• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works, it works and when it don't -- jiggle it, it might!

    This is my second 'L' adapter which I really like but this iteration has ended up with the same problem - no voltage at the pins! I can easily measure it on the old style adapter but can't can't even get a bump on the needle on this one. So it's that time...

    Yep, after reading the reviews I am going to tear into mine-- just the 'L' adapter end and fix it myself. I think I'm ready to roll the dice and take the chance believing that my formidible re-engineering and re-fabricating skills are up to it.

    If it wasn't 60 miles to the Apple Store, I might not risk it but time is money! Not to mention diesel is money too.

    Wish me luck and look for me on all the morning shows when I'm heralded as a true American hero!

    Or alternately, slinking into the Apple Store, tucked tail and coughing up the $79.00 for a new one. I'll probably wear a pair of the Groucho Marx glasses avec nose and bushy eye brows just to protect my dignity.

    Wish me luck.

    12 of 16 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 22 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 14 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Solid Product That Does What it is Supposed to do

    I have a pre-unibody macbook pro and after 3 years, the original power cord frayed and broke. I know why it did, too. I was constantly lifting and letting the main box up and down via the box to computer side cord. For those of you reviewing this product poorly because it is breaking, take a look at how you handle it. The proof is in the pudding and nothing stands up to abuse over time. I was a little confused about the reviews that said it wouldn't work on pre-unibody macbook pros but after a quick search on the web I found out it was simply a firmware issue and just a quick download and install had it up and running properly.

    Also, for those of you who are wondering whether it will work to get your laptop up and running if completely out of battery power after your original cord broke, don't worry; it still provides the juice to get you going so you can install the firmware. I'm pretty sure the firmware just helps read the battery charge level because pre-firmware install the 'time remaining to charge' indicator just sat at -20.00 hrs and didn't move from there.

    So don't worry about compatibility and all the other negative reviews; this product does exactly what it is supposed to do and contrary to seeming popular belief it is very well made.

    18 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What are people doing?

    I don't know what people are doing to their chargers, but I have just replaced a 4 year old laptop, and the charger is fine. It works just fine after 4 years....and it has traveled too. It's dirty and scratched, but it charges the laptop no problem. I purchased a backup charger just in case that I never had to take out of the box....

    12 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works it works, but......

    I am on my third charger in about 3 months, and it's starting to break. It only works with the wire in a certain position. When it is working, I have no complaints, it's great, but they seems to have a lifetime use of 2-4 weeks.


    The apple store near me has been kind enough to replace the last 2 cords that broke for free, but I'm afraid they might start charging me if it keeps happening; but it's not the customers fault, this product just breaks easily.

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for MacBook Pro1,2 purchased in 2006

    The "L" shape is a great idea since my previous "I" connection frayed right at the junction of the cord and the mag adapter. However it will not charge an older MacBook Pro, leaving me at a loss for how to replace the frayed cord

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second cord down, and MacBook dead

    I'm calling today to turn in the second power cord with about two months. They were very nice and replaced the first one which didn'twork rightout of the box. The second one worked for about a week. I had to go back to my old power cable with electrical tape around the connector. It works, but now my MacBooBook is dead. Not sure if related, but seems too ironic that it happens the same week. If you need a power cable, don't buy one now! Mac has some big problems with this cable. Failure rate is too high!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works really well

    I used it on a late 2006 Macbook pro 15" And it fits really well. I like that the wire is falt on the side of the computer. Don't know about long term tough.

    2 of 5 people found this useful