• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    • Written by from Brunswick East

    This is the worst charger in the world. I does not do the job at all. I am constantly putting it back in when it has fallen out and then I have to fiddle with it to get it to charge. I hope apple listens to all these bad reviews and make another charger that will fit and do the job intended. I have given it one star but that is just because it wont let me give it 0.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    • Written by from Franklin Lakes

    It falls way to easily. Old one was way better.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    back to the drawing board please

    • Written by from murfreesboro

    ok, so Apple prides itself on design. the design isn't the problem, it looks good and sorta does what it is supposed to do. what do i mean by sorta? well, the purpose of the magsafe adapters is for the power cord to break away without dragging the laptop along for the ride. what everyone complains about, and rightfully so, is that the adapter disconnects WAY too easily when force is applied in an up or down motion, and way too easy is an understatement. if you pull the cord to the front or back, or straight out the adapter provides sufficient resistance before finally disconnecting. it is as if the adapter stays on too much or is too easily disconnected, not an elegant design worthy of Apples self appointed accolades. if you keep your rMBP on a desk and never move it the adapter works great, BUT just try and pick it up and keep the adapter connected.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate

    • Written by from denver

    can't tell you how horrible this charger is. it just won't stay connected to the computer. isn't magnetic enough. set it down on the bed, the charger pops off.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet is too weak

    • Written by from Austin

    I much prefer the older MagSafe power cord. The one that came with my new MBPr pops out far too easily. I regularly find my battery almost depleted because the cord came out without my knowing.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's going to burn my house down

    • Written by from Aurora

    The MagSafe 2 has never been dropped or abused. When I plug it into the wall it sparks. It actually gets so hot you can't touch it.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the downgrade?

    • Written by from Newton

    Falls out all the time. Bring back the old version!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back MagSafe L, PLEASE!

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I thought the trend was to miniaturize. What's up with the bulkier Magsafe 2?!? I gather that the hope is that if someone trips on the cord, it won't drag the MBP to the floor. The problem is that the connection is too strong laterally so it doesn't disengage when pulled laterally (which is when you want it to disengage), but too weak to remain attached when something lightly brushes up against it (which is when you DON'T want it to disengage). The L-connector was a much better design.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior product

    • Written by from Delft

    I consider myself a loyal apple costumer, and I must say I am greatly dissatisfied by this charger!!!!
    As everyone knows, the weakness of the apple chargers is the narrow wire close to the adapter. Obviously the wire breaks within now time. I have always been careful with the wires, this is the first time it breaks. For a laptop that has costed me about 2300 euro's, I find this highly offensive and I am very disappointed!!!
    Also the MBP 15 inch retina is not as solid as one might expect for this price. Do not buy one!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter took a step backwards in design

    • Written by from Austin

    I've had a bunch of Mac laptops starting with a PowerBook 140 in the early 1990's (with a series of desktops before that starting with a Mac 128k) and buying a new one just about every year since. There have been three plugs over the decades that shouldn't have gone past the design table into manufacture. The PowerBook 5300 had a metal ring kinda like a male RCA plug that would loose it's grip over time. Then, the first MagSafe adapter was OK but the fraying of the cable at the connector causing a short was a pain (Apple was great to trade them out no problem). A redesign of the plug going parallel with the body of the laptop was great all around and so far is the best plug of any Mac laptop. Then, I got this year's version of the MacBook Air with it's new MagSave adapter v2. Argh! So frustrating and anything but magical! It pops off all the time. I'm having to hold the cable to keep it connected when moving the laptop. Apple's not perfect and this is one example of that, though most - really most of the products they send out into the world delight - just not this particular one.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!!!!!

    • Written by from Qualicum Beach

    Our power cord is starting to fray so I thought I would check to see what my options are. No options, just the same old piece of junk that has been for sale despite all the negative reviews. REALLY! Doesn't anyone in Apple read these reviews? Not only does the cord fray it is very cumbersome having the adapter stick out so far from the electrical outlet. It gets knocked out quite often. Think maybe you could design something flatter to the wall? Grrrrrr!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Alexandria

    The cable's insulator got damaged

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Melted

    • Written by from Shelbyville

    Why does Apple keep making chargers that melt? Mine melted at the base of the brick where the small cord comes out. My last one melted at the junction of the magsafe piece and cord. I went to Apple to get a new one since this one smoked and melted, thinking that they would replace my defective product. Nope! I am really losing faith in the quality of Apple's products.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    The charger constantly comes off with just the slightest movement. The magnet is just too weak.... Worst charger I've had...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Even the store reps say it's poor quality

    • Written by from Oakland

    I love nearly all things Apple... except their power cords. I try to meticulously take care of my cords, but yet in still the casing is stretched or ripped. I also think the magnets are not nearly strong enough. Please create a better product. Cords are essential. I would like one strong enough to last. It seems I have to buy a new cord once per year.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unplugged

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    All I'm going to say is if I have problems with my battery it's because of this charger (unplugging every time I move)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Melted cord and could have caught fire. Extremely hazardous!

    • Written by from Marion

    First off, I hardly ever write reviews but I sincerely hope this reaches Apple's research and development team. I have purchased nearly every type of device apple carries and I am an extremely faithful customer with little complaints (I'm currently using my Retina Display iPad to write this haha).

    The rMBP is my second MacBook Pro and I am more than pleased with the laptop but Apple has one fatal flaw to their masterpiece, their power adapter. I was using my MacBook in my office and noticed a burnt plastic smell. I began looking around and immediately realized my cord was extremely hot and the beginning of the thinner side was missing the rubber covering from the heat.

    Luckily the adapter was on a cold desk surface so heat was not conducted. Had it been near a carpet or blanket there could have been a serious issue. Oh also the magnet is very weak. This may be my last Apple product. I shouldn't have to worry about my safety with any electronic device. If I could give this zero stars I would.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One step forward 2 back

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I just don't understand the lack of thought coming from Apple with this pathetic T-Mag charger. WHY WHY W H Y would you back to this frustrating peace of you know what?
    You did it right last time, it stayed on. NOW, when ever I put my "laptop" on my Lap the freaking charger falls off. AAAARRRRRRR

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The magnet is horrible

    • Written by from Bremen

    Please fix it Apple!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY???

    • Written by from Pewaukee

    The old adapter was great - had a slim profile and strong magnet. This one is difficult to attach and sticks out like a sore thumb. Love my new Macbook Pro but the power cord is horrible!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful