• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Poor Show

    I'm also just gone through my second cable in less than a year - what other options do we have? None!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    It falls out constantly, you can't move the computer even a little bit without it unconnecting. The magnet is too weak. May be better for those who are rough with their cords and consequently ruin the charging mechanism, but for normal people it's just a nuisance.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Adapters

    After seeing the reviews, at least, i am not the only one buying the adapter every year. There seems to be some flaw in the design/build the adapter dies in 1 year. I am hear looking to buy the adapter for this year :-( as my existing one died.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not robust

    The power adaptor looks good and the magnetic connection is a great idea as it prevents the laptop being pulled off a desk or surface. However, the unit itself is of poor build quality and easily breaks - usually through the wire splitting as it comes out of the adaptor. When this happens the unit has to be replaced. For £65 I expect a much better build quality.

    51 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not hold up

    The charger barely lasted over a year before going bad. Now I need to pay another $80 on top of the mountains of money I've spent on apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    H-O-R-R-R-R-I-B-L-E CHARGER

    It is unfortunate that our reviews won't affect the consumers purchasing this item because guess what? WE HAVE NO CHOICE! apple has a great device in the Pro retina but the charge is terrible! I literally sat and watched it eat itself. I am always very careful about the way I put it away , trying not to bend or twist it. Still the power cord eats away at itself. I don't know technical terms or anything but the side that goes directly into the computer is WAAAY too thin! I should not have to be purchasing chargers for this stupid kind of reason. There is a fault in the connector.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scared to buy a 2nd for work.

    I have the original 60W MagSafe 2 which came with my Retina 13" MBP I purchased Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013. Unlike many reviews, I've had no issues with this charger. The magnet is strong, only pulling out when jerked. In fact, if you pull slow, you can actually pull the MBP across a table by the plug. It charges quickly, without getting hot, and the cable looks as new as the day I unpacked it. I used to wrap the cord on the wings, but no longer do so because that's too tight a circle for these tiny wires.

    Anyway, I would really like to get a second MagSafe 2 for my work office so I don't have to tote back and forth from home. But I'm trying to figure out if we're looking at two different batches here. Was I just one of the lucky few before Apple farmed this charger out to an incompetent contractor? A few bad reviews in the mix of mostly good, you can chalk up to a few folks who don't know how to use the product But this many Apple Heads can't be falling from the same tree. I'm leery of trying for a 2nd winner.

    If someone wants to start a database, we could compare serial numbers and see if there's a connection between series. The number on mine when you unplug the wall prongs/extension cord is: C043485GPJGF288BV

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever

    I hated the previous adapter because it would just fall out if you moved your computer but this one is even worse. This one falls out if you breathe near your computer. I hate it and I can't believe with all the innovative products created by apple they didn't think this was a bad design. I would give zero stars if it was an option.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    The durability of this charger is horrible. Not to mention the price of having to purchase a new one isn't pleasing. I have been forced to buy one out of necessity because there are no other alternatives available. Not very satisfied - didn't even last me 2 years.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WEAK

    I don't like this connector. It has to make a complete u-turn if the cord needs to go to the right... which seems like its more than 50% of the time. An L shape would have been better.

    And I agree it slips off too easily. I just don't expect this kind of poor engineering from Apple. Wow.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    worst charger ever the computer is perfect but i go to sleep with the charger on an wake up thinking its fully charged and end up with 20 percent battery because it decided to fall out right after i went to sleep. Worst creation by apple ever

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    on my second one in a year

    I'm not destructive on my equipment, but this charger does not perform long-term. I'm just settling in to purchase my second one in a years time, it's ruining a perfectly good computer.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable shield broken within 1 year -> no warranty :-(

    Can only repeat what all the others say, the worst product ever.

    I have had 2 Macbooks in the past, this will be my last one. I am not willing to invest 79 Euro on a yearly basis for a bad designed power supply and also to be called a liar by Apple, when they argue its my fault ...

    P.S. and can confirm another bad design error : plug is falling out of the macbook whenever you just make a tiny move ... definitely not useable :-(

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    My last mac charger lasted 4 and a half years without a scratch. I used this one exactly the same way, I take care of this stuff... 1 Year later the cord was open on both ends and it lasted 3 more months (without moving it, using it only on my desk... awesome new retina macboook pro for desktop.... but it wasn't enough apparently) now it stoped working. 1 year and 3 months!? Really?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Negative reviews

    The amount of negative reviews on this charger is the reason i decided to write a review. The only issue I have with my charger coming unplugged unintentionally is if I sit with my laptop in my lap and my thigh pushes up on the charger plug, it unhooks pretty easily. But that is a very minor con to a genius break a way design. I've been using this laptop and charger for about 3 months and do not see any issues with it. The only reason I was looking at the charger on here was to see what the little flip out things on it is for. Apparently they're for wrapping the cord around, but I wouldn't suggest using them as they seem they would put stress on the connections.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burden

    so i was given this laptop which has been so useful for my study, as I'm in my last year of high school, and my laptop cord has just died, as i am school student as is I'm quite low financially and now i have to purchase a new cord for me to continue to use the laptop and most likely another cord when i have to return the laptop to the owner, its just become a financial burden, disappointing apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had no problems with any of my adapters

    I see so many people complaining about the materials used and how quickly these things wear out. I would like to ask how you all treat your MagSafe2 power adapters? I've had mine for two years now with zero problems. I never wind my adapter around the flip-out plastic pieces on the adaptor, so I'm not putting undue stress on the cabling or connector. The only signs of wear I have with my adapters is the discoloring of the sheathing due to normal handling. I've also never had any problems with the connector coming lose from my notebook.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous (one star because I can't give a negative rating)

    I have no complaints about the connector, it is what it is.

    The insulation on the power cable is another story. I will shortly be going out to replace the second power adapter due to the rubber insulation completely disintegrating off of the power cable. This leaves the ground completely exposed.

    This is three cables in around 12 months. First the insulation starts going yellow and then it starts disintegrating. I fully expect that the cable on the third adapter will start to fail in about 6 months.

    At some point past the insulation falling off, the inner cables are going to short (if they're made of the same material) and this will be a fire hazard. I have so far not hit that point.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I don't know why people have bad reviews on these adapters. My brother has the air with the 45W adapter and it doesn't have any issues. I have a retina pro with the 65W adapter. Compared to PCs, these will actually prevent damage to your computer. If something snags on the cable, it could pull the machine with it, possibly causing you to lose important data if you have a traditional HDD. Or if something hits the adapter hard enough will the computer is charging, there goes your motherboard and about $200+ for a new one and labor. And it's easier to find a replacement because you either have MagSafe or MagSafe 2 types and three wattage ratings per type. My dad has two Dell Precisions, the M4500 and the M4700. They both have to use separate adapters. The only complaint I have about these chargers is the price and the little clamp that doesn't do a good job a holding the cable from unwinding in your case.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Only Poorly Designed Apple Accessory I Have Ever Owned

    As much as I love my 13" MacBook Retina, I feel just the opposite about the MagSafe 2 adapter. It falls out of the port with the least effort and I find myself plugging it back in several times a night. The 90 degree plug on my previous MacBook Air was perfect, so why did Apple design and market an inferior failure as a follow-up?

    12 of 12 people found this useful