• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter failed after only 19 months of use.
    Extremely unimpressed.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out all the time

    This is an AWFUL power adapter. I can't even move without it falling out. As for the quality of the wire I've had mine for a year and so far see no signs of wear and tear despite frequent travel. I am aware of how flimsy and cheap it is so I'm extra careful when packing it. Please please change this flimsy little adapter...we expect more after having spent a bomb on a laptop.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable insulation is perishing useless

    I've been using MacBooks for years and would expect normal wear and tear, but the rubber insulation on the MagSafe end of the cable perishes far too quickly.

    I treat mine with a great deal of care, but now my second power adaptor in 18 months has perished. It's simply not good enough to put such a consistently repeated fault down to improper care by the user.

    If only the MagSafe end unclipped like the mains end does, it would be easy to swap them over for a new one without having to replace the whole adaptor unit, which continues to work fine.

    The power adaptor itself works well, and the Macbook is fabulous - but please can we have better quality - or at least cheaply replaceable - cables?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLEE!!!!!

    I've gone through 2 of these in less than two years, the cable just falls apart either where it joins the mac or where it joins the 'brick' bit. You would have though apple would have made a charger that actually lasts a decent amount of time considering their top of line macbook is £2500+

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter

    I agree with everyone's complaints. I'm now on my third Apple 85W MagSafe Power adapter. With all Mac's tech brilliance, you'd think they could come up with an adapter that would last as long as the computer! That flimsy thing attached to the magnet is just plain interior.

    Really, Apple. You can't do better? Or is this $80 replacement too big a money maker to improve?

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid like the plague

    My first charger lasted two years before the wire covering from charger to laptop discoloured and started to unravel. Now having had this charger for just over a year and being meticulous in taking care of the charger, the wire from the charger to the laptop looks much worse than the previous charger. My wife even put some vinyl tape on it but even than the insulation or covering around the wire looks so discoloured and it is unraveling even more. I feel like I have to buy two chargers, one for work and one for home. This is nuts!

    Why can't Apple make a better product and NOT cheap out on the safety and integrity of this product? Apple, you are giving yourself a BAD name for a simple fixable solution, which is use better material and insulation for the wire between the charger and the laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Halt all production at Apple.....

    The quality of the cord on these things today are disgraceful. Apple should HALT all production on ALL new phones and gadgets until this insipidly SIMPLE product fail is solved. The quality of the cord is disgusting for its $80 price tag. My second adapter cord is FRAYED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORD. It doesn't even travel because I have TWO Thunderbolt displays at work and a second cable in my home office. The cord 98% is near my bed, unfolded but managed to get frayed---IN THE MIDDLE--and then eventually near the magnetic connection end. This one year old cord is JUST as frayed as my old MacBook 13 inch cable from 2008!!! HOW is that possible?!?!? I am thoroughly uninterested in ANY new Mac hardware until THIS simple yet ridiculous default is fixed OR the price of adapters is cut in half. They literally don't last the warranty of a basic MacBook computer. HOW insane is that? Do better Apple. Steve Jobs is NOT pleased. The biggest scam the company has ever pulled on consumers. Negative 5 stars!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Essential

    My old 85W MagSafe 2 ripped and completely broke from the power brick after 2 years of usage. Now I bought the new one. It is doing its job and still working fine. In term of quality, this genuine charger adapter (from Apple Online store or retail store) is better than any other generic things like in eBay or amazon. However in terms of usage, Apple 85W MagSafe 2 is not lasting so long as I expected. The cable is easily ripped especially the point near the power brick. Another bad thing is while charging, it is getting really really hot. But it has other good points such as you can charge quite quickly (approx 2 hours for full charge from 5-10% battery) and I'm quite happy about the magnet link.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As bad as everyone says.

    The best way to describe my disappointment is by comparing this product to my last Apple power adapter: My previous MacBook Pro lasted 6 years and the power adapter lasted just as long, despite weekly national and international travel, use, and abuse. The old cords did not split or fray. This adapter is barely nine months old and only travelled by air once. Daily, I travel about four miles round trip to school and back with the computer and adapter properly stored in a briefcase. At seven months, through routine use, the thinner cord frayed and split right as it exits the transformer. Absurd that Apple, a company that I am normally ecstatic over, does not fess up to this default and do something to make it right.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 6 months and it's broken.

    I've only had my Mac Book Pro for less than 6 months and the charger cord broke without any rough wear.

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    Breaks

    this thing breaks itself exposing the wire making you pay an extra 100 dollars every year and a half

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best charger of any device I have ever owned!

    I have owned several PC's in the past 8 years of my life, all having a traditional power plug, a couple even charged by high power USB (netbook). And I have to say that 4 our of the 5 laptops I owned, they where replaced because of a broken power jack.

