• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible quality

    I have to agree with other reviewers. I need a new one only after one year. Why Apple has made chargers into a consumable? It is truly surprising how bad the quality of this product is.

    56 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires exposed in less than a year

    My experience is the same as the others. My wires are exposed near the connection point. This happened very suddenly. I use my Air at home only and the cord is not wrapped up, so not sure how it happened. I have had no problem with the power, however, believe it is a fire hazard. The white casing around the wire is now a nice light brown color around the break. Very, very poor job on Apple's part. Fix it please!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    second time replacing

    First off, LOVE my Macbook Air. But this powercord is terrible. This is the second time the rubber has come off exposing the wires underneath causing it to stop working. After taping the powercord together in hopes of making it last another month or two (to no avail), I'm about to hit "purchase" and spend yet another $80.

    I love Apple products and want to love Apple as a company. But Apple is taking advantage of my loyalty. Not by creating a bad powercord, but by a) not acknowledging they created a bad powercord, and b) making me pay $80 twice (and counting) to keep it running.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor

    After *just* over a year (of course) the charger no longer works. How can the extortionate cost of a new one be justified? Shame on you, Apple

    251 of 267 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive loco

    Very expensive, gets disconnected all the time, sorry but this was poorly designed. Apple just maintained the esthetic character, but forgot about the functionality.

    Im sorry but this Loco muy loco y Malo

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed Power Cord. Poor Design.

    Like most other reviewers, the wires in my 45W MagSafe Power Adapter for my 2011 MacBook Air started to come out of the very thin power supply wire after a mere ten months of use and now must be replaced. Because my laptop is 19 days out of warranty, Apple has refused to replace my power adapter. I love using Apple products but, clearly, this power adapter has a faulty design, and Apple has put forth no effort in solving the customer satisfaction problem for those of us who have "new" laptops that are "out of warranty." An Apple-designed power cord, regardless of the cost, should last more than ten months.

    Very disappointed!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire wrapping failed

    The rubber cable sheath has failed after 12 months of home use. Wires are exposed. Now I have to replace it for 80 bucks? Terrible. Only Apple product failure that I have ever encountered.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating

    I plug it in and sometimes the light goes on and it is charging, and sometimes it doesn't. For no apparent reason it will or won't charge, and I get progressively more anxious as the battery icon gets lower and lower. I noticed on the newer MacAir computers there is a different connection. I wish I could get it for my two year old MacAir, but the person in the store said the new one will not work on my older machine.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBA 45W Charger

    Really poor quality. I have had 3 in 4 years. Spring loaded pins fail, and the most recent one had a stress fracture in the cable. All fine if you live in London and can go buy another for the not great price gbp65, but when you are in Africa, a dead charger = dead laptop.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We're ANGRY!

    Can we give this no star? This product does not last, and now my boyfriend and I take turns buying the adapter every month. I guess it's your turn, darling.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    My adapter failed after 3 months. Mostly domestic use!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after just a year

    Worked fine until the cord ripped on the thinner side of the adapter. I don't wrap it up like crazy or anything I just put it my backpack like a normal person and it breaks after just over a year. God I hope there are third party adaptors....

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord breaks

    I've owned an ibook for 6 years and changed the cord once. This cord though, very badly built. Mine is broken on 2 different parts, and I expect it will soon stop working. However careful I am with this cord, I mean it's a computer, the connection with the actual compute is where it breaks at this point because of the way it's made. Why doesn't it work like the older macbooks. I think these new versions are meant to break down. Disappointed in this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine Failed Too

    I thought it was just me until I saw the reviews on this power adapter. Mine just stopped after 13 months. What a shame. I've been so happy with the 11 inch Air. Great computer. I've owned a lot of PCs over the years, and this is the first time in my life that a power adapter has failed. It looks like I'm not alone. Shame on you Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord will fail

    I had my MBA 2011 (late) for 4 months before the cord just stopped charging the laptop. Now, after 1.5 years it has completely stopped. My MBA battery works great and my brothers new charger that came with his laptop charges my laptop fine, I can safely say (just like everyone else) this charger is terrible and will fail you.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last

    This is the only faulty Apple product I've ever encountered. The power cord just stopped working today, yet my MacBook Air is less than six months old! I certainly hope it's covered by the warranty, but the other reviews here seem to imply that this is not an unusual problem. Come on, Apple, get it fixed!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    Have owned Mac Air for 3 years ..have replaced power adapter every year...now $80... Breaks at connection between the power body and where cord exits....you would think given Apples amazing engineering they would have come up with a better design...come Apple you can do better...don't become mediocre like Microsoft!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Okay, so I'm not allowed to write more than a handful words, so let's summarize:

    Breaks after 9 months. No yanks, no pulls, only domestic use. Piece of flimsy junk.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't last long enough for this price.

    Just a few days ago this charger stopped working so now I'm going to have to pay 80 dollars for a new one. I haven't been rough with it at all. I had it for almost a year and as soon as the end of my first year of having it is approaching it just breaks. It did show signs that it was breaking but I just took it as it just being faulty and it would go back to normal. Its really nice looking but they need to work on the durability of this. Btw I have the 45W magsafe macbook air charger. My mom told me to be careful with it but regardless of how careful you are it'll happen.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges the MacBook Air... until it doesn't

    When it was working, the adapter was great. The magnetic connector stays connected reasonably well (at least as well as a traditional connector), and it does what it is supposed to do. I really like that it has the option of a long or short power cord: makes travel very easy.

    HOWEVER, mine just stopped working this weekend. There is no physical damage, the cord has never been pulled on, strained or anything. For the last few months it has not been disconnected from its surge-protected power strip. It has just... stopped. I'm bringing it to the Apple store tonight, and hopefully they will have mercy on me and replace it without my needing to spend $90 or so on a new one. Unfortunately, from looking at reports on the web it seems that this kind of failure is typical of these adapters. This will factor into my purchase plans when I am shopping for a replacement notebook.

    Pros: compact, easy to travel with
    Cons: not overly robust, expensive to replace

    15 of 16 people found this useful