• 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.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT LISTEN TO BAD REVIEWS

    Holy Moley, when my original macbook charger was chewed away by my cats, I was devastated. However, I went on apple.ca and read the reviews for their replacement chargers after wasting money on cheap third party options. I was mortified by the now over 500 negative reviews! I had no choice but to buy the apple charger, and I have had it for well over 4-5 months now and NO PROBLEMS. People keep saying the cord frys, and I must say, all these reviewers must be morons because no cords have fried for me! I think people are extremely reckless with their expensive accessories and that's why they find themselves constantly paying more money. I want you to know, if you are interested in buying this, DO NOT HESITATE! Unless you are unable to do simple functions and protect your expensive items, this product will not fail you.. and I know sometimes you may be unlucky and you might get a buggy cord, but it's super easy to exchange for a new one! Happy charging.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good charger, lasted 3.5 years for me

    Not really sure why so many people hate on this charger. Sure the magnet is a little too weak, and sure it's pretty expensive, but I think this charger is a really good deal. I've had the one that came with my Mac for the past 3 and a half years, and it only started coming apart about six months ago, and it's only today that I decided to order a new one because it has fallen apart too much. Considering that it's $80, and it lasted me 3.5 years, you're only paying a little less than $2 every month for it, and that's if you use it every single day for well over three hours, putting it in and out of bags, bending it, tripping over it without having it pull my Macbook along with it, etc. I'd say this is a great value, definitely worth the money, and I'm going to go get a new one right now.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    The magnetic connection is strong, the charging time is reasonable, and the cord material is sturdy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly fine

    I'm buying a second one for home use, and I'm really not sure why there are so many negative reviews for these power adapters (and all of Apple's cables for that matter). I've had my two current MacBook Pros for 11 and 3 years, and I'm still using the original chargers for them! They've been taken with me on airplanes, to work and to school, and apart from some grime and scratches, these adapters are perfect. There's really no need for the poor ratings, except maybe for the high price.

    -The magnets are just fine, pull some of the cord up and leave some slack next to you, it's supposed to pop out easily so the computer isn't accidentally pulled off a table or lap. And you don't want powerful magnets in the laptop anyway.
    -When you pull the plug out from the outlet, grasp the head of the plug, don't yank the cord. Do the same with the magnet side. This applies to any cable, from any manufacturer.

    Seriously, I've had one for 11 years now, and it shows no signs of the damage people report. I'm not saying every single one is perfectly manufactured, things happen, but I think many of the issues people have are from neglect/mishandling.

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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

    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

    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)

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 10 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).

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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!

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  • 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

    Don't trust all reviews.

    Still have my original charger from when I bought my macbook pro mid 2012. I know people hate the magnet is weaker but would you rather it unplug more easily or damage your computer because it ripped out?? Id prefer the weaker magnet. Mines actually frayed right near the power supply and not at the T connector. Just treat it well and will last you awhile, don't twist it up tightly which will cause tears.

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems at all

    I was so surprised to see all of the negative reviews. I've had mine for a year and it has been flawless. The only thing I would like is the ability to buy it without the extension cord (less expensive), so I can keep an extra one in my car for emergencies when away from home. I usually have my Mac on my desk and keep it plugged in most all the time. I don't know if the way I use it affects the good performance I've had or not but wanted to mention it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great magnet !

    I have been saved many a times from pulling my Macbook into the ground by the magnetic connector! If you're clumsy and forgetful like me, then this is a lifesaver. Just the right amount of magnetic pull!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Charger Ever!!!!

    This charger is the best charger I have ever owned and have saved my Macbook Pro Many times from people tripping over the cable and pulling my laptop instead of the charge just snaps out with the magnetic connection. Plus with the indicator light it lets you know when its charging and when it is done charging.The charger charges my mac from dead to full power in just under half an hour. the cable is just the right length with the ability for you to choose from two different lengths with the attachment of the plug with or without the cable. I have had issues with other chargers getting too hot during charging but the MagSafe 2 adapter barely gets warm. I love this charger and would definitely recommend it!!!!

    0 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    This product has received a lot of bad reviews. Far too many for what it deserves. Personally I think that apple has done a fantastic job in the designing of this product: I love the magnetic charging that makes it effort less to insert in to the port and prevents you macbook from becoming dragged if the cable is tugged. The ability to change the cable size is another fantastic feature. However there are disadvantages including that the pricing is a little steep ( It should be reduced to £50). The white cable becomes dirty after a prolonged time. With all this being said my charger has endured 3 year of constant transportation and ravelling. At the end of this review I would conclude that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and the product is worth buying.

    5 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so Negative!?!

    I cant seem to understand why people are posting so much negative stuff. I am eleven years old and I have to use my mac book pro 15" every single day for school. My charger would work just find and those flap ups on the extension cord were very convenient. Unless you cant remember where you PUT your charger, I would not be complaining. (i stole my dads one and ONLY charger..................he got kinda upset)

    2 of 27 people found this useful