• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best customer service!

    The thing works absolutely fine.

    My review is focused more towards the service than the product.

    I had my old 85 watt Magsafe adapter and it just stopped working. I went to the store and they checked it. It did not work and within the next 2 minutes they replaced my a year old charger for FREE!!!

    The charger is working with the older versions of the MacBook Pro. I heard from my friend that the new chargers do not work with the old laptops, but here is the thing, IT WORKS!

    Fallen in love with Apple all over again...

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works in early 2008 macbook pro

    a few weeks ago the cord to my adapter started fraying (it's 3 years old and I carry it everywhere). I took it in to the apple store along with the serial number for my computer, and they replaced it for free (covered by applecare protection plan). new adapter works fine on early 2008 macbook pro. just make sure you're installed the software updates.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusted!!

    I am on my 3rd charger. They stop working too soon.

    1) if you are not SUPER careful---frayed wire and come apart at area closest to adapter, where I saw green sparks
    2)Have to jiggle or HOLD the wire to get it just right for the power to flow.
    3) even after GREAT CARE they just stop working for no apparent reason (except perhaps built in obsolescence)

    At $80 + a pop, they should last longer than 8 months. Apple should be ashamed of this rip-off.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My suggestion: buy a second one!

    One of these comes with the laptop you purchase. If your electric outlet is inconvenient to reach on a regular basis, then purchasing a second one would be ideal. That way you can leave one at the desk and one in the travel bag!

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't listen to naysayers

    I own both the earlier adaptor and current one. I can see others' objections but, for me, the new design not only looks nicer and is more streamlined but it works better with how I use my computer. It faces toward the outlet and when I lift my computer toward me or place it on my lap, the adaptor's lip no longer detaches from my computer. Ironically, it also releases easier (just flip it off from the back). Love it!

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hadn’t planned on spending 80$ every year on power!

    This power adapter is even worst then the original version that came with my 2009 macbook pro! I had to replace mine since the wire eventually frayed with only minimal transportation (I use my laptop mainly as a desktop, so it doesn’t get carried around a lot).

    Now the wiring on the new power adapter seems even thinner then the previous model. It's almost as thin as the wire on the ipod usb charger (which in case you are wondering, will also eventually fray!).

    Apple has changed the magnet that goes into the computer, but that's it. Honestly, I am not even sure how this is an improvement since you have to pull even harder on the magnet to get it out now. I'm thinking this power adapter is also going to break in less then a year even though I'm being extra careful when I handle it. Bottom line, these laptop power adapters are horrible. Major design flaws, especially with the material the electrical wire is protected by. Thinking back on all the electronics I have ever bought, I have never had this problem with any of my power adapters. Yes, some adapters do eventually stop working because of an electrical shortage, but even the most meaningless gadgets still have better designed power supplies, made out of durable material. This should be a standard!

    I simply can’t understand how can a product be made so cheaply in 2010!? It doesn’t work and unfortunately people are still going to have to buy this adapter since they keep breaking.

    Horrible, simply horrible apple.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A comment for "horrible design" and "blocks the other ports"....

    Here's a suggestion......

    Turn....It.....Around!!!!!!! Problem solved!

    Love these power supplies. I've got two for my laptop (one I keep at home and one I carry with me) and I've never had a bit of trouble, and I love the new design.

    14 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe Not

    I left my spare charger in the UK a few weeks ago, so I picked up this new item today as my computer is running off the battery again.

    Unfortunately with the Speck cover I have on my MacBook, I'm faced with loosing the ethernet wired connection so I can have power going into my battery rather than out of it. The cable runs the connector along the power cord rather than placing it at right angles as my original ps did. Thus the unit doesn't work well for me when the MacbookPro has a shell case on it...

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made a great design even better.

    A perfect power cord. I used the old "I" style on my mbp, where the cord comes straight out from the port. The magnetic clip ensure that no damage was made from tripping over the wire , or even just from heavy handed use.
    I had used the old style for well over a year and had NO problems with it. I haven't experienced ANY of the problems that have plagued other users. Rock solid durability.
    I've been using the new one for a few months at work, and it's even better. Contrary to some peoples claims, this has kept the power cable nicely out of the way and looks considerably tidier than the old versions.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible design!

