• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet not Strong Enough

    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.

    708 of 868 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2

    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!!!

    535 of 677 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT GOOD.

    This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund my money on the product.

    278 of 307 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thoughtless design

    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.

    292 of 342 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality - I think not

    After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had now 'frayed' at the mag 2 connector showing the metal grading around the cable itself. It is a poorly designed and poorly constructed piece of equipment which lets down the whole product. I just wonder what Apple were thinking of.......

    224 of 236 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!

    The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the internal wires. In the process it melted a hole in the carpet it was sitting on. Overheating seems to be a recurrent problem with this design. Tomorrow I will see what the Mac Store has to say about this. I assume that they will replace the product for free.

    219 of 246 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Design, Terrible Job Apple.

    I had a 2009 Macbook 15" I paid $2000 for and the power adapter was 100% awesome. Never had an issue, used it and abused it.

    I paid $2500 for this Late 2013 Mac. Power cord lasted less than 1.5 years before the cord frayed. This needs to be recalled for terrible quality and design. The thing not only heats up like crazy, but the cord literally melted and now the wires are exposed. Nice job apple. Nice job.

    189 of 219 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad, unfortunate design flaw

    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.

    100 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Weak Connection

    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.

    96 of 110 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Finally back to a T shaped charger! I've had many problems with the L shaped charger...

    281 of 483 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T shape - bad design for the power adapter

    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!

    88 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T is inferior to L

    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.

    70 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    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!

    60 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

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

    58 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There must be a ghost in my house.

    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!

    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The magnet is NOT GOOD

    I didn't read all 8 pages of the back and forth arguing but this is my first Mac and I bought the 15 inch mac air to travel with it, use casually, sit on the couch and so far I can't do any of those things without the plug falling out every few minutes. If you have a cat, forget it, if they walk on the couch, it falls out. If I move, it falls out. I just would like to find a fix..... Any ideas?

    57 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quliaty

    My MacBook Pro Retina is only 8 months old.. the charger is already broken, the cable is very weak and there is an obvious stress point that was not taken care in the design. Now I have to buy a new one :(

    50 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another disappointed fan

    I want to add my voice to the criticism here.
    And no, not all the negative reviews are from one person :))

    I think the person that reviewed the connector highly has no experience with the previous version of the Magsafe connector.
    That connector was the best design so far, stayed in all the time, and only came out in case someone tripped on a cable. It had this "magnetic" feel to it, which was great, and it is completely lacking from the new version.

    New Magsafe 2 connector constantly disconnects, simply by moving my Macbook around. It definitely does not belong to the otherwise general feel of sturdiness of the unibody Macbook Air.

    Even though I am a big Apple fan, in recent years I have been very disappointed by their level of testing. I simply don't believe that the "innovations" like this go through any practical testing (such as simply using the Mac for a day !).
    Otherwise surely someone would have spotted a glaring problem like this.

    A real missed opportunity ...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magnet very weak

    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.

    51 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality compered to the machine it charges

    This is my first Mac and I'm very happy with the move from my Sony Vaio. However the charger has always been a worry since day 1 and 12 months down the line it has failed.
    - It gets extremely hot - to the point where I won't leave the machine charging unattended.
    - It has a small power plug that makes it hard to remove from the wall socket, potentially exposing your fingers to an electric shock.
    - Fragile connection from the a/c adapter which has now frayed, exposing the wire.

    It has been looked after very well, and I'm unhappy that it should need replacing after twelve months.

    44 of 48 people found this useful