• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    it's decent

    the only complaint i have for this is the material used for the cable that connects to the computer. the charger lasted a month short of 4 years. the only reason was because i mistreated it. i'm not sure how so many people mishandle such sensitive electronics so badly.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great when new.

    Started out fantastic, eventually started burning up during use, then quit all together. Love the innovation and ease of use, but really need longer lasting product. Paid a lot anticipating long life, but three years and finished. Any cheap electronic company could have matched that.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovative but not durable

    Apple's MagSafe chargers reflect the thought and detail that goes into its products. The magnetic connector is convenient, the amber/green LED is a simple way to let the user know if the notebook is charging/charged, the built-in cable management lets the user put the adapter away neatly, and the swappable prong is very nice when traveling abroad or for just plugging in the extension cable. It does all of that while still managing to keep a very clean design in small, portable package. The MagSafe power adapter is generally superior to most other chargers from almost all other brands, or it at least seems to be.

    However, the charger is generally not durable and seems even quite flimsy. My particular charger remained in the same spot for three years and was rarely ever moved, but about halfway into my second year of using it the charger started working only intermittently. The intermittence became progressively worse until it just stopped working all together. There is no visible stress, fraying, or other damage on my unit. For $80, that really isn't very good—especially when I own much older, cheaper notebooks that still have working chargers, and more often than not the charger outlives the notebook. That does not seem to be the case with Apple's power adapters, and I wish that weren't the case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed

    Love the design. But it failed. Like many other reviewers here, I've only been using it for a short time. In my case, 14 months. So now I get to buy another one for $80.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My MacBook power cable is not working after just 2 months

    My power cable is not working I wish apple can come out with a better cable that can last longer, this computer and devices are too expensive for a customer to buy them every now and then. I love my Macbook, but I can't afford to spend $75 to $100 every 2 months.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard

    Although my power supply lasted several years, when it finally went, it nearly started a fire. Luckily I was in the room when smoke came out of the unit while the wires began to burn & melt. Same problem: worn wires.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and unreliable, though still convenient

    For everyone having trouble with this thing: when it fail to work for me (I plug it in but the lights are off and laptop's not charging) I put it on a heater to warm it up. After a minute it is working again (weird).

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but what's with the refrigerator power cord?

    As an extra power supply for my new 11 in Air, the basic 45W brick seems well made and works fine. But the extension power cord is totally out of character with the elegance of the little Air. It is very very very stiff, has a thickness larger than what powers my refrigerator, and now requires a 3 prong outlet. The flip-out prongs from the brick alone don't need a grounded pin, so why include this extra size? In any event, i just cut off all but 1 inch of this refrigerator power cord, and connected a new flexible 120V lamp cord. But for $79, this is something Apple should have made!

    131 of 210 people found this useful