• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Design, Terrible Job Apple.

    I had a 2009 Macbook 15" I paid $2000 for and the power adapter was 100% awesome. Never had an issue, used it and abused it.

    I paid $2500 for this Late 2013 Mac. Power cord lasted less than 1.5 years before the cord frayed. This needs to be recalled for terrible quality and design. The thing not only heats up like crazy, but the cord literally melted and now the wires are exposed. Nice job apple. Nice job.

    189 of 219 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Design/magnet must have been updated

    I purchased a rMBP last week with the new MagSafe2 power cord, and the first thing I noticed was has strong the magnet was. It takes considerably more force to remove than the old design.

    It seems they might have rectified the issue, I hope this is the new norm for future buyers.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, still using the one that came w. my MacBook Pro

    After a year of pretty heavy use, it still works fine.

    Mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro (current gen as of 6/2016)

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    I've been a buyer of Apple products for years, 3 MacBook pros, 4 iPads & 6 iPhones. All there cables have lasted the life and probably longer of the product. I've always been carful with any cable leaving some slack when winding, having duplicate cables and chargers for work and home, so there's no wrapping and rewinding. And as for overheating never had it, may be there product is using the wrong rated charger.
    So I'll stand up for Apple & say "jolly good show" if you look after it, it'll look after you. :-)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a charger, it works, had mine 2 years with no issues

    If you need a charger then buy this, simple as that. Mine has lasted two years, and so has my father's and colleague's. Not sure what people do to their chargers but mine is fine.

    Ordering a second one now because I'm tired of lugging it around.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A victim of selection bias?

    I guess the millions of people (like me) who never experience any problems with their power supply don't ever have a reason to come here and leave a good review for it! So the average rating here is probably very misleading.

    I'm just here because I want to buy a spare one. The one that came with my MacBook is working fine after two years.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed the problem of NOT CHARGING

    I discovered if the charging LED doesn't come on, I (followed the instructions and) unplugged the power adapter for 60 seconds before reconnecting, I was able to use it again. 2006 T type 85W adapter on a 2014 MBP.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years Of Use and Still Going!

    I purchased a MBPr a couple of years ago and after browsing for possibly an extra charger I come across how many bad reviews this product has received. From my experience it's great, my device has been saved more then enough times to have paid for itself.. The ease in which the charger just rips out with very little force applied to it is pretty cool! The cable itself is still going strong! I've travelled a fair bit between Aus and Canada, but yet.. Still have not seen any signs of fatigue to the cord. Ever since I purchased it the cord has found itself sliding along wooden floating floors moving from side to side and room to room. Going from the reviews I think I must have hit the jackpot with mine.. Or... It's just a case of no one writes a review unless they have criticism to share

    Great Product can't wait to see what you guys come up with next!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea :)

    The magnet has its moments where it could be a little stronger. But ever since i have crossed over from PC to Apple. This charger is awesome. I was notorious for destroying the old PC charging cables as they were either accidentally pulled on or even worse if someone tripped over the cable, the entire PC (laptop) came with the cable. This magsafe 2 power adaptor for my Macbook pro Retina, stops this from happening.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I don't understand what folks are talking about regarding the magnet being too weak. Mine stays put quite perfectly and requires a pretty significant sideways twist to dislodge. Are people running down the street with these things? I am regularly on my MBP Pro Retina 15" with this charger in place up to 13 hours a day on my electrical engineering job. I've NEVER had the MagSafe dislodge unintentionally. The cables are also long enough to handle every situation I've encountered. Excellent product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No idea what they are talking about, this is awesome!

    The magnet power connector.. I know how to use it, this is probably why I like it so much, I have walked from one end of the room to the other, I have shook my laptop, TRYING to make it fall off, to no avail it stayed on, sad day for me trying to be a hipster.

    I just got a new fully geared and fully ready MacBook Pro /w Retina 15'', This thing converted me from a PC like a boss. I love this thing! Never going back to windows outside of the workplace.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FUNCTIONALLY BRILLIANT!!!

