• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a great charger!

    • Written by from WASHINGTON

    I had the old macbook pro (2009) that came with the old charger. I've never had problems with the charger at all other then if I were to use it on my lap then the charger would be disconnected from the computer. With this charger that is no longer the case.

    I now have the new macbook pro and it came with the new charger and there isn't anything bad i can say about it so far. If you're looking for a charger that will work with the macbook and macbook pro this is the best choice. Somehow the charger can regulate down the amount of charge it's putting through to the computer so it's able to be used for both models. The overall look of this charger is pretty amazing. Before having a cheap looking white plug going into a all aluminum macbook looked stupid. With the new aluminum magsafe plug it looks a lot better when plugged in.

    Overall i think this is a great upgrade for anyone looking for a new charger and for anyone who has had problems with the old model.

    825 of 1493 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How to get NEW charger to work with older Macbook Pro model!

    • Written by from Birdsboro

    okay, flip it over, take battery out .. hold power button in for 10 seconds.. then put battery back in.. then plug in new charger! i bought new charger for my old model and it worked once then crapped out. took it to an apple store with computer at hand and a young tech did this for me. old heads had no idea about that trick. it def. worked for me. seriously try it.

    thanks young king of prussia tech guy!

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This one is included with 2010 MacBookPro

    • Written by from Kirkland

    I haven't had mine long enough to see if it is an improvement over the older 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, but I just ordered one of the older adapters because this one keeps popping out and causing my MBP to use battery when it is in my InCase hardshell case. Until InCase redesigns their case to accomodate the new adapter, people might want to be aware of this incompatibility.

    When not in the case, the new adapter seems to be all it is advertised to be. I say "seems to be" because I haven't had it long enough to know if it will have a longer average lifespan than the older model. So far I see no reason not to give it five stars.

    37 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Solid Product That Does What it is Supposed to do

    • Written by from Cobble Hill

    I have a pre-unibody macbook pro and after 3 years, the original power cord frayed and broke. I know why it did, too. I was constantly lifting and letting the main box up and down via the box to computer side cord. For those of you reviewing this product poorly because it is breaking, take a look at how you handle it. The proof is in the pudding and nothing stands up to abuse over time. I was a little confused about the reviews that said it wouldn't work on pre-unibody macbook pros but after a quick search on the web I found out it was simply a firmware issue and just a quick download and install had it up and running properly.

    Also, for those of you who are wondering whether it will work to get your laptop up and running if completely out of battery power after your original cord broke, don't worry; it still provides the juice to get you going so you can install the firmware. I'm pretty sure the firmware just helps read the battery charge level because pre-firmware install the 'time remaining to charge' indicator just sat at -20.00 hrs and didn't move from there.

    So don't worry about compatibility and all the other negative reviews; this product does exactly what it is supposed to do and contrary to seeming popular belief it is very well made.

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected

    • Written by from Waterville

    I am very satisfied with this new model that came with my i5 Macbook Pro. The new cord is noticeably harder than the old ones and the new plug design is very convenient when using the laptop on the sofa.

    Pro:
    -Harder Cord
    -No more green light turning off by itself (Present in all 3 of the old ones I have)
    -No more "hiss" sound from the adapter (Present in all 3 of the old ones I have)

    Con:
    -Price
    -Stop charging extra for the extension cord.

    36 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Macbook Too!

    • Written by from West Hurley

    The new power adaptor is great. It is much slimmer than the last power adaptor both at the magsafe end and at the charging block. The 85W will step itself down if you use this on a macbook so it can be used on BOTH the macbook and macbook pro models. Buying this can give you a charger for both if you wish to budget or if you have both and do not wish to have the power adaptor be tied to a specific laptop. Overall a great product.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    • Written by from Belgrade

    I purchassed the 85-watt version, even though I own a 2006 Core Duo MacBook. Adapter is very nice and feels very solid. It has no problems connecting securely to the power port on my laptop(Some reviewers complained about it not working with older MacBooks, but I have not had any problems so far.) Somewhere I read that it didn't come with the long power cord, but I found that it does come with both the standard direct plug-in and the extension cord. I would definitely buy again.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than my boxed magsafe adapter.

    • Written by from San Jose

    I own a late 2008 MBP and this is a much better replacement or spare. With the new port adapter design it makes my MBP look better - holds in place better too! I highly recommend it.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for non-unibody MBP!!

    • Written by from Mount Lawley

    Just bought one of these and noticed another reviewer said it didn't work with his older non-unibody model MacBook Pro. Well it works perfectly with mine!

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powersafe Power Adapter backward compatible.

