• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this charger is a joke

    love my macbook air. absolutely hate this charger, not a 5 minute period goes by where this thing is not bumped out.
    To make this more of a joke, if the charger cable is tripped over and it pulls in a horizontal direction back or forward, it will not come out and rip the laptop off the table, but if it is even gently pulled up or down, the charger simply falls out.
    Apple had it right with the cylindrical magsafe chargers, and the 'old' style magsafe would easily fit in the dimensions of my macbook air so I just simply dont understand why they would design this awfulness

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor indeed. Not fit for purpose.

    I bought a new Macbook Air 13" (2013) and this is the power adapter that comes with it. I had an older Macbook Air that used the earlier magsafe connector. The magsafe 2 is absolutely hopeless. It disconnects from the laptop at the slightest movement. I never had a problem with the previous connector. It is impossible to use the laptop on a lap as the magsafe 2 disconnects much too easily. It juts out from the side of the laptop and looks clumsy and crude.

    Not only did I find the magsafe 2 an absolute nuisance to use but the whole charger failed after less than a week having got far too hot. I took my new Macbook Air back to the shop for a refund. Apple should be ashamed of this. This is terrible design and very poor quality. This is not what customers expect from a premium brand.

    The product should be recalled as it is not fit for purpose.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    Seriously Apple why do your chargers fare so badly. I am tired of exchanging them for new ones and buying new ones. They simply just die out within months.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely rubbish

    Charger falls out of the computer even at the slightest suggestion of moving the computer. The old Magsafe Adapter was so much better.

    Form over function...once again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quaility: Cable Splitting After >1 year

    Cable is splitting and the inside metal wires are showing. Has barely been more than a year and I can't claim warranty for it now.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst magsafe ever

    the first one that came with MBA 2012 died after 3months (under good care)

    the second one last until today.. i hardly bring my charger outside because 7hrs of battery power is enough for my daily computing needs. this has to be the worst magsafe ever build it stop functioning under normal usage. my warranty already expired last month.. thank you apple. now i got a reason to unnecessarily over spending my november salary on your stupid and inferior magsafe 2 charger

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No idea with all the complaints

    I would not say that the charger is perfect, but I think it works well enough. Mine never broke or frayed. Even my old mag safe 1 never had any problems besides it getting dirty at the transformer(my fault). The only grip i had with mag safe 2 is that i wish the connector was more "L" shaped and not like the 30 pin connector. I understand why they did it (the new macbook pro with retina display it too thin.) but i wish it was less protrusive.

    All in all, Im quite happy with the plug as it is compact and easy to carry about.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    weak cable join

    two of my kids adapter have now split at the cable joint near the power unit. we have 2 of the older versions and have lasted 3 years so far of used by my older kid, wife and myself with no sign of wear and tear and stress. this is simply bad quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying and Comes unplugged.

    The new charger falls out all the time. I put my laptop on my bed, charger falls out. I accidently scrape the charger's wire, charger falls out. I place my laptop on my desk at a slight angle, charger falls out. You're getting the idea. It is very annoying when I put my laptop to charge, leave it and come to use it away from the house to discover it wasn't charging since the plug fell out. This is the one thing that is wrong with the new MacBook Air. Shame really.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBA's weakest link

    I love the new MBA (MacBook Air) and I don't have an issue with the magnet on the power supply. The main problem is the power unit malfunctioning. After only 4 months the power unit just died, without warning. No light and no charge. I took it into the apple store, where it was tested and found to be faulty. I was then informed it would be further inspected by the technician and a 3-4 business day turn around. Meanwhile I can't use my MBA as it has no charge.
    With my unit and reading everyone else's dead power unit story's is that these power units die early. If you purchase a new MBA you can expect to have to return the power unit within a year. Which also means your MBA will be out of action.
    Considering the power units cost $100 theoretically you could be looking at spending $100 every year you have your MBA!!!!
    Apple really need to look at these power units. It seems a lot of people have similar short life spans on these things.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok product.

    There is nothing particularly marvellously good or bad about this product. My comment to all the other bad reviewers is that I have had no problems with it, if it's broken get it replaced! Why do you have to rate it badly, I do 2 get the odd cable getting yanked out when kids run around cables but that I assure you is much better than your MAC FLYING into the ground! They are very durable unlike these other long ones with long thin pins that break itself and the whole pc if it gets yanked ground wards. I do recommend this product but make sure u get the correct wattage. Best go talk to the apple guys.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    Love it. I can change the head for a long or short cable. Magnet plugs in well. LED indicates status. Smartest charger around!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 6 Months

    I am extremely finicky about keeping my gadgets in ship shape. To my surprise this adapter went dead in 6 months inspite of good care and no rough use. Pretty awful for an Apple product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job quickly and nice safety features

    The other reviews are quite surprising. This charger does its job. It charges my Mac Air, it charges it much faster than Windows chargers I've used for Windows machines, it is quiet, small and has a decent length of cable with the option to extend it as well or wrap the excess up with pop out hooks on the charger. It doesn't get too hot and it's fairly portable.

    Those complaining about the charger disconnecting have obviously never tripped over a charger cable and pulled their laptop off the desk. That doesn't happen with this charger because it disconnects easily and safely.

    My only complaints would be that the cable gets filthy, being white, and that the older magsafe connector (pre 2012) were a much better design. Less likely to be knocked out accidentally when used on a lap or cluttered desk, more form fitting and universal. I don't see why the connector needed to be changed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Air Mag Safe Rip Off

    My wife's Mac Air has never had the power lead removed from the same power supply in 14 months. It just stopped charging. Took it in to the Apple store and was told this is a regular problem. Answer give us $89 for a new one. As we needed the laptop urgently had no choice. Thank you Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish.

    Within 1 week, the cable got stripped of its outer sheath after my office chair rolled over it. I expected something more durable considering it is for a portable device. Magnet disconnects pretty easy.

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