87W USB-C Power Adapter

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  • Overview

    The 87W USB-C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office or on the go. While this power adapter is compatible with any USB-C–enabled device, Apple recommends pairing it with your 15-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports for optimal charging performance. USB-C Charge Cable sold separately.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter

    Tech Specs

    USB-C

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

      As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropp As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropped all cable management for this new adapter design. This time around, there are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter and there is no clip on the cable itself to facilitate wrapping it up. I have to use a black Velcro strap every time I'm done using it and want to securely stow it in my bag, which is exactly the opposite of the simple yet functional design aesthetic I thought Apple strived for. 2) There is no charging indicator / status light on the new AC Adapters. As a result, I have to log in to the laptop and check the battery meter to monitor progress. 3) There is no reasonable justification for charging $79 for an "extra" AC adapter AND forcing me to pay another $19 for the required charging cable that used to be included (and permanently affixed) to previous iterations of Apple AC adapters. That's right folks, for $79 you get only the power brick, the charging cable (seems like an obvious requirement) that runs between the brick and the laptop is NOT included! Once you throw that in, you're looking at almost $100 to keep a backup power cord in your laptop bag. Apple somehow managed to ruin every single aspect of what used to be an elegant design. Best of all, they charge more for the privilege of using it.

      • Written by Eric S from Penfield

      1542 of 1653 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Too bulky and too overpriced

      This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the L This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the LED indicator is gone as well there is no way to know if your laptop is charging unless you heard the sound it makes when you plug it in. Overall, its really not the best but its what you need to power your device.

      • Written by Ori M from El Sobrante

      921 of 1003 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too bulky and too overpriced

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      As if all the dongles weren't enough

      Not including a simple 2 meter USB C cable with an $80 charger is beyond stupid. It's almost as if they have contempt for their own customers. This is nickel Not including a simple 2 meter USB C cable with an $80 charger is beyond stupid. It's almost as if they have contempt for their own customers. This is nickel and diming at it's worst.

      • Written by IT R from Reston

      261 of 284 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?As if all the dongles weren't enough

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Overpriced, doesn't work well, incomplete

      I'm a long time Apple user, and while I actually cheer their move to USB-C, these chargers are just ridiculously expensive, especially given what you get. First I'm a long time Apple user, and while I actually cheer their move to USB-C, these chargers are just ridiculously expensive, especially given what you get. First, it's not even a complete charger - you still have to buy a USB-C cable for it. Sure, it means you now have a choice of which one you want, but come on, USB-C cables are a couple dollars (for non-Apple ones that are just as good, if not better), yet they can't include it. Further, all this is is the power converter, it has no power cord itself, so the length of cable you need the USB-C cable to be now has to factor in to that (I preferred when Apple provided both the little pure-plug plug, as well as the full cable plug). Finally, I find that it's slow and/or underpowered. If my MacBook Pro (15" 2018 model) is working a fair bit, basically the charge stays at it's current level. For example, I had my computer doing a network backup (i.e. using Backblaze), so it's copying a lot of files over the network, but it's otherwise not doing anything else. During parts of this, the charge stayed the same, or even went down (if the fans kicked on)! That seems crazy. I believe that the power cable should be able to keep up with even the most demanding workload of the computer.

      • Written by Christopher B from Bend

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Overpriced, doesn't work well, incomplete

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      A major step backwards in design, quality and user experience.

      This power adapter is a major step backwards and is a poor user experience compared to the magnetic adapters in previous models. 1) No cable management for This power adapter is a major step backwards and is a poor user experience compared to the magnetic adapters in previous models. 1) No cable management for this new adapter design. There are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter and there is no clip on the cable itself to facilitate wrapping it up. 2) There is no charging indicator / status light on the new AC Adapters. 3) New requirement - pay an additional $19 for the charging cable that used to be included with previous iterations of Apple AC adapters. 4) When this adapter is plugged into an older wall socket, it does not stay in due to its heavy weight. Apple managed to ruin what used to be an elegant design. Worst of all, it costs more for the inferior design.

      • Written by Michael P from NEWTON

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A major step backwards in design, quality and user experience.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      weird behaviour with USB C charger

      Every so often i find plugging in the 87W charger to my MacBook pro or iPad pro does not start charging them (at first i thought my mac was at fault, but not so Every so often i find plugging in the 87W charger to my MacBook pro or iPad pro does not start charging them (at first i thought my mac was at fault, but not so as a separate usb c device also doesn't charge). disconnecting the charger from the wall and device, dismantling the plug part of the charger and the cable; swapping the cable end for end and reconnecting everything seems to get it going again. what's going on??!! this issue is now present even in the third charger I have bought.

      • Written by Prithvi S from Harwich

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?weird behaviour with USB C charger

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