• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet not Strong Enough

    • Written by from LEANDER

    I have had all versions of MagSafe. The Original T, The L, and now MagSafe 2 with my MBP Retina display. I am a fan of the T design but the magnet holding it in is way to weak. I don't know if it is because its smaller profile, but I can barely touch my laptop without the thing falling out. It is becoming extremely annoying to the point where I might need to walk around with a brand new MBP with its power cord duct taped to it! I believe the magnets are in the systems itself but please Apple come out with a revised adapter with a second set of neodymium magnets in the charging tip to counter act the problem and grab the machine tighter. I'd rather it be bulkier and work properly. I understand the point that is supposed to break away, but not by a feather landing on it! We miss Steve Jobs. I hope this isn't the type of product glitches we will have to get accustomed to now. Apple is supposed to be Apple, This isn't Apple at all.

    519 of 645 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2

    • Written by from Eldorado springs

    Why Apple? Why did you have to change back to the T charger? Im constantly having to plug it back in when the computer sits on my lap. Please bring back the L charger!!!

    383 of 493 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thoughtless design

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    If I sneeze it unplugs.
    If someone shuts the door the change in air pressure makes it unplug.
    As the tides shift it will unplug.
    Forget about working with the computer on your lap.
    The tiny magnet I used in nursery school to gather iron filings in the sandbox was stronger.
    And it unseats so easily that time and time again when I think it's charging it's not.
    Bad, bad, bad. For shame. And it is so easy to fix.

    91 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad, unfortunate design flaw

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    The plug has a serious design flaw that causes it to disengage far too easily from the socket. The plug and wire extent out about 3/4" making it a long lever. The magnet is quite strong, and pulling the plug out straight takes quite a bit of force. Tap the wire or plug up or down however, and it comes right out. Such is the power of leverage. It works fine on a desk, but on your lap it can be a challenge to keep the plug in.

    This should be, and hopefully will be, redesigned in the next revision. The lever needs to be shortened. The L connector design helps by removing the wire, but its not absolutely necessary. The plug itself is more important as it does not flex and is too long, Something shorter and fatter would be more effective.

    79 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Weak Connection

    • Written by from Marion

    After spending $2,000+ on a rMBP I am HORRIFIED at how annoying this connector is. The L-Shaped connector on my MBA was excellent but this is so weak. The entire point of having a laptop is to use it on my lap, on the couch, in bed, or any other place I desire... but this power adapter does not allow for that as it comes loose at the slightest nudge. It annoys me to the point of searching the internet for "tips" on how to keep the thing in there. (to no avail)... which led me here - where I just am going to repeat the cries of all the others that HATE THIS ADAPTER.

    76 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T shape - bad design for the power adapter

    • Written by from PITTSBURGH

    As others have commented before, the power adapter keeps falling off.

    It's not that the magnet is week, but the design itself is faulty. Even the smallest force on the T-shaped connector acts perpendicularly, which easily hooks the connector off. The previous L-shape may have been a better design.

    Last but not the least, I wanted to buy a spare adapter for home but $79 (+tax) for this useless adapter feels like a total ripoff!

    70 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T is inferior to L

    • Written by from Rancho Santa Margarita

    Apple, why did you take a huge step backwards? The previous L shaped magsafe was ingenious, now it's T again, but why? Did anybody actually test this before it got released? Obviously not, otherwise they would have realized that this T shaped POS is so much worse. It is literally impossible to use with my rMBP laptop. Maybe I should not use it on my lap, but when I do, this poor quality T adapter gets disconnected when I move my legs or slightly tilt the computer. Please go back to the L shaped one or at least make the magnet stronger b/c this is quite annoying to use.

    58 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    • Written by from Kailua

    As others have stated, the MagSafe 2 has a serious design flaw. Anytime I am using my MacBook Air as a laptop, it disconnects itself several times. Not only should Apply fix this for the next generation of laptops, but they should give current users a solution to this faulty product!

    49 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Potomac

    I agree with everyone who says it's too weak. Also, I prefer the L-shape flush design. Less likely to get bumped.

    49 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There must be a ghost in my house.

    • Written by from Honolulu

    That's the only explanation for why this adapter is never stays in my computer. I swear I plug it in constantly and next thing I know...unplugged. Is this Steve Jobs trying to play with our minds....Come on Apple give us all a better product or some money back for this terrible design!

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magnet very weak

    • Written by from delray beach

    I have the old magsafe from the past macbook pro, and the magnet on that was perfect. strong enough to stay in when moving the computer around, but weak enough to disconnect if you tripped over the cable. the magsafe 2 magnet is very weak. just moving the computer around, it falls out, even tilting the laptop will make it fall out. i wish there was a way to make the magnet stronger.

    45 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes off all of the time

    • Written by from Bethesda

    The slightest movement or using the laptop on a non flat surface like a bed cause this to come off. Due to its length and the thin height of the new laptops this comes into almost immediate contact with any nearby surface coming loose. The connector really needs to project at an angle like the previous generation or be much much shorter.

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out constantly

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Even though it's thinner, the larger profile and seemingly weaker magnet contribute to this thing becoming disconnected much more easily than either the old "T" or "L" MagSafe "1" adapters. Maybe a millimeter thinner, but definitely a step backward in terms of real-world usability.

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet too weak !

    • Written by from Bicester

    I had a Macbook Pro (2011) with the T-magsafe 1 and it stayed put at all times except if I tripped on the cable when it disconnected easily (as it should)

    I have now got the Macbook Pro Retina with the Magsafe 2, and it is very annoying. It disconnects all the time when I am sat with the macbook on my lap, and the slightest movement (like getting up to place the laptop on the seat dislodges it)

    I am disappointed in this as it seems a backwards step, and detracts from what otherwise is a brilliant product.

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fallout

    • Written by from COEUR D ALENE

    Love the new 15" Retina Display Mac Book. Seriously dislike the new Magsafe 2. It's weak magnet allows it to fall out with even minor movement. Almost impossible to move the Mac without it falling out. I find myself trying to think of a work around. Glue? no. Binder clip? no. Duct tape? maybe. Stupid design...

    40 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet not Strong Enough

    • Written by from Leander

    In continuation of the fact that the Magnet is too weak to stay in, the fix seems to be the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter. It is much stronger than the Native MagSafe 2 adaptor by itself. Use it with your older adaptors or buy a new 85W MagSafe 1 or 1.5 adaptor and use the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter for a stronger bond.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use my laptop on my lap anymore

    • Written by from Amherst

    The T connector is just horrible. Try using the laptop on your lap and you will spend most of the time reconnecting the power cable. Apple did not spend any time on the details with the new connector. The previous L shaped connector rocked.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay plugged in

    • Written by from Mountain view

    The magsafe end of the charger has been thinned down and returned to the T connector shape. This means that it is very easy to be rocked up or down and disconnect. Also since the connector is thinner it has extra magnet surface area on the sides of the connector to make the connection strong enough, but this larger area on the sides get's full of little pieces of dust and dirt that keep the charger from connecting. This was not an issue on the older version. The connection on the computer side needs to be deeper or the connector needs to be taller. Also it would likely benefit from being switched back to the L shaped connector so there is less leverage.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe T - BAD ..... MBP RD - GOOOOD

    • Written by from Richardson

    The T connector does NOT stay in, if I am working portably away from my desk, I find that the slightest up or down bump dislodges the connector. The L connector never did this. Disappointed that such a wonderful machine can have such an annoying disability.

    I also don't like the fact that the cord extends perpendicularly to the MBP, liked the L cord running backwards away from laptop, it just was a neater appearance and worked better universally, i.e. when the plug was either to left or right of my laptop, it didn't matter.

    This is my 3rd MBP in the last 3 years, upgrading each time happily, so I have worked with the 3 different connectors, and for me the L connector has been the best so far.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really don't like the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

    • Written by from London

    I love my MacBook Air but I really don't like the new MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. The previous one was absolutely fine and worked well. The new one comes out way too easily, especially if you are working with your laptop away from a desk. It is incredibly annoying.

    I am also a bit unhappy that the adapter has changed when I purchased a replacement computer even though it is exactly the same model of computer. Hmm. Feels like it's a ploy to make more money from the customer. But even that I don't mind. It's the fact that the MagSafe 2 is just really badly designed and doesn't take user scenarios into account, which is quite strange given that it's Apple's strength.

    I hope that Apple people actually read these comments and take note. Thanks.

    21 of 21 people found this useful