• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be improved

    • Written by from London

    I also experienced issues with this product, similar to the other reviewers. However, I am a big supporter of using official products from the official store rather than 3rd party products. Perhaps Apple could improve this product instead.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fatigues quickly

    • Written by from LONDON

    Stress on the wire will mean that this charger breaks, and when it breaks it is pretty dangerous (exposed wires and sparks a lot). The fact that companies are now producing and selling silicone seals to protect that part of the charger shows that it is a common fault, as alluded to by the orevious reviewers. That said, it worked for me for 3 years before giving up, but once the lead started showing signs of stress it quickly degraded to the point where it was dangerous to use and it eventually gave up. For a charger that costs over £50 to replace, this isn't really acceptable in my view.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    • Written by from Bristol

    Flimsy charger, and not up to the excellent quality of the macbook pro. Very easily damaged if you frequently travel with your macbook.

    Hard to unplug the long lead due to small plug size. The narrow gauge wire (the tail to the magsafe plug) is vulnerable to wear due to the way it protrudes from the top of the adapter body.

    The adapter casing is poorly bonded.

    Expensive to replace.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the laughable price tag.

    • Written by from Guildford

    Firstly I have to say I like Apple products, I am a graphic designer and they are great for what I do from a day-to-day basis. I also get it yes.. of course you need to make them more expensive than the competition to give the user the satisfaction that they are paying for Apple quality and the positive benefits that come with that.

    What I don't get is the need to make Apple users pay way over the odds for simple things like chargers, adaptors, headphones etc. If your adaptors were made of some kind of nigh-on unbreakable wire then fine, great, charge nearly £70 for a simple adaptor. But they aren't. Oh what's that you say? They have a lovely gimmicky magnet which allows you to find where the charge socket on your laptop is in the dark?? No, not just the dark, but it helps the cable from not tearing. Er... but it doesn't does it. As many people here have mentioned, the main area where the cable snaps, tears or rips is by the heavy part of the charger - the actual power adaptor. Is there any super duper magnet or tangle free system here to help? ..... No. It tangles, it tears, it becomes defunct like any cheap adaptor anywhere else.

    Sort it out Apple, either make the power adaptor worth the pounds/euros/dollars or just make it cheaper. Stop taking the Mick.

    Its not like people wouldn't ever need to buy an adaptor ever again as every-time you bring out a new machine you change the connector anyway!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough!

    • Written by from Nr. Buntingford

    As in other people's reviews, my cable has frayed and broken leaving me without a laptop a month before my dissertation is due!!!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not durable

    • Written by from DERBY

    My mac is about 4 years old and this is my 3rd charger. The cord disintegrates through normal use. I don't even move my charger cable around much and it always goes bad. Apple really need to forget having a so called elegant looking thin cord and get a thicker more durable one. For saying how much the macbook pro itself cost and then to get replacement things like chargers £65 is bad. These chargers should really be no more the £20 as you have to keep replacing them. All apple chargers in my house do not stand the test of time.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts about a year

    • Written by from Preston

    It's June 2014. I bought my MacBook in June 2010. This is my fourth power adaptor. They may last well if you never take your portable computer travelling but I bought my computer to assist me with work and so it's moved about a lot. The cables simply are not rugged enough. I'm just glad that the previous two replacements were covered by AppleCare.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "Perfect travelling companion" NOT!

    • Written by from Sheffield

    I have a late (Dec) 2011 MacBook Pro. I use it daily at work and at home, and therefore it travels quite a lot. Consequently, the adapter gets wound up an awful lot of times. The product description states: "Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage."

    What a load of nonsense!! I naively followed the "designed storage" option, only to find that the thinner part of the cable where it leaves the transformer body has frayed and now the whole thing needs to be replaced. I'm not exactly thrilled at paying £65 for a new one, when it is the "designed" storage that has caused the damage in the first place. Even less so, if the warranty is limited to 90 Days as other reviews state. Thing is I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place - a dead MacBook or an extortionately-priced charger? Yeah, thanks Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I was having a bad day

    • Written by from Leeds

    the skin of the cabe started peeling off and I've mended it with electrical tape. I was thinking about buying a new one and started looking on the apple website and on ebay. After reading the reviews, I thought it was best to keep mending my old one until it stops working for good...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Watford

    I love my Macbook Pro, but am sick of needing to replace the Magsafe chargers. I am now on my third one. The first began to fray and stopped working after around a year of use, the L shaped bracket on the second one fell off last week! At £70 per time, customers should be able to expect far better from this product.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So Annoying

