• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Rubbish

    I have been using macs for a very long time and never have i had a issue with the charger wires tearing apart. Now i do travel around the world a lot and this one has been in my procession for 3 years. It gave up on me and the price of the charger is unreasonable, my charger started tearing after a few months.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed

    I love Apple products, and have had everything from a shuffle through a rMBP now. The one thing I can complain about is the chargers. I have only had my rMBP since May (now Dec.) and I just noticed that the cord is starting to split in the most random area! It really makes me mad, being a high school student and saving my money for this that it would break so easily. I take all precautions, and I am very careful with all my things.

    Sometimes the charger doesn't even start charging until I unplug and replug into the wall a couple times. It's very frustrating. Hope that Apple can fix this (and pretty much all their other chargers) so that we can enjoy our electronics more often!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointing

    Not only does it not stay plugged in, the nature of the T vs. L means i broke the cable and need a new one.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible shape and magnet strength for a portable computer

    The T-shape is so thick that the slightest bump knocks the charger out of place. This is beyond a safety feature and into the single most frustrating part of this entire computer. I can't move the computer, my *portable* laptop computer, at all lest the charger fall out and flop onto the floor. The weight of the cord itself even pulls the charger out if it is coiled at the wrong angle on my desk. This shape is horrible for a laptop, and the material is exactly the same as the L-shape. Why simply change the shape when the complaints about the L-shape chargers were based on the easily degradable rubber material to begin with?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third

    What an awful shoddy piece of equipment. How could a charger to a computer be made so poorly!? The MacBook Pro Retina is by far the best laptop this company has ever made but seriously this is just poorly made charger (I don't know how strongly I can stress this sentiment, they should honestly replace the first for free). Apple should be ashamed at the overall rating of this product, or at least they would of been under the Steve Jobs regime. Maybe I'm being a bit too cynical here, but as a long standing customer and advocate I guess I just expect better from this company.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out all the time!

    This is a really big retrogression from the original Magsafe connector. The main problem is with the magnetic piece which attaches to the side of the Macbook Pro. It's too tall and square, and the magnet is too weak. This means it falls out constantly. It would be fine in a situation where the laptop is used like a desktop computer, never being moved from a flat desk surface, but it's a laptop, so it gets moved around and used in various situations. This results in it being pulled out by a slight movement of the cable, or pushed out by a slight push on the connector.

    Also, the plastic the cable is made of is a horrible stiff plastic, which doesn't twist and bend very easily. Not like nice soft silicone "wet noodle" type cable at all. It feels cheap, and like it won't last well.

    And finally, the waste heat produced by the transformer itself is intense. It can't be a very efficient design considering how much waste heat pumps out of this thing! This magsafe power adapter lets the whole Macbook Pro Retina device down.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage

    I've had two of these fail now. It is completely unacceptable that such a basic piece of equipment is so unreliable. When I was a first year engineering student we learnt how to build power supplies, they aren't rocket science.

    It's doubly galling that a 6 year old power supply on my $500 Dell laptop still works fine, yet I've had two fail on my $4000 (AUD) MacBook. No more form over function for me, hence no more Apple products.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars if I could...

    This charger is absolutely horrible. Had a 2007 MacBook Pro and the charger didn't have any problems for over 5 years. With this new cable for my 2011 MacBook Pro, I've already gone through two MagSafe chargers at $80 a pop. Apple, please get your house in order. The build quality of your accessories did a complete 180 and is utter garbage now...

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy quality

    Within a few months after purchase, on an adapter that isn't ever moved (I use my MBP mostly stationary), the rubber coating on the cable has turned into a soft putty that smears off at the softest touch. It has now disintegrated along much of the cable, showing internal wires. Had to buy a second adapter, which doesn't show a sign of the problem. Lousy material control at work here.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays so easily that I'm going Windows

    Apple has created yet another flimsy charger that frays so easily that it becomes a fire hazard in 3-6 months. This is true even if you're like me and you take every precaution. I don't wrap my cord, I always check that it doesn't have any stress placed on it, etc. Less than a year in and it's already frayed in two places (and admittedly has been a fire hazard for at least 4 months now). I have a two year AppleCare plan and I'm still supposed to drop $90+ on a new charger because of Apple's own negligence? No thank you. I'm out.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rMBP is awesome, MagSafe 2 is GARBAGE.

    Great design, nice magnetic connector, yet a totally non functional charger. Frayed wires in 2 locations after less than a year (yeah, yeah it's under warranty).

    What was I supposed to do for replacement in the middle of the jungles of Mexico? Dependability rating of this charger is a 1/10

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad Quality charger broke just outside warrantee

    I buy a top of the line Mac book pro, and the charge breaks... Just like everyone else here who is buying another one... Absolutely rubbish

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Apple,
    I love your products. I use them as a professional to work and they usually never let me down. But the MagSafe2 Power Adapter is not acceptable.

    First, after 18 months the power cord to the MacBook regularly breaks. I always use my gear often, but I also try to be very careful with it. But, no chance. The plastic softener seems to disappear after around 2 years. As a consequence the cable is super sensitive to any form of movement which leads to a broken cable which is not usable anymore.

    Second, the T-Adapter. As many many people complained already the T Adapter is not good design. It always falls of while working with the lap on my labs which can be not good for the internal battery life of my retina mac.

    Please Apple listen and revise this product. We are willing to pay the extra buck but please don't give us reasons to complain about you. Money is not everything.

    Think different!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Old Style worked the best

    Why did you change the style of the charger? The old one had a stronger magnet along with the cord running more along the side of the laptop, this made it much tougher to fall off. Very disappointed.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Made

    I've had my charger for just over a year now and it's already frayed beyond the ability to actually charge. Now I have to buy an other poorly made $80 charger. Thanks Apple.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is even happening?

    Literally the worst design Apple could've thought of. You have to sit upright in a singular position so the charger doesn't come out. The L shape charger was a million times better.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is bunk!

    I spent $3k on my macbook pro. It's a little over a year old and the charger has already stopped working. How is that even possible? I'm so careful with this computer and accessories. It appears to have no defects and the light stays green as if it is charged and it's not. Pretty frustrating.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    My second MagSafe 2 has just died. The first one was replaced under warranty however I will need to pay $99AUD to replace the second faulty unit.

    We have owned numerous Dell, HP etc laptops and have never had any issues with power adapters, some are still working 5+ years later.

    Apart from the poor QC this unit gets very hot. Not what I would expect from a premium product

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pops out all the time

    I loved my last MagSafe adapter for my old MacBook Air. Now, with the MagSafe 2, the design seems to have gone backwards. The weakness of the magnet and the way the plug now protrudes means that my plug is always popping out... which is super-frustrating. Please Apple can you fix this on your next itineration of this adapter?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the worst one yet

    It overheated after 2 months and stopped working, got a free replacement. Another issue is that it's very prone to disconnect whenever you even just slightly move the MacBook.

    6 of 7 people found this useful