    I spent way more on 2 years worth of laptops than the 2 years I have owned my MacBookPro (Maxed Specs). Mainly because of the well build and the MagSafe 2 adapter.

    I can understand some of these people who are laying their mac on their beds and its getting disconnected, but in my professional IT opinion, if it was a PC with a standard jack, it would have been broken already. I think the only time I really use my laptop plugged in is on my desk at work. And then I just leave my charger in my bag because my laptop will last 5-6 hours on battery. Plenty of time for me to use my laptop for anything on the go, and I am a graphic designer and IT specialist.

    For those who are complaining about the fraying insulation on the outside of the brick and by the head, I have never had this happen. I personally have had this happen on the old 30-pin iPhone charger/sync cable. The thing I tell people is if you charge your phone at night before bed, and maybe in the car on your way home from work it will save your cable from fraying and battery life.

    (I personally can make it the WHOLE day before needing to charge it again, that's with facebook, spotify streaming, texting, and then watching netflix/hulu). I would try and get your phone to 1-2% before charging it again, it saves the battery life.

    ANYWAYS, the point I'm making is I learned by not using my devices plugged in, it saved their battery and charger cables.

    Fact: More laptops that come through my office for repair or replacement are from broken powerjacks than anything else.
    Fact: Since MagSafe, I have never had a Mac come in my office other than for updates or user training.
    Fact: MagSafe disconnects easy, but at the point where a normal powerjack would have broken. ($$$$$$$$ Well spent Apple, thanks :)
    Fact: If you use the adapter as intended it will not fray and your battery will not go bad.

    Lie: The MagSafe disconnects to easy.
    Lie: Its alright to buy a refurbished replacement on ebay/amazon. (3 out of 4 I bought for replacements on ebay as "official" where not, one fried the power bored.)
    Lie: MagSafe 1 was better than 2.

    Lie, sadly: iPhone/iPad will be getting a MagSafe. (There are adapters you can buy that are!)

    I hope this helps guys.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution for the rip?

    The cord naturally twists itself, and eventually the cord rips exposing the wire. My second charger ripped today, and ive only had this computer 3 years. I can not afford to keep spending eighty dollars evey year. There really needs to be a solution made, because this is by far not the first negative review, with the same problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give it 0?

    Terrible product. I'm on my third one in a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What have you done, Apple?

    This is the worst laptop accessory invented. First evening with my new MacBook Pro and I've disconnected the magsafe unwillingly over a dozen times. What have you done?? The tiny lateral connector we had until now was perfect.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deplorable Quality!

    It is completely outrageous that a company like Apple would produce a charging cable like this for its products. This charger, like all other Apple MacBook chargers I have owned, gets far too hot when a device is charging. The cable is also far too week and frays very easily, so much so that my current changer has now stopped working all together. I am now forced to spend over £60 purchase a new charger- you would think that after spending more than £1500 on a laptop that Apple would have the decency to at least sell additional chargers with some concession. This is also not the first time that an Apple charger of mine has become faulty: on my previous Macbook Air the cable broke and I had to purchase a new one, I have also had two official lightning cables which have also broken. I know that there are many others which have experienced similar problems and it is simply not good enough!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe2 85W Died on me exactly after a year

    I had this only for a year and it already died on me.. POOR QUALITY
    MagSafe 85w L design is a LOT better than this MagSafe2 85w T design.

    I have a MagSafe 85w L for my MBP 15" and it's still working fie for more than 3years now..

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not especially pleased

    My only complaint about the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is that the rubber insulation on the cable leading from the T-connection to the adapter "burns" off in just a few months, leaving the adapter's internal metal cable exposed and creating a potential fire hazard. A real drag, I must say!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "T" shaped adapter is the worst idea ever Apple ever adopted.

    If you're using your macbook pro on...oh, say...your lap (it is a laptop computer anyway)...the t-adapter is not only in the way, but becomes constantly disconnected. apple did a great thing to go with the "L" shaped adapter, only to go back to the [much-worse] "T" shaped adapter. Very unhappy with Apple's decisions in the post-Jobs era. Seems like everything is getting just a bit worse little-by-little.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor for such an expensive charger

    I purchased my macbook pro only a year ago. Everything seemed fine for sometime until now the charger has started to play up.

    At first I just noticed a little tear in the main cable of the charger and thinking nothing of it, carried on using the product as normal.

    However today the charger has stopped working and upon inspection I have seen that the wire has been totally burnt through and charred. I can no longer use it for fear of fire and will be forced to buy a new one.

    With these chargers costing £65 each, I should not have to buy one every 16 months.

    This charger needs to be redesigned (again) so that it is more robust and less of a hazard for users.

    10 of 10 people found this useful