• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use, breaks often, and costs a fortune

    • Written by from Hixson

    The grip for the plug that goes into the wall is tapered and slick. That makes it hard to unplug, as it takes a very firm grip to keep my fingers from sliding off.

    The end that plugs into the laptop is also difficult to grip, because it is rounded and tiny. I have to try to wedge my fingertips/fingernails between the adapter and the laptop to unplug it. It's a pain in the neck.

    Like many users, I have already had to replace my adapter twice because the cord frayed. I didn't abuse the first cord at all, and I was very careful with the second one.

    As if the cords aren't bad enough to start with, the last one keeps trying to twist so that the adapter points at the ceiling instead of at the laptop. I have to twist it to plug it in, which can't be good for it. I tried turning the box (in the middle of the cord) up on end to force the magsafe end to go in the right direction, but then the cord coming out of the box sagged, and it was a pain to keep the box from falling over.

    This adapter is a piece of junk that needs frequent replacements to the tune of $80 a pop.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    if I could give this product 0 stars, I would.

    • Written by from Boise

    This is literally my 5th charger that I've used for my macbook. I take very good care of my charger. I wrap it when it is not in use, and I make sure there are no kinks or bends in the chord. my chord is not frayed and none of them have been, and they KEPP BREAKING.
    it is absolutely ridiculous. I've bought 4 new chargers, and I'm absolutely tired of it.
    If I could give this 0 stars I would.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from Tel-Aviv

    Got broken after several months of use, and since than every 3 months

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Quality

    • Written by from Plymouth

    The original Magsafe charger ("T" style) for my early 2008 Macbook Pro held up pretty well. It lasted about 5 years with some heavy usage and travel. It finally quit charging, although it would still run the computer. So I bought a replacement ("L" style) from the Apple store near me. Less than 9 months later, that one had melted near the charger. If I need another one, I will definitely look to see if I can find one that has the "T" style connector. The current one is garbage.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function

    • Written by from West Haven

    When buying a MacBook or MacBook Pro, be sure to add the cost of three or four power adapters to the total cost of ownership. In as short of a time as a few months, the rubber on the wire starts to disintegrate, and then the wire frays, and then you need a new adapter. I've started wrapping the wire near the MagSafe connector with electrician's tape as soon as I buy an adapter as a preventive measure.

    Advice to Apple: use a thicker, higher quality wire wrap that will last more than a few months. You know, like the wires on PC laptop power adapters that cost less than half the price of an Apple adapter!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    • Written by from Brookfield

    This is the 3rd charger I've purchased for macbook I've had for 5 years. It is the worst, the others had worn out cord connections, and eventually didn't work, this one surges and turns my computer off and doesn't work with no fraying of the cord connections.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with Poor Design

    • Written by from Muncie

    I am very happy with my Macbook, which has lasted over 6 years and still serves it purpose. As far as the charger goes, however, I believe this is the third time replacing it with what I would consider normal, every day use. The cord has come apart at the magnetic connector once again, and electrical tape helped for a while, but it is time to give in to purchasing another one. $79 is VERY expensive for a charger - I think I will definitely look into upgrading my laptop in a year in the nearer future and hope that the issue has been resolved in the newer models. I didn't realize this is so common until reading the other reviews.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty poor

    • Written by from Croydon

    The only thing I am pleased about is that I am not the only one having issues! I don't use my MacBook all that often, and STILL am having to replace my second charger. Rubbish Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Works Superbly

    • Written by from Houston

    First, I am in a wheelchair so the floor is convenient to place the laptop down while I go from my chair to my wheelchair. My adapter works well even though while moving it I stepped on the computer end and it came apart--the round head came apart from the little wires that go into your computer. It works fine because I simply pushed it back together. Why am I buying another one? Because I want to have an adapter in the living room and one in the bedroom (-:

    I have been a fan of Apple since 85-86 and there have been no problems at all. FYI: I am 68, did my own graphic design business, retired and I use Apple--everyday. From desktop to laptop, about 10 computers, every new one was based upon my supposed need, and they were/are great.

