• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Longevity Issues

    • Written by from Clovis

    I'm willing to spend the extra money on Apple products because they are usually high quality items with beautiful design. This charger has not lived up to the standards I'm used to with this company. The sheathing was super thin and allowed for frayed wires to hang out. I would expect for this product to last more than 2 years as all of my other Apple products have (including earbuds and usb cables). Will have to purchase another even though I don't want to spend the money on a flawed product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Once again the cord failed.

    • Written by from Samford Valley

    The Magsafe adapter is a good adapter except for one fatal flaw: Inadequate strain relief where the cable meets the body of the charger means that eventually, and inevitably the cable will break. Mine just broke and shorted out, getting very hot. Thankfully the charger has good protection and cut out.

    This is the second one that I have had suffer this problem. I'm going to add my own strain relief if and when I get a new one.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, Apple? Why?

    • Written by from Denver

    With my 2010 White Unibody Macbook charger, I have never ONCE replaced it within the 4 years I've had it. I purchased my Macbook Pro 1 year ago and I am already having to purchase another $80 charger. This is absurd. Apple, PLEASE listen to your consumers and get your cords back to the quality that they were previously!

    As far as it doing its job, it charges my Macbook and does it well. Only complaint there is that the brick heats up quickly and gets me worried about placing it on certain surfaces. The extension cord is pretty durable.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a Okay Charger

    • Written by from UTICA

    The reason for the 2 star is that this charger detaches way to easily and as far as the magnetic feature it doesnt always just connect, its a fairly durable charger and it charges pretty quickly but its the not the apple quality that is usually given with is company

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Function, Not Durable

    • Written by from Kamloops

    Like everyone else my cord frayed. This came with my first macbook ever and I treat it like my baby. Cord started to split open near the laptop and exposing wires. Patched it with tape, but it just happened more and got super sketchy to use because it looks dangerous. I think the little clip for coiling the cord gets too tight if the cord is hot. Still, it is a silly problem to have as I've never had a cord fray like that on me and I'v had several laptops. It also looks like the T tip is a backwards step from the L tip because it is ill suited for charging from the far side of the computer which just so happens to be the direction I always have to charge from.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible improvement

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Please bring back the original MagSafe! MagSafe 2 is an antidote to improvement! IT is horrible; while the original one stayed in, it was small and sleek, and the cord faced towards the back - huge help, this new one is bigger, sticks out too much, gets knocked out way to easy. The cord sticks straight out, which is not helping the issue. I have not had issues with fraying yet, but I ve only had a computer for a few months. If only MagSafe was compatible with the new Pro, I would use that instead.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to use better cable materials

    • Written by from Bronx

    Please improve the charger cable at least on the newer MacBook pros. The current cable is not good. The magnet works fine but the cable is fragile under normal use.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Stay In

    • Written by from Evanston

    I don't know why Apple can't leave well-enough alone. The older version of the MagSafe adapter was great. It had a low profile and sat very close to the body of the computer. This one sticks out 3cm from the side at 90 degrees. As a result, it catches on things and pulls out constantly. I frequently grab the computer with my right hand from the right side and place it onto a flat surface. If you do this, the cord hits the table and comes out, disconnecting the power. Is this really the work of an engineering team? This is the improved design they came up with? Where is Donald Trump when you need him? "You're Fired!!"

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design review

    • Written by from Columbia

    We use about 10 rMBPs (2012) at work and have yet to have a power supply failure. Many of these are used for field work, so they are not babied. I have also used mine at home as a true LAPtop for years. Overall, I love the Magsafe concept. The power port on most laptops is their Achilles' heel. That said, it is amazing how tone-deaf Apple is to their customers. It's actually been my primary issue with Apple as a company and one of the factors keeping me (and I suspect, many others) away from Apple products. That said, just in case anyone at Apple is listening at all (ha!).

    1. An "L" shaped magsafe connector seems an obvious choice. As pointed out, the added leverage of a straight connector will overcome even a very strong (for its size) magnet too easily.
    2. I've encountered the issue of heavy usage outracing the charger. A charger should be able to keep up with, if not outpace, a system at peak load.
    3. The many comments suggesting a design that allows for easy power supply -> computer CORD replacement is a ridiculously easy fix. (It is so ironic that the heavy-duty outlet->power adapter cord IS replaceable.) Since Apple is so determined to lock users in to their own power supply with proprietary/DRM methods, why not make the quality and modularity worth the fiefdom?

