• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay plugged in

    The magsafe end of the charger has been thinned down and returned to the T connector shape. This means that it is very easy to be rocked up or down and disconnect. Also since the connector is thinner it has extra magnet surface area on the sides of the connector to make the connection strong enough, but this larger area on the sides get's full of little pieces of dust and dirt that keep the charger from connecting. This was not an issue on the older version. The connection on the computer side needs to be deeper or the connector needs to be taller. Also it would likely benefit from being switched back to the L shaped connector so there is less leverage.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last

    After about 2 years of use, the cord broke. At the point where the thin part attaches to the box, the rubber part ripped and the inside frayed. It works sometimes at very odd angles, but usually not at all. Problems began after the first year; the charge would be spotty, coming in and out. For costing $79.00, this is a horrible product. I did not expect to have to replace my charger so soon.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Engineering Team's Transcript:

    Engineer 1: “Let make it skinnier so it falls out easier!"

    Engineer 2: “Well, MagSafe 1 was L shaped so up/down motions would torque the connector rather than acting like a lever arm. Thus it wouldn't fall out.”

    Engineer 3: “Stupid. Let’s also make it stick 1/2 inch directly out the side of the computer so that all the torque is now on the even skinnier, even less secure magnetic plate.”

    Engineer 1: “Genius”

    Engineer 2: “REVOLUTIONARY!”

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe T - BAD ..... MBP RD - GOOOOD

    The T connector does NOT stay in, if I am working portably away from my desk, I find that the slightest up or down bump dislodges the connector. The L connector never did this. Disappointed that such a wonderful machine can have such an annoying disability.

    I also don't like the fact that the cord extends perpendicularly to the MBP, liked the L cord running backwards away from laptop, it just was a neater appearance and worked better universally, i.e. when the plug was either to left or right of my laptop, it didn't matter.

    This is my 3rd MBP in the last 3 years, upgrading each time happily, so I have worked with the 3 different connectors, and for me the L connector has been the best so far.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying

    Count me among those with a power adapter that frayed. Again. Apple, please: You are charging a premium for a product that does not deserve it. If this is planned obsolescence, you are gouging us and fomenting resent. You are better than this.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    I have had my MacBook Pro 15" for 2 years and have been very careful with the adaptor. Cord frayed and unusable now and almost caused a fire. Why pay $2300 for a computer with such a cheap cord.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adaptor is a danger to my family

    So I am on my second charger in two years and am preparing to buy a third one. The first one overheated to the point of melting the wire. On the second one, it still heats up a lot and the wire has deteriorated at the connections on the adaptor side as well as the magnetic connection side. I have put electric tape on both ends but now it is starting to spark when connected to laptop. With the amount that my Macbook Pro cost, I would think that there would be a lifetime guarantee. Thank goodness that the first one went out before the first year warrantee was up. Please Apple, make a connector that lasts as long as the laptop.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire splits near the power block

    I am extremely careful with my electronics and have had no issues with any other apple product. However, this is the second power adapter where the wire has split near the block.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really don't like the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

    I love my MacBook Air but I really don't like the new MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. The previous one was absolutely fine and worked well. The new one comes out way too easily, especially if you are working with your laptop away from a desk. It is incredibly annoying.

    I am also a bit unhappy that the adapter has changed when I purchased a replacement computer even though it is exactly the same model of computer. Hmm. Feels like it's a ploy to make more money from the customer. But even that I don't mind. It's the fact that the MagSafe 2 is just really badly designed and doesn't take user scenarios into account, which is quite strange given that it's Apple's strength.

    I hope that Apple people actually read these comments and take note. Thanks.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    As a die-hard apple fan, I was bouncing off the walls to get my new retina display computer. Along with this, comes the new power adapter, which is thinner.

    I am very disappointed in apple for the workmanship with this particular aspect. It is a downgrade from my previous power adapter which hugged close to the computer. With this one, it sticks way out and easily falls out. For example, I will have it plugged in and move seats, and when i sit down that movement alone will cause the adapter to fall out.

    I understand the reason for this "upgrade" in that it accommodates for the thinner computer, but Apple, please remember your customers love you for your surefire quality.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd Time Getting a New One

    Don't even consider buying a macbook that requires this charger. It's probably gonna break within 1 year or 1 year and a half. Tomorrow I'll have to buy it one more time because of this fragile cord.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating Design Flaw.

