• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and not likely covered by warranty

    • Written by Natalie N from Cambridge

    I'm on my third charger after having my MacBook Air for a little over a year. The cord is very delicate and cheap so it is very easy to damage simply by wrapping it around the charger. The magnetic cling feature is not helpful because the charger is not secure to the computer and will easily fall off. I would not have purchased a MacBook Air if I would have known that I would have to spend so much money replacing the charger. They are cheaply made, yet so expensive. Additionally, if there is damage to the cord (which happens easily) it is not covered under warranty.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out after 3 years of usage

    • Written by Petros M from athens

    That's unacceptable for a quality product company, like Apple.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So tired of this

    • Written by Kali B from Hillsboro

    It's getting one star because it does, at least, power my laptop.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and expensive to replace!

    • Written by scott M from gardiner

    Apple needs to go back to the drawing board and reinforce the critical area's better. Also should have made the cable a little thicker. Poor design!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook air charger

    • Written by Bella A from maynard

    i got this charger along with my macbook for christmas, which was less than a year ago. recently, i smelled something burning and it was my macbook charger, and it had melted off the plastic. It was literally just charging my mac on a table and the plastic around it was melting right off of the wires. These chargers are $80 each and these are the only chargers that are compatible with my mac. I am not looking forward to buying a new one. Do not recommend.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Build Quality

    • Written by Mark H from Branston

    I've had a MB Air for approximately 5 years. It's a great laptop and been very reliable. Unfortunately, the power adaptor is a poor design and the cable joining the white block keeps fraying; I've had to buy 3 news ones at £65 a time. Given that Apple is supposed to be a premium brand, I would expect much better reliability, particularly given the price. Very unimpressed.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fried Cord and Wire Showing

    • Written by Arthur W from CHICAGO

    Had This Charger For 2 1/2 half Years. Just Broke On Me Last Night with cords exposed and everything so i'm about go through my 2nd charger if I can Find Some Money


    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I feel like Apple have bent me over the table and...

    • Written by Robert W from Lincoln

    What a joke... 4th one in two years (two for my macbook pro.... two for my air). The magsafe cable connector is a flimsy piece of junk. As others have said - it splits and frays really easily. Honestly, this charger is sooo poor, I'm contemplating going back to Windows. I'm sick and tired of spending £65 on these useless pieces of #### There, I said it... this charger is ####!

    At least make it so the flimsy end can be detached and easily replaced. What a waste... I have four broken charger units in a box.... and about to order another. £325 on chargers.... Apple, you (draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lips and mouth to make a partial vacuum) - your censorbot won't let me say that you [kcus]

    I'm not swallowing this any more... thats it... yes - you've just lost a customer because of your useless piece of #### charger... oh, I also LOVE ANDROID!!!!!! does that hurt you? well, I bet it doesn't hurt as much as the pain you've caused my wallet!!!!

    291 of 306 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and short-lived

    • Written by Shelley R from Cortlandt Manor

    I bought my Macbook Air in fall of 2013. Here it is, summer 2016 and I'm on my second Magsafe adapter (cable casing ripped on the first one), which separated where the cable meets the MagSafe bit that attaches to the computer. So I'm about to buy charger cable no. 3. That's ridiculous. It's an insult to the consumer to sell something that fragile, and an offense to the environment to produce products that short-lived. I like so much about Apple products, but their drive to instant disposability is truly sad.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made but Does the Job!!

    • Written by Maureen T from Verona

    I've had my MacBook Air since December 2012 and am just now replacing the power adapter! Just like any other Apple charger, it's made very poorly as far as the casing goes and tear easily if not properly taken care of (mine tore almost in half while moving this past week). However, after almost 4 years, I have had NO problems with the way the adapter charges my computer, which is it's main job!! Annoying that they tear and are so expensive, but still work very well!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Paul A from Willliamsburg

    I have had this charger for four years and it has worked amazingly throughout. At this point there is slight tearing in the chord but It still works perfectly!

    6 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Kimberly M F from Newport Beach

    I had this charger for about a year and it started to detach from the laptop. Even when attached, I would need to jiggle it or push it into make it work and charge. It has now completely stopped working. Not worth the price at all!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted quite a while I guess... Now broken for no reason.

    • Written by Jessica L from Newmarket

    I've had this charger since I first got my Macbook Air roughly 4-5 years ago. I have not had a problem with it until now. The cord just began to melt right where it attached to the adapter and now it is totally useless. It did last a lot longer than some other reviews are saying, and i've NEVER had the adapter disconnect from the power cord, but now it's time to get a new one.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Adapter for MacBook Air

    • Written by J Mark A from Bloomburg

    I am about to buy my third one of these. They are so poorly made it is unbelievable. The cord hasn't been the problem, I don't think. No signs of it breaking or being bent, the thing just quits working. I'm off to buy the third in 1 1/2 years. Guess the computer itself is worth too much to change so Apple will make another fortune selling charge cords.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable break

    • Written by Jacob H from Kitchener

    I am quite disappointed with Apple. I've had to replace my charger twice now. Both times it broke where the cable comes out from the transformer. After the first time it broke I made sure to be extremely careful. Unfortunately, it did not hold up much longer than the first one. I recommend that apple makes a more durable cable.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers in 3 1/2 years

    • Written by shayna M from Port st lucie

    I have had my mac book pro since December of 2012 so it's been about 3 /12 years. In that time I have had to replace this 3 times. A magnet to hold the cable in is a bad idea. It should plug into a port just like the other ports allow, the rubber casing comes undone, the wires are bent, and the charger stops working. Nearby locations do not have the cable so when the power is running out a new charger is needed right away. The chargers are really expensive too. A real bummer.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Teegan J from Canberra

    I've had to replace my adaptor 4 times due to the cord fraying. First couple of times I assumed I wasn't being careful enough. Third time I thought prehaps someone else damaged it but this time I've been beyond careful with it not coiling and keep my charger up high away from any potential damaging items. Can't believe I need to buy another one!!! They cost enough that they should last as long as the laptops ��

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after less than a year

    • Written by Carly P from Poolesville

    After less than a year, this stopped working and won't charge my laptop anymore. I have wrapped the cable around the hooks attached on the adapter quite often, which is probably why it has stopped working, but if that is going to cause the charger to stop working that easily Apple should not have these hooks on the adapter. Very disappointed with this product.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stationary Use Yet Replacing in Less Than 6 months

    • Written by Stephanie M from Greer

    Long time PC user, convert to Mac. Love my MacBook Air & iPad used for store POS. However, this is the second time now that I'm having to have the power adapter replaced due to it splitting/falling apart. Mind you, I use this laptop exclusively at my desk at home, which is about as conservatively as it could be used. The first time, I woke one morning to find the cord shredded like it had exploded. Today, I just happened to run my hand across the cord and found the small split. Thankfully, Apple is replacing it again, but it's still a hassle and I just think that expecting a better quality adapter for such an expensive piece of equipment doesn't seem unreasonable at all.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jaclyn M from Leavenworth

    The charger hardly works now, it has always fallen off easily, and now it's fried two of the tongs on the charger and I'm worried it's going to fry my computer too.

    12 of 12 people found this useful