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    Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air

    I had a Macbook Pro in the past and nothing was wrong with that, but cable of 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter of my MacBook Air has torn apart in less that two years. This is really disappointing and considering the price that we have paid for this product Apple should do something for their customers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality !!

    This charger has the worst quality. I have my MacBook Air for less than too year and I already have to buy a new charger :(

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    I've had Macs for over 30 years. By far, the most badly designed accessory for any Macbook or Mac Air or Mac Pro is the AC adapter. No matter how careful you are, the adapter breaks and shorts out long before it should; it's the Achilles heel of Apple products. At this writing, my early 2014 Macbook Air is like new, but the AC adapter just shorted out. Please, Apple, there's no reason for this.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Have had mine for less than 1 year it it already is broken. I started noticing some wear and tear around 8 months, however just last week I noticed my laptop was not charging. I went to inspect the cord and I found that there was exposed wire, with sparks coming out! For the price I paid for my laptop, I did not expect to have to purchase a new charger 1 year later. My chargers from my other laptop (compaq) have lasted me 8+ years with barely so much as a scratch. Totally disappointed with the quality, however I have no choice but to buy another one. Please Apple, update the quality of your products.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    I have read a lot of reviews and criticism on this product, and even viewed pictures of problems from other websites, but the pictures shows stressors from improper handling or excessive pulling.

    I was trained by the US Military in electronics on combat weapons and those systems are taken to the extremes. I have spent over 27 years in some form of Government and although I was not an Apple fan at first I will be the first one to praise them for their quality. I been using Apple since 2010 and never had an issue that was not caused by extreme measures. I have used my chargers around the world and in some of the harshest environments without failure.

    With that being said my son has ruin and destroyed two chargers in a period of a year and half. I "tried" to explain what he was doing wrong but like most teenagers he just blew me off. After the second charger was damaged I made him buy his third charger with his own money and after 2 years it is still functioning correctly and still looks good.

    Great Work Apple.

    Ed

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design! Worst part of Apple.

    I've had my Macbook Air for 4 days and I have to say I'm very frustrated with the poor quality of the power adapter. The magnet connection is so weak the thing keeps falling out.
    I have been an avid Apple user for the past 10 years. I have owned and currently own the computers, phones, watches. I have had them all and while I am very pleased with most of the products with little complaint, this charge is ridiculous.
    I am beginning to regret downsizing from my Macbook Pro with the charger that stayed put for the most part. This not only won't stay connected but it takes far too long to charge the computer.
    Please, Please, Please redesign the power adapter!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    On my third one in 3 years.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

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    Made by Apple?!?!

    Add me to the list of the disappointed. I am about to go through my 3rd power adapter. Apple can make such well-built computers, but can't seem to be able to design an equally well-built power adapter . . . maybe add some kind of reinforcing springy something or other, or use a different material? Maybe I'll try building up my cable with a roll of electrical tape or something as soon as I buy another one.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and Poor design

    For a company that constantly touts its commitments to quality this is a glaring exception to the rule. After a year of use it started to show signs of wear around the connection to the power supply and the plug into the laptop. It's lasted another year with out major issue but looked terrible. The following 6 months the charging process was plagued by positioning the cable just so to make it charge and finally today it gave out. It could be argued that the laptop itself lasted so long, far longer and in better condition than many (but not all) other brands usually do (in reference to its all metal design and SSD, not blind fandom), I shouldn't be surprised that a plastic charger gave out. It could also be further argued that the company so proud of its strong industrial design should have foreseen this problem. They could have easily changed the design of the charger for newer models of their laptops seeing as this has been a know issue for MANY years and appeased previous owners by not charging $80!!!! for a new charger.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I've had my Macbook Air since November of 2012 and LOVE my computer. I must have good luck because I'm only going on my third cord. The quality of the chargers are such a joke, $79 for something that doesn't last and shreds quite easily. My fiance got his computer a few months after mine (same model) and he also has gone through a few chargers. Between the two of us we've spent almost $375 on chargers in a little over three years. I'm planning on replacing my laptop in 2016 and I am really reconsidering purchasing a Mac next time around because of the ridiculous cost for poor quality accessories.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY POOR QUALITY!

    I too have had a very poor experience with Apple cables and chargers. Cable discolored and stripped near the tip of the MagSafe 2 connector and towards the middle of the cable. I also had to change the AC Plug as the charger overheated and sparks came out every time I plugged it into an outlet. Can't believe Apple stands behind such poorly designed and manufactured product! Also, replacement adapter is way overpriced, considering how cheaply-made it is.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not good enough

    I own a mac 2014 13'3 inch. (macbookAIR), i also own the new space grey 2015 model:

    For the 2014 charger:
    The design is cool, the wire thin and white, but IT COSTS WAY TO MUCH for some plastic and copper wire with LED lights and a bit of matte metal at the end.
    The magnet is super weak and does not hold when the computer is moved from one point to another and the wire is also very brittle. The plastic can easily rip and the wire inside is also easy to break.
    The charger itself is weak and does not charge quickly.
    Also, when charging for periods of over 30 minutes, the charger will get extremely hot and it seems dangerous to charge for any longer.

    I give this product a 3/5 because it does it's job, but only to a certain extent, apple should consider lowering prices for it, and consider a stronger, more durable charger overall. They should also give up on the magnet and actually use something that goes into the mac and stays there!

    Thanks guys and i hope this was helpful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and expensive

    The system itself works fine, but the technical execution is inadequate. The cable of my charging device broke where it meets the transformer - the isolation is just too weak to withstand everyday use. Buying a replacement for EUR 89 is incredulously expensive :(

    13 of 13 people found this useful

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    Horrible

    First of all, the charger falls out of the computer very easily and takes awhile to charge the battery. Secondly, the wires have begun to come out at the base of the adapter. It is totally shredded from regular wear and tear. I was electrocuted by the open wires that started to stick out when plugging it in. Now I have to go spend $80 on a new one due to poor design. Based on other reviews, I am not the only one with this issue.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    No matter how careful you are with this charger, it WILL at some point break down on you. Mine just frayed and burnt.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    Disgusted

    Just got to work on a Monday morning with low battery life and discovered I no longer have a charger because the cord is severed where it meets the white square base. Now I have to leave work and drop $80 for a new piece of trash. Apple is losing it and must think their customers are idiots.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    Charges fine but the point where the charger meets the cable is poor quality and has already worn out after a year of use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not functional

    Bought the 2015 Macbook Air, after having the 2011 edition for years. With that purchase a new type of charger came as well. It's safe to say that I miss the 'L-style MagSafe' which would fit perfectly on the Macbook and would never come loose.

    The new power adapter continuously detaches from the Macbook since it sticks out more than the earlier version. I don't really understand why the design team would change this. So far I can't say much about the quality because I've only been using it for a month.

    Design-wise: not functional at all, very poor job unfortunately.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls off easily, Breaks easily, Super expensive

    This charger is the worst. Its magnet connecting to the laptop is too weak, so it falls off really easily and the laptop always runs out of batteries before I notice it's disconnected. Then after using for a year, the cord just broke off. Couldn't use it anymore. I wanted to buy a new charger from Apple as a replacement but it's so expensive... I mean, $80 for a charger that doesn't charge well and breaks in a year? I might get a knockoff one instead.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Achilles' heel

    The charger (and specifically its cord) is the weakest point of all Macbooks. In my experience, you just have to assume it will break at some point and you would not be able to work anymore if you are in a country or remote area out of easy reach of an Apple Store. Bringing a spare charger with you is the only safe option to be sure you get your job done in those cases. Its price, however, adds insult to injury.

    15 of 16 people found this useful