• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    It falls way to easily. Old one was way better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    back to the drawing board please

    ok, so Apple prides itself on design. the design isn't the problem, it looks good and sorta does what it is supposed to do. what do i mean by sorta? well, the purpose of the magsafe adapters is for the power cord to break away without dragging the laptop along for the ride. what everyone complains about, and rightfully so, is that the adapter disconnects WAY too easily when force is applied in an up or down motion, and way too easy is an understatement. if you pull the cord to the front or back, or straight out the adapter provides sufficient resistance before finally disconnecting. it is as if the adapter stays on too much or is too easily disconnected, not an elegant design worthy of Apples self appointed accolades. if you keep your rMBP on a desk and never move it the adapter works great, BUT just try and pick it up and keep the adapter connected.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 cents on an $80 p/s that's worth 2 cents

    I am a big fan of Apple's computers, and I love my MBP 15". However, I HATE this power supply. The 85W version is so big and heavy it is a PITA to haul around, and because of it's weight, it constantly pulls on the small DC cord connection. This means that it is inevitably going to pull loose, start to fray, and then spark. What's worse, the T connection of the DC end that connects to your computer (a) gets bumped out of your computer constantly when it's sitting on your lap because the design makes it so easy to remove and (b) has the same problems at the other end, where the wire going into the T starts to separate, fray, and spark. I figured out it was shorting out when the laptop started getting volcano molten melting my thigh hot (assuming due to crazy amazonian torrents of current) and then, when setting the computer down on a chair after standing up to relieve the barren, schorched landscape of my leg, the T connector came out (BIG surprise...), but this time, did some mind-melding to my computer causing it to simultaneously crash and wake up in the year 2000 (system time, that is)...
    Oh, and if you want to replace the power cord to reprieve yourself of the aforementioned smoking leg Mcfly'esque drama, it'll cost you a cool $80. Best part, just like the living-God of comedy, Bill Murray, you'll get to relive it all anyway when the thing fails again. And if Bill didn't find it funny, what chance do you have??
    There's my 300 words.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring the L connector back!!!

    I just bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz to replace my old faithful MBP 2.6Ghz from 3 years ago.

    much to my dismay, one of the really, truly great design features of the the mac, the L-style MagSafe connector, is gone. now I get this clunky connector that sticks out and snaps off all the time.

    I HATE IT. Can I buy an L-style for my new Mac? pleeeeease? does anyone know where I could find one?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    A lot of people are complaining that it falls out easily, but the point is so you don't rip your laptop off of a surface and destroy it. I'd rather have to pick up my cord and plug it back in than pay $3,000 for a new computer. It's saved me dozens of times already, and I highly recommend it.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the L-shape

    Going back to the T-shape was a terrible idea by Apple.
    I loved how the L-shaped one aimed the cord towards the back of my desk.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    The wire joining to the adapter just breaks off the first 6 months I got the d*mn charger.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be zero stars

    I have always been a huge fan of the MagSafe connector, I think it was one of the most innovative yet simple ideas. The new one that came with my Retina MB Pro is terrible. It sticks out the side at 90 degrees to the computer, making it very apt to bump into things and when it so much as light touches another object it falls out. Sometimes it falls out by just moving the laptop, not even having touched anything or really pulled on the cord. I would pay good money for an old barrel style magsafe connector that would work with the Retina MB Pro. I've recently been so angry with it that I tie it on to the laptop with a long piece of wire, which stops it from popping out constantly, but that defeats the purpose of MagSafe.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter cord of MacBook Pro retina is not Pro like

    The cable shielding of my adapter is broken near the magnetic connector. According to the aMac store I'm not entitled to a repair even though it's not a year old. I bend the cord too much I've been told. My previous MBP cord survived the same handling for three years without signs of wear. Not a happy camper!!
    Apple, why don't you make this part detachable too like the main cord. This would make it a lot cheaper for us customers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges my 11" MBA 2013 in 2 hours..

    Brilliant product, cable seems strong, well designed and sturdy. Has little fold out flaps which allow you to wind the cable up nice and tidy ready to through in the briefcase. The unit does seem to get warm when charging.. (50 - 70 oC?) Though nothing out of the ordinary for any high amp charger. I appreciate a fast charge over a slow, low amp one. From 3% to 100% in 2 hours is remarkable and slightly off subject but the charge then lasts the whole work day and beyond.. it's now 23:22 and I've still got 23%!!!

    14 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous, poor design & rubbish quality!

