• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous.

    • Written by from Adelaide

    I've had a Macbook Air for about 2 and a half years. Within this time I have replaced my charger 5 times due to it breaking. I treat the charger so delicately yet it still manages to stop working after a few months.
    Than again this is an Apple product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air charger works great

    • Written by from WATSONVILLE

    I can't believe all the bad reviews just because it disconnects easily. Newsflash! That's a safety feature to protect your computer! I use my Air sitting in my living room in my easy chair with the power on the floor to my right of my chair. I have to run the cord in front of my knees, behind my Air and it reaches fine. Sometimes it disconnects if I kick the cord, or lift my Air up for a close look at the screen (old eyes) but so what? Plug it back in. I'd rather that, than my Air falling on the floor.

    And the charger still works like new after almost 3 years, as does the Air. This is my second MacBook Air (the first was stolen) after 2 Dell laptops, and there's no comparison. Everything about it is heads and shoulders above the Dell, including the charging device. I've kicked the cord more than once causing the Dell to land on the floor.

    I think long time Mac users are so spoiled, that the slightest little inconvenience upsets them. Maybe they need to get a life.

    I just bought another charger for my Air to pack for traveling.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What was wrong with MagSafe 1 that they had to downgrade to 2?

    • Written by from plano

    Disconnects too easily, gets too hot and with 6 months of use, my charger looks like its about the fall apart. Really apple?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Delmont

    I got my MacBook Air for Christmas and the adapter stopped working just 7 months later. Not a happy customer at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out way too easily, major fraying issues

    • Written by from Hamilton

    This thing falls out WAY too easily. The slightest nudge up or down and it pops right off. The magsafe 1 adapter had a much more reliable magnet. Within one year, there has been significant fraying of the cord near the magnet connector. I wrapped in electrical tape, followed by an electrical wire shrink wrap, which lasted about 3-4 weeks until the cord started splitting once again where the tape ended. With each new application of tape, the split just starts farther down. I imagine the entire cord will eventually be covered with electrical tape. The rubberized wire covering is much too soft, and not in any way durable enough for everyday use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke way too soon

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    Like all my other mac (two each of 13" & 15" MacBook Pros) the rubber strain relief coming out of the adapter provides a break point for the shielding and eventually stops working no matter how carefully you treat the cable. The cable is just too weak to stand up to normal usage or even super light usage. I pull them apart, resolder the cable to the adapter circuit board and then make a longer strain relief with no sharp end (like the original rubber one has) out of duct tape. I've never had one of my repairs fail after years of use.

    I think Apple has had long enough to see how these break and start improving them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Bad Review

    • Written by from Ponca City

    The computer is amazing. The charger is junk. Just like everyone else, I take good care of my Mac, high quality must be more important than anything else. This is what happens when a computer company makes money off gadgets. Do better than this.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd replacement for frayed power adapter

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I'm really disappointed that once again I need to replace a frayed power adapter for my MacBook Air. This time it has frayed near the T-connection that plugs into the actual laptop. The last two replacements were due to fraying where the cord connected to the adapter. I take good care of my Apple products. This fraying is due to simple expected use of my laptop and carrying it back and forth to campus. It's a laptop, so I should be able to expect it to last despite carrying it back and forth to school.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning Laptop over this

    • Written by from San Diego

    I never would've ordered the new MacBook Air laptop had I known it required the use of this ridiculous adaptor. With cord, it sticks out over an inch from the laptop -- so its always getting knocked loose/pulled out/etc.

