• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless!

    The best reason for wanting to adapt your MagSafe 1 adapter to work with a MagSafe 2 machine would be to alleviate the incessant disconnecting that occurs when your LAPTOP is on, well, your LAP! This "adapter" succeeds in rendering the right-angle MagSafe 1 adapter's right-angle design (which prevents disconnection every time one moves) thoroughly USELESS!

    Apple just make the MagSafe 2 adapter with the right-angle connector! I mean seriously, you obviously KNEW the original MagSafe design was flawed in this way so you made the right-angle version. What on earth made anyone believe that going BACK to the first generation MagSafe connector design was going to work. Oh yeah, I get it... we will introduce the "solution to the problem" for ANOTHER $80.00 after a year or so of complaints just like last time. How very "Microsoft" of you!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product that usually fails to work within 12 months of use.

    I've purchased over 60 Apple Thunderbolt Displays in the last 12 months through the organisation I work with and greater than 80% of the included MagSafe2 Converters have failed to work within a 12 month period. Sometimes the failure is intermittent and can be resolved by methods mentioned in other reviews (jiggling the adapter, cleaning with an alcohol solution).

    I can't believe Apple would continue to sell such a terrible product especially when there is no option to have a MagSafe2 cord with the Thunderbolt Display (at least there wasn't at time of purchase). If you're using this with a regular power charger (not Thunderbolt Display) then you're more than likely going to be better off to just pay for the new charger that doesn't require the adapter.

    The sooner Apple updates the Thunderbolt Display to have a MagSafe2 cord by default, the better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Believe all the one star reviews

    This little dongle works the first few times you connect, but has to be jiggled and worried into place every time after that. Attempting to clean the connections with a brush and alcohol is of little use. This converter is an abomination.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flaky

    It works, it doesn't work, then it does and so on. I was about to chuck my MBP 15 through the window the other day. If I plug my laptop in to charge (and the converter lights up) I expect that when I pick it up to head to a meeting or a flight that it will be more charged than when I plugged it in (as that's why I plugged it in). Not always the case. I have a bunch of old Macbook adapters around from previous laptops and rather than get rid of them the MagSafe 2 adapter sounds like it should be a good idea.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    alcohol

    A simple swab with some alcohol every once in a while keeps this converter functional. It should not need it though.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dodgy

    The problem I have experienced since about a year after purchasing the Thunderbolt display to run with my mid-2012 MacBook Pro, is that getting the charging light to come on is a matter of wiggling the adapter about for an indeterminate length of time. Sometimes it works straightaway and other times my coffee has gone cold by the time I get it to connect. No charging light = no charging (although I think the display works ... I am not prepared to try this out again right now). However, I see no other solution to using the display with a newer MacBook Pro. Hence one star for a dodgy piece of equipment to allow two expensive other pieces of equipment to work together.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works until it does not

    I'm about to buy another one of these because my original is failing. Similar to other comments here, the adapter seems to fail over time, and no longer charge your laptop. Should be built to last years, not months.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Third failure in two years

    I just bought my third adapter; the previous two failed after several months each. I suspect there are springs inside (to push the pins out to make contact) and they become weak over time. I keep my adapter mounted on the end of the mag safe cord all the time, even when it's not in use, so perhaps that is part of the story.
    NOTE: These come with a one year warranty.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works and Its Cheap!

    Don't let these other reviews turn you away. This works great and it's amazing to me that it's an apple product and it only cost $10!! It is well worth the buy. I use it for my thunderbolt display to connect to my macbook. Had it for 6 months and use it almost everyday. Works like a charm.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Converter does what it's supposed to do

    These little converters allow me to keep using the older MagSafe adapters that came with our pre-Retina MacBook Pros with our new Retina models - which is the only thing I care about in reference to this particular product.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great converter IF YOU WANT TO BUY A NEW ONE AFTER ONLY SEVERAL MONTHS!

    Those converters just stop working after several months. Not much to be added here. They don't work!
    Cons: stop working after a short while.
    Pros: NONE!!!
    (Gave it 1 star because 0 is not an option).

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still unreliable

    These little devices aren't at all reliable. Sadly there's no other option than to use them and you're left with the prospect for forking out for a new one every few months. I've purchased 4 so far.

    They either partially work... power my macbook pro but don't charge it... need to be connected in one orientation only.... or seem to work but don't indicate that they are.

    For a seemingly simple device they are pretty poorly designed.

    I wish I could say don't buy them but in my case, I have to.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will fail under heavy use

    I'm IT support for a large office with a lot of Thunderbolt monitors that still use the old magsafe connector. These things are constantly failing, some die after a few months of use. Very disappointing.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last UNLESS you clean them thoroughly

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who has failing adapters. Yes, I did get mine to work again, but only after brushing it with stiff brush AND cleaning it with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol on both sides of the adapter. NOT something that should have to be done on a regular basis. Design FAIL.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I bought 2 adapters. Right out of the box one worked and the other didn't. I'd be willing to believe that I just got a lemon but considering the number of poor reviews, I don't think that's the case.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Off and On, Shouldn't Even be Necessary

    I purchased at 2015 MacBook Pro, alongside a brand new Apple Cinema Display. First off, I was disappointed to find that Apple hasn't even updated their Cinema Display to work natively with the new MacBook Pro MagSafe port. You'd think after spending over $1,000 on a display, and then $2,000+ on a laptop, that Apple would've had the foresight to update the adapter on the Cinema Display. As a business that prides itself on design and ease-of-use, this is just ridiculous.

    Secondly, the converter doesn't work reliably. I've purchased two in the last three months. There are no moving parts, so I don't understand the converters lose contact and refuse to charge the laptop after about 30-40 days. My second one is now acting up.

    The MagSafe converter is the only option to get these two devices to work properly with each other, and with that, you'd think Apple would make something that would work reliably.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can stop working with some power supplies.

    I have 4 MagSafe 1 PSs and 3 adapters. Two of the power supplies have stopped working with the adapters; the other 2 power supplies still work. The faulty supplies sorta work: the MacBook knows it has a power supply attached (the screen brightens and the menu icon shows a lightning bolt), but the cable light stays off and the battery level does not go up OR down, it maintains at its current percentage. Very odd.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    Allows my MBP to run without using up battery but does not charge battery until I disconnect / reconnect a few times.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't throw out your old chargers

    This is an excellent little converter that prolongs the life or usage of your old adaptors. A bit over-priced, but a lot cheaper than a new adaptor.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree poor quality

    I am on my 3rd with no end in site at some point I will have paid enough to just buy a new power adaptor. They should be recalled.

    14 of 14 people found this useful