• 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.

    813 of 992 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!!!

    612 of 765 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.

    335 of 366 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.......

    259 of 271 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.

    241 of 270 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.

    105 of 120 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.

    99 of 113 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!

    90 of 103 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.

    60 of 69 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!

    59 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous, poor design & rubbish quality!

    I have had three Macs, the Retina being my fourth. Not a single MagSafe Charger has lasted longer than a couple of months and have had to constantly travel back and forth to an Apple Store to get replacements (Thirty minute drive each time, Apple Resellers take 3-5 working days to replace the item)

    The Apple MacBook is a fantastic product but let down by the chargers! The cables always fray leaving the wires exposed which is extremely dangerous. My previous MagSafe2 charger would get extremely hot and fray which resulted in sparks and actually melting the product. My new one has frayed in a few months despite taking extra care of the product.

    Furthermore, the size of the mains plugs has been reduced which is very hard to remove from mains sockets.

    No-one expects paying so much for a product that has such a short lifespan.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out constantly

    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.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fallout

    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...

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet too weak !

    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.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet not Strong Enough

    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.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Corporate strategy over consumer's experience

    We all love Apple. We buy their iProducts because they function better than those of Apple's competitors, and they look prettier too. But we are all also aware of Apple's ruthless profiteering, and this product is a perfect example of their charge for cash coming before the user's experience. It appears of secondary importance that the product function well for a sustained period of time. The charger won't even come close to lasting the lifetime of the mac itself. It's such transparent monetising, and actually really very annoying. £65 every two years is a sick joke, and it's just SO fitting that they break within days of the EU warranty's running out. Apple; you have GOT to sort this issue out, because I look at my currently-uncharged (and unchargeable) MacBook and feel disgusted by your bleeding me for still more money. I love your products, but - cynically - at this point, it doesn't make sense for me/us/anyone to keep buying them when they're clearly designed to necessitate further expenditure after relatively little usage. Disappointing, upsetting, but ultimately, Classic Apple: I am an iFool.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fourth Time Buying a Charger

    I am extremely careful with my chargers, and make sure that I'm not fraying them, but these chargers eventually stop working no matter what you do to them. I am now buying my fourth charger for the same computer. There is no reason that this should be happening, especially at this high price point. Please fix this, Apple.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor.

    The cable is a year old and has already disintegrated in 2 places, typical apple poor build quality in their accessories, the best designers in the world and you think they build them poorly accidentally?

    Not a chance, cut it out apple, hopefully applecare will cover this.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use my laptop on my lap anymore

    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.

    34 of 41 people found this useful