    • Written by from Bury st edmunds

    I love apple products, have had an macbook pro for about 2 years now and don't want to go back to windows but where do I start with the chargers. i've had 2 chargers in 2 years and I had to buy a third about a week ago. and already its playing up !! sometimes it works and then it doesn't. They should make a protection plan for the chargers because they are rubbish!!!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Product

    • Written by from London

    My original cable has finally given up the ghost after 18 months however during this time I have had days when the charger just would not work rendering my MBP 13" useless. It would then start charging again after a day or two! I may just bin and go back to Sony as I'm not prepapred to pay £65 for another unrelaible, poorly constructed product.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its not like you have any other option...

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Make sure you handle with oven mitts!!! I have a bubbling, blistering burn on my leg from this charger. On the plus side, it charges my computer really well (thus the reason I gave it an extra star for charging so well... and i like that its magnetic). But seriously, be careful about how hot it gets. Wish I could show you my oozing burn from this bad boy.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good product

    • Written by from Dumfries

    I feel Apple need to look at their chargers. I have 2 MacBooks and both chargers broke within a few months. They are designed to wind round 2 hooks but this makes the wire that comes from the charger wear away and eventually break.

    Apple please redesign your chargers!!

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from southampton

    This'll be my third charger in just under two years. Bought my 2009 Macbook Pro 13'' second hand nearly two years ago and the T shape charger that came with it broke about 6 months after purchase. I had another one in the house from a previous Macbook I had and that lasted little over two months. I bought a brand new L shape charger and it seems to be okay for now, though it needs a wiggle before it'll even work. Not only that, but I seem to get the occasional Kernel panic just minutes after I plug it in. I've tested this charger on both mine and my sister's 2011 macbook pro 13" with the same results. This is poor.

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 3 weeks

    • Written by from Newtownmountkennedy

    I got this to replace my original T-shaped magnetic end adapter which lasted 4 years. This new adapter stopped working after less than three weeks. Terrible product. However, IF your item is less than 1 year old and you can prove this with a receipt Apple will replace it free of charge. They are really good at replacing items within warranty.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but bad cabling!

    • Written by from Newport Pagnell

    Any Engineer will tell you what one of the problem is here - it is the thinness of the wire that connects the "brick" to the MagSafe plug. Mine lasted 2 yrs but the wire broke where it enters the brick because of constant bending - it's called "work hardening". Would I pay £50 for a new one - you must be joking. I ran my hobby saw round the seams on 3 sides of the brick to cut thru the plastic; prised the two halves apart; cut the grommet from the wire (where it enters the brick); stripped back the covering on the wire that is attached to the MagSafe plug; separated the wires and re-soldered them to the wires inside the brick, put insulating tape on them and put both halves of the brick back together again and secured them with electrical tape!

    It ain't pretty but it works and about an hour's labour saved me £50!! This charger needs a wire on it that is at least double the thickness of the present wire in order to make it more robust. Or is this a sneaky ploy to introduce a limited life to these things so that we have to constantly purchase new ones and thus increase Apple's revenue??

    Don't bother buying a new one, if you can use a hobby saw, craft knife and a soldering iron - FIX IT YOURSELF!!! It's not hard and what have you to lose?

    Come on Apple - don't be so arrogant and get your act together on these things and LISTEN to your customers!!! We're not all wrong - this is a bad design with inadequate wiring and will continue to cause problems until YOU fix it!!! As for the cost of a new one - you're taking the mickey aren't you???

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    absolute rubbish

    • Written by from Sudbury

    after about 9 months my is not working properly but unfortunately your going to need one if you have a macbook pro 13 inch.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality

    • Written by from OULU

    I am buying this as an replacement for my old charger which broke after 2,5 years. In my opinion very poor quality compared to excellent quality of Mac computers.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Positively annoyed.

    • Written by from London

    Here I am again, buying my 2nd power adapter from Apple. I assure those who are looking through rose coloured glasses in some of these rare 5* reviews that I haven't been hitting it against walls, treating it poorly or for some odd reason keeping it "stored in water".

    Surprisingly, my T-shaped magsafe did a lot better than the new L-shape magsafe, and had lasted me a whole lot longer than just a measly year. Of course, up till this point, my charger had served me well and I was pretty content, but having it only for a year until it stops charging is not good enough.

    Please improve this product, Apple.

    79 of 80 people found this useful