    The very design of this most recent one makes it hard to use the other ports because it physically blocks them! I can't turn it the other way without taking off my case and having the adapter plug protruding out from the back in an awkward position. Such a bad design that I have been looking for old power adapters online. I have never had any problems with the previous design and have always been happy with it. Don't get this new one unless absolutely necessary.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well its magnetic

    Gave out and is now humming a few months after my battery gave out... Barely been a year.... AND ITS 79 DOLLARS

    If Windows had Final Cut Pro Id never give these crooks another dime. Period.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design Again

    The new charger design is worse than the previous design, which was poor in the first place. The old design had such a thin wire that the utmost care had to be taken in supporting it unlike the Dell charger, which were supported by having a thick wire. Also, if one were to wrap it around the tabs on the side, there would be too much strain in the connection and cause further damage. Why would you provide them when it causes damage. I believe you want the product to fail so we buy another charger. Also, the most idiotic think is having the plug directly on the charger. The charger is enormous and can barely hold its weight. At least there is the extension cord, but should be default. The new charger, is even worse. You change the direction the wire comes out of the magsafe from sideways, which keeps out of the way, to along the side of the computer, which gets in the way all the time. If you try to move it out of the way, it introduces strain that damages it because it is such a weak wire. Again, this seems deliberate to get more of our money.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Macbook Too!

    The new power adaptor is great. It is much slimmer than the last power adaptor both at the magsafe end and at the charging block. The 85W will step itself down if you use this on a macbook so it can be used on BOTH the macbook and macbook pro models. Buying this can give you a charger for both if you wish to budget or if you have both and do not wish to have the power adaptor be tied to a specific laptop. Overall a great product.

    12 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    KEEP YOUR RECIPT!!!! - bound to have problems

    As much as I love my mac book pro and apple itself, the 3rd charger I purchased barely lasted for 3 MONTHS and I was very dissapointed in it. Luckily though it was still under warranty and is being fixed at the moment, Lets hope the next one will allow for a longer time.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, pretty good

    Received my new L-shaped adapter, which replaced the D-shaped adapter that was starting to fray. I was most impressed with the service I received at the Apple Store to replace the adapter. However, when I got it home I discovered that the adapter will not work with the protective case I have because the lip on the adapter is shorter than its predecessor. The tech in the store committed that my 3-year old, 15" dual core MBP was in excellent condition. It supports important work I do, so I take extra efforts to insure it is protected. I certainly don't want to take the case on and off to use the adapter and I don't want to leave it off exposing my MBP to scratches and damages. Any suggestions on how to overcome this dilemma?

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheating

    I wonder if anyone else is having trouble with their 85W MagSafe Power Adapter overheating? Sometimes it doesn't get hot at all while charging, but most of the time it gets so hot I am afraid it will start a fire.

    It charges my MacBook Pro just fine, but I'm afraid to keep it plugged in.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    These new L-shaped connectors put even more strain on the laptop unless it faces the the direction of the power outlet. As a student who always has to move around and sometimes change outlets, I always have to unplug the adapter and face it the other way lest the magnetic end form a U shape and put the cord under stress. Also, this doesn't pop out from the port like before. It's almost an insult to call it a Magsafe. The few times already, people have tripped over my cord and good thing my laptop was near the centre of the table because the cord did not disconnect at all. It just jerked my laptop around on the table. The old cord connected perpendicularly to the laptop and had 90 degrees of freedom both ways, the new on sits right on the laptop and only disconnects under certain angles.

    62 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    I purchassed the 85-watt version, even though I own a 2006 Core Duo MacBook. Adapter is very nice and feels very solid. It has no problems connecting securely to the power port on my laptop(Some reviewers complained about it not working with older MacBooks, but I have not had any problems so far.) Somewhere I read that it didn't come with the long power cord, but I found that it does come with both the standard direct plug-in and the extension cord. I would definitely buy again.

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Great, I Bought 2 More For My 17 i7 MBP!

    Great charger! I highly recommend it. Works with ALL MacBooks in our home, which is incredibly convenient (meaning the adaptor will automatically turn down the wattage depending on the MacBook you are using Pro, Plastic, Air)!

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Charger

    The new head is annoying. I am very disappointed that apple changed the design of the charger to this one. The old one was much better.

    16 of 22 people found this useful