• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a great charger!

    I had the old macbook pro (2009) that came with the old charger. I've never had problems with the charger at all other then if I were to use it on my lap then the charger would be disconnected from the computer. With this charger that is no longer the case.

    I now have the new macbook pro and it came with the new charger and there isn't anything bad i can say about it so far. If you're looking for a charger that will work with the macbook and macbook pro this is the best choice. Somehow the charger can regulate down the amount of charge it's putting through to the computer so it's able to be used for both models. The overall look of this charger is pretty amazing. Before having a cheap looking white plug going into a all aluminum macbook looked stupid. With the new aluminum magsafe plug it looks a lot better when plugged in.

    Overall i think this is a great upgrade for anyone looking for a new charger and for anyone who has had problems with the old model.

    832 of 1574 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get the bad reviews ....

    Hi -

    I've had mine for a year and it's fine. In fact, I'm logged on so that I can buy a secon one to take on the road with me.

    I would like to heed the warnings but that has not been my experience and I really don't see an alternative.

    Thanks-
    ajd

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great power adapter

    Of all the laptop power adapter i have handled this has been the best one. its hard for me to say why so many people have had issues because i have had mine for 2.5 years now and haven't had one problem. maybe i will have one soon due to cable bending from putting it in and taking out of my bag. but overall i have never had any problems.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good I bought two.

    I've had two of these (one that lives in my office and one for carrying around) for several years. They take a beating whether at the office or on travel, as I drag my laptop around to run meetings, give lectures and presentations. Never a problem. The MagSafe connector pulls free harmlessly when I trip over the cord (probably at least once a week). The hardware is sturdy. All the connections are reliable and resist corrosion; I've never had to clean the contacts. Both cables (AC and DC) are well built, and more flexible than most of the laptop power cables I've seen. It is also nice when traveling light to leave the AC cord behind and attach the optional flip-out plug.

    The only downside is that the plain white brick is not aesthetically appealing.

    Tip: don't try to pull the MagSafe straight out, you'll just end up yanking on the cord. Tip gently up or down, and it detaches easily.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yay!! Improved design??

    I read all of the reviews and was skeptical about purchasing this one @ $79. I must say I have been pleasantly surprised when it arrived. Now includes an additional heavy duty cord to extend the length of the charging for home/office charging. Or you can choose to use the original box with flip plug for traveling. Love the new adaptor that attaches to the magnet of the computer. I broke my old charger when I ripped a prong out of it so it would no longer charge. With the new version, you don't have to use the flip prongs, you just attach the heavy duty charging cord!! Yay!! Way to go Apple...

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with original 17" MacBook Pro

    I have an original 17" MacBook Pro (first Intel model with the Core Duo CPU). This adapter works just as good as the original adapter. I saw someone say it wouldn't work but after the original brick killed two new batteries on me I ended up buying a new 17" MacBook Pro and tried the new brick on the old MBP and it's been working fine and NOT killing my batteries for 2 weeks now.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well... I love it

    Ok, I'll just compare this to all other chargers I've had in the past (and that's quite a few). This is by far my favorite design, period. I've knocked this thing out of the socket countless times, and it just pops out without taking my laptop overboard with it. Not only that, but do to it's simplicity, I don't have a strange needle sized connection in the center I have to worry about bending or breaking if I tug on it the wrong way. I see that some have had issues with the cord, but I've had mine since last June and I haven't had any issues with it (I have with my iPhone though). I can only assume most of the bad reviews on here are from customers who have had Apple products from the beginning. I've recently switched and have to say that this was one of those "small" things that was done right.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new design

    Love the new "right angle" plug. Gives something to grab on to, instead of just pulling on the cord.
    Love the speed and efficiency that applecare performed in replacing my old failing MagSafe connector.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    I love this power adapter in comparison to some of the other ones i had (or my wife uses for her laptop (PC)). I am actually thinking of getting another one to put in my laptop bag.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS on my OLD 2.1 Core 2 duo macbook pro!!

