopped charging, which was a major inconvenience. The problem is it gets dirty, but the dirt is rarely visible because the contacts are so small. Search YouTube for "How I fixed my Magsafe" for the solution. I just used the wooden skewer he shows, no cotton. It took two minutes to clean the adapter and two chargers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite possibly one of the worst designed products IN THE WORLD

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    The only way my computer will charge is if it is on a completely flat surface and not touched at all. I try to put it on my lap, charger falls out. I try to move it closer to me, charger false out. Anything I do makes the charger fall out. It's so frustrating. Who thought this up?

    Okay, rant over.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish there were 0 or below stars

    • Written by from Yountvilee

    Like others have said before... just doesn't work... now even wiggles and reconnects not. Really has turned me sour on Apple as it seems their solution to when a problem is there is like everyone else's... deny and keep it a secret... if they were really living up to their brand image they'd find a solution and make it right for us... it's not like they don't have enough money in the bank

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work most of the time

    • Written by from Princeton

    As many others have reviewed, after having this for a couple months, it no longer maintains a good connection, so that you need to constantly fiddle, flip, or move the adaptor around to actual maintain a connection that will power/charge the laptop. Happened to both converters I have, making the stockpile of MagSafe adaptors pretty useless. Not only a wasted $20, but makes all those others adaptors I own pretty useless as well ($100s).

    Design flaw. Apple should recall and replace these devices.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very unreliable device

    • Written by from Valencia

    I am truly disappointed with this device. The fact that I have to have it to charge my Air from my Thunderbolt display seems to be very poor product design. I might let that slide if it actually worked. Sometimes I get lucky and when I plug it in, my Air charges. Most of the time it takes fiddling with it to get a good connection. What's even more annoying is that sometimes the connection goes away and the only way I notice it to happen to look at the battery icon and see that I'm running on battery. Not sure how this device got past QA.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works sometimes

    • Written by from Dove Canyon

    As others have posted, it does work, sometimes. After a few months I've had to adjust, tweak, reattach the converter to the power supply till it finally lights up. One out of 10 times, it will connect w/o a problem. But most times, I've had to play with it for a while. Very frustrating after a long day on the road. My only recourse is to buy extra power supplies and not reuse all the ones I've previously purchased for my old MBP's.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Premature ejection! Premature 5-star reviews!

    • Written by from CEDAR FALLS

    First, let me say why I need to use this device. Because I bought a $1000 Apple Thunderbolt Display. The Thunderbolt/power Y cable that is permanently connected (why might I ask is it not a removable cable so I can replace it one day?) to the Display has a MagSafe (1) connector. Well, the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter worked for about six months. I don't disconnect my late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina from the Display more than about 3-4 times a month. So the disconnection of the converter to MBPro is minimal! If that Converter doesn't work, the Display won't work with MBPro in clamshell mode! Seriously?! So I either have to fiddle with the connection until it does, or best solution is to connect a separate power cable (supplied with MBPro).

    Dear Mr. Cook, your predecessor, Mr. Jobs, wouldn't stand for this kind of design flaw, nor quality control!

    Dear 5-star reviewers, wait six months or less and you'll change your rating!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a redesign

    • Written by from Cambridge

    1/5 stars, which represents how often the adapter works properly when plugged in. The rest of the time, it's either extremely fiddly and takes minutes to get it working or, more often, it stops working properly after some amount of time, and only powers the Macbook instead of charging it. This is coming off a 27" display to a 15" MBP.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps computer alive, does not charge

    • Written by from Tel Aviv

    Used to work. Probably following an OS update, it stopped charging but only keeps computer alive. Useless... if you'd like to use your computer as a portable laptop.

    6 of 8 people found this useful