• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    These chargers are terribly made, I have had to replace mine twice since buying my laptop in 2015. I am extremely careful and they still fall apart. $79 is way too much for a charger that seems designed to break. I won't be buying a MacBook next time I need a new laptop solely because of the charging cords. I wish I could give this product zero stars.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    Besides occasional travels, my MagSafe 2 power adapter had been sitting in my office for the past couple years. The adapter stopped working this morning, even though (i) the device had no signs of damage and (ii) the wire did not have any strains. When I explained my situation to a sales representative at my local store, she simply told me that Apple warranty lasts only 1 year and that this adapter should not break as long as it is "treated nicely."

    I agree with other reviews here that this adapter is designed quite poorly. I am not sure what else I could have done to treat this adapter any nicer, if sitting in an office is enough to make this product stop functioning.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting really hot

    I use my Mac everyday and I have issues with the PowerBox which is getting extremely hot. The cable is also now deteriorated and the bare wires are exposed. It isn't safe and really expensive to purchase. Really disappointed.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord unable to handle computer use while charging.

    I had this charger for 2 1/2 years. One thing I observed about the cord is while the computer was in use and plugged in, the cord would overheat, and slowly deteriorate. I would expect the cord to last longer under normal use, but there should also be a way to account for when the computer is in use while charging.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable

    I'd expect the charger that comes with a 2.5k laptop to last much much longer considering how careful I am with my tech.
    This thing is so overpriced and unreliable, particularly the wire.
    Another product that's pretty but requires frequent replacement. Classic Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality, short life-span

    In the case of this power adaptor, you are better off buying a cheap, dodgy knock-off version on ebay. It will probably last longer!!!!! It's the third replacement in less than five years, which is very frustrating because I really try to look after my stuff. The issues I've faced are tearing of the cable, massive overheating and dangerously exposed wires.

    I've been an Apple user since 1996. Always swore by their products, (particularly the performance and build quality) even though they were always massively overpriced and often forced you to use non-standard connections for power and other connectivity. By the mid-to-late 2000's I noticed a huge decline in their products and this charger is most likely the last product I will purchase from Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter failure

    Can't trust this power adapter, sometimes it won't charge and soon one day it will die!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Strange!

    I have read the reviews and I am astonished. The charger I brought is perfect has a good quality feel about it and I have encountered zero issues.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have never managed to get a power adapter to last 12 months. These are just the worst product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POWER FAILURE!!!!

    I'm astonished that my power adapter has just blown after such low usage. I replaced the fuse twice to no avail. Now after seeing all of these negative reviews I feel that even a new £70 adapter won't last. Come on Apple if you can build reliable computers surely a reliable power adapter has to be a breeze. This is the first time I've had a power adapter fail on me, even cheap ones from other devices have outlasted this supposed quality product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good.

    I can pretty much echo most of the reviews on this product. It gets hot and the end is fraying. Yes i will need to replace it as I use the computer in a work place and the cable will not pass the electrical safety test (PAT)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreasonably poor quality chargers

    A simple review in line with all others - why, when you manufacture such amazing products, would you create such a fantastically sub par product to go with it? The build and material quality on the cables is absolutely dreadful. The mark up on made on a £79.00 charger must be ludicrous and if it's not, I seriously question your choice of inputs - if indeed your supplier is charging you anything more that pennies for the materials you're getting taken for a ride Apple. Please, for the love of quality, sort out your chargers.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one so far

    The quality of the wire and it's casing is so bad that I had to replace it for the 3rd time. The first one I had almost caught on fire when I left it plugged in overnight. Luckily I woke up from the burning smell. To be fair I just ordered the 3rd one before my current charger gets too damaged (It still works but casing of the wires is broken and in some places you can see the wires inside), to avoid any house burn down.
    The choice is this or a knock off version unfortunately.
    For an expensive brand, sure this product is a great disappointment.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

    This is a great product. Have had mine for 4 years. I am buying my third Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter because I like them so much and want to have one in my bedroom, my home office and now finally , my living room. It is just so much easier if I do not have to unplug and bring it with me. I heartily recommend this product. never had any problem at all.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give Zero star

    I would expect the charger that came with the machine that cost me over USD $ 4000, was of super-quality lasting for at least a decade. I treated the charger extremely carefully, but it didn´help at all. Personally, I think Apple should offer a new charger for free of charge to anyone using this charger. I had to pay $79.00 only for a new single charger. A crazily overpriced item with no equivalent quality. This was a huge dissapointment that I will remember for a long long time, unfortunately.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life time

    From reading these reviews I've realized that I'm not the only one who's charger shorted out after just 16 months of use. To be fair I do tend to accidentally leave my charger on fabrics or when removing it I don't do so extremely gently but isn't that the point of MagSafe, to be able to pull the cable out without damaging it or the laptop? I think that Apple should 1.Bring back MagSafe to new laptops. 2.Make the power box bigger to try and reduce heating. 3.Make the cable going into the computer thicker as it becomes very flimsy making it brittle and maybe it being so thin be the reason why the box may overheat? I am not an expert but I would consider some changes to make the charger's life last longer and also for such a weak charger why does it cost £79!? That's just disgraceful

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Rubbish

    On my 3rd charger and having to fork out a fortune every time. Not the quality I've come to expect from Apple !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets too hot!!

    I have bought three new MagSafe Power Adaptors now. Come on Apple....your adapters get too hot and the cable becomes scorched and splits exposing the wires after a very short time. Read all of the poor reviews. We can't all be wrong. This will be a Class Action waiting to happen if a fire occurs!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible...

    This is the third Apple charger I have bought for my rMBP-15. First one died after 2 years, second one frayed at the mag end and now this one has frayed as well. Never again. I am going to pick a new band of laptop for my next purchase. Steve would be ashamed of this product.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 3 years of sitting on my desk.

    My MagSafe 2 charger died after only 3 years of sitting on a clean desk with plenty of air ventilation. I have an L shaped MagSafe charger from 2011 which is still going strong. Not sure how an older charger which has been through the ropes with harsher treatment then this newer charger is still working great while this one died on me. I noticed the orange light was no longer lighting up on the T connecter while the MacBook pro was charging. The green light would come on once the MacBook pro battery reached 100%. Now no light at all whatsoever and now my $2700 dollar can't be charged until I pay Apple $80 for a new charger. So until I pay $80 I have a $2700 paperweight due to Apple knowing these charges are junk. GG Apple. This makes sense why you only warranty anything for 1 year. Also it's very ironic that lots of Mac users report their MagSafe 2 chargers failing just about right after the 1 year mark. Coincidence?

    9 of 10 people found this useful