• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The magnet is NOT GOOD

    I didn't read all 8 pages of the back and forth arguing but this is my first Mac and I bought the 15 inch mac air to travel with it, use casually, sit on the couch and so far I can't do any of those things without the plug falling out every few minutes. If you have a cat, forget it, if they walk on the couch, it falls out. If I move, it falls out. I just would like to find a fix..... Any ideas?

    57 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another disappointed fan

    I want to add my voice to the criticism here.
    And no, not all the negative reviews are from one person :))

    I think the person that reviewed the connector highly has no experience with the previous version of the Magsafe connector.
    That connector was the best design so far, stayed in all the time, and only came out in case someone tripped on a cable. It had this "magnetic" feel to it, which was great, and it is completely lacking from the new version.

    New Magsafe 2 connector constantly disconnects, simply by moving my Macbook around. It definitely does not belong to the otherwise general feel of sturdiness of the unibody Macbook Air.

    Even though I am a big Apple fan, in recent years I have been very disappointed by their level of testing. I simply don't believe that the "innovations" like this go through any practical testing (such as simply using the Mac for a day !).
    Otherwise surely someone would have spotted a glaring problem like this.

    A real missed opportunity ...

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first, then overheated and frayed

    This power adapter worked for awhile, then it began to get EXTREMELY hot and now the cord is frayed and the wires are exposed.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need's better design & it's weak compared to Macbook Air.

    Wish Apple would make the connection stronger. The magnetic connection is really weak compared to the one on my Macbook Air. It's constantly slipping off anytime the cord is bumped from top or bottom like when I'm using it on my lap sitting down. The L-style on the MacBook Air would be a much better fit and I prefer over this new connection. Also would be nice to have a cord that was a little longer. Overall two stars because I think this can be improved a lot!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, Apple? Why?

    With my 2010 White Unibody Macbook charger, I have never ONCE replaced it within the 4 years I've had it. I purchased my Macbook Pro 1 year ago and I am already having to purchase another $80 charger. This is absurd. Apple, PLEASE listen to your consumers and get your cords back to the quality that they were previously!

    As far as it doing its job, it charges my Macbook and does it well. Only complaint there is that the brick heats up quickly and gets me worried about placing it on certain surfaces. The extension cord is pretty durable.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to use better cable materials

    Please improve the charger cable at least on the newer MacBook pros. The current cable is not good. The magnet works fine but the cable is fragile under normal use.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges fine, magnet not sticky enough.

    Charges fine, so I guess it does the job.

    Doesn't overheat like my older one. So thats good.

    Cable hasn't frayed at the connector, so I guess that's a plus.

    I get why they made this thinner (nothing to do with the laptop being thinner....makes it harder to accidentally shove a usb stick in there) but:

    1) The L shape design was more convenient.
    2) Sit in a chair, move a little, and the thing falls off. Constantly. All. The. Time.

    This is the first time I can remember where Apple got the actual usability so broken.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    I wonder why Apple is releasing a power cord so terribly weak, and annoying. Do something about it. You can barely look at it without it´s falling out of the mac:-(

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awkward; won't stay plugged into the laptop

    I found this page because I was googling out of frustration with my Mac Air's charger cord. As others have noted, it falls out too easily when tilted up or down, which happens a lot when the laptop is ON YOUR LAP. Hello? I truly do expect design perfection from Apple, which makes it doubly frustrating to have such a serious flaw on this expensive laptop.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Longevity Issues

    I'm willing to spend the extra money on Apple products because they are usually high quality items with beautiful design. This charger has not lived up to the standards I'm used to with this company. The sheathing was super thin and allowed for frayed wires to hang out. I would expect for this product to last more than 2 years as all of my other Apple products have (including earbuds and usb cables). Will have to purchase another even though I don't want to spend the money on a flawed product.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love hate

    I love that its magnetic and protects itself against trips etc. but I think the magnet should be stronger than it is maybe twice as strong?

    I don't like that the jacket material that covers the cord is utter garbage I'm on my 3-4th replacement from apple because after a few months the jacket begins to split near the connectors from I guess stress of some kind. Now I'm not what I consider a power user but I take my laptop around at least 2 times per week but for the most part unless I'm charging it near my couch where I'm usually using it the charger just sits near by so I don't understand how it can split from stress.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unplugs too easily.

    It's a combination of a few engineering over sites. Not enough surface area for the magnet to hold firm and it extends out too far so even some of the weight from the cord itself has enough leverage to unplug it. I think going back to the "L" shape would solve the problem..

    Also on a similar yet side note... I've always thought it would be incredibly convenient to have a charging connection on both sides of the MacBook. See what you guys can do, Apple :)

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very delicate

    The thin cord that runs from your laptop to the charging brick has a very weak cord connecting it to the brick. The material around it tears easily exposing the thin cords which also sever soon after. I have gone through 2 of these and at a crazy $79.99 a piece it is getting ridiculously expensive. I expect better if I'm going to spend thousands on your computers.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    falls out too easily

    if pulled directly, it stays plugged in well enough....but with any bump or pull vertically, it comes unplugged. incredibly inconvenient as it constantly detaches while on lap or whenever moving the computer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate the weak magnet!!!!

    It sticks out and the magnet is so weak it falls out if i move even the slightest bit, it is SO annoying i hate it. Not to mention, if I forget to bring my charger to school, I can't borrow anyone else's bc it's incompatible with older chargers. At least it charges (in the event it actually stays connected). Apple should issue every single customer and adapter for this POS, terrible design.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed

    Just like the last versions of the magsafe power adaptors the cord is prone to splitting near the power supply box. On my last MBP I had to replace the power adaptor 3+ times in its 5 year career. I was hoping this new one would be different somehow (I dont know why i would think that). It finally broke again, after just 5 months of use. Luckily it is covered in the applecare so I wont have to buy a new $80 power adaptor.

    For those who wonder if it was my doing somehow, it was not. As I have dealt with this problem before I take steps to prevent it from happening again. carefully wrapping it up, not pulling on it and I have a hard case it sits in while it is my bag.

    Also, as many others have complained the magnet is not powerful enough. I agree on this point as well. It could use a stronger magnet so it does not fall out as easily. I can see how this would add to more cable splits from the power supply box.

    Unfortunately, I realize that if you are reading this you already have a macbook pro (most likely) so you really dont have a choice in the matter. The only advice I can give to you know is that if you computer is covered in the applecare warranty, so is your adaptor (as long as its the one that computer came with). If the cable splits, get a genius appointment and get it replaced.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor construction

    Not really a big fan on what is happening to Apple products in the past 5 years. Specifically of this review of the MagSafe 2 85w power adapter I had two incidents. The first incident was the original adapter it came with my macbook pro shorting out within one year. Second would be the new adapter I had to buy after the short, the cord began to tear.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Function, Not Durable

    Like everyone else my cord frayed. This came with my first macbook ever and I treat it like my baby. Cord started to split open near the laptop and exposing wires. Patched it with tape, but it just happened more and got super sketchy to use because it looks dangerous. I think the little clip for coiling the cord gets too tight if the cord is hot. Still, it is a silly problem to have as I've never had a cord fray like that on me and I'v had several laptops. It also looks like the T tip is a backwards step from the L tip because it is ill suited for charging from the far side of the computer which just so happens to be the direction I always have to charge from.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh no! It broke :(

    I like the strength of the magnet because when anyone gets tangled in it, the cable doesn't take the entire laptop down. However, my cable ended up breaking near the power box after half a year of using it. Not the best design.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    Very annoying. Becomes unattached way too easily.

    8 of 9 people found this useful