    I am very surprised at the number of people who have described weak coupling of their MagSafe connections to their laptops. I assert the most likely explanation for their experiences would be either; they have received the 2-5% of product manufactured that are deficient (as happens in all products) and the magnets are weaker than intended. Or; another possibility is that the magnets have been weakened due to being impacted (a well known phenomenon of magnets). My explanation why there are so many bad vs good reviews is that for those of us who have well functioning examples there is less motivation and no incentive to get online and write a review. Those frustrated by their experience posses motive and motivation to express such.

    My MagSafe 2 power adapter is awesome. It holds on very strong and has NEVER been unintentionally disconnected. My example performs perfectly and is an obvious improvement in design and function over the previous version. Its hold is stronger than that of my 2006 17" MBP, which occasionally did come out unnecessarily, but still within my expectations.

    I assert this product is well resolved and that many of those with bad experiences have unfortunately received the 2-5% that are lemons. Get them exchanged under warranty and see how you go. Unless the cause of those problems is a weak receiving magnet in your laptop, which is another possibility…

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe Charger

    I Know some of you are not happy with your mag safe staying on, mine seems to stay on well maybe they rectified it since my Macbook Pro Retina is only two weeks old, but i like the way it comes off with a little force. My last computer Toshiba went flying on the floor when it got knocked off with its cord plugged in and now has a wobble in it's socket was not happy about that luckily i passed it on to a family member. No problem on my side great idea and plenty of magnet attaches to my Macbook Pro with plenty of magnet strength.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger!!

    I'm not sure what the other reviewers have been doing with their charger but mine has lasted 3 years so far. Much better that the terrible ones I've had with PC's over the years. I can recommend from the other reviews that if you regularly charge you Macbook in 2 locations that you get 2 chargers as no cables like being wrapped up in a bag!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality charger!

    I've absolutely no idea why this product has so many negative reviews - I've had my MacBook for more than two years now and haven't had to replace the charger at all, it is still in great condition (apart from the white colour being a bit darker now obviously).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Harsh handlers?

    I feel these reviews are somewhat weighted towards people that have had negative experiences with these units. After all, the millions of people that have had no problems with their adapter are unlikely to leave a review here just to say "all is well".
    I have been using various MacBook models with MagSafe adapters since they came out. I have *never* had an adapter fail on me in anyway whatsoever. I have not had a concern about overheating nor have I ever had any connectors fail or cable insulation wear and expose bare wire. I can only put this down to a couple of things:

    1) Do NOT remove the connector from the computer by pulling (even gently) on the cable itself. Remove it by gripping the metal or plastic connector and pulling up or down
    2) Do leave a bit of slack before you wrap the cable around the charger's built-in cable management prongs. Watch some youtube videos for tips on this.This will prevent the cable fraying where it comes out of the charger unit

    My sister has gone through three adapters in perhaps 3-5 years. They have all failed with worn insulation, exposed cable and eventual shorting out. This can't be a coincidence. She swears that she doesn't abuse them, but I just don't buy it.
    Again, I've never had an Apple cable in the last 10 years fail on me. My original USB -> Dock connector cable that came with my iPad 2 is only now just beginning to show signs of wear around the Dock connector. That's not bad for almost six years of regular use.
    I expect a MagSafe adapter to last me the whole lifetime of any MacBook I buy. I haven't been proven wrong yet.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the magnetic attachment to traditional plugs

    I'm very, very happy with the magnetic version, so much that I am getting another one so I have one at home and office. I've owned several MacBook Pros, one Mac Air and lots of windows based PCs and nothing destroys your machine faster than tripping over a cord. I'd rather it disconnect than destroy the port (which has happened to at least 4 windows based laptops). I've tripped over my power cord at least 3 times that I can remember and instead of pulling my laptop off the desk and crashing it, it simply disconnected. My $0.02 worth. You can't have both. I prefer magnetic because I've been through the nightmare of a damaged power port.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Revolutionary...

