• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped after 5 month

    I bought Macbook air 11" and the charger broke after 8 month, I went to apple store to change it and the new one also broke after 5 month. Laptop is good and I liked it but the charger is JUNK!!!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely annoying

    I just got my first MacBook Air and I really hate the power cord. It is almost impossible to use the laptop while it is charing because if the cord (or anything) moves the slightest bit, it pops right out. This thing must have the tiniest magnet on earth. I like the computer otherwise so far, but am toying with returning it because of this annoyance and based on the other reviews which caution it may stop working altogether.

    17 of 21 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.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As usual, terrible charger

    Once again, the charger for my laptop has come apart. This has happened with EVERY.SINGLE.MAC.I.HAVE.EVER.HAD. Why won't you just make thicker chargers? I have to keep repurchasing chargers for computers because a design flaw causes them to come apart.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like Driving a Cadillac

    Do not think that was a compliment.....Have had my Air for maybe 9mos., and not impressed with all of the "believers". If you were to build a computer with all of the good of a dell, and a mac and windows and the mac os system you may have something....but quite frankly......they both, individually have serious issues.

    There are some simple fixes on this mac that my cat could have figured out were non-starters. And now this bogus adapter.....very flimsy materials and design. Now need a new one

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I concur!

    I shifted in my seat (no tension on the cord) and the connector fell out. Bad magnets? I also agree that the older "slim" style of connector plug was much less likely to get in the way of things.

    How about a RECALL!!!??
    Fix it up!
    N

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    My power adapter lasted for less than a year and a half. I'm absurdly careful with my laptop and adapter. Seemingly out of nowhere the wiring starting to fall apart at the base - where it connects with the adapter. Now it won't work at all. Why does this cost $80 to replace? My old Macbook adapter, which is some six years old, still works! And I didn't take particular care of it. Apple should offer a free replacement of this 45 W adapter. The vast majority of reviews here are negative and many people, like me, did not misuse the product. Apple clearly designed a poor product and should fix it. I, for one, will not be shopping at Apple in the future.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars I would.

    First off, the end of the cable attached to the base of the charger is so flimsy that I had to tape it because the protective plastic around the wires bent and split open after I wrapped my cord up for storage. The charger base slips out of outlets and it has made loud disruptions when I am studying in a quiet atmosphere. The magnet end that attaches to the compter is cool but the detachable piece on the charger with the 2 prongs on it slides off a lot. Lastly, this price is freaking ridiculous, i'm a college student, my monthly living budget for necessities is even less than $79.......please Apple, design a better charger, I have a 2012 Macbook Air, and I love it, but this charger is killing me.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why can't apple make a descent charger?

    Why can't apple design an adapter that does not break every year?

    Last week my adapter for my Macbook Air broke. This is not the first adapter that have stopped working in my company. In fact we have 10 MacBooks and of those 10 MacBooks 8 adapters have failed within the first two years. All of them with the same reason. A break in the cable between the power adapter and the macbook.

    While a thin cable may look fine it simply cannot handle real world usage. And if the adapter cable breaks after the first year Apple simply refuses to replace the adapter and expect customers to buy a "replacement part". This "replacement part" is actually nothing more than a new adapter and priced exactly the same.

    One would expect that a billion dollar company would be capable to design a power adapter that actually works well. Instead Apple created a bad product and forces customers to pay large amounts of money (yes, 79 US$ is a lot for a charger) Unfortunately, even the highly skilled employees lack the skill to understand the real-life wear and tear of a cable connected to a power adapter.

    Worst adapter design ever.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    It keeps on falling everytime. I have 2012 macbook air 11 inch previously i have 2011 macbook air with l shape connector and it is flawless. I dont know why apple did this stupid thing. Recall this and do something alternative. Hate this. I want to buy a macbook pro retina display but i wont until apple changes this stupid design

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New design is a step backward

    I just bought my wife an MBA after loving my own - and it now comes with a new magnetic design that is always falling out. My older design does not. The new design sticking straight out is a big step backwards and very disappointing. I'm not sure why on earth they made it so much worse.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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 :(

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY!

    I guess my charger lasted longer than most of the reviews I read, nonetheless it is very poorly made and no longer works. I wish Apple would step it up with the quality of ALL chargers as I also have to buy the iPhone cords in bulk. It's like they are made to be disposable.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning Laptop over this

    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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cord, broke within month

    Cord began separating from outer jacket within 1 month, leaving exposed metal wiring. I'm scared to get shocked by it. Apple products use to be reliably good quality. I hope this isn't the future.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out very fast for the price

    The end where it attaches to the computer wore out in no time and is now bare wire since my wife didn't want to spend another $75 for a new one. These should be much more durable. Come on!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guys you are buying this for a year

    I had my mac for 3 years and every single year I have to buy a new Adapter it's like there is a ticking time bomb on it. I was the most careful person with the charger yet it felt apart today. well thanks apple now I regret anything nice I told about you and everyone I said should choose mac over other computers I am sorry.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke already

    The connection from the power block to the thin cable is a poor design. This is my third magsafe

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet. Disconnects just by moving mac a bit

    It keeps disconnecting and the T design is not good.
    I want the L shaped connector back!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 1 Please

    MagSafe 2 is the biggest piece of junk. It basically turns my MacBook Air, an actual laptop in the truest spirit, into something I absolutely can not use on my lap. I can not use it on my lap because the power cable is infuriatingly easy to pop free. I suppose I could close my legs a bit so that the laptop can rest a bit better and not have my thigh pop the magnetic connector free, but I'm a guy and that isn't always comfortable. Come on Apple, give us a low profile right angle connector like MagSafe 1. That way you can just leave the jack and reengineer the plug.

    11 of 11 people found this useful