• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Frustrating

    • Written by from Lucan

    Remember those days when you could move your laptop without the power cord falling out? Slightest movement or even a heavy keystroke and this guy is off.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 6 months old and already fickle

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Unlike others I have no problem with the strength of the magnet that connects the power cord to the laptop. However, when I connect the power cord, it doesn't always begin charging (and light does not come on). It's as if it is not connected. I have to fiddle with it; disconnecting and reconnecting repeatedly until the adapter decides to cooperate. More than a little annoying.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the magnetic attachment to traditional plugs

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I'm very, very happy with the magnetic version, so much that I am getting another one so I have one at home and office. I've owned several MacBook Pros, one Mac Air and lots of windows based PCs and nothing destroys your machine faster than tripping over a cord. I'd rather it disconnect than destroy the port (which has happened to at least 4 windows based laptops). I've tripped over my power cord at least 3 times that I can remember and instead of pulling my laptop off the desk and crashing it, it simply disconnected. My $0.02 worth. You can't have both. I prefer magnetic because I've been through the nightmare of a damaged power port.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps falling off

    • Written by from Berlin

    It's a really annoying piece of kit, as much as I understand the need to protect the computer itself and have the cable disconnect easily to prevent damage to the Macbook, it falls off WAY too easily, and after 10 months' use doesn't even stay in properly a lot of the time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Enough Charger to Avoid the Computer as a Product Entirely

    • Written by from New York

    The Macbook Air is great for simplicity - as long as you charge it at night, you'll be good during the day. Charge during your busy work schedule, and you'll wanna blow your brains out because of the terrible charger that comes with all apple laptops. The magnet on this laptop charger is absolutely despicable, falls out, and fails in every possible charging situation besides when you leave the computer completely alone for several hours. I didn't buy a laptop to have it be used like a tower computer - when I put it in my lap, as the name implies, forget the charger - its guaranteed to fall out.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Durham

    I have had my rMBP magsafe for a little less than six months now and the charger is already starting to show signs of wear, with the rubber around either end of the cord starting to split. This is very frustrating given that I have always been quite careful with the cord. While I recognize these chargers were not built to last forever, I would at least hope that when I pay upwards of $2,000 for a laptop one of its most vital components doesn't start to fail within six months. Do better Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Vehemently Agree With Other's Poor Reviews Here

    • Written by from Elm Grove

    The mag safe plug into the MacBook 13" Air's port is very poor in it's connection for charging. We also must constantly fidget with it where the amber or green charging light will finaly illuminate to indicate charge status. Apple should offer a FREE power adapter cable chargers like they've already done before on my 11" MacBook Air's.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CHANGE THE POWER CORD

    • Written by from hinsdale

    THIS NEW POWER CORD IS THE WORST. Every single time i move my computer it falls out. I have to HOLD the power cord in place if i want it to stay in. This is ridiculous. Also, every time i plug it in, i have to wait and see if it starts to charge, because sometimes it wont!!!!! Sometimes it won't light up and i have to re-plug it in, readjust, move it around, play with it for 5 minutes before I find the PERFECT spot where it finally starts to charge. Its completely frustrating. This new power cord is unacceptable. I liked the old ones much better and I've never been this frustrated with an apple product ever. I don't know what the deal is but give us the old charger back and stop changing the design just to make money. Give us something that actually works.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Granger

    Not only does the magnet make it fall off super easily, but I've only had this product for 3 months in college, and the light is already starting to break. I'll plug it in, and it just doesn't charge correctly for some reason.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great

    • Written by from Jhelum

    nice product no problem at all.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple even see these reviews?

    • Written by from Madisonville

    Seriously, don't expect this to work after a year. Like every other apple power cord it frays and stops working. If I spend over $2000 on a laptop I expect to not have to spend an extra $80 a year on a power cord. You're better than this Apple. It's so disappointing. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! You can't make an awful product AND make the replacement this expensive.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't have any problem so far

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I don't have any problem so far

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the computer but HATE the power cord!!!!!!

    • Written by from Ames

    My old macbook had a great power cord that fit at a 90 degree angle in either front or back direction that rarely came off the computer inadvertently. This new power cord is amazingly unable to stay on the charging slot. I think I just sneezed and it came off. Apple please go back to what worked before. I'd buy one tomorrow if it were there.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power adaptor EVER

    • Written by from Ithaca

    I have a new MacBook Pro - this is the 3rd one I've owned, so I've been through a few power adaptors. I have to say that this power adapter is the worst I've ever had. It has such a weak magnet that it falls out every time you move the computer. If the performance is similar to the ones I've had before, I'll probably have to pay a goodly amount to replace it before too long, and I hate to even think about throwing the money away for something so badly constructed. After all the years that people have been complaining about the inferior quality of MacBook and MacBook Pro adaptors, you'd think that they would have improved. Instead, I have a beautiful new computer with the worst adaptor on the planet!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Oakland

    I cannot believe I just spent $90 (with tax) on such an inferior product. I almost don't care that Apple doesn't innovate like it used to when Steve Jobs was alive, but please please please at least keep up with what he built. This power adapter does not stay on and fray after a year or two. I would give it zero star if I could.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter awful

    • Written by from Dallas

    HEY...APPLE!!! Just look at all these 1-star reviews! This connection is terrible. My older Pro, whose charger cord clamped in 90degrees to the back or front was great. It could be jostled and moved around and usually stayed plugged in. This new piece of junk that clicks in -- with an incredibly weak magnet, I might add -- comes undone with the slightest adjustment of the laptop. It's bulkiness, coming straight off the computer like it does, practically guarantees an unintentional connection. I absolutely cannot believe the this design was tested by a group of users before it was signed off on.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design, Terrible quality

    • Written by from Seattle

    The power adapter's design is so egregious, it's hard to believe it came from the same company that built the computer.

    1. The magsafe connection doesn't connect without jiggling. That's been the case from day one.
    2. The cord isn't long enough for practical use
    3. The thin cord (from the magsafe to the converter) is so delicate, so easily damaged beyond repair.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful :(

    • Written by from Amherst

    The magnet in these chargers are too weak. If I move my computer and the cord pulls slightly the whole thing flies off so easily, or if I rest my computer on my lap the adapter pushes up and unplugs because it sticks out so far. My old charger stayed in nicely and wasn't so obnoxious (L shape version). so bummed and frustrated with it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Last and Incredibly Over Priced

    • Written by from LaGrange

    This product will not last you more than a year. My original adapter lasted just over a year before the cord was completely shredded and I was forced to pay the disgusting amount for a replacement. It probably would have lasted longer if my laptop sat on the same desk and never moved, but if I was going to let my computer sit in the same place I wouldn't have bought a laptop. A laptop is meant to be portable. Why create an adapter that will not be able to handle the small amount of stress careful transportation creates? I take good care of my technology but this product was not meant to last.

    Note to Apple: Fix this. If there are so many negative reviews, maybe it is time to rethink your design.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade

    • Written by from London

    Unplugs when notebook is on a bed.

    4 of 4 people found this useful