    I have had three Macs, the Retina being my fourth. Not a single MagSafe Charger has lasted longer than a couple of months and have had to constantly travel back and forth to an Apple Store to get replacements (Thirty minute drive each time, Apple Resellers take 3-5 working days to replace the item)

    The Apple MacBook is a fantastic product but let down by the chargers! The cables always fray leaving the wires exposed which is extremely dangerous. My previous MagSafe2 charger would get extremely hot and fray which resulted in sparks and actually melting the product. My new one has frayed in a few months despite taking extra care of the product.

    Furthermore, the size of the mains plugs has been reduced which is very hard to remove from mains sockets.

    No-one expects paying so much for a product that has such a short lifespan.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for Macbook Pro with Retina Display)

    I agree with all comments on this weak adapter i.e. keeps falling off with the slightest of movement.

    Another issue is that it heats up while charging. Could be dangerous. Both the cord tip and the laptop unit gets heated up. Any similar experiences? From anyone?

    Besides I also find the Airport connection annoying at times, when it has to be switched on and off for it to work properly.

    I think apple should redesign the adapter for the macbook pro and offer to take back the old adapters. This will be called 'listening' to the customer rather than an admittance of an error/mistake/flaw.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifetime

    The lifetime of this cable is generally way too short, i've had 2 chargers over a period of a year, both of which started to crack in the cord after 4-5 months of use

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cable burnt through

    At first the power adapter seemed to work as to be expected with no complaint. However, after 5 months of owning my MacBook Pro, the power adapter began to get extremely hot with every use. With the length of cable that leads immediately to the magnet, it seems too thin to deal with everyday wear and tear. It is this cable that burnt through after 8 months of usage. Another general complaint of mine - for all the MacBook power adapters in general - the plug grip depth is insufficient. Apple have reduced the size from regular shaped mains plugs, and in doing so have made a product which can be hard to remove from mains sockets. I witnessed a family member try to remove their own MacBook power adapter from a mains socket and in doing so get a electric shock. Because of the short depth of the plug grip, they ended up hooking their fingers around the edge to make contact with the metal pins whilst the plug was only half way out of the mains socket. After that incident, a reduced plug grip size for the sake of refined aesthetic design seems utterly ridiculous. I have had no issue with the magnet strength.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad

    this is so annoying. everytime the computer moves it pops off

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put: If it ain't broke....

    The L-Shaped MagSafe from the previous generation was fine for me. If you had to change something about it then maybe make the cord and circuits more durable and stronger. Other than that, the new MagSafe 2 design stinks.

    It frequently keeps falling out of the MagSafe port from the brush of my leg or from the blanket of my bed brushing against it as well. Makes it difficult to be on your lap.

    Is it a dealbreaker to stop you from buying the current line of MacBooks? No.
    Is it annoying? Yes, but I tolerate it because I love my new MacBook Air, (it's so fast and it just works!)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe2 design is a big step back from Magsafe 1

    For all that Apple prides itself on cutting edge, simple, clean design, I do not understand at all why they've taken a huge step back from the intuitive L-shaped design of Magsafe 1 to the T-shaped Magsafe 2. In addition to sticking 8x times farther from the side of the machine, the T-shaped Magsafe 2 is also much weaker - and those two design faults combine to mean that the power adapter falls out of the machine at the slightest jostle. I used to accidentally dislodge my Magsafe 1 maybe once a week- I accidentally dislodge my Magsafe 2 at least 2-3 times a day now.

    Please, please, PLEASE fix one or both of the design flaws in the Magsafe 2 - if you won't go back to the L-shaped design, at least make the magnet proportionately stronger!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    falls out all the time

    very annoying magnetic connection on this power adapter. it falls off if you hit it gently. i have had to re-plug this thing in numerous times a day because i use my macbook air on the arm of my easy chair and the power cord will catch on my arm or leg or the dog and fall out. I understand the concept behind it but I think the older model was thinner and did not stick out so far. my solution is to get it to full charge and then unplug it until it runs really low. i prefer to keep it plugged in all the time but i am tired of constantly picking the cord up off the floor.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hazardous

    In a marked contrast to the macbook pro, this product seems to have a design fault. I bought my MacBookPro a year ago and six months later, the thin cable started to spark where it joins the connector. This was replaced by John Lewis but now the replacement is similarly kinked within the thin wire despite very careful use. I will have to replace it again.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    failed in less than a year

    The day I got it, the little light on the connector stopped working.

    Then, after well under a year of (regular) use, the thinner cable jacket split right next to the rubber boot on the charger body and the thing doesn't work at all anymore.

    Frustrating that I'm going to have to shell out another $80 for the same poorly designed product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful