• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish

    • Written by from London

    The same as everyone else! Bought computer 8months ago...charger broken already. I am travelling in Asia at the moment, and not having a computer is really annoying, and $79 for a new charger is more than I spend on rent and food for a whole week! Shape up apple!

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is horrible quality

    • Written by from Benbrook

    The cord's connection to the magnetic piece is very cheaply made and this is my 7th adapter in 2 years. I am going to outsource and search for something made of heavy stuff. I mostly use my computer at the desk and rarely take the cord with me when I go out and yet they don't last and always break at the magnetic piece or the fuse in the power block goes out.

    I am disappointed in Apple. They should have fixed this by now. I just get a "that's the way it is" answer from Apple whenever I brooch the subject of workmanship!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    • Written by from Center Moriches

    The only people rating this product above a one star must be Apple employees or share holders. This product is horrible. I'm on third one in 8 months! On the first one the magsafe end fell off, the second just stopped working. Now on the third one and the end is coming lose after only 3 weeks! I only use it in my house!

    How can Apple charge $80 for this product when you can by Apple TV for $99?

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaceable You

    • Written by from BURRADOO

    Ever since my beloved aluminum Powerbook, I've been fighting with the Incredible Breaking Cord on these things. The wire gets broken right below where it inserts into the computer. THERE IS A FIX. I wrap red electrical tape several times around the vulnerable part. The tape cushions and protects the wire. I've never had one of them break since.

    Now there is a new design--and it looks as though Apple have actually been trying to fix the problem. But I think the new design is as vulnerable to breakage as the old one--and harder to protect with tape. But what I don't get is why they don't just accept the inevitable and design the adapter in such a way that the cord from the adapter can be unplugged and replaced--at a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole darn assembly. Could it be that Apple makes more money out of these accessories than out of the computer itself. . . .?

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better.

    • Written by from Rockholds

    I had to order a new one after a year of use. The charger started not working correctly after about 9 months. Depending on the orientation of the cable, it would charge for a while but eventually got to the point where no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to work. I expected better of you Apple.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 6 months

    • Written by from Newberg

    Mine broke after only 6 months. First it stopped charging. I had to move the cable around to get it to work. Then it just broke. I am stuck out of the country with no working adapter, no way to take it in for warranty and probably a couple weeks to get another. I wish they had the old power supply so I could use my iphone/ipod adapter.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Again

    • Written by from Columbus

    I've had to buy 3 of these now. The thin end of the cord that attaches to the magnet part keeps breaking apart. I take very good care of my computer and it's accessories, and I feel if someone as cautious as me has to buy a new one of these every year, then the part is too easily broken. =(

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need i say more?

    • Written by from Houston

    Everything that has been said is true, I just bought a new charger b/c my puppy chewed through my last chord and the first day it worked fine and second day came it wouldn't charge. I thought my animals might have gotten to this cord as well, until i read these reviews and took out my battery before charging it. After taking out the battery the cord works fine, however, i am highly disappointed in this product. Especially when i pay eighty dollars for a charger that malfunctions. Every time i need to charge my laptop i have to take the battery out in order for it to work not only does the battery life not last long, it is a hassle to take out your battery every time.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    • Written by from West Barnstable

    On number 6. Keeps fraying and breaking. 80 dollars every time. Awful.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Can Be Dangerous.

    • Written by from New Castle

    I have a late 2008 MacBook 13" Unibody, and I have been through 3 of these 60W chargers. 2 have come apart at the same spot (near the plug that goes into the Macbook) and when they come apart the wiring is showing so I have had to cover with electrical tape to make it some what safe. On the 3rd one, same spot came apart AND towards the brick it came apart and started smoking. Poor Product , Poor Quality, and a Fire Hazard.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Last!

    • Written by from Campbellford

    Like many others this is my 5th power cord, for the price they are poor quality, but it seems to be the only option.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very displeased with this charger

    • Written by from Buderim

    I bought my macbook about 1 year and a half ago, and the L shape charger that it came with is already broken. The part that connects to the port has totally broken of, and I can see the clean cut of wires and the glue residue, this product was not made properly or with quality. Even though Apple states that there products are the best. My older brother has the old apple charger for about 4-5 years now and it still works perfectly. Aren't newer products meant to last longer?
    I am very disappointed. Now my birthday present is going to be a new charger since they cost so much. Will i have to buy a new one every year? I hope not.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lived

    • Written by from Battle Creek

    Mac power adapters are horrible for longevity. With my macbook I had about 5 power adapters all together. The first one lasted for about 3 years and after that the product really took a nose dive. I have a macbook air now and the power cord that came with it only lasted a little over a year. This product needs serious improvement.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you listening Apple?!!??

    • Written by from Orlando

    I am a dedicated macbook user, but this charger is the bane of my existence. I have had to replace it three times, two of those in the last 6 months! I've read on mac forums that the design is flawed, and that the wire frays inside the casing, which explains why mine no longer charges my computer. The fact that it costs me eighty bucks to replace it everytime it breaks is mind blowing... Apple should be replacing these things for free with how shoddy they're made. WORST CHARGER EVERRRRR.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple likes to take your money.

    • Written by from Washington

    My charger stopped working a while back and I didn't want to spend $80 on a new charger... Because that seems a little ridiculous. I cut my charger wire and taped it back together a few times to get it working again, that seemed to work for awhile until it starting sparking and making noises. So now, I guess i'm forced to buy one of these over priced chargers that are clunky & fragile, also I expect that it is not going to last long before it breaks. These chargers are the only option given to us, and we need them. So Apple continues to squeeze as much money as possible out of their loyal customers.

    Apple really needs to read all these reviews and develop a new more durable charger with a slim design that is also a little lower in price.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is terrible and it is expensive

    • Written by from South Bend

    In the past 3 months, I have been through 3 power adapters. These things cannot stand the stress of being brought back and forth from work to home each day. With the amount of money they cost, I would expect apple to provide a better product.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Antigonish County

    Lasted a year before dying. The covering over the wires is made of very inferior material, it will fray heavily over time even if you take great care of it. The magsafe is awesome but the fundamentally poor quality of the cable itself is ridiculous - and at 80 dollars to get a replacement, I cannot speak positively at all about this.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for a poorly designed charger

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love my Macbook but the chargers are horrible. Spending $80 for this charger is absurd due to the fact that it breaks easily. Apple should change their charger design.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Bronx

    This charger is AWFUL! The cable connecting the casing is wayyyyyy too thin and it breaks easily. Mine just did after little over a year. This is absurd. A laptop charger should last for YEARS barring any abuse or misplacement. And replacing this essential piece of hardware costs EIGHTY DOLLARS!!!This is extremely frustrating and very baffling as my 2010 13 inch MacBook Pro itself works beautifully, no complaints at all. The fact that the computer itself works so well makes the charger issue even more frustrating How did the same people who designed that beauty create this piece of of electronic excrement? That said, for any Windows users considering switching to our side, don't let the many complaints about the chargers dissuade you. Macs function far better than Windows machines, so much so that it is worth putting up with this expensive hassle. Still, Apple fix this already please.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a piece of cr@p

    • Written by from Millersburg

    Can NOT fathom that I'm buying ANOTHER power cord???? We have 4 different MacBook's in our family and it seems like I buy one of these every 3 or 4 months. This time its my 13" MacBook Pro. They should sell an extended warranty on these chargers; NOT GOOD.

    31 of 33 people found this useful