    Works fine, I have the model with the ATI x1600 and core 2 duo processor, works great no issues!

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2.4 GHz MacBook Black

    I needed a new power supply for my 2.4 GHz MacBook Black. The original supply was the old style and I was worried about buying the new style because some reviews said that it wouldn't work. However, it works just fine with my 2.4 GHz MacBook black!

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't listen to naysayers

    I own both the earlier adaptor and current one. I can see others' objections but, for me, the new design not only looks nicer and is more streamlined but it works better with how I use my computer. It faces toward the outlet and when I lift my computer toward me or place it on my lap, the adaptor's lip no longer detaches from my computer. Ironically, it also releases easier (just flip it off from the back). Love it!

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    I purchassed the 85-watt version, even though I own a 2006 Core Duo MacBook. Adapter is very nice and feels very solid. It has no problems connecting securely to the power port on my laptop(Some reviewers complained about it not working with older MacBooks, but I have not had any problems so far.) Somewhere I read that it didn't come with the long power cord, but I found that it does come with both the standard direct plug-in and the extension cord. I would definitely buy again.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Great, I Bought 2 More For My 17 i7 MBP!

    Great charger! I highly recommend it. Works with ALL MacBooks in our home, which is incredibly convenient (meaning the adaptor will automatically turn down the wattage depending on the MacBook you are using Pro, Plastic, Air)!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Solid Product That Does What it is Supposed to do

    I have a pre-unibody macbook pro and after 3 years, the original power cord frayed and broke. I know why it did, too. I was constantly lifting and letting the main box up and down via the box to computer side cord. For those of you reviewing this product poorly because it is breaking, take a look at how you handle it. The proof is in the pudding and nothing stands up to abuse over time. I was a little confused about the reviews that said it wouldn't work on pre-unibody macbook pros but after a quick search on the web I found out it was simply a firmware issue and just a quick download and install had it up and running properly.

    Also, for those of you who are wondering whether it will work to get your laptop up and running if completely out of battery power after your original cord broke, don't worry; it still provides the juice to get you going so you can install the firmware. I'm pretty sure the firmware just helps read the battery charge level because pre-firmware install the 'time remaining to charge' indicator just sat at -20.00 hrs and didn't move from there.

    So don't worry about compatibility and all the other negative reviews; this product does exactly what it is supposed to do and contrary to seeming popular belief it is very well made.

    18 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great on New MacBook Pro's

    Excellent magnetic interface concept that renders accidental disconnects (dogs and children etc) harmless. Decent length, acceptable charge rate, and an unobtrusive (low profile) connection on the side of the notebook. I think its a brilliant design...
    ....15" MacBook Pro, i7, 4GB ram (for now), 500GB HD....

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than my boxed magsafe adapter.

    I own a late 2008 MBP and this is a much better replacement or spare. With the new port adapter design it makes my MBP look better - holds in place better too! I highly recommend it.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT!

    I've owned a few MacBooks and MBPs over the last 5 years. My current MBP is a mid-2010 Core i5. I'm not entirely sure what all the bad reviews about the charger are stemming from. I've used the charger for this MBP and the others everyday and never had a problem. Each day, I unplug the charger, wrap the cord around the flip out prongs, tote it to work in a bag, set it all back up at work, take it down at the end of the day, tote it home, and set it back up. I've never had a power adapter or cord issue with any power adaptor in 5 years! I think the people with the bad reviews either: 1) received a lemon that is an exception to the rule, or 2) are abusing the product. I feel my use is above average, but I'm mindful not to yank the cord in all crazy directions. I think you'll like the product so long as you take care of it.

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for non-unibody MBP!!

    Just bought one of these and noticed another reviewer said it didn't work with his older non-unibody model MacBook Pro. Well it works perfectly with mine!

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powersafe Power Adapter backward compatible.

    My old power adapter failed and ceased providing power to my 2007 MacBook Pro. The new Powersafe Power Adapter works very well and looks great. I was worried after reading some of the cons, however I am pleased to report that the adapter is indeed backward compatible.

    8 of 20 people found this useful