• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Designing backwards...

    I'm not quite sure what the idea was behind making this new charger. I am sure some people complained about the old version sticking out too far or something. The older charger's magnet wasn't as strong as this, which was a nice upgrade, however the design is no good. If you have a non-unibody Macbook Pro with a case on it... this wont work, you'll have to "adjust" the case (break/cut a piece off). and the plug can only go in one way without blocking either USB ports (older mb pros) or ethernet/firewire (unibody).

    Yes... it's nice that it is more slim, but I use my original charger 99% of the time over this one which came with my wife's newer unibody model.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I am currently having to order my 4th power adaptor, did I mention that I also have to pay 2 day shipping so my battery wont die and I have to replace that as well? The last time I had one break out of the blue couldn't get to a store to buy one fast enough before my battery kicked the bucket as well. Apple shows such innovation in their technology and ideas but why is it they can't get a simple power adaptor to last more than a year? I babied this past power adaptor and it broke faster than the first two which as the said at the mac store "wore out". For the price of $79 that most macbook pro users are having to pay yearly they should either develop a better, more sturdy cable or give a longer warranty.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed

    I purchased a new 15" MacBook Pro in July of 2010 and in January of 2011 the cable only works if I wiggle/bend the cable near the magsafe connector. With luck I can get it to stay in a position long enough to charge between use. I thought I was being careful with it too. I'm surprised it gave out this quick. Is this covered by warranty?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    This is terrible. It stops charging at the slightest jolt, then usually does not start charging again until I move around and try a few outlets, or just wait it out. The charging light does not come on at all during this time. It started malfunctioning after only a month! Very poor design. I will see if I can exchange it- hopefully my next one will actually work. I have an older MB that is in good condition. Too bad they don't sell the old chargers anymore!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    didn’t expect that from Apple.

    This adapter worked fine for about 2 months but then i had to move the cord so my macbook can charge. After 1 week of doing this, the tip completely fell off. Good thing apple warranties are long enough.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    It is nice that the charger plug comes off in case of an accident, but the cable is easily breakable. The regular power cable that plugs into an outlet is fine. It is the thinner cable that plugs into the Macbook that is a problem. The cable is attached to the charger and where it makes the connection there is some rubber that goes around the cable (Grey rubber). At this point the cable can easy slowly start to separate from the charger, specially if you wrap the cable around the flaps of the charger. The cable looks thick but once it started to separate I could see that the cable inside that actually transfers the electricity is very thin and mine recently broke. For a charger that costs $79, I feel this is unacceptable. Specially since all that needs to be done is make a more secure connection with the charger and maybe make the cable thicker.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh! gong on our 3rd power adapter

    I have to say, these MagSafe power adapters are a joke. When I first saw one I thought it was the coolest thing since Michael Jackson's Moonwalk. But now, after having two of them go bad on us with strain relief issues, I'm far from impressed. And at $79 a pop, I'm actually quite upset.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement power adaptor works perfectly

    The original power adaptor for my 17inch MacBook Pro just died. I bought a new one from the Milton Keynes apple store. The old adaptor had the original T shaped Magsafe plug. The new one has the modern version. It fits perfectly, looks much more elegant and does the business.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hopeless

    i just wish there were an alternative... i had to buy yet another replacement today, the only thing worse than the £60 expense, is the sound assurance that like it's predecessors, it will be dead within 6 months.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Improved

    I have been trial running this charger at work and home for two weeks now. I was a bit worried given some of the reviews here. However, I can say that so far I have been really impressed. The magnetic connection is much stronger and I have experienced less accidental 'pull outs' than before. No part of the charger heats up unlike the old one where the white 'box' used to get really hot. So far so good - hope it lasts!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, The 85w AC apter is very delicate.

    I have mine for a year already and it just started malfunctioning, but fortunately I have the Apple Care and I am getting a new Power Adapter this week (Feb 2011). I was advised to send the old one back to Apple. They will take care of the shipping as well.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    Okay we(my husband and I) love our Macs we've been with APPLE computers for years now. EVERY laptop we have ever bought has had the charger go bad with in months of them being brand new. In April of last year we bought 2 new macbooks because our others quit working. In just a few months my husbands computer charger quit working and we've had to share mine. Then mine quit working and we had to dig out our old charger that we had to share. Now that one has quit working. It got extremely way too hot and melted the plastic rubber thing on the bottom of my computer. I looked inside my charger port and its completely black inside and inside of the charger. In 2 more months I would have this for a year. I hope the computer itself in the charging area is covered by warranty. I am buying another charger but I'm not happy about it.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Junk

    I'm on my fourth 85w power adapter in two years. If the stupid wire is not fraying then the thing is burning out. $79 each time is totally lame. I wish apple would make a better power adapter or at least warranty them for at least 5 years.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    This is where APPLE really lets down! my charger broke down after 1 week of use, had to spend 60 pounds for a new one (yes, 60 pounds!!!) .

    poor quality
    rip off price
    not even compatible with my older macbook.

    Very disapointing

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    These things break way too easily, I'm already on my third one. I've been using them regularly too. Oh, and they are way overpriced.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    I have ordered 3 power cords for my MacBook and they all have gone out. I now need to order another one and I have only had this laptop for 1 1/2. I wish Apple would make their power cords just as good as their other products. Come on Apple....we know you can do it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great computers, but...

    Ok, I love apple products. The computers are amazing, and the OS is second to none. But the Power adapters are pieces of junk, and break pretty easy. I really "babied" the one I bought a few months ago and it's already stopped working. Seriously, come on guys, you make great products! Invest in a better adapter design. They're pretty pricey too if it breaks and you have to replace it. Again, I own tons of apple products, and love them. But I've gone through like 4 power adapters in the last year or so.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it zero stars if I could

    I use an Incase protective skin for my 15" MBP and this charger does not fit properly, I have to set it in with the cord running at me. This causes the ethernet port to be completely blocked (no biggy) but more importantly most of the firewire port is blocked.

    So if I want to use my external harddrive I'll have to use it with no power (not a good idea) or take off the bottom part of the protective skin so I can fit all cords in properly.

    The power does run through it if you try to plug it in with the skin still attached, but the power cord detaches with the slightest movement and is barely fastened in. It just doesn't look safe at all.

    A really bad industrial design choice by Apple this time...

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    These power adapters breaks very easily and feels very hot when in use.Poor engineering

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a bit more engineering to make it better

    I agree with a recent review about the output connection needing some rework so that if the cord is damaged it can be replaced, thus continuing to use the main charger.

    Further, Apple could put a USB port into the charger, so that iPhones, and iPads could be charged up using the same charger.

    This would be of a major benefit to households, and business alike, not to mention people in hospitals, etc, etc