• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely flimsy

    • Written by Robert D from Chicago

    Just purchased my fifth and sixth replacements within 18 months of first getting a MacBook Air. It appears that one crimp or twist causes the cord to stop working, and as someone who travels a good deal, I don’t want to feel compelled to carry a backup or two. The design is just fine, but the product durability is deplorable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    45W MagSafe Power Adapter Cord Fraying!

    • Written by Terry T from Austin

    It appears that the issue I'm having with my Mac Air Power Adapter cord is not unique. It's about six years old. The Mac Air has been great and looks brand new. But, I cannot say the same for the power cord.

    I've read many, many others who have taken the time to type a review stating their distain for this product. Apple produces a newer version of this power adapter, but I'm extremely hesitate to spring $80 for it. I will look elsewhere.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted Six Years

    • Written by Susan K from Cedar Rapids

    I use my desktop more than my laptop. My Macbook Air is a 2010 model. Yesterday I saw that the part of the cord next to where it connects to the laptop has damage- the rubber??? has torn off the wires. So I am buying a new adapter. So it lasted six years. Heck, I should have bought a new laptop, but this one works fine. Should I cover the broken area with electrical tape? Should I put tape on the new adapter? I guess I will check out the other reviews, which are negative.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality for its price

    • Written by Jie G from Providence

    I got my macbook air 11' at 2012 as the travel laptop to replace the heavy Mac Pro. The Air still works perfectly without any problem. Love it! However, my third adapter is totally dead today, and I need to buy the forth one! The second one is free from apple, since the first one is dead after only half-year using. After that I need to pay these poor quality adapter by myself.

    I really believe this adapter has some design issue. It is not make sense that the adapter has much shorter life than the laptop itself.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to buy a new one EVERY year

    • Written by Shehide D from Scarborough

    I really wish Apple could make their chargers more durable. I swear I have bought a new one every year, & I do try my best to take care of it. It just breaks so easily, & the price for 1 charger is too expensive. But what else can you do right ? Not impressed with the durability of this charger

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Cricket F from Blue Mounds

    My first charger lasted a couple years, until I left it in Florida. The replacement has stopped working after 14 months. It still looks perfectly fine. One would think it has plenty of life left but it won't charge the computer. These chargers seem awfully expensive for how short lived they are.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by Susan K from Surrey

    There are things I love about this adapter, the design, the engineering, the flexible cord, the magnetic attachment but I don't understand why they don't have better cord protection, it seems so practical and obvious. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme….'when she was good, she was very, very good but wen she was bad she was horrid".

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but fails fast

    • Written by Herman B from ROTTERDAM

    I like the design. A lot. It's light, always fits in your bag and it's magnetic. However, after 13 months of usage (that is, charging my Air maybe like 20 times because my Thunderbolt screen does the charging mainly) it failed.

    I've treated it with a lot of care, because I know how fragile these things are. But this is kinda ridiculous. I'll make sure it gets replaced for free, warranty or not. It's just so disappointing that it's going to take me a lot of talking just to get what I paid for.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality, too expensive

    • Written by Kaitlyn C from Birmingham

    On average, I have to get a new charger every year. These die way too quickly. Like many of these reviews, the wires become exposed and it's becoming so hot it'll be a fire hazard. About to go to the Apple store and get a new one, but first wanted to write a review. WAY too expensive for the quality. Treat your loyal customers a little better, we know you have the money!

    91 of 91 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tip finally twisted off.

    • Written by Anonymous A from 225

    After two years of amazing use, no problems at all, the tip of the cable began to short circuit and I would move it around until it started to charge. Then it stopped working completely. I noticed that I could spin the entire top around and I could hear crunching, then tugged on it and the whole top pulled off. This is the only problem I had with it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Lillian C from Takoma Park

    I love the design of the charger and it continued to work (I'm almost at one year with it) but it just started splitting at the seams and unraveling especially at groove where you tuck in the free end of the cord. I tried to tape it with electrical tape but it just got absolutely disgusting.
    Granted, it still works but I don't like exposed wires. For something that retails for 80 dollars, the cable jacket shouldn't spontaneously split. I went to get another one and hopefully it will not unwrap.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good - doesn't last long - insane price.

    • Written by Richard K from Vallejo

    The 90 degree fitting off the Mac, while sexy looking is poorly designed for durability. I prefer the older design that came straight off the MacBook that lasted 2 years. This one 6 months...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bit disappointing

    • Written by Anonymous A from 8068

    My power adapter is only 6-8 mths old and has failed. I am very careful with it and never just pull it out by the cord. I always pull it out by the head so that I don't break any internal wires. Very disappointed it still has failed on me and they are so expensive. Pity cause the design is fantastic.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fortunate - Got 6mo

    • Written by William B from Cohasset

    I feel pretty fortunate that I was able to get a little less than six months out of my adapter. I had no clue there were these issues until I tried to figure why my Air won't charge. It's a useless hunk of aluminum without the adapter. With all the issues I see in the reviews has anyone proposed a class action lawsuit? Seems like a customer could expect a bit more than 6 month life before the $1500 purchase was rendered useless.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6646

    It only lasted four months. I'll need to go to the Apple store to replace it. Lucky for me I have a spare one. I just hope that doesn't stop working like this one. It's not broken due to wearing - this unit stays at home and doesn't move around so it's not like it's been abused. I am disappointed.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Crazy cost for a substandard product.

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6580

    The quality of this part is really low considering the massive price they're asking for it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter stopped working

    • Written by CHERINA P from LAS VEGAS

    Well at least I got a good year and half out of my MagSafe adapter before it went out on me. It worked fine up until this morning when I wound the cord and actually heard the wiring disconnect... Didn't pay much attention to it at the time but when I arrived at my destination and plugged it in, the battery indicator did not show that the computer was charging. I thought "oh well, I'll just buy a new power adapter" but the $80 price tag just blows my mind! I actually have a Mac Book Pro, luckily the MacBook Air that I purchased for my son also charges my Pro... I think we'll share for a while!

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design - Failed Fast

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6245

    I love the magsafe design and the ability to switch the high voltage cord for different situations. Unfortunately, the power adapter failed after about 7 months of light use.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just like everyone else: power failed FAST

    • Written by Lisa F from Baltimore

    Gotta add my name to the chorus here:
    Although I love my Air, the power failed really fast. It was intermittent for a while and had to be held in a particular position, then just stopped supplying power altogether.

    I can't understand how this fundamental problem can still exist!!!!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply dead

    • Written by Anonymous A from 5628

    Loved this power supply cord for 5 months, but this morning I woke up to a dead battery even though my Air was plugged in. Took it to a local retailer who tested both the computer and the power supply cord; the cord was indeed dead. Luckily I can get a new one under warranty, but what if this happens again? And I'm not pleased about the 2-4 day wait as I need the computer for work. I'm a bonafide iGeek, but this little issue really needs to be rectified.

    11 of 11 people found this useful