• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Don't Assume The Reviewers Are Wrong - This Is A Piece Of Junk.

    It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN this will fail. This is the worst piece of hardware to ever come out of Apple. I'm a die-hard fan and this is ridiculous - these always fail after a few months of use. It's sad, but you're just going to have to shell out the cash for a Magsafe 2 power supply and junk your old Magsafe. This converter is a short term fix only. You've been warned.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID THIS JUNK, really disappointed.

    I can not believe this, I used this with my TB Display 27 to power my Macbook pro Retina 15, it worked for a year, not moved from the desk top, now suddenly the light is off and its not charging, if I wiggle it the battery icon changes to power icon, but the battery percentage doesn't change, the light is off completely.
    Now I am recharging with original cable.

    very poor quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never got it to work.

    I would give it zero stars if I could. I'm using an 85w magsafe purchased less than a year ago, with the adapter that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. I got a new 15" macbook pro and didn't want to lug my charger from home to work and back every day.

    Found this, which looked like a perfect solution. Except it's never worked. Not even once. I've spent over an hour trying different things to get it to work, based on advice from message boards and from apple.

    The real pain is that it was like 10 bucks, and I threw the packaging away when I opened it. It's not worth my time to drive back to the store and spend 30 min-1 hour of my life getting that $10 back.

    I'm very irritated by this product, and by apple's shameless money-grab antics with new chargers for their laptops and phones.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing accessory

    I purchased a MacBook Pro 13" and a Thunderbolt display in November 2014. There was no option but to use the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter (which was included in the package). While I am very pleased with the performance of the computer an the display, the connector is a thoroughly unsatisfactory and not worthy of Apple, especially because it is the only means of connecting two pieces of equipment costing more that £2000. It rarely connects immediately and more often than not I have to spend time making adjustments to the connector before the light comes on. Even then, I cannot rely on the connection being sustained; many a time, I've left my MacBook Pro on charge, only to discover several hours later that it hasn't charged. I purchased a second adaptor, but it is no better. The assistants at the Apple Store are unable to help and simply tell me that I am not the only one who has the difficulty.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 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).

    25 of 31 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.

    22 of 23 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.

    16 of 17 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.

    14 of 15 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.

    22 of 23 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 thought I just had a duff one, but it looks like I am not alone

    I've been using one of these adapters for a couple of months on my macbook pro with a suitable wattage power supply, but now find that it has become unreliable. If I borrow a colleagues then it works fine, but switching back to mine results in pot luck as to whether it will decide to charge. The laptop detects it and switches to 'Power Adapter' mode, but doesn't actually charge up. I came to purchase a replacement, but having read the other reviews I will be investing in a new power supply instead.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don´t buy it.

    It does not work !!! It broke my two old macbook chargers. Now we can not charge our macbook pro. : - (((( Sad story. I tried to save some money but ended up with a big loss !!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Becomes faulty

    Worked fine initially but started to lose connection and has now become totally unreliable. The light stays green indicating a full charge,when it's not, and it won't charge. I can only assume the little pins aren't making contact. I've tried to clean it but it's made no difference.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats, falls apart and is unreliable

    I am using the converter to connect a "Retina" MBP to my Cinema display. For one, the converter often fails to reliably connect the MBP to the power source provided by the display. This may have to do with the fact that dirt likes to collect within the converter's connecting pins. I also think it is a general engineering issue, which has to do with the fact that an additional plug in between generally likes to cause connectivity issues. Often (but not always), the problem can be resolved by moving and tilting the converter until the MBP properly connects.

    Worse than that, after two years of sporadic use, the converter started falling apart. As a result of that it also started to overheat to a point that I couldn't touch it without pain. This is when I stopped using it as I was concerned that it may cause damage to the MBP or even start a fire on my desk.

    tl;dr: dangerous garbage!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works half the time

    This is a great idea except for two problems.
    1) It seldom works, so you gotta do a ridiculous amount of fiddling before it starts charging.
    2) The first problem is exacerbated by the fact that the light seldom comes on, so you never know if it works unless you switch on your laptop.

    The time needed to get your laptop charging is ridiculous.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not satisfied

    The idea of this i very good, and the converter is very robust despite its size.
    But there are a few problems. It charges rather slow and it gets pretty hot pretty fast.
    Sometimes it has got problems with charging, and the % keeps steady at whatever % i started charging from. This is getting worse with time, though i have only been using it for a year :-(

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacSafe 2 connector a step backwards

    Even without the adapter the MacSafe 2 connector gets easily detached and looses connection during work. The MacSafe 1 plug was smaller, could be used to charge the MacBook Air even within the cover. All impossible with the big MacSafe 2 plug. Due to the permanent detaching problem I returned to use my old MacBook Air. 12h of battery life is useless if you start work with an uncharged system.

    Please please provide a MacSafe 1 plug for the new MacBook Air!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very positional, doesn't always work.

    I often find I need to wiggle this when in use to ensure the power is flowing through it and the lights come on to indicate charging. Very annoying to plug the computer in and have the charging lights come up, then discover later on that it hasn't charged much as all because I've moved the laptop some small degree and the charging adapter has stopped transferring the energy. Only rarely do I attach the MagSafe charger & converter to my Macbook Pro Retina and have the lights immediately come on, they almost always need a wiggle even when I've carefully aligned them on each other! :(