• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX THIS

    I loathe these adapters. It is no longer a secret to anybody that these things are a heinous piece of embarrassingly bad industrial design. Truly odious in the face of the brilliant IDEA of having a magnetic plug. It might actually be that departure that I find so utterly insulting, come to think of it. I have now taken to repairing them over and over and over from the same frayed cable housing problem to the point where my current one has now been repaired five times (including with bits from the previous one) and the parts of the plug are so worn from this that the stupid little metal tongue won't stay in place anymore and I am having to glue it with superglue. Obnoxious in every way that such a well-designed and thoroughly excellent laptop should come at the cost of such an insulting cash-cow of a charger scam.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality charger!

    I've absolutely no idea why this product has so many negative reviews - I've had my MacBook for more than two years now and haven't had to replace the charger at all, it is still in great condition (apart from the white colour being a bit darker now obviously).

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought 2, both dead in a year. Awful circuitry!

    Low quality PCB design, high loads are very close to the output. I bought 2 Apple 85w Magsafe 2 Power Adapter, one of them exploted in front of me while going to plug it!! The other one was shortcircuited because the cable material isn't robust at all.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality - Poor Value

    When I pay $2k for a laptop, I expect the accompanying accessories to be just as well made. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't cost an arm and a leg to replace this item, but $79?! $79 I have to spend because Apple puts out a poor quality product. I'm ticked off and will not buy another Mac until Apple changes the durability of this charger. I don't like to feel ripped off.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely frayed along the entire length of cord

    I do not abuse my cord. I do not have any animals. There are no rodents in my residence. Yet, my power cord looks like a leper. It is extremely frayed in multiple locations along the entire length of cord. I don't know why the plastic has just fallen apart.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great magnet !

    I have been saved many a times from pulling my Macbook into the ground by the magnetic connector! If you're clumsy and forgetful like me, then this is a lifesaver. Just the right amount of magnetic pull!

    2 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design in functionality AND aesthetics

    The MagSagfe requires a lot of reworking. The lack of support at the stress points of the cord leaves it susceptible to fraying, especially when you employ the two prongs designed to pack the whole thing away. We're told that the design team chose not to implement support for these joints because they weren't aesthetically pleasing, and if a design team cannot come up with a beautiful design solution, then they aren't really doing their jobs. They chose aesthetics over functionality, but the power adapter is so awkward in design. The lower end is large and bulky whilst the path leading to the laptop is thin and flimsy. How are these two components meant to last alongside one another?

    I should not have to be the one to reinforce the cord's stress points with one of the many 'hacks' seen online addressing this issue. If people on the internet can devise a solution, surely the design team at Apple can too.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a terrible piece of hardware

    I really took care of the one that came originally with my Macbook (really, the exterior looks new on the outside) and it broke anyway after 2 years.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a charger, it works, had mine 2 years with no issues

    If you need a charger then buy this, simple as that. Mine has lasted two years, and so has my father's and colleague's. Not sure what people do to their chargers but mine is fine.

    Ordering a second one now because I'm tired of lugging it around.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    I find it scandalous that Apple produces chargers of such low quality. Mine broke already after 7 months, I paid 1 500 euros for my laptop which is very much and therefore I expect quality. A new charger costs 90 (!) euros which is a tremendous amount of money. It is really scandalous. I used a Macbook charger that I got with a Macbook in 2009 for more than 6 years and that one was made of a better material and it lasted much longer (it still works today). Why would you even decrease the quality? It really makes me wonder.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Harsh handlers?

    I feel these reviews are somewhat weighted towards people that have had negative experiences with these units. After all, the millions of people that have had no problems with their adapter are unlikely to leave a review here just to say "all is well".
    I have been using various MacBook models with MagSafe adapters since they came out. I have *never* had an adapter fail on me in anyway whatsoever. I have not had a concern about overheating nor have I ever had any connectors fail or cable insulation wear and expose bare wire. I can only put this down to a couple of things:

    1) Do NOT remove the connector from the computer by pulling (even gently) on the cable itself. Remove it by gripping the metal or plastic connector and pulling up or down
    2) Do leave a bit of slack before you wrap the cable around the charger's built-in cable management prongs. Watch some youtube videos for tips on this.This will prevent the cable fraying where it comes out of the charger unit

    My sister has gone through three adapters in perhaps 3-5 years. They have all failed with worn insulation, exposed cable and eventual shorting out. This can't be a coincidence. She swears that she doesn't abuse them, but I just don't buy it.
    Again, I've never had an Apple cable in the last 10 years fail on me. My original USB -> Dock connector cable that came with my iPad 2 is only now just beginning to show signs of wear around the Dock connector. That's not bad for almost six years of regular use.
    I expect a MagSafe adapter to last me the whole lifetime of any MacBook I buy. I haven't been proven wrong yet.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks to your cables I will no longer buy Apple Products

    In 6 years i have had to replace 3 times this Power Adapter. Added to the various times I have had to replace my iPhone 5 charger I am so totally fed up that i will no longer buy any more apple products in the future. This is a problem that Apple should have taken seriously sometime ago as there are many dissatisfied customers. Quite frankly I am no longer prepared to shell out more money on premium costing items that do not come with premium item cables/accessories.
    Apple´s cables are very poor quality and to add insult to injury seriously overpriced. May I suggest in the ever competitive technology space that the Seniors at Apple realise that this major flaw in that all your cables are non durable and easily break or fray will lose you many loyal customers which may overtime cause Apple to lose its position in the marketplace. Please remember there was a time when Nokia ruled the world.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks constantly.

    They really need to make the magsafe wire replaceable.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than a year of use

    After less than a year of use I am already have connection problems with this power adapter. The adapter has been plugged in at my desk for the last 10 months, basically never moved and yet the cable has worn to the point where it does not charge my Macbook pro. Wonderful Apple engineering at work here.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally not satisfied after 2nd failure in chargers

    My second charger failed in 2 years time, never had any similar issue with any other brand of laptop. I am surely moving to Windows now. by Tim Cook.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks in 6-8 months

    I bought an MBP 15 Retina last December 2014, it comes with 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. It's just 15 months in, used it just at least 9 hours a day (probably 4 hours plugged in) (weekdays only). I am now on my 3rd adapter!! The it's no longer covered by warranty so I had to pay for it. This new magsafes are not as good as the previous version! It gets so hot every time. I'm in tropical region so imagine it. Apple should consider replacing it for free for power adapters if breakage was not caused by mishandling!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Cable frayed and adapter stopped working after only 18 months.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Same problem as other users! Sort it out Apple!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    falling apart after 6 months

    only had this product for less than six months and its already falling apart.
    this however doesn't come as a surprise as all apple wires fall apart shortly after their first use.
    disappointed is an understatement.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst design ever

    my 4 year old iMac had the original magsafe with no problems and designed very well, the new magsafe2 does not stay plugged in and its not durable

    14 of 17 people found this useful