    I think I have to the laptop due to this awful design and having no alternative L-adaptor! I do not use my laptop on a desk, so this has rendered the laptop pretty much unusable for me. Unacceptable.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Prepare to replace annually

    • Written by from los gatos

    Death modes so far: cord splits, insulation splits, fraying. Terrible material selection, and im a fairly careful customer. And of course us Apple customers still come back even with an $80 annuity payment to use old equipment. Is anyone listening?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing quality

    • Written by from Salford

    The cable is not durable at all and splits and tears as you use it. Bad design that is not sustainable for everyday use.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This item needs to be redesigned

    • Written by from Venice

    It's a cheaply made cable, and is extremely over priced to replace.
    This is not what people expect when they buy an apple product. Plain and simple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraygate? The cord frays unacceptably too soon with normal use

    • Written by from Moraga

    Never have I encountered a less durable power cord on any type of product. I own cheap $3.00 extension cords for my Christmas tree that have lasted literally for decades. This cord should have lasted more than a year and a half. The plastic casing on this cord has split on both ends leaving the wiring underneath exposed, which in turn starts fraying and breaking itself until it no longer charges the Macbook. I rarely travel or take the Macbook out of my house. I do sometimes wrap the cord (as it is designed to do with the "flip out" cord wrap hooks), and I think this has accelerated the fraying, but it should have been designed to withstand normal wrapping of the cord on a regular basis. This is a clear product design defect and it should be recalled immediately. Unfortunately, it will probably take a class action lawsuit to make Apple listen or take any action. Not a cool way to treat loyal customers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2 - HORRIBLE- You'll need to superglue it to your MBA!

    • Written by from Litchfield Park

    I've owned several MacBooks & never gave a 2nd thought about the power adapter until I purchased my MBA 11" & was intro ducted to Apple's worst idea ever called the MagSafe 2. Oddly enough I use my little 11" MacBook Air not as a desktop but as a laptop - literally on my thighs (sarcasm intended) - The problem is the MagSafe 2 is so sensitive that if I shift - it disconnects. If I lift it up to set on an end table to go grab a cup of tea or coffee, the MagSafe 2 disconnects. If I even think about moving the computer it seems to disconnect. It's not so bad side to side (i.e. front/back) or pulled directly straight out from the MBA. However the most common flex a power cord is going to get is up/down & that's where the MagSafe 2 is at it's worst. If it even slightly senses it's going to flex up or down it disconnects. Seems the design in mind was for using the MBA on desks or library tables - i.e. flat surface. The designers forgot what laptops were designed for - LAPS & quasi mobility even when plugged into power. In the MagSafe 2's defense I've read the design flaw is actually with the magnets in the MacBook itself. They are too sensitive or too weak to keep adequate connection with the adapter made worse by the "T" design connector of the MagSafe 2.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    there is nothing wrong with this adaptor except the price

    • Written by from Huntsville

    The adaptor that came with my mid-2012 MacBook Air is still working perfectly and I travel with it almost every day. The magnet is not as strong as the original MagSafe, but it still works fine. You can find cheaper versions of this adaptor on Amazon, but I suspect your results will vary widely from "completely disaster" to "works reasonably well".

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    • Written by from Athens

    I've had my macbook air for almost two years now and I had to purchase a new charger yesterday. Mine got the "wrinkles" at the base of the cord closest to the actual charger. One day it was working fine and the next it wouldn't charge at all. I have taken very good care of the cord, never carrying it in my bookbag and never bending the cord while it was charging. After spending over $1000 on a computer you would think the charger would be better made...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2 is awful

    • Written by

    Terrible quality and not durable at all. Frays and breaks in just over a year of use. Not to mention I kept my laptop plugged in at my desk and barely moved it at all. With a $99 price tag, it's pretty clear Apple loves $$$ and not the quality of it's products.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts just a few days over a year

    • Written by from Miami

    Since I've had my MacBook Air,I have had to purchase a charger every 13 months. This works out perfectly for Apple since they have a one year guarantee.
    Buyer Beware: be prepared to keep buying new ones when the cord frays and stops working.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not recommend!!!!

    • Written by from Hastings

    I got my Macbook Air in February of this year. I have had my laptop for less than three months and my charger has already broken once, been spliced, and finally quit working again. I just ordered another charger, and am hoping that it doesnt short out like my first one. Wish I had done my research.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all.

    • Written by from Elrose

    Cord wears fast. Not much else to be said.

    3 of 4 people found this useful