• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so Negative!?!

    I cant seem to understand why people are posting so much negative stuff. I am eleven years old and I have to use my mac book pro 15" every single day for school. My charger would work just find and those flap ups on the extension cord were very convenient. Unless you cant remember where you PUT your charger, I would not be complaining. (i stole my dads one and ONLY charger..................he got kinda upset)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly fine

    I'm buying a second one for home use, and I'm really not sure why there are so many negative reviews for these power adapters (and all of Apple's cables for that matter). I've had my two current MacBook Pros for 11 and 3 years, and I'm still using the original chargers for them! They've been taken with me on airplanes, to work and to school, and apart from some grime and scratches, these adapters are perfect. There's really no need for the poor ratings, except maybe for the high price.

    -The magnets are just fine, pull some of the cord up and leave some slack next to you, it's supposed to pop out easily so the computer isn't accidentally pulled off a table or lap. And you don't want powerful magnets in the laptop anyway.
    -When you pull the plug out from the outlet, grasp the head of the plug, don't yank the cord. Do the same with the magnet side. This applies to any cable, from any manufacturer.

    Seriously, I've had one for 11 years now, and it shows no signs of the damage people report. I'm not saying every single one is perfectly manufactured, things happen, but I think many of the issues people have are from neglect/mishandling.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems at all

    I was so surprised to see all of the negative reviews. I've had mine for a year and it has been flawless. The only thing I would like is the ability to buy it without the extension cord (less expensive), so I can keep an extra one in my car for emergencies when away from home. I usually have my Mac on my desk and keep it plugged in most all the time. I don't know if the way I use it affects the good performance I've had or not but wanted to mention it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, still using the one that came w. my MacBook Pro

    After a year of pretty heavy use, it still works fine.

    Mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro (current gen as of 6/2016)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    This product has received a lot of bad reviews. Far too many for what it deserves. Personally I think that apple has done a fantastic job in the designing of this product: I love the magnetic charging that makes it effort less to insert in to the port and prevents you macbook from becoming dragged if the cable is tugged. The ability to change the cable size is another fantastic feature. However there are disadvantages including that the pricing is a little steep ( It should be reduced to £50). The white cable becomes dirty after a prolonged time. With all this being said my charger has endured 3 year of constant transportation and ravelling. At the end of this review I would conclude that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and the product is worth buying.

    5 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't trust all reviews.

    Still have my original charger from when I bought my macbook pro mid 2012. I know people hate the magnet is weaker but would you rather it unplug more easily or damage your computer because it ripped out?? Id prefer the weaker magnet. Mines actually frayed right near the power supply and not at the T connector. Just treat it well and will last you awhile, don't twist it up tightly which will cause tears.

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great magnet !

    I have been saved many a times from pulling my Macbook into the ground by the magnetic connector! If you're clumsy and forgetful like me, then this is a lifesaver. Just the right amount of magnetic pull!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine product

    no idea why so many negative reviews. I've got 2 (home & work) both vintage 2014, and they're fine.
    I wish the mag connector was stronger, tho. My biggest risk for disconnection comes from knocking the transformer over.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why all the hate? The charger is good

    First I don't understand why so many people are saying their power cable keeps fraying. I have used apple laptops since 2006 and only ONE has frayed. If you throw your charger in your bag don't expect it not to fray people. I have had my current charger for a year now and so far so good, still works and looks brand new. I love apple chargers because they are really fast and do not overheat my laptop at all. The only charger that overheated was my previous macbook but I had both the charger and laptop for 6 years before it happened.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Holds up

    I'm not really sure why so many people complain about having to buy a new charger every year? I mean what are they putting it through? I've had mine for 2 years and its worked great, nothing is going wrong. I am only having to buy a new one because I have parrots and they got ahold of it. Charges fast, works well, and it holds up.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but must be handled correctly

    I've had the magsafe 2 for quite a while and learned to remove it gently and safely by simply tilting the connection up instead of pulling it out. By tilting it up it very easily disconnects without putting any strain on the wire and in fact I never touch the wire at all. I believe that all the complaining and poor reviews are simply the result of incorrectly disconnecting the power by pulling out instead of tilting. That type of pulling results in stressing the wire and eventually it will fail.

    5 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Before you review, do you have a REAL Apple product?

    I recently had a MacBook Pro 85W charger fail completely. I used it interchangeably with a second charger. The unit that failed worked reliably for a while but after a year, I noticed the magnetic connector would get, and I mean, really hot while charging. Also sometimes its orange/green indicator light would work sporadically. The other unit had no such issues. After the charger stopped working, I grabbed the other one and noticed some subtle and not so subtle differences. The failed unit had a slightly thinner cable, the machining on the connector was poorly done, the markings on the "brick" was slightly different and didn't mention "Liteon Technology Corporation." The biggest difference, though, was that the bad one didn't have the Apple logo molded into its case. Yessir, the bad one is a fake. Or at least it was sold to me by a third party as an Apple supplied (not simply "works with Apple") charger. I'm replacing the bad unit with one I'll buy from the Apple Store.

    The real Apple charger works exactly as advertised and I've had zero issues with it. Lesson learned.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Design, Terrible Job Apple.

    I had a 2009 Macbook 15" I paid $2000 for and the power adapter was 100% awesome. Never had an issue, used it and abused it.

    I paid $2500 for this Late 2013 Mac. Power cord lasted less than 1.5 years before the cord frayed. This needs to be recalled for terrible quality and design. The thing not only heats up like crazy, but the cord literally melted and now the wires are exposed. Nice job apple. Nice job.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best charger of any device I have ever owned!

    I have owned several PC's in the past 8 years of my life, all having a traditional power plug, a couple even charged by high power USB (netbook). And I have to say that 4 our of the 5 laptops I owned, they where replaced because of a broken power jack.

    I spent way more on 2 years worth of laptops than the 2 years I have owned my MacBookPro (Maxed Specs). Mainly because of the well build and the MagSafe 2 adapter.

    I can understand some of these people who are laying their mac on their beds and its getting disconnected, but in my professional IT opinion, if it was a PC with a standard jack, it would have been broken already. I think the only time I really use my laptop plugged in is on my desk at work. And then I just leave my charger in my bag because my laptop will last 5-6 hours on battery. Plenty of time for me to use my laptop for anything on the go, and I am a graphic designer and IT specialist.

    For those who are complaining about the fraying insulation on the outside of the brick and by the head, I have never had this happen. I personally have had this happen on the old 30-pin iPhone charger/sync cable. The thing I tell people is if you charge your phone at night before bed, and maybe in the car on your way home from work it will save your cable from fraying and battery life.

    (I personally can make it the WHOLE day before needing to charge it again, that's with facebook, spotify streaming, texting, and then watching netflix/hulu). I would try and get your phone to 1-2% before charging it again, it saves the battery life.

    ANYWAYS, the point I'm making is I learned by not using my devices plugged in, it saved their battery and charger cables.

    Fact: More laptops that come through my office for repair or replacement are from broken powerjacks than anything else.
    Fact: Since MagSafe, I have never had a Mac come in my office other than for updates or user training.
    Fact: MagSafe disconnects easy, but at the point where a normal powerjack would have broken. ($$$$$$$$ Well spent Apple, thanks :)
    Fact: If you use the adapter as intended it will not fray and your battery will not go bad.

    Lie: The MagSafe disconnects to easy.
    Lie: Its alright to buy a refurbished replacement on ebay/amazon. (3 out of 4 I bought for replacements on ebay as "official" where not, one fried the power bored.)
    Lie: MagSafe 1 was better than 2.

    Lie, sadly: iPhone/iPad will be getting a MagSafe. (There are adapters you can buy that are!)

    I hope this helps guys.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a good product, decent implementation.

    The magnetic release has saved my laptop several times, with pets and kids. It isn't perfect, and it isn't cheap, but it's only a bit expensive and you get that peace of mind. Are we all so spoiled that we can't remember how it was like in the old days of dropped computers and broken ports. I've replaced a MagSafe (old style) and the Apple store in Manhasset didn't even charge me. I've also replaced laptop motherboards from two other manufacturers after the charging ports broke from yanking. Guess which I'd rather do again?

    They aren't perfect, again, but given that you need to plug your computer in once in a while, it is likely the best we can do with today's technology.

    Currently I'm using a year-old MagSafe 2 that has not frayed like my last Macs', and I use it every day and am rough with it (one of the wings has snapped off!) and it still holds up. If you take care of it and not try to use it under the covers of your bed or in a moving vehicle (as one reviewer complained!) you're going to be fine with it. If it fails, you can return it anyway or go to an Apple store to plead your case. Unless it is smashed they'll just replace it for you.

    Really, all this dislike. What are you guys doing with these things?

    Oh, and make sure you have an official Apple charger before complaining here. There are $50 counterfeits all over eBay and the Amazon marketplace. Google it, some have disassembled the frauds and exposed the inferior and dangerous components within. An official Apple made charger shouldn't break in six months unless you dropped it or got it wet.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    No trouble, its great.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many reviews do not get the point of MagSafe

    I think two of main purposes of magsafe are that it falls off when there is a sudden drag and when there is external sideway force that is strong enough to damage the power input port on MacBook. I see many people complain about the attachment of connector of power adapter to macbook is not strong enough to keep the two together when the mac is used on human laps where it's hard to keep a good alignment between adapter connector and power port. Well, think about those traditional connecting mechanism on most laptops where a male connector is plugged into a female one by roughly 1 cm in depth. If accidentally the connecting part bore some of weight of the laptop when you put it on laps, the connecting parts would be damaged as disconnection is not possible.

    I've been using magsafe (both 1 and 2, 2 being better) for more than 3 years and I find it totally satisfactory. It doesn't disconnect easily when you unplug it upright against power port which is just the way it's supposed to work while it disconnects a lot easier when force comes sideways which fits most circumstances where you want it to be disconnected.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the alternative is a damaged laptop port!

    I don't fault the design of this charger at all. Yes, its annoying to not be as portable when the laptop is charging. The alternative, I know from first hand experience with a PC laptop from years ago AND my brother's Dell laptop is a damaged port, and ports cost a lot more to fix. There is nothing worse than hearing "your port is damaged...unfortunately given the design of modern laptops, as a result you need a new motherboard to go with it." I'd rather pay the $80 and replace the charger than pay $300-$1000 fixing the motherboard because the port got damaged as the charger stayed put rather than popping out when I was pacing with my laptop. I even had a damaged connector on a 1st gen iPod Touch for the same reason....cable didn't come out, connector was damaged when I removed the charger.

    My roommate has a PC laptop and even it has the same feature as my MacBook...the charger comes out rather than risk port damage. Much much better than the alternative.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the magnetic attachment to traditional plugs

    I'm very, very happy with the magnetic version, so much that I am getting another one so I have one at home and office. I've owned several MacBook Pros, one Mac Air and lots of windows based PCs and nothing destroys your machine faster than tripping over a cord. I'd rather it disconnect than destroy the port (which has happened to at least 4 windows based laptops). I've tripped over my power cord at least 3 times that I can remember and instead of pulling my laptop off the desk and crashing it, it simply disconnected. My $0.02 worth. You can't have both. I prefer magnetic because I've been through the nightmare of a damaged power port.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    nice product no problem at all.

    3 of 14 people found this useful