• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved... seemingly

    I am quite pleased with the new adapter and the way it is built. The only reason I gave it only four stars is the fact that I have only owned it for a day. My previous adapter lasted only about a year and four months. This disappoints me as my old PC laptop adapter lasted over two years and only died because a puppy cut the wire with its teeth. I am hoping this new charger will be more like that one.

    The reason I switched from PC to Mac was for the improved design over the hinges from my old PC's monitor. I hope to find I have made a good switch and not traded one flaw for another, or my next purchase might be a cheaper laptop with cheaper replacement adapters despite my love of Macs. This, of course, would happen once either the laptop dies or the new adapter (if it does not live up to my standards). That being said, lower the prices. Seriously, new PC adapters only cost me $20, and that was a year and four months ago. I doubt prices increased THAT drastically.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So-So Product

    I've only used this power cord for a few months now so I can't really attest to its endurance or fragility. It's probably the bulkiest power adapter I've ever used. I generally use my laptop at my desk but every once in a while, I do bring it along trips or to another room. This adapter is horrible for travel. The adapter needs its own big pocket to be stored in so I'm not really pleased. MAC/Apple should re-design this product for more convenient use in mind. It's also really expensive for an adapter and for its only so-so quality.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bad Bad

    I love my mac, but this cord is such a rip off. Very bad design.. just like the others that posted comments.. this will be my 3rd cord to purchase in 3 years.. 1 cord a year.. mac's got it down to a science!
    what a waiste of money.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me.

    I've had my Macbook for about 2 1/2 years. The first year with my charger was great, however my dog chewed it up and it eventually stopped working. But even though it was mangled, it still did the job wonderfully and it was a long while before it conked out. So I'm on my second charger and I have no complaints. I like the magnetic feature, it's very convenient... never had my Macbook get pulled with it. Also, the cord, for me, doesn't break easily - and I unwrap it and rewrap it all the time. The price is a little steep, but I can't charge my laptop without it, so it's a necessary purchase. So all in all, I am pretty happy with the charger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord just ripped off in a year!!

    It is thoroughly disappointing that the wire breaks off after exactly a year of use. Because of the curling of the cord during travels, a slit formed of its own and now the inner wires have split. I tried in vain to put it back together, but looks like another 79.00 down the drain. Thoroughly aggravating and disappointing they Apple would make such a poorly adaptive product. This came with my silver macbook.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging is Basic

    Magsafe is like a car that steers sometimes, but unaccountably just won't other times.

    I can't believe that engineering so massively incompetent was allowed to reach the market.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great! Love the new design.

    Nice I really enjoy it. It does what it needs do to and it does it well. The new design is a lot better sleeker and safer. I find that it comes out with ease without pulling my laptop much. After reading some of the reviews on it some mentioned that it didn't do this as well as the old design I fully and completely disagree with that. It does it well keeps my lappy much safer. I had to test it when i first got it (I always test my products). I am quite satisfied with everything mac! Thanks guys you make a great product!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Temporary solution...

    Same as everyone else, mine failed at 14months. My temporary solution was as follows, though I'll have to shell out at some point:

    In my case the gold pins inside the part that connects to the mac had lost their spring. They need to push-in and pop back out, to make contact with the 5 plates on the mac. I sprayed mine with degreaser, to clear some of the grit, then held it by the cord and shook it quickly. The force from shaking it forced the pins to come out. They still don't spring but at least if i put the magsafe on GENTLY it will charge.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, bad design

    I purchased a 13" macbook at Christmas 2008 and am now purchasing my 2nd power adapter for it. That's 3 adapters(includes one that came with computer) in less than 3 years!! I've been an Apple customer since the beginning and have never seen a product so unreliable as this one. The weak point is the Magsafe connector to cable connection. Both failures have been at this point.
    The computer is fantastic, but the charging cable problem really detracts from it. A new design would be great.

    277 of 303 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    all I have to say is I better not be charged!

