• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power supply

    Have a 2010 Macbook Pro, going to the store to buy 3rd power supply. All i do is bring the computer back and forth from work. The 2nd one i took great care in wrapping up the cord carefully. Didn't matter, less than a year of use. the flimsy cord can't take the heat at the transformer. Of all the wonderful things Apple makes you think they could design a cord that can last. I Threw away 2 power supplies that were perfectly good because of junk cord. What a shame

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power

    I love these chargers, far superior to any other I have used for a laptop. I have never have one go bad, the one I use for my old 13 inch macbook from years ago still works like a charm as does the one for my late 2011 15 inch Macbook Pro.

    The design is very clever with the magnet so you never risk trashing your computer if you accidentally trip on the chord. You can wrap the chord around these fold out arms which keeps things meet (and I find if you do make a bit of a loop that chord will not fray, it's only common sense) Another great feature is you can interchange between using a fold out two prong plug for when you don't need much space or a longer 3 prong plug for further distances.

    I have several devices that use these charger and I have never found them to be anything but durable, reliable, and easy to use.

    9 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Performance

    I am very disappointed. Purchased the MacBook Air 14 months ago, the warranty expired and 2 months later I need a power adapter. I wish I read the reviews before. However it is good to know it was not something I did but was poor design and poor performance of the adapter.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord is AWFUL!!!

    We have had to purchase 2 power cords in 2 years due to fraying!!! It is AWFUL! $79.00 is way over priced for a piece of cheap cheap stuff!!!! I love APPLE products but hate this power cord!!!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed AGAIN On my 3rd

    This is the most horrible design for an AC adapter. I have a macbook pro I purchased in Feb 2011 and I am on my 3rd Replacement AC Adapter. When they work they work, but they most likely go out after about 6 months to a year. I dislike it that you have no other way to charge your battery except with this adapter. There needs to be a better solution than replacing the AC adapter all the time. Very disappointed again.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You could cook an egg on this thing!!

    These power adapter have never been the best. The 3 I have owned have all burnt out, the most recent shorting out my entire house (30mins ago.) They get that hot that I resorted to resting them on a small tile or cool surface to help with the heat.

    Please, Apple revisit these adapters they need a lot of work.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The one thing I dislike about my Mac

    This power adapter is horribly designed. You cannot wrap the cord on the adapter without eventually fraying it and rendering it inoperable. The geniuses will tell you that you need to create a big loop where the cord attaches to the adapter, but that does not really solve the problem over time.

    Why should customers have to pay to replace something that has been panned by countless people?

    I've had to get two in the last three years or so. Fortunately, the warranty covered the original, but not the second one.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not built to last

    I have had my power adapter for just about a year and it's going bad. Just looking at all the reviews it appears that this product was not designed to last, which is quite a let down coming from apple.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great charger

    I just have to say that I am very satisfied with every component that came with my Mac. I have had my MacBook Pro for over 2 years now and the only reason why I bought a second charger is so that I can have one for traveling. I am constantly putting my charger through vigorous use and it has not failed me. I am not sure why others are having so many problems but I am very satisfied.

    11 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagUNsafe Power adapter

    A truly shocking (literally, I get a buzz from the body of my macbook when i have this thing plugged in!) piece of design. Frays at the charger end. I have had no trouble with the connector that plugs into the laptop, just the other end which has frayed due to the plastic coating being far too thin to be safe for an AC charger. I still wont buy a replacement as £65 is daylight robbery for what is essentially an over-designed plug. I'd rather take my chances with a dodgy Chinese fake one!
    If Jonathan Ive had anything to do with designing this, he should give his knighthood back until it gets a redesign. For some reason they have recently redesigned the magnetic connector for the new line of macbooks, this was the only thing that was good about it!
    Poor show Apple.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever!

