• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Better than the Old MagSafe

    • Written by Nico A from markham

    I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple)

    2511 of 4083 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great power adapter

    • Written by eddie G from Falls Church

    i like that they changed the look and that it is also magnetic. i prefer the new adapter because it is smaller and more portable.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY better than old design

    • Written by Claire L from Philadelphia

    i just purchased this product bc my old power adapter broke. this new design prevents the cord from bending right at the magnet, which is how my old charger broke. since the cord comes out of the magnet parallel to the computer side, and not perpendicular like the old one, it can't bend and cause the wires to fray over time... like it so far!

    1076 of 1895 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with 13" macbook and a hard case

    • Written by Ashley A from Ann Arbor

    Purchased this product two days ago and this adapter will not stay on! I have a hard case that I keep my macbook in and the design does not allow for it to charge with the casing. Poorly designed.

    22 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New improved version

    • Written by Fraser B from Auckland

    This new shape is much better for reducing the risk of damage to the cord, which bugs the older version. It is cheaper, and retains the innovation of the old one with the magnetic safety catch. It does charge the 15 and 17 inch models, but takes a long time to charge if you are doing memory intensive operations such as photoshop or gaming.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    TO GOOOD!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by Param S from ALBANY


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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    looks way better with my macbook pro

    • Written by Christopher G from Rowland Heights

    So, I recently bought a new Macbook Pro. My friend's adapter for her macbook died and she had to buy a new one, and this one was the only one they had available, so she bought it. Because she had a hard case, this wasn't a good fit with her computer. So, I traded her my adapter for this one because it looked way cooler. There are also some very functional upsides. First, it is much harder to accidentally knock out of the port. Second, it does not overheat AT ALL which is a drastic improvement from the old ones which used to burn me when I touched them. Third, it's much slimmer and looks way better when paired with the aluminum unibody Macbooks in contrast to the white adapter, which looks dated and cheap.

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the hype!

    • Written by arthurice B from Riverdale

    The adapter still gets EXTREMELY hot!!

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst MagSafe yet!

    • Written by Anonymous A from 2250

    I think I am now on my 7th MagSafe power adapter in the last four years (three different macs)-- I guess I just lose track when I have to replace them as often as I do. I purchased this one about a month and a half ago to replace a sparking, frayed MagSafe, (only a year old), and was excited that it was a new model, but it has already failed. The worst part is that even though it would work for a few minutes, when it did inevitably fail, it would power surge, which immediately caused my macbook to shut off. Oh yeah, and it's still really hot at the power brick, and potentially gets very hot at the adapter, too.

    29 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    just bought this product

    • Written by Anonymous A from 2736

    I just bought this product because it is the one that came with my new macbook and my cat got mad because he was not getting attention and took the cord out with one bite. This sent a power serge to my laptop that turned it off and reset it so when I turned it back on it thought it was new years eve 2000. So its good but all I have to say is my kitten friend it with one bite so be careful.

    8 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better design

    • Written by Robert K from Dartmouth

    This seems to be a much better design than the old magsafe plug. The construction is more robust, and the head/plug lies flat against the the computer so it isn't as prone to being knocked about. I have a clear hard case to protect my macbook aluminum, and i can confirm it works absolutely fine with the case installed. Still overpriced at $79, but at least its $20 cheaper than the old one.

    308 of 539 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better then the original design

    • Written by Anonymous A from 211

    After my dog took a run at my out-of-box adapter and it, finally, biting the big one, I picked this up from my local Apple store. A lot cleaner of a design as far as how it attaches, relatively flat and flush. Should cut down on the cord pulling out of the mag. Still warms quite a bit (same as before) and Apple has not addressed the cord-to-powerbrick attachment, so could still pull out down the road. That aside, excellent choice for replacement.
    Model being used on: 2008 13" MacBook.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Power Cord!!

    • Written by William E from Edenton

    The power cord is sturdy and well build. When moving a couch I accidentally dropped it on my power cord, the thing still survived! Do not listen to those nay-sayers.

    22 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 3789

    I like the MagSafe idea it is great and this came with my 13" white unibody MacBook but the one thing I hate about it is the design....I do not like that the cord comes out the end rather than the side like it did on the old ones. When I use this one, I have to adjust which way it is facing or the cord will be pulled. I kinda miss the old design.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible

    • Written by Michael M from Oakland

    Doesn't fit snugly, doesn't reliably charge when plugged in, falls out half of the time. I spent $80 on the worst power cord I have ever used.

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So so...

    • Written by Keegan B from Denver

    i havn't noticed in any of the other reviews the mention that if you plug it in the way it is shown on the apple website to plug it in, that it covers the ethernet port. You may be thinking, "Oh just flip it the other way." WRONG about 50% of macbook users have cases and cases prevent it from plugging in to the mac correctly the other way. nice design, looks 10 times better, but the design is a fail.

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    only OK

    • Written by Anonymous A from 2492

    included with my white unibody macbook.
    It works alright, I've had almost no problem with it except for the shape of the plug.
    When you plug it in, it blocks the Ethernet and mini display ports. You can turn it the other way, but it still kinda gets in the way, also, I don't use a case, but someone else said that if you do, it won't fit in correctly the other way.
    It does the job, but I think I like the old shape a little better

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well built

    • Written by Nick M from Corfu

    Ok, I've only had this product for three days now, so I can't speek for its long term duribility, but it's been great so far. The DC power connector feels much more sturdy than the previous model, but CAN block some ports (ethernet and firewire 800/mini displayport, depending on macbook/13'' pro). You can (as I do), flip it the other way so that no ports are blocked, however, this cannot be done when using a hardshell case. Still, that would be the case manufacturer's fault, and not apple's.
    Also, the swappable power plugs are a huge convienence. I leave the extended one plugged in at my desk, and just swap it out for the mini plug when not there (living room, possibly school/work).
    Also, some people have complained about the $79 price tag. THIS IS ACCUALLY A REASONABLE PRICE FOR A LAPTOP POWER CABLE (mostly because it also includes the 'brick' converter, which is built-in to the computer on most desktop systems).

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    • Written by Jamie S from Leland

    I wouldn't even mind that I've had to replace the power cord twice in a year (both were my fault), but at $80 each, it adds up. I hate to say it (I love my Mac), but Dell cords are $25 to replace, and I'm not sure the Mac is worth an extra $100+ per year. When this one goes, I might look elsewhere...

    687 of 709 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW Design

    • Written by Anonymous A from 9460

    The new design is awesome, recently purchased another one after the first charger had frayed. Haven't had it for a long period yet, but there are noticeable differences from the other model. It does not get as hot, wires are sturdy and thicker. But the only problem with this is that I use a shell and it gets in the way of my Ethernet and firewire 800, and would have to take the bottom shell off when I have to use the firewire to log and capture.

    13 of 25 people found this useful