    0 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe Power Adaptor

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have been reading several reviews on here, and also have had experience with my own MagSafe adaptor, my partner's with her adaptor, her two daughter's with their adaptors, and my own 3 daughters with their adaptors. First and foremost, let us agree that these adaptors are not indestructible. They will break most commonly at the wire connection going into the MagSafe power box, or at the L or T connector. The question is really, how much care or abuse are you going to subject your MagSafe to? I have worked as an audiovisual tech for a number of years, and have taught them all to wind the cords a certain way to prevent kinking or twisting in the wire (especially after they destroyed their original chargers). Many people like to wind the cord around the two tabs provided on the MagSafe charger box, but when you do this, you put a tremendous strain on the wire which only shortens the life of the unit. Secondly, I have always emphasized not pulling on the cord to disconnect the charger, but rather grabbing the head or the MagSafe charger box. These chargers can last a number of years if you take care of them. I am still working with my original charger from 2008 - 7 years.

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Westfield

    Second one in 3 years. For what Apple charges for their products you would think there would be a more reliable charger.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Brussels

    Poorly designed, just bought my 3rd one in less than 2 years.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Has lasted 7 YEARS and COUNTING!

    • Written by from Pico Rivera

    I bought my macbook pro in 2008 and have used it A LOT going through medical school and beyond. I have the ORIGINAL charger from 2008 and it is still in great shape with no tears (just looks dirty now). I take it everywhere- coffee shops, libraries, everywhere I have studied and even drag it along the floor moving from one couch to another, and it is still in great shape! Which makes me think:

    WHAT ARE PEOPLE DOING TO THEIR CHARGERS to make them break in 2 months (previous reviews) when mine has lasted 7 brutal years and counting!?!!

    Im finally upgrading to the new 12 macbook but will be giving my current mac and CHARGER to my nephew for continued use.

    2 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last...

    • Written by from Bronx

    This is the third time I'm replacing my Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter. The design is WACK. The soft material that the cord is made from breaks very quickly… Thinking about buying a cheaper version. I'll see how that works….

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from Rock Hill

    I've gone through three of these having a macbook pro for about 5 years. The first one I had lasted the longest but the second and third only lasted about a year each before breaking.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS 60W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from CALGARY

    This is my 3 Power Adapter it always fails in the same place by the brick. Just over one year from purchase and i follow all of Apples recommendations. Utter garbage and engineered to fail. google The Fray Fix

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "it just brokes "

    • Written by from Москва

    i lovve my mac , but every power adapter that i bought is broken (its about 1 adapter in a year). really.
    Dear Apple its a little thing that makes experience of using devise worse. We all want that revolution, when apple accessories would be best like apple devices!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a bad product.

    • Written by from Tonypandy

    It's not even been a year and i'm about to be on my third charger. I am a university student so this thing does go back and forth with me to uni everyday, but i make sure to stash the charger neatly in my bag, wound like it comes in the box.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger design

    • Written by from delhi

    Bought a mac 4 years back and i love my mac, but as much as I love my mac, I hate my magsafe charger. Its a badly designed product, it just isn't suitable for normal day to day use. I have bought 4 chargers, each an year, because all of the chargers got ripped off from the head. At least they are consistent with ripping off every year. And to top all of this, every time you go to the store with the broken charger, asking the service people for help, you get to know that its your fault as a user, you don't know how to use a charger. I mean really ? These are the standards Apple is maintaining ? If your charger is not designed in a way to take wear and tear each day, its our fault ?? Around the world people are making chargers, and none of them go bad as easily as this one, none of them have such bad reviews. Maybe its time Apple takes up the responsibility of their badly designed product, and stop blaming their own customers cause at the end we always have a choice of never coming back to a company, while you guys rely on us.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    • Written by from Quinton

    I love this charger!!! I've had it for 5 years and it hasn't ripped once. you guys just need to treat it with a little more respect if its ripping so much.

    3 of 22 people found this useful