• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Product - Money Maker for Apple

    I'm on my third charger, a total of ~$270 wasted due to the thin white cord getting damaged from light use. The white coating breaks down and exposes the wires and then I have to fiddle with the cable to get it to charge until it eventually fails. Surely there is alarm for fire hazard. I'm now looking at going back to a windows machine because Apple insist on making lame chargers that they know will fail so we have to keep buying them. Discusted! I dont like the Mac Book over a Window Box enough to have to keep dumping money on chargers.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Being forced to buy third charger in two years

    Beyond ridiculous. I thought I was doing something wrong but the huge number of abject reviews and exactly similar issues don't lie. Has there been any product that is as bad yet priced so high that it is robbery at daylight. And that to on loyal paying customers. Seeing how long this problem has lasted and how it seems to be conveniently ignored by blaming the users for misuse/lack of care. And since there is no real alternative to it on the market, we are all forced to submit to this madness.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    The magnet is WEAK and detaches from the computer with next to no movement. At the point where the cord enters the collared section on the side of the adapter it has given way, the wires have frayed, and the adapter no longer works. I have two other adapters that are considerably older that still work beautifully (I've added mag adapters in order to use them).

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed.

    I paid more than 2000 euros for my Macbook Pro Retina 15'', and I get this lousy, idiotic design. It gets pulled off more than 20 times a day and now, after 1,5 years of use it's completely useless and Apple Inc. would like me to pay nearly 90 euros for a new charger. I was saving money in the first place to buy "the best" piece of machinery there is and now I'm stuck with this... I'm honestly really really annoyed and disappointed and feel cheated. The original Magsafe was clever and useful, working and durable. And what is this Magsafe 2? It's a piece of s--t to be honest.

    I thought I'd get quality for my money, but apparently I was just an idiot.

    And I can't even rate this product honestly; I'd wish to give 0/5, 'cause it's not WORTHY of even one star. But since they've made it impossible... I have to give it one out of five.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very big step backwards

    Magsafe is a great idea but Apple have failed to improve the design with Magsafe 2. The magnetic connection is so weak a breeze will almost disconnect it. This leads to charge failures and extra use of the battery and much frustration. Sometimes when using the laptop it is almost impossible to maintain a constant connection.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Before you review, do you have a REAL Apple product?

    I recently had a MacBook Pro 85W charger fail completely. I used it interchangeably with a second charger. The unit that failed worked reliably for a while but after a year, I noticed the magnetic connector would get, and I mean, really hot while charging. Also sometimes its orange/green indicator light would work sporadically. The other unit had no such issues. After the charger stopped working, I grabbed the other one and noticed some subtle and not so subtle differences. The failed unit had a slightly thinner cable, the machining on the connector was poorly done, the markings on the "brick" was slightly different and didn't mention "Liteon Technology Corporation." The biggest difference, though, was that the bad one didn't have the Apple logo molded into its case. Yessir, the bad one is a fake. Or at least it was sold to me by a third party as an Apple supplied (not simply "works with Apple") charger. I'm replacing the bad unit with one I'll buy from the Apple Store.

    The real Apple charger works exactly as advertised and I've had zero issues with it. Lesson learned.

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You Would Think That MagSafe 2 Would be Better MagSafe 1

    Seriously, how can Apple go from a rather clever power adapter design that worked great to something that is nothing short of annoying and not be aware of it? My previous MagSafe adapters worked flawlessly, never disconnecting unless I tripped on the cable laying on the floor. The 'improved' MagSafe 2 version falls out constantly which is annoying at best, but becomes extremely frustrating when connected to an external monitor and as it drops out randomly throughout the day, cutting the AC power to my MacBook Pro, the connection to the monitor is lost and then everything goes dark. Sometimes this just requires reconnecting the power adapter, but other times it puts the laptop into some sort of deep sleep mode that is a pain to wake up from.

    All told, you're much better off getting a MagSafe 1 to MagSafe 2 adapter that actually has some decent magnetic power to it and stays in place as one might expect it to.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

    I am astonished at the poor quality of this product. The magnetic attachment is virtually useless, falling out with the slighted movement and now the whole thing has decided to stop working - and I have only been using the computer for a few months. Looking at the website, Apple post many reviews saying how poor this product is, yet still wish to charge £65 for a replacement. Unbelievable! I am rating this with one star because the system will not allow me to allocate zero stars.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who designed this ? MicroSoft ?

    The unit is a pain to store in a laptop case trying not to break the cable from the main powerhead. It should have been designed with a quick disconnect head, like on the other end, where you can coil the cable and store properly. Then if this wire is in need of replacement, it isn't $80.00 for the entire unit, just a cable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Same problem as everyone else

    Well, it’s been three years for me instead of 1.5 or two, but this adapter has finally had it. There have been breakages in the wire for some time, requiring a bit of fiddling before the charge light would come on, but now the insulation is coming off in three different places, including, as at least one other reviewer mentioned, right in the middle.

    By now I’ve actually been conditioned to expect dissatisfaction from Apple cables and adapters: a new device inevitably brings a slew of new adapters and dongles that aren’t compatible with what came before, nor with what will come after. Hopefully the USB-C that’s appearing in the new 12" Macbook heralds the end of at least some of this nonsense.

    At least I’m relatively confident now that whatever store I pop into will have a replacement in stock: Apple and their resellers must sell truckloads of these things.

    To give Apple a tiny bit of credit, sure, I’ve had to replace a bunch of faulty power adapters over the years. But before I switched from PC, I’d hardly manage to get a laptop to last more than a year or two. But Apple’s computers can actually last pretty well. My Dad’s still using a Powerbook G4 I bought more than 10 years ago.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product. I'd put zero stars if I could!

    First of all, even if this adapter were well designed and manufactured, it shouldn't cost so much to replace it if needed. Outrageous!
    After paying so much for this computer, the last thing I want is to shell out more money for an adapter that has already proven itself to function badly and fall apart quickly.
    What's wrong with this adaptor?
    * It comes unplugged way too easily
    * It pulls out of the computer constantly. The magnet isn't strong enough
    * Within a short time, it has gotten badly frayed near where it attaches to my laptop
    This adapter gets worse reviews than most of the knockoffs, which doesn't surprise me.
    C'mon, Apple, keep up your reputation for great design and improve this lemon!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you all...

    I can say, without a doubt in my mind, that the reviews on the nature of this flawed accessory are not only spot-on accurate, helpful and warranted, but also the most entertaining comedic writing I have read since 'reviews' left for the "Three Wolves Howling Shirt" (Amazon). I was going to add to the stack of complaints about this POS cord (which just fell out), but the tears of laughter made my day... and just made the cord fall out again...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Coating on the cord just falls off

    Extremely poor build quality. 6 months after purchase the rubber coating around the cord between the computer and the AC adapter just starts falling off.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor show. Apple you are stealing from your customers.

    I wish there was a negative star rating for this product. This product is dreadful, but I find myself having to buy the second power adaptor since I purchase my mac book pro (making it three since purchase that have broken all in the same place). I simply do not have an alternative and I am frankly angry and disappointed at apple for not addressing this design issue.

    80 1 star ratings Apple (mine will make it 81). How many people do you need to tell you that your product is pants?! As far as I am concerned you have stolen £130 for me. As a faithful apple user I feel thoroughly let down and ignored.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Design, Terrible Job Apple.

    I had a 2009 Macbook 15" I paid $2000 for and the power adapter was 100% awesome. Never had an issue, used it and abused it.

    I paid $2500 for this Late 2013 Mac. Power cord lasted less than 1.5 years before the cord frayed. This needs to be recalled for terrible quality and design. The thing not only heats up like crazy, but the cord literally melted and now the wires are exposed. Nice job apple. Nice job.

    192 of 225 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third replacement in 18 months!!!

    This product is incredibly poor quality. I am now on my third replacement. Having just opened the box and plugged this third item in for 10 minutes it is too hot to touch. I am really worried that it may cause a fire.

    But what do I do? this is the official Apple item and I need to be able to use my Mac Book for work. Apple have me over a barrel!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry excuse for a charger.

    I purchased my Macbook Pro 15" Retina display 13 months ago with AppleCare for 1 year. My EXTREMELY well looked after charger broke with no signs of wear and tear after it worked 10 minutes previously. I now have to pay £65 to replace it so I can complete work which is crucial due to the nature of my job.. After spending around £2500 on the laptop, I would have appreciated a charger which reflected the price I paid. Apple is undoubtably the best in my opinion, but this charger has drastically slowed down the process of my work due to having to borrow chargers. Seriously unimpressed with the cost of a replacement after only 13 months of the purchase of my Macbook especially if I'm likely to have to do this every year so I can make the use of my laptop. Gotta rush, I only have 3%...

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    suddenly after less than two years

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the smell of burning electronics in the morning.

    My Magsafe 2 died 2 months after the warranty on my 15" Retina MBP ended. Now I have a large $80 paperweight with a cable that smells of burned electronics. It was plugged into a power-strip with nothing but a lamp and the strip was plugged into the wall directly. Didn't change anything in my setup for a long time and now this, out of the blue. Apple does not repair it even if you want to. Buy new or nothing. Magsafe from 2009 MBP still going strong.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cord Insulation

    The quality of the insulation of my Magsafe adapter is terrible, it just falls apart after 1,5-2,5 years. As does the insulation of my Gigabit ethernet adapter cord.
    I'm thinking about getting other than apple next time i'm going to buy a laptop for professional use, which will be shortly, not only because of the magsafe adapter...

    10 of 10 people found this useful