• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To all those laps out there leveraging MagSafe 2 plugs out of their sockets

    • Written by from Bradenton

    Some of us clearly must have forgotten the Retina MacBook Pro (referred to as rMBP from now on) has a battery, and an amazing one at that. Perhaps the current MagSafe 2 design is not as "lap friendly" as prior designs, but is it really that big of a hassle? How hard is it really to keep a thigh clear of a plugged MagSafe 2 connector?

    Set aside for a minute the fact that Apple somehow managed to squeeze 8 hours of battery life from a supercomputer this small; Out of 9 notebook computers I've owned, 3 being Apple notebooks, this is the fastest charging notebook (and charger) I've ever used. It fully charges in about 2.5 hours to give you 8 hours of cordless nirvana. Of course, that doesn't mean 8 hours of movie editing and 3D gaming, but who on earth are these creative geniuses and cyber-athletes running their rMBPs at peak utilization off of their laps? I can't imagine a work scenario where part of someone's daily routine is to sit, rMBP in lap, and kill the battery in less than an hour, and then sit there frustrated, fighting to keep it plugged in. Maybe one person with OCD. Let's break it down for the real world: In 10 years as an IT consultant for numerous industries, I can say most people working on a computer in an office environment could easily make it through their entire 8 hour work shift without charging their rMBP a single time. From healthcare to sales, or the service industry to corporate management, and whether it's a receptionist, clerk, nurse, office assistant, secretary, bookkeeper, politician, consultant, or planner, I can't imagine a single scenario where using a rMBP would not be able to stay cordless most of the time at work, especially if they plug their rMBP in before they go off to lunch. Now, I know what you're thinking--why on earth would, in a real world scenario, a receptionist be using a $2,600 notebook computer when a $400 Windows notebook would do? Then you'd have entirely missed the point.

    My point is this: chances are, if you have your rMBP in your lap at this very moment, you're obviously not rendering in Maya, compiling code, or computing primes. This means that, as scary as it might sound, if your battery is already at 100% and has been for the last hour, you can go ahead and unplug that monstrosity of a MageSafe 2 connector. Try it! Trust me, you won't lose your work and you'll have plenty of battery for later on. Leave it where it ought to be: by the wall, or sitting on a desk or table, ready to spare you a heart attack the moment you FINALLY plugged in your $3,000 Apple notebook to charge and then tripped on the cord while you're going out to lunch or making your way to the bed to turn in for the night. Good thing that MagSafe 2 snapped free! Another inch and it might have bounced off the marble. Why did you get that marble floor anyway? That was a terrible idea. Should have went parquet. Take a deep breath; it's going to be okay. Don't forget to grab your iPad for some light reading at lunch or before bed!

    Is the Mag Safe 2 perfect? No. Is it better than the previous MagSafe versions? I would argue that it is. The connector's binding permanence and safety benefit factors are on opposite sides of the same scale.

    I'm going to conclude with this: I'm 5' 11", 200 pounds. Average build, some could say a touch overweight. I am sitting on a love seat with my rMBP dead center in my lap typing this review with my MagSafe 2 connector is plugged in as well. No matter if I have my legs splayed out, closed, folded in or one over another, I cannot get the MagSafe 2 to rest in such a manner that my thigh or knee would accidentally pull it loose. It continues to sit slightly above the point at which it could make body contact. So, I believe the real issue here is this: Does the average Retina MacBook Pro user have fat thighs?

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Badass, best design, apple raised the balls on this.

    • Written by from Garland

    Who could hate such awesome charger. I have really been careful with it and wow it is the best charger ever used and hasn't given up on me one bit after 6 months of use.

    0 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly impressed

    • Written by from Zolfo Springs

    This charger has saved my RMBP from being snatched off the table several times !

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from Martinez

    I was dismayed when I saw how poorly reviewed this product was, especially because (generally speaking) I am an Apple hater. But I purchased a MacBook Pro for video editing (because it is peerless in this regard) and am very pleased with this charger. The magnet snaps on and stays there. If that does not continue to be the case I will update this review.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this charger!

    • Written by from Deerfield Beach

    I dont understand why everyone gives this charger a bad review, I havent had any problems with the charger, it works great and I love the feature that it disconnects if it gets pulled by something!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Charger!!!!

