• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nightmare

    I have to agree with all the other reviewers.
    My Macbook pro is Mid 2010 and I am happy with it but now AGAIN, third time the charger is gone.
    genuine Apple charger and they do NOT last more than a year, 18 months. I am forced to buy the third one now.
    I am totally disappointed, the quality is bad, gets very hot and simply does NOT last!!

    Bad Apple, Bad!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects too easy

    0 star product

    This item is disappointing. I'm not sure how this device passed QA due to it it disconnecting way too easy for practical use. Better off using previous the generation magsafe + adapter.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO STARS WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE!

    This charger is absolutely AWFUL! It disconnects on the slightest movement of my mac. I find myself having to reconnect it over and over. Design is completely FLAWED! Apple PLEASE redesign this thing!!!!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire the engineer who designed magsafe 2

    This is the worst power connector ever. It falls out if you breath on it. I love my mac book but this connector is single handily the biggest cause of lost productivity. Sometimes it falls out and I don't notice. Then I need to leave to take the train and find my charge at 20% instead of the 100% I need for my round trip journey. So now I lug this charger with me, which adds considerable unnecessary weight and inconvenience to my commute.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects too easily

    This things absolutely blows. Not sure who designed it but it's not practical at all for laptops. It comes easily disconnected with barely any effort at the magnet side when my Macbook Pro Retina is sitting on my lap. The former 90 degree Magsafe power adapter stay connected so much better, even with bumps and moving around.

    APPLE, PLEASE REDESIGN or use a FORMER DESIGN THAT WORKED!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T-style adapter is TERRIBLE!

    I wish Apple had kept the L-shaped adapter. The T-shaped one on this new MagSafe 2 charger is very sensitive to forces and moments - just the slightest nudge unplugs it. I find this to be very frustrating. My old MBP had the L-shaped one and it was very secure, and disconnected only at the appropriate times. This was a poor engineering design choice by Apple (a rare one, thankfully).

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly impressed

    This charger has saved my RMBP from being snatched off the table several times !

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!! Poor cable and gets very hot

    How Apple can supply such cr*p equipment??? Cable on Mac side fall apart after 12moths and charger can be used for brewing a tea.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe 2 charger - A fire hazard with a poor design to boot

    This is now my second Mag Safe 2 charger and today after only 9 months use it has failed.

    From day one the charger operated hot and I wrongly assumed this was normal.

    I expect apple will be looking to "revolutionise the design" of the charger by moving to an "L" shape design like the previous charger in a bid to make even more money. Lastly £65 for a replacement what a joke!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally, my turn to experience connectivity problem

    Just like what the title said, my charger is not working well for my 15-inch retina (bought in December 2012) now.

    I have already undergone SMC resetting and it appears that the charger does not work properly.

    Based on what I have read in the review column, I am not sure if I am relatively lucky to have my charger (finally) fails after 14 months of use, yet it is really annoying when the charger works 5 -10 minutes and then the display shows you have plugged the charger in but not charging.

    I will eventually be forced to buy a new charger, but I am far from happy as my expectation on Apple is always high, just like any Macbook Pro user in Planet Earth.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much worse than MagSafe 1

    I loved the previous MagSafe connector, and unlike everybody else it seems, never had any problems with the cable. MagSafe 2 however is a step backards.

    Main issues:
    - magnet is too weak, cable comes off easily
    - I can't charge sitting on my bed with the MBP on my lap, because the plug protrudes and gets in the way. So this laptop doesn't work well on your lap.

    Seriously Apple, what were you thinking? Give me back the old L-shaped connector!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    Stopped charging my MacBook Pro within 5 month of use. Nothing happens when I plug it in, the lindicator doesn't light up either. Really dissapointed, things like that shouldn't happen when you buy a 2000 $ laptop.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but prefer the previous generation

    The bad reviews far outweigh the good ones, however, from my perspective, I've been using Mac laptops since 2007 and I've never had a power adapter fail. I believe there are several compromises, though, from a design standpoint that are "balanced" with the MagSafe 2. First, if the magnet is made stronger there's a risk that the "quick disconnect feature" won't work and someone's Macbook will go flying off the desk. Make it weaker and people complain that it disconnects too easily. If you tug the connector straight out (perpendicular to the Mac) you can see that the magnet is quite strong. Pull on it upwards or downwards and the magnet releases with much less force due to the peeling action. The only way around this from a design standpoint would be to make the connector much larger - obviously not desirable. Trade-offs also exist regarding the cord. A more durable cord could certainly be offered, but it would be heavier and thicker (again, just my opinion). My only complaint is that I preferred the previous generation's "L" style connector over the current "T" style. When a laptop is used on a desk, the power cord will typically be routed away from the user, not lengthwise to the right or left. Therefore, an "L" connector will result in a neater desktop with less stress from the cord making an immediate 90 degree bend. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why so many people suffer cord failures. As far as the price goes, I'd be happier at around $50.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty design

    Charger works fine, but it keeps falling off. I agree that it's definitely design because it snaps on pretty strong, but it disconnects way to easily. Can't even charge while using it sitting on the couch. Disconnects at the slightest movement.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Plastic on the cords are terrible

    The housing for the transformer is fine but cord and the plastic that's used to seal the cord is terrible. I'm not sure why Apple can't use a stronger plastic, also ends on the cords tends to come loose after a few years. I'd suggest anyone who buys a new Mac Book Pro to re-enforce the ends before they start breaking.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cable "melted": Dangerous.

    My MagSafe 2 cable after 1 year started turning yellow close to the connection with the computer but it was not very dark so I thought it was only me seeing this and since sometimes it was hot (I contacted support and they said it was normal) it could also be caused by that.
    Now, one year and a half after buying my computer it started to rip apart and the cable inside just became exposed.
    This is actually quite dangerous and I consider this a hazard in a MacBook Pro Retina with 1 year and a half.
    Product quality in this Power Adapter is definitely not what one would expect from this model from Apple.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality insulation

    I made the mistake of using the sliding clip to secure the cable after coiling. Within 3 months of purchase, the insulation began to fray, exposing the wire. I bought a replacement and have never coiled or clipped the cable. Still, within 6 months, just the sliding of the clip by gravity alone began to erode the rubber insulation. I've had numerous Apple cables before and the insulation has always been of the highest, most durable quality. I still use my 5 year old iPod charger. But this cable is made of the most ridiculously dry, brittle and inflexible material I have ever seen on a wire! It is an insult to the wonderful engineering that went into creating the MacBook Pro.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    I was dismayed when I saw how poorly reviewed this product was, especially because (generally speaking) I am an Apple hater. But I purchased a MacBook Pro for video editing (because it is peerless in this regard) and am very pleased with this charger. The magnet snaps on and stays there. If that does not continue to be the case I will update this review.

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wan't a Job working for Apple.

    If product iterations merely require taking something good, and making it worse, I could make a killing designing "new" products for apple. I have tons of bad ideas!


    The MagSafe 2 is simply not capable of staying connected in normal situations. The reviews on this product are so unanimously terrible, I would suggest this product deserves a recall.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Common problem with charger. 4/4 for 3 dffrnt. people had same problem

    My second charger just had the same problem as the first. The thiner corder leaving the charger gets worn out quickly. When I got the second one, I even put electrical tape around as a preventivie measure but it just lasted a 5 months. I don't even wrap my cord close to the base, or wrap it that often. The same thing happened to two other people I know.

    7 of 9 people found this useful