• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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).

    7 of 11 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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a year

    Worked fine for about a year. Now I need to snap it on/off a bunch of times before the light comes on. I don't know of any other options to connect my 27" monitor to my MacBook, so sadly I'll have to buy another one.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm boggled why/how this thing can fail

    This thing was working great charging my MBP while it was clamshelled to my 27" Cinema Display for at least 2 years. Then all the sudden I noticed my laptop wasn't charging. No green/amber light on the cord. I tested it with a new one and voila it worked again. I still have NO idea how something like this can fail!? It's magnetic and has 4 connectors. I guess maybe if one of the connectors is a TINY bit off, it won't do it's thing.

    The only saving grace here is Apple Care on my MBP covers this waste of time/money. I will be contacting them every time one of these goes out for the life of the warranty. Ridiculous.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails to charge

    Bought this to enable me to use my old charging leads since Apple kindly changed the docking point. This worked for about a month then died for no apparent reason.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm a sick of apple adapters!

    Please, please, try to stick with a design for more than one generation of a product. Every apple device I have has its own set of dongles and adapters that travel with it. This is the worst one for two reasons: 1) frequently it does not work properly (I work in an office with shared work stations, so this is not a problem with just one converter, but is a frequent occurrence) 2) the new design is actually worse than the old design: thinner is not better when it comes to these plugs, thinner = weaker magnets that disconnect too frequently.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have owned four to five of these devices -- they die frequently, usually only after a week or two of use. They are so bad we now stock them in our office in vending machines (seriously).

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have at least 5 apple power supplies in various locations (home, work, etc.) My new Macbook Air no longer works with any of them!!! Why Apple would change the !@#$% connector is beyond me. The other Apple power supply connectors are L shape where the new power connector sticks out and can be dislodged much easier. So now we have to spend $11 on a faulty adapter that sticks out even more?!? How is this in any way a solution that is good for customers? I'm thinking I should take a grinder to my new laptop to widen the port so I can use my $500 investment in power supplies!!

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother; doesn't work

    After a short while, stopped working. Not sure how a dead simple pass-thru of electrical circuit can stop working.

    I have a bigger 85W power adapter, but after several months, it won't charge any of my new MacBooks; Air and 13-inch Pro. The light sometimes comes on, won't for the most. If it did light amber, MacBook would still say "Battery Is Not Charging". I have two pairs of this setup, both the same. The same power still works fine with my older MacBook.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is turning into an evil company

    I just bought a NEW 27" thunderbolt with my NEW MBP 15". They don't connect without one of these adapters, which they fail to mention in the buying process. I'm unbelievably angry with Apple lately. They are forgetting their customer, and pulling this garbage on us because they are the top dog. It's how the big fall. I can't wait for a competitor! Maybe they will treat us better.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even a good paper weight

    I buy mac because what they make just works... Until it doesn't. I was excited that I could use this adapter to make use of my multiple MagSafe 1 cords on my new MacBook Pro. The adapter did not work. Not once. The MagSafe cord was one thing that did not need to be "updated". This "upgrade" should have been stopped in QC.

    10 of 11 people found this useful