    I purchased the 13in macbook pro THIS MORNING!!!! The power cord was dead by 7:30 p.m. When I go back for a replacement in the morning I had best not be charged for a cord that broke after being HOURS old!!!!

    27 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptors do not last

    Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past because they don't always last. Sometimes 1-2 years but this recent one only lasted 3 months. At $80 per adaptor this is ridiculous. Read online, many consumers have had the same issues.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An awful awful charger

    I have owned this power adapter a month and it has already broken. Word that rhymes with duck you, apple, word that rhymes with duck you. These things are the worst power adapters on the planet. I resent being charged nearly 100 for a new one AFTER A BLOODY MONTH, one month, exactly one month people.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mac chargers are a scam

    how there wasn't a recall on these chargers I'll never know. Those that don't melt down rarely continue to charge the machine after the first year. Mine made it fourteen months and I've seen several others that suddenly stop lighting up green around that time.

    funny how i never had a problem with a non-magnetic cable. if apple wants to introduce the innovation great, but when it works like dung they shouldn't stick their customers with a bill to replace the thing at 80 bucks a shot every other year.

    588 of 607 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Really Improved

    I bought this as a replacement for the original adapter for my 13" Macbook, which shorted out after 13 months of regular use (primarily in house). This design is suppose to be an improvement on the original design (the cord was originally perpendicular to the Macbook instead of flush to the body) and mimics the design of the power adapter that's been used for the Macbook Air since its inception (which I've had for over 2 years and works fine). This cord shorted at the mag tip after 39 days! Do not wrap the cord around the included hooks, but instead coil it loose and secure it with Velcro. Apparently, wrapping the cord on the "designed for storage hooks" is no longer possible with the new power adapters, even though I have adapters from my much older 12" and 15" Powerbooks (2000/2003) that are still working fine and are stored in this manner regularly. This is starting to make me reconsider ever buying another Mac laptop. Having to pay $79 for replacement power adapters twice in less than 18 months is getting to be an expensive owner's tax for having a Mac.

    434 of 454 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Fragile

    I received my first 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with the purchase of my new MacBook. It stopped working less than a year after I bought it. I got sent a replacement as it was still under warranty. The replacement cord, lasted less than six months. I'm now buying my THIRD version of this product. If this continues, my next computer will be a PC.

    561 of 594 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolved my "Not Charging" issue.

    My initial MacBook Pro charger (which came with the Mac) was not even a year old, and already started to have issues with the MagSafe. It would constantly say that my battery was not charging -- even when it was plugged in!

    After much hesitation, I purchased this one and it works perfectly (so far). It resolved the "Not Charging" issue. Hopefully it won't fall apart as fast as my first charger that came with the Mac --- these are expensive!

    30 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as safe as the first one

    Yes it looks better, and slimmer, its not as safe as the first one. If the cable get pulled when it is parallel to the laptop, the plug will not come out and will instead yank the computer until it is at an angle where it will pull out. the whole point of the magsafe was to prevent the laptop from moving at all from a yank on the cord. Apple this new magsafe doesent make sense, go back to the original. Yes it may be bigger but atleast it didnt matter what angle the plug was being pulled at to get it to release.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    This new charger is great, the old one after about a year and a half broke, brought it to the apple store, told them I wanted a new one for free, and they went rent to the shelf and gave me one, and I have to say that Apple has great customer service.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW Design

    The new design is awesome, recently purchased another one after the first charger had frayed. Haven't had it for a long period yet, but there are noticeable differences from the other model. It does not get as hot, wires are sturdy and thicker. But the only problem with this is that I use a shell and it gets in the way of my Ethernet and firewire 800, and would have to take the bottom shell off when I have to use the firewire to log and capture.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    I wouldn't even mind that I've had to replace the power cord twice in a year (both were my fault), but at $80 each, it adds up. I hate to say it (I love my Mac), but Dell cords are $25 to replace, and I'm not sure the Mac is worth an extra $100+ per year. When this one goes, I might look elsewhere...

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