• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes me want to return my Macbook Pro.

    This is by far the worst charger I have ever had the misfortune of using. It is near impossible to get the connector to stay attached to the laptop, It is just to weak.

    I love the Macbook Pro with Retina as a laptop but I doubt I would recommend one to friends or family purely because of how useless this charger is. If Apple don't do something about this issue soon I will return the laptop and start searching for another brand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe T - BAD ..... MBP RD - GOOOOD

    The T connector does NOT stay in, if I am working portably away from my desk, I find that the slightest up or down bump dislodges the connector. The L connector never did this. Disappointed that such a wonderful machine can have such an annoying disability.

    I also don't like the fact that the cord extends perpendicularly to the MBP, liked the L cord running backwards away from laptop, it just was a neater appearance and worked better universally, i.e. when the plug was either to left or right of my laptop, it didn't matter.

    This is my 3rd MBP in the last 3 years, upgrading each time happily, so I have worked with the 3 different connectors, and for me the L connector has been the best so far.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet too weak !

    I had a Macbook Pro (2011) with the T-magsafe 1 and it stayed put at all times except if I tripped on the cable when it disconnected easily (as it should)

    I have now got the Macbook Pro Retina with the Magsafe 2, and it is very annoying. It disconnects all the time when I am sat with the macbook on my lap, and the slightest movement (like getting up to place the laptop on the seat dislodges it)

    I am disappointed in this as it seems a backwards step, and detracts from what otherwise is a brilliant product.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak connection

    I have had a magsafe connection on my old aluminium macbook pro for over 3 years without the connector ever falling out incidentally. It also disconnected as designed on the few times that I have tripped over the cord and probably saved my laptop, which didn't budge. However, the new magsafe 2 barely stays connected on my new macbook air. The slightest vertical pull will dislodge the connector. When using the air on your lap like in front of the tv or in bed, it won't stay in.

    I never had the L shaped connector but it seemed to be the perfect design, so it seems odd it would revert back. Having never used it though I can't comment on whether this is an improvement or not.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I agree with everyone who says it's too weak. Also, I prefer the L-shape flush design. Less likely to get bumped.

    60 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet not Strong Enough

    In continuation of the fact that the Magnet is too weak to stay in, the fix seems to be the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter. It is much stronger than the Native MagSafe 2 adaptor by itself. Use it with your older adaptors or buy a new 85W MagSafe 1 or 1.5 adaptor and use the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter for a stronger bond.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out constantly

    The previous charger, which hugged close to the laptop, was definately suited for "real world" use. This new charger is akin to a toggle that flips and disconnects from the computer under the mildest of pressure. Also, because of the increased flex the cord will experience because of this new design. It wouldn't surprise me if the coord eventually breaks.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out constantly

    Even though it's thinner, the larger profile and seemingly weaker magnet contribute to this thing becoming disconnected much more easily than either the old "T" or "L" MagSafe "1" adapters. Maybe a millimeter thinner, but definitely a step backward in terms of real-world usability.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    As a die-hard apple fan, I was bouncing off the walls to get my new retina display computer. Along with this, comes the new power adapter, which is thinner.

    I am very disappointed in apple for the workmanship with this particular aspect. It is a downgrade from my previous power adapter which hugged close to the computer. With this one, it sticks way out and easily falls out. For example, I will have it plugged in and move seats, and when i sit down that movement alone will cause the adapter to fall out.

    I understand the reason for this "upgrade" in that it accommodates for the thinner computer, but Apple, please remember your customers love you for your surefire quality.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2

    Why Apple? Why did you have to change back to the T charger? Im constantly having to plug it back in when the computer sits on my lap. Please bring back the L charger!!!

    612 of 765 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for going back to the T-Shape

    I was unhappy when Apple made the switch to the l-shape a while ago but now we're back on t-shape and that works much better for me. The L-Shape always disconnected when I pushed the MBP closer to the wall.

    Now about the magsafe 2, was it really necessary to come up with a new design for just saving 1mm in height? I was thinking Apple would put additional contacts on a redesign of the magsafe, like thunderbolt so stay tuned for the magsafe 3 soon.

    All in all a good power supply of good size and love the ability to wind the cable around it (plus the clip!)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fallout

    Love the new 15" Retina Display Mac Book. Seriously dislike the new Magsafe 2. It's weak magnet allows it to fall out with even minor movement. Almost impossible to move the Mac without it falling out. I find myself trying to think of a work around. Glue? no. Binder clip? no. Duct tape? maybe. Stupid design...

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use my laptop on my lap anymore

    The T connector is just horrible. Try using the laptop on your lap and you will spend most of the time reconnecting the power cable. Apple did not spend any time on the details with the new connector. The previous L shaped connector rocked.

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet not Strong Enough

    I have had all versions of MagSafe. The Original T, The L, and now MagSafe 2 with my MBP Retina display. I am a fan of the T design but the magnet holding it in is way to weak. I don't know if it is because its smaller profile, but I can barely touch my laptop without the thing falling out. It is becoming extremely annoying to the point where I might need to walk around with a brand new MBP with its power cord duct taped to it! I believe the magnets are in the systems itself but please Apple come out with a revised adapter with a second set of neodymium magnets in the charging tip to counter act the problem and grab the machine tighter. I'd rather it be bulkier and work properly. I understand the point that is supposed to break away, but not by a feather landing on it! We miss Steve Jobs. I hope this isn't the type of product glitches we will have to get accustomed to now. Apple is supposed to be Apple, This isn't Apple at all.

    813 of 992 people found this useful