    Like many others, this cord breaks quickly and, for me, in the same spot both times (I.e. The thin chord emerging from the square). That part gets hot while charging and the wire is too thin to handle the heat and the inevitable bending at that point. I asked someone at Jump+ why this is happening and what the solution is and why it isn't covered when it is obviously a design flaw. He said because the wire is exposed for all they know an animal could have done it. Then he recommended plastic cable protectors to reinforce that part of the new cord I will have to buy. An item they don't sell. I went to best buy and the apple rep said that I should charge my laptop on a desk and hook the cord up using black clips and make sure it is never tugged. Also to use a spring from a ballpoint pen to reinforce that area. Here's what I think, if I'm spending 100 bucks on a cord that charges a laptop it should be designed so that it can withstand travelling (which I'm not even doing). Oh and maybe don't expect people to spend even more time and money on DIY fixes so this thing doesn't break so quickly. I love Apple and am disappointed that they sell such a product, blame their customers for the problem, and do nothing to fix the issue.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a year

    In less than 10 months of careful daily use, the cord broke and basically tore and burned up near its attachment point to the power adapter. The poor quality of this $80 charger is nearly beyond belief. I use many other electrical devices on a daily basis and I take good care of my stuff. The only things I have of similarly low quality are some micro USB cords, but those cost next to nothing and still last longer. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for selling something this pathetic for $80... but then again it's Apple.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to buy 1 every year

    Adapter barely lasted 15 months. Outer casing on the wires is too thin and weak. Couldn't even handle slight wear and tear. I had to tape it up to make it work. The only hardware product I have seen from Apple that diminishes its reputation (debatable, but the adapter leads the infamous list). Charger carries Apple pricing but not its standards.
    Wish I could give 0 star.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fries easily, but you'll have to deal with it

    This charger is very prone to breaking and frying, and the only thing you can do when that happens is buying another one for 80 bucks. The fact that this happens regularly to my MBP charger and has never happened to any other chargers that i use similarly (including cheap $10 handheld chargers and the likes) reeks an awful lot of defective by design. About as bad as its cables reek once they fry.

    I rate this product 1 star because it doesn't even manage to properly do the one thing it is supposed to do. Be super-careful with this charger and its non-replacable, flimsy cables made of some rubbery plastic that breaks very easily, then damages the wires within and fries in a spectacular display of sparks and the characteristic smell of burning plastics.

    Pros:
    - The whole magnetic thing is neat

    Cons:
    - Ridiculously expensive. If it breaks every two years, you're paying 11 cents a day just for these adapters.
    - Awful cables that break easily, very prone to damage from bending
    - Only consists of two pieces. If the wrong cable breaks, the whole $80 brick needs to be replaced
    - Potential health hazard due to how often these cables fry
    - No alternative. Despite how bad this product is, you will have to put up with it and its massive price tag, so reading reviews for it is pretty pointless, actually.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    I am now about to purchase my THIRD charger in a year and a half. It completely starts ripping on the cable where it's connected to the adapter. Such a waste of money and so annoying. So glad that I have homework and now don't have a charger to finish all of it. BIG THANKS APPLE.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars if I could...

    This charger is absolutely horrible. Had a 2007 MacBook Pro and the charger didn't have any problems for over 5 years. With this new cable for my 2011 MacBook Pro, I've already gone through two MagSafe chargers at $80 a pop. Apple, please get your house in order. The build quality of your accessories did a complete 180 and is utter garbage now...

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays so easily that I'm going Windows

    Apple has created yet another flimsy charger that frays so easily that it becomes a fire hazard in 3-6 months. This is true even if you're like me and you take every precaution. I don't wrap my cord, I always check that it doesn't have any stress placed on it, etc. Less than a year in and it's already frayed in two places (and admittedly has been a fire hazard for at least 4 months now). I have a two year AppleCare plan and I'm still supposed to drop $90+ on a new charger because of Apple's own negligence? No thank you. I'm out.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Connection, Bad Planned Product

    I have nothing positive to say about the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. There's no reason Apple couldn't have kept the L-shaped power adapter, or even offered it as a paid-for accessory (I would buy it).

    The T-shape only makes sense if you're using the computer at a desk. The power adapter coming straight off of the side does not make sense for a "lap" top. I hold my computer between my legs when I'm using it and the power adapter doesn't stay connected. Previous generation MagSafe had no problem at all with the way I held it.

    Apple, please offer an alternate power adapter.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible horrible horrible

    i hate the magsafe2. i cant believe how bad it is for something that costs $2800. Its so bad they should fix the problem and recall all the laptops and provide new ones. absolutely horrible.

    26 of 31 people found this useful