• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short term quality

    While at first I thought how cool this power cord was and the fact that you can extend it or shorten with the two cords, lost all cool points when it started malfunctioning in less than a year. It stopped working all together, for both cords, so now I need to see if it is covered by my extended warranty.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 months in and suddenly powerless!

    My macbook pro is outstanding. I haved had my machine only 2 months and the power supply has failed entirely and completely! The magnetic connection is really a great idea but at the same time my windows laptops never had issues with the power chords. Good design or pure aesthetics hard to say. Probably somewhere in between but it is very un Apple to bundle such a week product with the caddilac of their product lineup. I have a genius appointment so we'll see. If I have to buy another one I will be back here to tell you all about it. Have to review this product from my droid cause no computer!

    Blessings Macintosh world

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    I've had my computer for 2 year's and am on my fifth one of these. I would say don't buy one, but there is NO OTHER OPTIONS. For the amount of money i have spent on power cords alone I could have a boss PC.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Someone was asleep at the wheel

    My power adapter quit for the 2 yr old MacBook Pro so I ordered a new one. When this thing came I couldn't believe it, I thought I ordered the wrong one. The new design placing the MagSafe connector parallel to the cord is the most backward step I have seen from Apple (except maybe for FW800!). This connector will interfere with the FW800 connection and the Ethernet connection when placed toward the front of the computer, and will prevent you from placing the computer tight up against a wall or other tight location in the opposite direction since the cord needs room to stick out the back. What was wrong with the old design? Sometimes you get it right the first time. Whats the point of the review since we are now stuck with this design, since there are no other alternatives.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than previous magnetic connector

    1Q 2009 17" MBP. My cat chewed the magnetic connector of my mbp (!), so had to buy a new power adapter. What a disappointment ! This one stretches the cord next to the magnetic connector much more than the previous one simply because it's not vertical to the mbp body.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing and a waste of money.

    I own an older MBP (2006) and the original power adaptor lasted for 5 years, which is ok I guess. I forked out $80 (pricey!) for a replacement about 3 months ago and it is starting to get finicky already. I have to jiggle the cord to get power; the same problem that began when the original adaptor started to go. The clumsy design on the magnetic connection also blocks off two of my USB ports, and when I switch it to unblock, there is no power and I am left on batteries. The original adaptor design what WAY better. BRING IT BACK OR MAKE SOMETHING BETTER PLEASE.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good but has a design flaw

    Have had my 65W PowerBook G4 mains adapter since Jan 2006 and it's never missed a beat. Innovative design with the detachable extension cable. Also with the ability to plug the power brick straight into a socket which no other manufacturer that I know of has. Flip-out cable coiling hook things (cable management hooks) for the low voltage cable are quite good but a detachable cable would be a better alternative. My 2005 power adapter has a design flaw though and, looking at this latest one, it still has it! The low voltage cable comes out the FRONT of the brick (when it is plugged straight into a socket). If it was on the BOTTOM of the brick it would look better, be less prone to damage and take up less space behind furniture. Apple could take a design cue from UK mains plugs on this, the design of which was well thought out, unlike the plugs in most other countries. Also, as I said, having the cable detachable would be better for transporting the adapter and reduce the likelihood of damage further!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    This is seriously the worst charger ever. I've had my Macbook for about a year and I already have to buy a new charger. It went from having to wiggle it around to not working at all. I love Apple products but when it comes to chargers this thing blows. I have a PC laptop as well and have yet to run into any problems with the charger for that.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop moaning & speak to Apple

    I have had a MacBook Pro for 3 years. My MagSafe Power Adapter has just failed after being used every day. I took it into the Apple Store and asked them to test it and they confirmed it needed replacing so they gave me a new one! Why do so many Reviewers criticise products that by their very nature can go wrong sooner than they should, without telling Apple about the problem first. You talk about having to spend £60 repeatedly to replace these adapters. Firstly how well do you look after your equipment? Secondly why just buy another one and moan about having to do so without giving Apple the opportunity to put it right? I have never received anything but exceptional service from Apple. Yes things can go wrong but that is what the warranty and AppleCare is there for. Buy it and use it.
    Also this new style adapter DOES fit an older MacBook Pro without any problems at all.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip OFF!

