• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just plan to buy a new one every year

    Already on my third in about two years. These things fry and stop working at the slightest provocation. Fail conditions include: daily use, being more than six months old, barometric pressure, and harsh language. At least they are inexpensive---oh HO! Not remotely. Good work on this one, Apple.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Digusting quality and price

    I hate this product. It broke after 2 years and I have to pay $100+ to get an other. This is insane.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable and replacement cost is ridiculous

    The power adapter that was supplied with my MacBook Air only works intermittently, so I have no choice but to pay the outrageous price for a replacement. There should be a recall on this item and free replacements offered.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovative but not durable

    Apple's MagSafe chargers reflect the thought and detail that goes into its products. The magnetic connector is convenient, the amber/green LED is a simple way to let the user know if the notebook is charging/charged, the built-in cable management lets the user put the adapter away neatly, and the swappable prong is very nice when traveling abroad or for just plugging in the extension cable. It does all of that while still managing to keep a very clean design in small, portable package. The MagSafe power adapter is generally superior to most other chargers from almost all other brands, or it at least seems to be.

    However, the charger is generally not durable and seems even quite flimsy. My particular charger remained in the same spot for three years and was rarely ever moved, but about halfway into my second year of using it the charger started working only intermittently. The intermittence became progressively worse until it just stopped working all together. There is no visible stress, fraying, or other damage on my unit. For $80, that really isn't very good—especially when I own much older, cheaper notebooks that still have working chargers, and more often than not the charger outlives the notebook. That does not seem to be the case with Apple's power adapters, and I wish that weren't the case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought charger 3 times

    I got the charger with my mac ripped after first ten months then i bought another one and it just stopped working the night before a final in school then i bought another one

    WORST CHARGER EVER AND ITS A HUGE RIPPOFF

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst of the Worst, DO NOT BUY

    After only using this for 3 months it started to fray and split. The one that came with my laptop lasted 3 years, this one however failed after 3 months.

    Cable was not physically abused in anyway, yet splits are forming. For $99 you would expect a high quality, sturdy and long lasting product - however you won't get it if you buy this power cord.

    Honestly, might as well buy a generic brand one which is made of a more sturdy material for a way cheaper price and basically do the same thing.

    Waste of money. DO NOT RECOMMEND - plus customer service for this problem is horrible.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not lasting

    Hi have a mid 2011 mac book air and the magsafe is working intermittent... this does not happen with PC... never got this problem before... I'm a new apple user and I love apple but this is bad because I do not have a garantie anymore seems to stop working a bit after the warranty that's sad :(

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated

    Placed an order for a replacement charger - my third in 12 months, received today and appears to only fit the new MacBook Air not the older version that I have:-(!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too hot!

    This cable could be the worst cable of all! All my family have MacBook Air & their charger as well as mine charges whenever it wants to work. Not to mention this cable gets SUPER HOT! #FAIL

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 18 months - no strain relief, design flaw

    Like many other people, I found this charger failed due to the thin cable failing near the charger unit, with the insulation breaking open to reveal wires inside - dangerous as well as stopping the charger working.

    The problem is that (unlike PC laptop chargers), Apple doesn't include a stronger 'strain relief' plastic covering that helps avoid this fragile cable from failing.

    Since this is a design flaw, you have a good case to argue for a free replacement while under AppleCare.

    Apple make great laptops, it's a surprise they still haven't figured out how to make reliable chargers.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed suddenly

    Clearly this is a design or quality issue since so many have had the same experience.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mac air cord

    My cord has once again frayed this is the second cord (the first lasted around a year as did the second) this cord frayed in the exact same spot as the first, it is a design flaw their should be a firmer plastic used right near where the cord plugs into the macbook. They KNOW this is an issue so it would be nice if the cords were not so expensive considering most people are replacing them every year.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Rubbish, Cable Breaks and Falls off Easily

    What terrible design. Not only does the adaptor fall off all the time, so you come back to what you think should be a fully charged laptop to find it wasn't plugged in, but now I'm on my 3rd adaptor because the cable breaks too easily. Finally, if you use the long UK extension cord the plug is really hard to pull out because it's too slim, and there's nothing to pull on. Should be used as a tutorial in how not to design something.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to address this

    My freshman year of college, I bought a 11" air. After 11 months or so, the cord to the magsafe piece was bunched up beyond repair. I thought it was my own mishandling of the cord, so I was very careful with my next one. That one lasted 10 months. I'm now on my third cord in three years, so far costing me over $180.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reduce the price or improve the quality

    Apple needs to look at the price AND the quality they give us. The Mac book Air is worth it, but the charger for it... Apple needs to make things more durable, and if they give us poor quality, then it deserves to have a low cost. If you plan on making these things more efficient, then the price wouldn't be a problem

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WIll probably let you down when you need it the most

    Just a couple of bends will leave this one KO. The part where the thin cable joins the charger is the weakest one and it will surely break sooner or later. I have the magsafe 2 version but of course there's no adaptor to magsafe 1 so you'll have to spend SIXTY FIVE pounds on a new one -even though the charger works, the cable is not replaceable-

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The charger is great

    The charger for my 11 inch MacBook Air is two years old and it is only just starting to fail. The reason for it not working is because the insulation on the cord has cracked and fallen off.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I use the tiny plastic lid to protect the tiny pins, but the pins jam easily, rendering the adapter useless. Sometimes they will eventually pop back out on their own, but it's very annoying. I've never written a negative review for an Apple product before - I've been a devoted Apple user since 1988 - but it's frustrating to have a run-down laptop on a business trip because the adapter won't work.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poorly made

    my macbook air 13" adapter started to fail me a few months ago and now it won't work at all. now apple charges $90 for something that is needed just so I can actually use my computer. WOW. I have been a Mac user for over 20 years and can honestly say the quality continues to slip. An accessory like this shouldn't be failing after a year.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective engineering

    I now have to purchase my SECOND REPLACEMENT (you count correctly, that makes 3 in less than a year!). The cord keeps fraying, and I take good care of my electronics, so that's not the problem. Apple, you need to do something about this. I'm not going to keep buying these things. They are too expensive to be disposable.

    8 of 8 people found this useful