    • Written by from Riverside

    I am now a spoiled apple owner with the best charger for laptops in the world. The T design is more useful that the L design chargers. I say this because you can flip it either way and use it, unlike the L design covers the thunderbolt and usb ports on my MBP when the cord comes back in towards the inside of the computer.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, ordering more

    • Written by from La Honda

    Works fine for me, maybe I'm not as picky as most of the reviewers. I'm ordering more, rather than ordering the adapter, so as to not introduce any other magnet issues or profile ("sticking-out-the-side-of-laptop") issues.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    Not sure what all the negative reviews are about. I have been user this adapter for 8 months now and don't have any problems with it. I am now purchasing a second one so I can keep one at home and 2nd one at the office.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bunch of whiners

    • Written by from Anaheim

    Magsafe 2 (magnetic) is the best thing ever invented! Weak? Maybe you just have a bad magnet, mine is plenty strong. In fact, if you think it's weak and it keeps falling off, maybe you're one of those who don't care about cables and just yank them without knowing! The magnet is designed so idiots don't over yank them, place the cable with ample room for movement. I don't know how many times this has saved me from yanking it by accident. I love this design! 5/5 stars!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the problem guys???

    • Written by from Carthage

    It is GREAT! I've used these for many years with many MB Pros and they are all great - every one of them! I now own the 2nd generation model and it is better than them all. I can't imagine what the problem could be?


    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so much negative feedback

    • Written by from Bratislava

    I'm a huge Apple fan, and did not have only one MacBook Pro. I bought the rMBP and the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is fine. It saved my MacBook many times. If I just think about this, all the other computers in the world don't have this magnet feature, so if I would have any other computer than my mac, the computer would be destroyed. I think people are too picky when they talk about sitting on the couch, in bed, etc. I always use my mac there, and sure it disconnects (if you apply enough pressure), but if you sit normally everything is fine.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    The magnet is strong enough it never falls out but connects and disconnect easily. It also charges my Mac book very fast.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Hilton

    I don't understand what folks are talking about regarding the magnet being too weak. Mine stays put quite perfectly and requires a pretty significant sideways twist to dislodge. Are people running down the street with these things? I am regularly on my MBP Pro Retina 15" with this charger in place up to 13 hours a day on my electrical engineering job. I've NEVER had the MagSafe dislodge unintentionally. The cables are also long enough to handle every situation I've encountered. Excellent product.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    • Written by from Limehouse

    Not sure whats going on with the rest, but my MBP early 2013 model, the magnet is super strong. Its almost too hard to pull out. (late design change maybe?)

    For every one wanting the old "L" shaped adaptor, just get the other 85w version with a mag 2 - mag adaptor. I fail to see how the "t" shape is that big of a problem. But hey, to each their own.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design! Great Product!

    • Written by from North Adams

    I've had my new Macbook Pro Retina for about 8 months now and I can't believe all the bad reviews everyone is giving it! I never once had an issue with it falling out to easily. When it has come out, its a good thing it did because otherwise I'm sure over time all the accidental pulling that occurs would have damaged the cord if not my laptop. A great example is when my two year old is running around and accidentally trips on the cord, if it didn't have this magnetic design then either the laptop would of ended up on the floor or the port would get damaged from all the yanking on it so I give them 5 stars on design and quality. Exactly what I expected. Thanks Apple!!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great power cord

    • Written by from Chicago

    Are people really whining about the power cord of their $2000 laptop falling out too easy?

    I like the design with the magnet, the battery on the 15" Retina lasts so long you should not have to constantly be connect anyways. Plug it in over night or when you are sitting at a desk. C'mon people.

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No idea what they are talking about, this is awesome!

    • Written by from Spring grove

    The magnet power connector.. I know how to use it, this is probably why I like it so much, I have walked from one end of the room to the other, I have shook my laptop, TRYING to make it fall off, to no avail it stayed on, sad day for me trying to be a hipster.

    I just got a new fully geared and fully ready MacBook Pro /w Retina 15'', This thing converted me from a PC like a boss. I love this thing! Never going back to windows outside of the workplace.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Others must have a defective charger.

    • Written by from seattle

    I have had my retina for a few days now and I must say that I have had NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER with the charger falling out... If I did have an issue, I am certain that apple would replace it for a non defective unit.. It makes me wonder what the others are doing to have the cable fall out so easily...On a side note, THEY ARE NOT BUILT TO BE USED WHILE WALKING AROUND!!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit crying

    • Written by from Lubbock

    Everyone that is complaining about the charger falling out easy, needs to quit whining! What would you have Apple do? If the charger cable was stronger and had to be pulled out with force, then most if you would complain that you tripped over the cord and it pulled the laptop off of your desk or something. It does what it is supposed to do and that is to charge your laptop. Here's a thought, why don't you just set the laptop aside and let it charge so that you're not yanking it out since that seems to be a reoccurring theme in these reviews. Be smart, not ignorant.

    16 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is Great!

    • Written by from High Springs

    What a great idea that works! Disconnects safely instead of ruining connectors or connection ports with an inadvertent hard pull or tug. Magnet works well to me. Plenty strong enough to stay connected to the MacBook Pro unless you're using it like a tightrope. Great invention Apple! Wish my iPads had the same kind of connection!

    9 of 19 people found this useful