• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kidding me, right?

    • Written by from Long Island City

    ALL of Apple's chargers are ridiculously flimsy and do not last for more than a month or two. The casing will crack, break off, and expose the wires within a few weeks. And the cord will keep exposing itself, slowly undressing and revealing more of itself each time you leave the room. Get some electrical tape if you want to patch it up like Lady Gaga circa 2008.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger broke within 4 months

    • Written by from Fremont

    After transporting my charger in my backpack, I was surprised to have found the cord to be frayed. Looks like a lot of people are having quality issues as well.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like Driving a Cadillac

    • Written by from Round Rock

    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

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give no stars I would

    • Written by from Melbourne

    So disappointing. I bought my Mac in March and its already stopped working. I have left my charger at my desk where it is rarely ever moved from and it has stopped working for no reason at all. And $120 is a ridiculous amount to have to pay for another charger that will what, last me another 5 months?! It's so disappointing, especially given everything else about my Mac is awesome :(

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product. Why can't Apple make it right?

    • Written by from Chattanooga

    Steve Jobs would lose it if he could see how bad this accessory is, how much it fails and how much people hate it. I'm on my third one that has failed, the machine is still under warranty and Apple wants me to buy another one. So I'm moving back to the MagSafe 1 with the converter for the 2. If it's this bad, you would think that Apple would make it right.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I have had no problem with apple products since the first day I started using it. however, this charging adapter, after being used for one year, was broken. The outer protection layer just fell off and all wires inside got exposed. Bad connection and I can't charge my laptop properly. I have to try several times until it starts working. Bad quality.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible bad for an Apple reputation

    • Written by from La Plata

    In 2 years I am buying the third adapter. With the first one the cable broke immediately "leaving" the adapter. The second one lasted one year. Suddenly began to became hot, very hot, and I quit using it.
    A shame an Apple product last one year in average.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 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?

    7 of 7 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.

    7 of 7 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.

    9 of 9 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful