• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter even with its flaws

    • Written by from Leander

    This adapter is much improved over what I have used in the past on PC's, and is even an improvement over the old Apple connectors. With the newer "L" adapter (the only one you can buy now) make sure you have Snow Leopard or higher though. My wife's MacBook Pro from 2007 had crazy issues trying to get this to work until I updated her to 10.6.8 and now that she's on 10.7 we never have problems; I assume the charging issue is driver related. As for the cable fraying, that happens with all cables if you coil them up frequently; Be gentle and your mileage will probably be much better.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product if you're responsible

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    These cables are great, with an excellent design. Some of the reviews state they break within 6-8 months, but my refresh has been more like 1 every 3 years. A lot can be said for being careful, and keep in mind these cables are covered UNDER WARRANTY and UNDER APPLECARE, so if you're complaining about having to buy one, the first one either paid itself off or its your own fault.
    The new "L" shape design is much improved over the "T" shape used previously and I love the safety benefit of the Magsafe plug itself. Take good care of it and you'll be fine.

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What are you talking about?

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have 2 of these, my brother has 2 and my dad has 1 and in all of the 4 years we have owned our laptops none of them have broken. You guys are mistreating your appliances obviously.

    8 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product! Lasts forever!

    • Written by from North Bay

    Not sure what people do with their power cords, but I have had mine for 4 years before this newer version without a single problem. This new power cord is ever better and I haven't had a single issue within the past year or so, nor has anyone else in my family had an issue with their new power cords.
    Apple is always improving their products and this is proof of that. So I wouldn't say that you should go throw this off a cliff and expect it to be intact, but otherwise it WILL stand the test of time, not a couple months - unlike many reviewers have said on this page.

    10 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts indefinitely, performs as specified

    • Written by from San Pedro

    I have owned two MacBooks for four and five years respectively. One power adapter recently failed, fraying near the Magsafe connector, and I just purchased a replacement. That adapter was used by a family member who insisted on treating it harshly. Mine continues to provided perfect service.

    The same is true of the two MacBooks I purchased for my company, also four plus years old. These are shared, used by various people for travel. The adapters remain intact, and continue to provide good service.

    The MagSafe feature has prevented major damage to these MacBooks on more than one occasion, which makes the $80 price worthwhile. My experience is that, with reasonable care, these adapters last indefinitely.

    6 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea!

    • Written by from New Egypt

    Love the magnet connection! Easy to pop on and off. I have had it for 1 1/2 years and no issues or need to replace (luckily it seems from others). My daughter has had her Macbook for a year and her cord has lasted too. So I'm not sure if there was a bad batch of orders or luck, but I'm completely happy!

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How can this be?

    • Written by from Hampton

    I bought my 13" Macbook in 2009 and never had a problem with the charger until, my puppy decided to use it as a toy last night in 2012...sigh! Now I am disappointed to see how many of you got such bad quality adapters since I have to replace mine!
    How can this be? Apple is such a great product!
    I will buy a new one today and cross my fingers to get the same kind I had all these years!

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good In My Opinion.

    • Written by from van nuys

    Based On My Experience With Apple Chargers The Only One I Had To Replace In the Last Year 2 Times Was The Charger For My Older ibook G4. I Have The Late 2011 Macbook Pro And The Mac Book And I Havent Had To Replace Any Charger Yet.
    Mine Was Durable.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Four years and counting...

    • Written by from CENTENNIAL

    I have had my MacBook and this cord four four years with no problems but I treat it with the care I treat my computer. I wrap the cords loosely and store in a separate storage bag. I recently bought a second cord to leave at home when I take my computer somewhere. It is stiffer and more difficult to wrap but I assume the change addresses the earlier problems. Treat the least of your accessories with care and you won't have to replace them.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Charger

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    I love my 13 inch macbook pro. I've had it for five years, and it still runs faster than this dell for which I am writing this review. The only trouble I've ever had with the power adapter is that sometimes the light doesn't turn on, or it will say its not charging. When that happens I just unplug it, then plug it back in. Always fixes the problem. Unfortunately, our new dog bit through my cable which is why I'm buying a new one. 5 stars on the product, 1 star for the price. (its just way to high!!!)

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    • Written by from San Antonio

    The only reason I bought another charger was because my dog chewed off my original charger.

    2 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand!

    • Written by from White Lake

    Why all the bad reviews? I have a Mid-2010 13" MBP and my 60W Power Adapter hasn't had a hint of problem. I doubt there would be a difference between the one in the MBP box with these!

    8 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reports of my lack of quality have been greatly exaggerated

    • Written by from Orem

    I have owned three Macbook magsafe power adapters. They have lasted quite well. The first one had issues with the connection where it was pulled out of the wall. That one was of poorer quality. However, my last two have lasted quite well, and the magnetic aspect of the adapter is fantastic. It has saved my computer many times by simply releasing instead of pulling the computer down.

    I think there is still room for improvement, but they are overall the best adapter on the market because of how nice the magnetic aspect is.

    4 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and Reliable!

    • Written by from Woodinville

    I work in an enterprise IT environment with hundreds of MacBook Airs/Pros and so naturally I see quite a few of these things. I have seen a couple outright fail, and a couple cases of frayed cords, but for a very large machine deployment this is fairly astounding... great design and excellent build quality. Don't step on it and these guys will last a while.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years and going

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I am unsure what everyone is complaining about, and how some people managed to go through 3 power adapters. You guys are clearly using it wrong or abusing it.

    I have had my Macbook along with adapter for 2 years and everything works just perfectly. The adapter has gone through a lot of travelling and damage but still works great.

    I travel to and from school everyday and my adapter comes along with me. The chord has been tripped over numerous times in classes, I am surprised everything is still working tbh.

    4 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    This is a great product, I don't know why so many people have issues with their chargers because I've had mine since May 2010 and I trip over it all the time and yet it still functions perfectly. Also, my brother has had his macbook since 2008 using the same MagSafe Power Adapter. My best friend also has had his macbook pro since 2007 and uses the same charger and has no difficulties. So overall fantastic product!

    3 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Years

    • Written by from Ogden

    My wife and I both have 5 year old 60W MagSafe Power Adapters. They both work fantastic and they get used a ton! I use my computer enough that my current battery (which is not the original) has almost 1000 charge cycles on it. Don't yank the charger out of the MagSafe port by the cord. It's a safety feature, not a lazy feature. Take care of your expensive machine.

    10 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Pooler

    I have never had a problem with the magsafe charger. It has worked great for over 2 years on my newest MBP and 6 years for my 1st generation MBP. I am buying a second one so I can keep one at home and one at the office. Great product.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, and still working after 3.5 years

    • Written by from Bellevue

    I honestly don't know why so many people have issues with this power adapter. I always keep mine with me, whether it's at school, at home, or at a friend's house.

    I never bring the extension cable with me since I've never needed to use it before, so I really just use the standard "brick". I've had my power adapter since I received my MacBook in 2008 and it still runs perfectly fine. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat this with very much care. Upon reading the reviews of how poor this product's durability is, I decided to test it myself.

    Well, after 3.5 years of constant use, I have no issues with it and I plan to keep using it as I have been. No problems with the cable fraying, no problems with the cable breaking at the strain reliefs, no problems with the cable overheating, everything is just perfect.

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I have 3 chargers and I am going to buy a fourth, all have worked and taken their share of abuse. in all a charger that does not fail. Great product

    7 of 21 people found this useful