    I love Apple/Mac I will never go to a PC again. However, I am sick and tired of getting completely ripped off with the power cord situation. Why can they not get this right? I have owned at least 4 lap tops and have had to replace at least 3 or 4 cords for every single one! With what I have paid for in replacement cords, I could have bought myself a brand new laptop! This is getting ridiculous! One of my power cords actually began to spark when it frayed at the end. At one point they put a plastic reinforcement piece it seems to 'protect' this from happening, however they don't seem to understand with the power cord coming out one side of your computer, if your power source to plug in is on the other side, the cord is constantly being bent and within the year, ultimately splits open. If they would put the power cord in the back, it might help a little and make a thicker cord protecting the split from happening. Well, I'm off to the apple store to replace yet another cord today....

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed!!!

    Bought a macbook back in 2008 and the charger is still going strong. Upgraded to a macbook pro in 2010 and my charger has already bit the dust! I haven't even had my computer for a year. I must say that I am very disappointed in Apple for producing such a piece of @*&$ to accompany an awesome computer! (Wow, can't even use the c word!) HEY APPLE....CAN YOU PLEASE COME OUT WITH SOMETHING THAT'S RELIABLE TO CHARGE OUR COMPUTERS????

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    We've gone through 2 of these now... The ends always break off because they're not very durable. Apple, we love our laptop, but we're getting tired of paying $80 a year for a new cord! Surely someone over there can think up a design that will last! Unfortunately you can't get cords from anyone but Apple so whether we want to or not, we'll have to get another one....

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mid 2010 MBP

    I purchased a a MBP mid 2010, and I have to jiggle the power cord for it to work.. it's the most annoying thing ever! I wish they would make a more durable power cord! The magnet is cool, but the durability is really lacking!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord

    Too bad...great laptop, less than durable power cord.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can someone say recall?

    I have to wiggle and twist the cable going into the magnetic end of the cord for it to work. I don't even take the dern laptop out of the house or roll the cord up. It just 'broke' on it's own. My MBP cost $2,000 up front with an $80 recurring service fee. I'm going back to Windows. Some fanboi will buy this POS.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Bought a MacBook Pro four years ago and have never had a problem with the adapter. Eventually the old adapter broke, which is understandable after 4 years. Had to purchase one of these new designs and am now on my third one in 6 months. That's $240 I have had to spend in sixth months just for a power adapter. I LOVE Apple, but these just don't seem up to the same standards as other Apple products.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design still kind of flawed

    I am on my third of these. The first one frayed where the cord entered the Magsafe connector. The second started failing a couple days ago, again a problem with the cord. It would only work in certain positions, again likely where the cord enters the Magsafe. Hopefully the third time's the charm with one of these.

    The flaw is the angle of the adapter. Having it flush with the computer is great for desktop use, not so much for laptop use.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved Design....

    Improved design and better cabling material...finally...hopefully this one will last just as long as my original power adapter.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better!

    I've had my Unibody 17" Macbook pro for just on 1 year now, and already the power supply has died. If I partially created some resistance to the magnets, I could get a charge, but leaving it to snap in was unable to charge. Thankfully though I took out Apple Care extended warranty when I purchased my Macbook pro, and my local Apple store replaced the power supply at no charge.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord = fail

    Love the computer.... hate the power cord. The reason for the magnetic connection is so that if someone pulls on the cord the laptop doesn't go flying with it. So you would think that the cord would be constructed with that in mind, never-mind the face that laptops are intended to be portable and that the cord should be built to stand up to that portability.

    Nope--I have never had as much trouble with wires fraying in a cord as I have with this. I am on my 3rd charger now, so that's over $230 now?

    Apple, you should know better--it's a power cord for a laptop, it needs to be just as portable as the laptop (and I don't mean "easy to take with"). The computer is nice, it's accessories should match that standard of quality.

    Power cord = </3

    26 of 28 people found this useful