    This is the WORST product everrrrrr!!!! Don't get me wrong, I love my macbook, but how is it that you spend over $2,000 for the computer and the charger that comes with it lasts a whole 2 months?!! What the heck?! This is my 5th charger in less than 2 years!!! I really hope apple will redesign this. All the PC chargers are fit to bend and move around but not these! You would think that with as much $$$ as apple makes, they would put some of that money into fixing this problem. Shows how much they care about their customers....

    69 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Get Real!

    Ive had this Stu-pid piece of machinery for only a year now and as much I love my computer I call it stupid because I've had to have it serviced several times and this will be my 5th charger in a year!!!!! They are worthless! When I spend over $2000 for a product or $80 on a charger it better with stand a trip to heL-L and back! Come on Apple! Get real!

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac's Chargers are a Bad Design

    Apple Laptop chargers are a very bad design. Our company has purchased about 15 laptops from Mac Book's, Mac book airs to Mack book Pro's. All of them have charger problems. We have replaced all the chargers at least once and some going on three times. Apple needs to do something about this design. Reinforce the ends, improve on the wiring or something!!! Frustrated User!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This needs to be fixed

    This is my second apple power adaptor, this power adaptor lasted about 1.5 years. It no longer charges my macbook, another $80 down the drain.
    Why does a Dell charger from 5 years ago outlast an $80 Apple product.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet is great, but cord frays once a year.

    I will inevitably be back to the apple store to buy my 3rd charging cord. The magnet is great for any undue pulling the cord receives, but the part of the cord that sticks out from the box has frayed on each charging cord about once a year since I've owned my computer. I've had to save up just to use my machine again, or borrow another Mac users cord. Thank goodness I'm at college and have plenty of Mac using students around.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still garbage

    I've had my Macbook Pro for a year and a half and am currently in need of a 3RD charger. These things are poorly made and they are stupid expensive to have to keep replacing. It's really deterred me from ever buying a Mac laptop in the future. I was hoping that they'd fix the flaws but the cord is the same. It frays, I'm having difficult keeping a charge. Just an all around poor design. I'd rather be computer-less or invest in another brand than have to keep purchasing a power cord every 6-12 months at 79$ a pop.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to manufacture a new and better charger for the Macbook Pro!!!!

    Worst charger ever. Changed my 85w Magsafe charger two times in 2 years. Horrible!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention Apple! We Need a Wireless Charging System!

    ...I know it was considered for the iPhone5 (although not a feature yet). Why can't you design wireless charging for a macbook pro? I'm no engineer but neither are my cats. Last week, they finally ate through the charger cord I've had for over 3 years. I ordered a new one -- and rather liked the new style of magnetic connector plug on the computer end too. However, I use the cord to charge my macbook on a table and the cats have now discovered a taste for it. Hence, my second order in a week at $80 because, of course, they couldn't eat the outlet end. They chewed the part of the cord attached to the adapter...(Do I sound calm...well I'm not!) Yes, it's a laptop, true, and the idea is for convenience and portability. However, I just hadn't planned on having to find a CLOSET with an electrical outlet in it!

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have bought 4 NEW 85W MacSafe for last 3years

    The WORST durability I've ever seen on any product. My suggestion is, " to Let us buy from 3rd Party Manufacturers" I'm definitely sure 3rd party manufacturer will make a way durable product.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Months Later...

    Over the summer, my original power cable for my 2009 MacBook Pro started spliting on the end closer to the wall plug. I began baby-ing it in hopes that maybe the tear wouldn't grow any more than it already had. Then unexpectedly I was taking my "brick" out of my laptop bag only to find the cord completely broken. This wasn't even the end I was worrying about. I took it to the Apple Store and the customer service was great, but the product was faulty. I got a completely new power cable. That was the end of August. I decided that this time I would try a new approach and wrap the cable around the "brick arms" like prescribed in the owners manual. Here it is Mid-November and tonight I find my cable fraying coming out of the "brick" in the same spot as when it broke last time. Are you kidding me?!? I'm seeing some of you complaining because you've made it 1 - 1.5 years. While that isn't great, I'd take that over my 3 month problem.

    11 of 12 people found this useful