    This really does stink of a company abusing their customers rather than listening to them. But then again, given Apple's history and attitude, this is not surprising to me at all.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Same problem as everyone else

    • Written by from Tootgarook

    Well, it’s been three years for me instead of 1.5 or two, but this adapter has finally had it. There have been breakages in the wire for some time, requiring a bit of fiddling before the charge light would come on, but now the insulation is coming off in three different places, including, as at least one other reviewer mentioned, right in the middle.

    By now I’ve actually been conditioned to expect dissatisfaction from Apple cables and adapters: a new device inevitably brings a slew of new adapters and dongles that aren’t compatible with what came before, nor with what will come after. Hopefully the USB-C that’s appearing in the new 12" Macbook heralds the end of at least some of this nonsense.

    At least I’m relatively confident now that whatever store I pop into will have a replacement in stock: Apple and their resellers must sell truckloads of these things.

    To give Apple a tiny bit of credit, sure, I’ve had to replace a bunch of faulty power adapters over the years. But before I switched from PC, I’d hardly manage to get a laptop to last more than a year or two. But Apple’s computers can actually last pretty well. My Dad’s still using a Powerbook G4 I bought more than 10 years ago.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you all...

    • Written by from Chatham

    I can say, without a doubt in my mind, that the reviews on the nature of this flawed accessory are not only spot-on accurate, helpful and warranted, but also the most entertaining comedic writing I have read since 'reviews' left for the "Three Wolves Howling Shirt" (Amazon). I was going to add to the stack of complaints about this POS cord (which just fell out), but the tears of laughter made my day... and just made the cord fall out again...

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not especially pleased

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    My only complaint about the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is that the rubber insulation on the cable leading from the T-connection to the adapter "burns" off in just a few months, leaving the adapter's internal metal cable exposed and creating a potential fire hazard. A real drag, I must say!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing cable

    • Written by from Coventry

    I travel every week for business and often am working solely from my Mac book. Despite all of the negatives regarding the magnet, I have no problem with it. The cable however is another story. It does not hold up to repeated rewinding for storage. For home use it would probably be fine but I wind and unwind 4-6 times a day and am waiting for the cable to just break off. Less of a concern but a related issue is that I developed a wear through spot mid cable. The only way that could have happened is from friction while in a padded laptop bag.
    Weak points like this are not worthy of such a good product as the Mac Book

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable way too weak

    • Written by from Birmingham

    The charger is nice in the sense that you can have 2 varied lengths, one where the brick is in the wall and one with the extension attachment. But the cable it self between the brick and the MacBook is way too think. The end closest to the MacBook wears out way too quickly, even if you try your best to look after it. And then they charge you £65 for another one!! I think when I'm spending almost £2,000 on a laptop, I would expect a charger that could last at least 3 years before any signs of wear.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very low power I suppose

    • Written by from Graz

    I recently realized, that everytime I use my Mac for "gaming" the battery discharges. I thought my adapter wasn't connected properly, but it wasn't the case. The scenario: Battery fully charged. Remaining time about 8hours. I plug the charger back and play Dota 2 for 6 hours. Exit dota and see the battery has only 80% of charge. The adapter is very hot. I think, the top of the line macs should have at least 100W Power Adapter. The Graphics, the CPU it consumes way more power than the Adapter is capable of "producing"

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Very annoying. Becomes unattached way too easily.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very delicate

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    The thin cord that runs from your laptop to the charging brick has a very weak cord connecting it to the brick. The material around it tears easily exposing the thin cords which also sever soon after. I have gone through 2 of these and at a crazy $79.99 a piece it is getting ridiculously expensive. I expect better if I'm going to spend thousands on your computers.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug Retention Weak

    • Written by from Victoria

    I agree with those calling for stronger magnets on the charger's connector to the laptop. Current model is too weak. Care must be taken with the next chargers to not over compensate.
    All else works fine.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work as well as previous power adapters

    • Written by from Newark

    I've used the previous "L" and "T" adapters for years and never had an issue. This MagSafe 2 has a weak magnetic connection and falls out very easily. I also need to wiggle it quite a bit for it to start charging. If I didn't need it to power my new Macbook, I would just disregard it altogether. I've had it for just a few weeks and it already seems to be a worsening issue, so I plan to exchange it and hope the replacement works a lot better.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed, because of me or apple is getting worst

    • Written by from Ho Chi Minh City

    I been using my charger for 7 months, i used it all the time. The problem is wireless charging coat start to tearing, and also the tiny white thing that u could open and wrap you wireless charging it breaking, I don't know why. Because i did something wrong with my charger, or because i put my charger in my backpack or because apple is getting worst. I don't know