    • Written by from whittier, ca

    My old power adapter failed and ceased providing power to my 2007 MacBook Pro. The new Powersafe Power Adapter works very well and looks great. I was worried after reading some of the cons, however I am pleased to report that the adapter is indeed backward compatible.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT!

    • Written by from Cheney

    I've owned a few MacBooks and MBPs over the last 5 years. My current MBP is a mid-2010 Core i5. I'm not entirely sure what all the bad reviews about the charger are stemming from. I've used the charger for this MBP and the others everyday and never had a problem. Each day, I unplug the charger, wrap the cord around the flip out prongs, tote it to work in a bag, set it all back up at work, take it down at the end of the day, tote it home, and set it back up. I've never had a power adapter or cord issue with any power adaptor in 5 years! I think the people with the bad reviews either: 1) received a lemon that is an exception to the rule, or 2) are abusing the product. I feel my use is above average, but I'm mindful not to yank the cord in all crazy directions. I think you'll like the product so long as you take care of it.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I had this product for over a year, and not one problem with it. It even works on foreign outlets with an adapter!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get the bad reviews ....

    • Written by from Saranac Lake

    Hi -

    I've had mine for a year and it's fine. In fact, I'm logged on so that I can buy a secon one to take on the road with me.

    I would like to heed the warnings but that has not been my experience and I really don't see an alternative.

    Thanks-
    ajd

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    Had a 4-month-old, old style power supply that failed after it frayed. I walk into an Apple Store with my old power supply expecting a fight over the quality of the old product. Instead, the sales associate grabbed a new power supply, apologized for the problems with the old power supplies and sent me on my way with this new product free of charge.

    Not only is the actual cable much studier than the old model, but the mag-safe connector fits perfectly into my mid-2007 MBP. The adapter is much harder to accidentally knock out of the computer but still pulls away when the cable is tripped over by an person or pet, avoiding disaster when working close to a surface edge.

    After going through two of the old style adapters in less than three years, I'm happy that Apple finally took notice and greatly improved the product.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Safe

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    Outstanding replacement, it's better than the original the only drawback is the price.

    14 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Funny thing about the Apple power cords

    • Written by from SIOUX FALLS

    I have had 3 MacBook Pros, 2 MacBook Airs, and a MacBook (the black one). The only problem I have EVER had with the Apple power cords (whether for older models or newer models) is when I was careless enough to leave it out where my puppy could find it and chew it up. I don't understand why so many people say they are so problematical. I don't use the "wings" to wind it up with though, so maybe that is why I don't have the experience others do. I just wrap the whole power cord in loose loops--it takes a little more space in my computer bag but I've never had one fray.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine!

    • Written by from Canada

    I haven't had any issues with this charger I'v owned this for almost a year, previously I've had a W/Macbook for 3 years using the same charger.

    I think the people with the low ratings, have issues with wear & tear and not taking care of the cable, I do agree it is a little thing where it attaches with the computer.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Rustburg

    I use this for my 13" Macbook; as a result of my original charger (60 watt) going out on me the day i have an online exam. I was having problems with my battery life thinking i need a new battery or mag safe replacement but those problems ceased when i bought this charger. It charges it it seems faster definitely doesn’t heat up like my last one does. awesome charger don't really understand why all the bad reviews other than it being a little pricey for a charger. Also, my last charger lasted 4 years not too shabby for how much i threw it around)

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good I bought two.

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I've had two of these (one that lives in my office and one for carrying around) for several years. They take a beating whether at the office or on travel, as I drag my laptop around to run meetings, give lectures and presentations. Never a problem. The MagSafe connector pulls free harmlessly when I trip over the cord (probably at least once a week). The hardware is sturdy. All the connections are reliable and resist corrosion; I've never had to clean the contacts. Both cables (AC and DC) are well built, and more flexible than most of the laptop power cables I've seen. It is also nice when traveling light to leave the AC cord behind and attach the optional flip-out plug.

    The only downside is that the plain white brick is not aesthetically appealing.

    Tip: don't try to pull the MagSafe straight out, you'll just end up yanking on the cord. Tip gently up or down, and it detaches easily.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Treat with respect and they last forever

    • Written by from Helena

    No issues with these magsafe adapters over the last 3-4 years. Only reason I had to buy a replacement is when my dog decided to chew through the cord. I soldered it back together and used it for another year but it finally came loose again, so I decided to replace. The magnetic end works fine, and has probably saved my laptop more than once after tripping over the cord -- a good 'ole PC would have hit the floor.

    For those who complain about the cord blocking your ports, just put the adapter on with the wire turned away from you. I do this all the time, and never have issues.

    7 of 15 people found this useful