    First of all I'd like to start off with, nothing is wrong with the magnet and its fantastic. it's set so right that in case of accidents it'll not going to damage your computer... So don't complain about something apple took into consideration. Second I'm using it and I don't see any of the problems listed whatsoever.... On my lap it's working great on my desk it's amazing and so on. If it unpluging easily with you maybe You need to start treating your MBP's right!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To all those laps out there leveraging MagSafe 2 plugs out of their sockets

    Some of us clearly must have forgotten the Retina MacBook Pro (referred to as rMBP from now on) has a battery, and an amazing one at that. Perhaps the current MagSafe 2 design is not as "lap friendly" as prior designs, but is it really that big of a hassle? How hard is it really to keep a thigh clear of a plugged MagSafe 2 connector?

    Set aside for a minute the fact that Apple somehow managed to squeeze 8 hours of battery life from a supercomputer this small; Out of 9 notebook computers I've owned, 3 being Apple notebooks, this is the fastest charging notebook (and charger) I've ever used. It fully charges in about 2.5 hours to give you 8 hours of cordless nirvana. Of course, that doesn't mean 8 hours of movie editing and 3D gaming, but who on earth are these creative geniuses and cyber-athletes running their rMBPs at peak utilization off of their laps? I can't imagine a work scenario where part of someone's daily routine is to sit, rMBP in lap, and kill the battery in less than an hour, and then sit there frustrated, fighting to keep it plugged in. Maybe one person with OCD. Let's break it down for the real world: In 10 years as an IT consultant for numerous industries, I can say most people working on a computer in an office environment could easily make it through their entire 8 hour work shift without charging their rMBP a single time. From healthcare to sales, or the service industry to corporate management, and whether it's a receptionist, clerk, nurse, office assistant, secretary, bookkeeper, politician, consultant, or planner, I can't imagine a single scenario where using a rMBP would not be able to stay cordless most of the time at work, especially if they plug their rMBP in before they go off to lunch. Now, I know what you're thinking--why on earth would, in a real world scenario, a receptionist be using a $2,600 notebook computer when a $400 Windows notebook would do? Then you'd have entirely missed the point.

    My point is this: chances are, if you have your rMBP in your lap at this very moment, you're obviously not rendering in Maya, compiling code, or computing primes. This means that, as scary as it might sound, if your battery is already at 100% and has been for the last hour, you can go ahead and unplug that monstrosity of a MageSafe 2 connector. Try it! Trust me, you won't lose your work and you'll have plenty of battery for later on. Leave it where it ought to be: by the wall, or sitting on a desk or table, ready to spare you a heart attack the moment you FINALLY plugged in your $3,000 Apple notebook to charge and then tripped on the cord while you're going out to lunch or making your way to the bed to turn in for the night. Good thing that MagSafe 2 snapped free! Another inch and it might have bounced off the marble. Why did you get that marble floor anyway? That was a terrible idea. Should have went parquet. Take a deep breath; it's going to be okay. Don't forget to grab your iPad for some light reading at lunch or before bed!

    Is the Mag Safe 2 perfect? No. Is it better than the previous MagSafe versions? I would argue that it is. The connector's binding permanence and safety benefit factors are on opposite sides of the same scale.

    I'm going to conclude with this: I'm 5' 11", 200 pounds. Average build, some could say a touch overweight. I am sitting on a love seat with my rMBP dead center in my lap typing this review with my MagSafe 2 connector is plugged in as well. No matter if I have my legs splayed out, closed, folded in or one over another, I cannot get the MagSafe 2 to rest in such a manner that my thigh or knee would accidentally pull it loose. It continues to sit slightly above the point at which it could make body contact. So, I believe the real issue here is this: Does the average Retina MacBook Pro user have fat thighs?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly impressed

    This charger has saved my RMBP from being snatched off the table several times !

    8 of 18 people found this useful