• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my 3rd adapter in less than a year

    Get the warranty. The replacement adapters alone will pay for it if you're having the same problems I am. Adapter head gets hot enough to burn, turns yellow, melts, frays...or just doesn't work at all. I find the design to be fine except for the head. It doesn't allow for enough torque to curve around the back of the computer and always wants to twist in the opposite direction. It seems like a minor fix that would comply with Apple's standards, however it is clear that the average rating of 2 stars for this product reflects these flaws.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    One of the great things about the original design of the magsafe was the ability to easily disconnect in case one trips over the cord. Unfortunately, the new magsafe design doesn't come out easily. This happened to me when I pulled away from my desk, but the cord was wrapped around the chair leg and pulled the computer right off my desk. Fortunately, I caught it. So now I have to be extra careful with the cord so as not to trip over it etc. I liked the old design better.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    I've had my Macbook Pro for less than a week and my kids knocked the charger plug out of the wall. That's all it took and it broke the socket housing the plug.... I think it can be super glued, but really???

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    My charger just stopped working and like so many others here I am experiencing sticker shock on the price for a new one. It looks like on my charger the two outer prongs no longer extend all the way out and therefore don't make contact so the battery won't charge. I like the magnet because with small kids there have been a few times that someone has tripped over the cord and caused it to rip out. But if this charger has to be replaced every year we're going to have to check into other options.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX The chargers....They are Junk

    Like everyone else...I love my mac but the charger blows. I have had my Mac for 4 years now and every 14-16 months I have to buy a new $79.99 charger because the magnetic end that goes into the computer always starts to fray and the I have to play the wiggle game to get any power. PLEASE FIX THIS. I have wasted over $200 in chargers. It is getting old. At least my old dell never had that problem.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    I owned my 2010 MBP for 8 months before the wire was done for. I had to wiggle it around to find a connection for a month before it quit on me. When I went in to purchase a replacement and they said &79.99 I was in complete shock. I'm not saying the design is bad, I actually really like the magnetic connection idea, but they are so cheap. Not worth $80. I'm just waiting for my new one to stop working like the last one so I have to drop that much again...

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good with old Macbook Pro

    I was very hesitant to get this adapter because I read all the reviews of how it doesnt work with certain Macbook Pros. However, my original adapter that came with computer (white plastic square connection) stopped working & I needed a new one. I got my Macbook Pro in March 2006. I got the new adapter yesterday. So far it works. I have it flipped so it doesn't block USB port.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well... I love it

    Ok, I'll just compare this to all other chargers I've had in the past (and that's quite a few). This is by far my favorite design, period. I've knocked this thing out of the socket countless times, and it just pops out without taking my laptop overboard with it. Not only that, but do to it's simplicity, I don't have a strange needle sized connection in the center I have to worry about bending or breaking if I tug on it the wrong way. I see that some have had issues with the cord, but I've had mine since last June and I haven't had any issues with it (I have with my iPhone though). I can only assume most of the bad reviews on here are from customers who have had Apple products from the beginning. I've recently switched and have to say that this was one of those "small" things that was done right.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I have been through two of these in less than a year! The cord just goes kaput inside that metallic thing that fits into the charging slot of the MBP. Apple replaced the first one grudgingly. I am yet to run to the store with this second one that went bust yesterday.

    Bad bad product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    I had to buy a replacement power unit for my MacBook Pro 15" Unibody because I bought the computer second hand, and it came with a 65W unit... which eventually failed due to the heavy load the laptop placed on it.

    Now that I know there are 85W units, I'll be more careful in future - it's an expensive mistake to make.

    I've had several power supplies of this basic design and have never had any of the problems that some other people have reported here: fraying, internal wiring faults etc are news to me. That said, I can see how it could be the case if you are tough with your gear.

    Aside from the eye-watering cost, my only frustration is that there isn't an easy way to identify a 65W from an 85W supply... we now have both in the house and I don't want to bust my wife's 65W power supply as well!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The old magsafe design was better

    Yes, the old ones had problems with sleeve separation. The new design solves that problem, but it introduces another: it's nigh impossible to plug the thing in! I've also noticed that the new design disconnects far easier than the old design, almost too much so. Overall, I'd actually recommend buying an older one. I keep my old one at my desk now, and use it as my primary power brick; the new one lives in my laptop bag.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY?!

    The new material and design is horrible? I hate touching it, it's not as smooth as the old one. And with the new design the cord goes either goes forward or backward. When I want it to go to the left...I'm screwed. It gets dirty fast, etc.

    WHY?!

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only lasts about 1 year or less

    I am about to buy my 4th power adapter. I take very good care of them, but it doesn't matter. The cord ALWAYS frays and stops working after a year or less. I am actually typing this review using one hand because I have to try to hold the cords together with my other hand so that my computer can charge enough to work until I can drive 30 miles to the nearest Apple store to buy another adapter.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible Power adapter

    My 3rd time to change adapter. Got my MAcpro 3 yrs ago.. am expecting too much from Apple but they couldn't think of something easier and durable

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the new configuration?

    Clearly more cumbersome and based on other reviews...not durable. Why Apple why?

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new design

    Love the new "right angle" plug. Gives something to grab on to, instead of just pulling on the cord.
    Love the speed and efficiency that applecare performed in replacing my old failing MagSafe connector.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Every 2 months!

    I bought my Macbook Pro in September of 2010. Not 2 months after that the charger stopped working. So I went in and exchanged it for another one only to have that one stop charing in two months. So I exchanged that one in January oh and guess what? Dun dun dun this new charger dies in 2 months "Gasp" I have a warranty so they let me exchange that.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of new power adapters the worst.

    Is apple trying to save money on this? did they change supplier in China and the new supplier is cutting costs by using cheaper material?

    The two little legs where you wind the dc cable broke the second time I wond the cable around it. I went to the Apple shop and they told me that they dont change it for that. This is the one that came with my new macbook pro. the one that i got with my macbook 5 years ago still perfectly ok. My roommate's, 6 years old still holds.

    Please apple if we are paying premium give us quality.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wrip out

    8 months after buying it, the cord became frayed on the inside. I had to move it around and wiggle it everytime i plugged it on. Now a month later. The end just fell off... all wires gnarled. This is my first charger of this type and i was happy with it up until a month ago. But the structure was just not great. especially not for an 80$ price tag.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you guys aware of the warranty?

    Wow, tons of people say they have broken after a few months and they have replaced multiple adapters.
    OK, they come with a one year warranty when you buy your MacBook and if you buy with most credit cards they double the warranty.
    Or you can buy Applecare for $250 and be covered for three years or the cost of three adapters.
    Meanwhile, ours has worked flawlessly for 2.5 years.

    9 of 18 people found this useful