• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Alright, but not as good as the old one.

    It definitely charges my MacBook Pro 13" with Retina very quickly, but it seems to fall out a lot more frequently than the previous generation Magsafe charger.

    Perhaps they were REALLY trying to make sure if someone tripped over the cord that the new lighter MacBooks would not come flying off of the desk.

    Hopefully in the future the L shaped Magsafe adapters will come back!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well

    In response to lots of complaints.
    I had zero issues with my cable, it worked well for 1.5 years, that includes travelling, moving it around the house from one spot to the other...then my terrorist of a puppy got a hold of it. But I can't blame the cable for failing after a puppy had a hay day chewing it.
    My brother fiddled with it and got it working for a couple months, then it finally bit the dust.
    Right now, I admit, I am trying to work up the courage the fork out $100+ for a new charger lol

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I don't know why people have bad reviews on these adapters. My brother has the air with the 45W adapter and it doesn't have any issues. I have a retina pro with the 65W adapter. Compared to PCs, these will actually prevent damage to your computer. If something snags on the cable, it could pull the machine with it, possibly causing you to lose important data if you have a traditional HDD. Or if something hits the adapter hard enough will the computer is charging, there goes your motherboard and about $200+ for a new one and labor. And it's easier to find a replacement because you either have MagSafe or MagSafe 2 types and three wattage ratings per type. My dad has two Dell Precisions, the M4500 and the M4700. They both have to use separate adapters. The only complaint I have about these chargers is the price and the little clamp that doesn't do a good job a holding the cable from unwinding in your case.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but far from terrible

    Just had to write a positive review. I've had mine for nearly 2 years without a failure. My wife and I have owned 4 MacBooks (Air and now Pro) over the past few years. We tend not to travel with our MacBooks, so the chargers stay plugged in at home the majority of the time. If you're like us, you could expect the same. The batteries have improved so much over the years that we charge them when not in use... usually overnight. We also have a Thunderbolt display and use it as an alternate charging location.

    Anyway, all that to say that your mileage will vary. Just expect that anything that gets plugged and unplugged daily will wear... no matter who makes it. If you don't like it, buy another product and vote with your dollars. I have, and am happy with my Apple products... not planning on going back to Windows any time soon.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good So Far

    I haven't owned it for very long, but so far, it works great. I was moving some cords around and it "mag-safed" out of the computer which showed me the principle of the thing. It stays plugged in otherwise and it's not too hard to insert. I find it slightly expensive, but I think all chargers are.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe

    Wow, i can't believe there are so many negative reviews on this charger! I have a late 2013 macbook pro retina and i guess because i use it either in bed or in my living room, i've had no problems with it. I did see one review that feels the way i do, that the magnet is strong enough...it doesn't come out on me and the wire is not frayed...i suppose because i don't travel with it, accounts for it being in good shape. The one thing I don't care for is how HOT it gets when first charging...but i just keep it on a hard surface and all seems to be ok. I wonder if, like the other person said, we got ours from a good batch and maybe there are a lot of inferior ones out there? I wanted to buy another one so I wouldn't have to move it back and forth, but like the other guy, i'm wondering if i'll get stuck with an expensive piece of junk?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Safety vs. Expense? I'll take safety!

    This connection has help me avoid what would have been a sure trip and fall (certainly the MacBook, and possibly me) on more than one occasion. With this design Apple addresses a major concern: Safety. About the the longevity issue, I haven't had the adapter long enough to rate its longevity, nor have I experience with former models with which to compare it. Under the circumstances, I think I'm okay paying for a new adapter when this one breaks. I'll re-review when that time comes.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    My MagSafe 2 goes into my bag and out, 4 times a day. No problems.
    I wrote this because of all the 1 star reviews from people that don't take care of their stuff. I'd like to address the idiotic posts as well in my review:
    - If you don't take care of any cable, it will fray and break. Get used to it. Loose coil your cables and don't put stress on the re-enforced areas next to the brick or actual charge port.
    - It's a MagSafe, IT'S DESIGNED TO POP OFF if too much stress is put on charger. I would much rather have my laptop come unplugged for 10 seconds, that have my power port break or my laptop yanked off the table to come crashing to the ground.

    I like these charges. YES, some in the past have frayed at the ports after tons of use. In those cases I just apply Sugru.

    C'mon people. These cables are fine!

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