• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good value.

    For this price id like a personal message from Tim saying sorry. A blown fuse I can handle but when it stops working at a gig with no way of fixing its a sad situation. This has never happened to any of my other laptops. For this price you expect quality materials. Shielded cable to prevent tearing inside.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but not for long.

    This is the clean Apple-style of design that we love. The problem is style over function. My Mac is an "olde beest", bought in Autumn 2009. The charger that it came with, with the old T-style connector, did last a while. After that, I had to buy a new charger nearly every year, being on my fourth now. Like others have said, they all break at the same point; the joint between the connector and the cable.

    This has been a major design flaw for years and Apple has been knowing about it (because, in their defence, my first replacement was given to me for free by them). My greatest disappointment lies in the fact that they have done zilch to resolve this in their design permanently.

    I must admit that this even makes me wary of buying a new mac. What if all their chargers are still like this?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be improved

    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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fatigues quickly

    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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough!

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

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not durable

    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.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts about a year

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "Perfect travelling companion" NOT!

    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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I was having a bad day

    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...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    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.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So Annoying

    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

    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...

    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

    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

    Problematic

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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.

    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