• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WEAK

    • Written by from Fountain Hills

    I don't like this connector. It has to make a complete u-turn if the cord needs to go to the right... which seems like its more than 50% of the time. An L shape would have been better.

    And I agree it slips off too easily. I just don't expect this kind of poor engineering from Apple. Wow.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from orlando

    worst charger ever the computer is perfect but i go to sleep with the charger on an wake up thinking its fully charged and end up with 20 percent battery because it decided to fall out right after i went to sleep. Worst creation by apple ever

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    on my second one in a year

    • Written by from harrison hot springs

    I'm not destructive on my equipment, but this charger does not perform long-term. I'm just settling in to purchase my second one in a years time, it's ruining a perfectly good computer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable shield broken within 1 year -> no warranty :-(

    • Written by from Wien

    Can only repeat what all the others say, the worst product ever.

    I have had 2 Macbooks in the past, this will be my last one. I am not willing to invest 79 Euro on a yearly basis for a bad designed power supply and also to be called a liar by Apple, when they argue its my fault ...

    P.S. and can confirm another bad design error : plug is falling out of the macbook whenever you just make a tiny move ... definitely not useable :-(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Pacifica

    My last mac charger lasted 4 and a half years without a scratch. I used this one exactly the same way, I take care of this stuff... 1 Year later the cord was open on both ends and it lasted 3 more months (without moving it, using it only on my desk... awesome new retina macboook pro for desktop.... but it wasn't enough apparently) now it stoped working. 1 year and 3 months!? Really?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Negative reviews

    • Written by from Coffeeville

    The amount of negative reviews on this charger is the reason i decided to write a review. The only issue I have with my charger coming unplugged unintentionally is if I sit with my laptop in my lap and my thigh pushes up on the charger plug, it unhooks pretty easily. But that is a very minor con to a genius break a way design. I've been using this laptop and charger for about 3 months and do not see any issues with it. The only reason I was looking at the charger on here was to see what the little flip out things on it is for. Apparently they're for wrapping the cord around, but I wouldn't suggest using them as they seem they would put stress on the connections.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had no problems with any of my adapters

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I see so many people complaining about the materials used and how quickly these things wear out. I would like to ask how you all treat your MagSafe2 power adapters? I've had mine for two years now with zero problems. I never wind my adapter around the flip-out plastic pieces on the adaptor, so I'm not putting undue stress on the cabling or connector. The only signs of wear I have with my adapters is the discoloring of the sheathing due to normal handling. I've also never had any problems with the connector coming lose from my notebook.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous (one star because I can't give a negative rating)

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have no complaints about the connector, it is what it is.

    The insulation on the power cable is another story. I will shortly be going out to replace the second power adapter due to the rubber insulation completely disintegrating off of the power cable. This leaves the ground completely exposed.

    This is three cables in around 12 months. First the insulation starts going yellow and then it starts disintegrating. I fully expect that the cable on the third adapter will start to fail in about 6 months.

    At some point past the insulation falling off, the inner cables are going to short (if they're made of the same material) and this will be a fire hazard. I have so far not hit that point.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I don't know why people have bad reviews on these adapters. My brother has the air with the 45W adapter and it doesn't have any issues. I have a retina pro with the 65W adapter. Compared to PCs, these will actually prevent damage to your computer. If something snags on the cable, it could pull the machine with it, possibly causing you to lose important data if you have a traditional HDD. Or if something hits the adapter hard enough will the computer is charging, there goes your motherboard and about $200+ for a new one and labor. And it's easier to find a replacement because you either have MagSafe or MagSafe 2 types and three wattage ratings per type. My dad has two Dell Precisions, the M4500 and the M4700. They both have to use separate adapters. The only complaint I have about these chargers is the price and the little clamp that doesn't do a good job a holding the cable from unwinding in your case.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Only Poorly Designed Apple Accessory I Have Ever Owned

    • Written by from Wichita

    As much as I love my 13" MacBook Retina, I feel just the opposite about the MagSafe 2 adapter. It falls out of the port with the least effort and I find myself plugging it back in several times a night. The 90 degree plug on my previous MacBook Air was perfect, so why did Apple design and market an inferior failure as a follow-up?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Hamilton

    wire torn within a year!
    and a replacement charger is 89.90+HST!!!
    Not happy

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps falling out.

    • Written by from El Paso

    My Mac is perfect. Works perfectly. It's fast and beautiful, but the new MagSafe 2 adapter it's a disappointment. I have 2 Macs, an old 2010 Air with the old adapter and it works perfect, it's very hard to unplug. The new design it's so delicate that you can't have it on your lap (as you should because it's called a laptop). Any movement you make, makes it fall out. BIG DESIGN FAILURE.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    • Written by from Portland

    I've had my new MacBook Pro charger for about 2 months and I wish my old L shaped charger would fit in my new computer. As the other reviewers have said, this thing falls out all the time. Did the designers only test this sitting upright at a desk? The square shaped charger gets bumped out when you're using your computer on your lap, on your bed, when you lean it up against your couch or bed when you're not using it, or if even a small stack of papers gets in the way of it sitting flat. For a company that is so design-focused, Apple should be embarrassed to have such an ill-conceived product design.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Yeah, no surprise to come on here and see an overwhelming number of 1 star reviews. Don't think I need to repeat the thousands of other people complaining about these overpriced fire starters. Get it together Apple. Make them worth the price, or change the price to match the product. I'd suggest around 5 bucks as they are right now.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good So Far

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I haven't owned it for very long, but so far, it works great. I was moving some cords around and it "mag-safed" out of the computer which showed me the principle of the thing. It stays plugged in otherwise and it's not too hard to insert. I find it slightly expensive, but I think all chargers are.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe 2 what a joke

    • Written by from leeds

    It's useless, really, it is. Mine lights green but does not charge / lights orange but does not charge / does not light but still charges / does not light and doesn't charge... the only answer seems to be to wiggle it. I explained all this on the phone to Apple and pointed out that all of these were very well known issues... the Apple guy said 'Really??', I had to laugh.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine also fraying - piece of junk product IMO

    • Written by from Green Cove Springs

    After a year and a half of light use, the cord on mine is also fraying and literally falling off the ground shield inside. The Genius Bar guy claimed it was just cosmetic, even though the conductors are obviously ready to bulge out. How long before Apple steps up to the plate, acknowledges there is a problem and fixes it? I've wrapped the cable of mine with good quality (3M "Professional Grade") electrical tape, from the brick to the magsafe connector. From all the similar reports I read here and elsewhere, and hear from candid salesmen like in BestBuy (after all the denials in the Apple Store), I feel that buying a replacement will be throwing money away. Now, every time I look at that abomination of a product, I am reminded how much I am growing to dislike Apple products and need to move off the Apple ecosystem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    So bad that you will need anger management. It falls all the time. Don't buy the new mac air! This will make you crazy.There must be a RECALL for that.I'm back to my old one.Wish Apple game my $$$ back.No-star

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I had to buy 2 within a year! The weight of the charger brings it down. It keeps falling out of the power socket

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly terrible

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I've had two of these in a row die within nine months of purchase each. Simply put, the rubber splits, the wire frays and then finally snaps all the way through in under nine months. Worst charger I've ever had for a laptop.

    5 of 5 people found this useful