• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    As much as I love my MacBook, Apple has to have a solution for the flimsy power cord! Or make the flimsy part replaceable, instead of having to buy the entire power adapter repeatedly.
    When they did away with the barrel connector, I thought they'd finally come up with the answer - then instead of the thin aluminum barrel bending and tearing, the tiny cord at the connector started breaking on the first magnetic plug. So, apple came up with the streamline cord and magnetic - problem solved??? NO! Each one has had a flawed transition area, where the tiny cord connects. It's the cord!!!
    This is my third Mac laptop and countless adapters - and the cord is the only complaint I've ever had. I love MAC, but they've got to come up with an alternative, that doesn't cost $79.00 every time the cord fails!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    Have had two of these junk out in less than a year each. It's like they were designed to be faulty. Both due to shorts in the small cable. Wire gauge is cheap inside. What a sham.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How does it go? "Only the good die young?"

    It's beautiful, and the magsafe feature has saved my laptop a time or two. It just dies long before the laptop does.

    My earlier magsafe adapter had to be replaced (on an older macbook) because the sharp edges of the little "wings" you use to wrap up the cord eventually cut through the skimpy coating, causing it to fail. Well, when I bought my new macbook pro, I stopped using the wings on this adapter, so it seemed great. Until one day I went to connect the power cord to the laptop, and - NOTHING. Finally I got the connection by wiggling it around. Turns out the problem with the connection is definitely NOT with the mag-safe end of the adapter, but with the connection between the wire and the metal end piece. After having to wiggle the cord longer and longer each time I plug it in to get my laptop to charge, I now cannot get any charge to pass through this cord. I have about an hour of use on my laptop until I either need to hit an Apple store. Of course, I can't - I needed my laptop tonight to work on a big project that is due to be presented at work tomorrow morning. So not only am I completely irritated at the quality of this power cord, but now I'm having to scramble around to figure out how to finish. But it's worth the catharsis in this struggle to spend 5 minutes of that time writing this review. I want to love you Apple, but your POWER CORDS STINK.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I own two, no issues, Works well as advertised.

    The "Magsafe" idea really saved my bacon on my 15" MBP. The break-away design keeps it from being ripped off a table. Very happy with that. So far, no issues. I've had the powerlight turn off once or twice on its own but I found out why it was doing it, do a search for article TS3499 on the Apple support board.

    I reset the power cord by unplugging it for a minute or two and it never shut off again. So far, so good. :)

    9 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Same MagSafe power supply for 4 years

    You people that diss the product because you're clumsy or treat it like an anvil need to show respect for the hardware. I've had the same MagSafe that CAME with my MacBook Pro for 4 years. Under NORMAL wear and tear, it will last you a LONG time. Tripping on, yanking it, winding around your hand etc is NOT normal wear and tear.
    Treat it like if you break it you're screwed and it will last a long time.

    13 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    THIS IS MY THIRD ONE! I am getting sick of this, i'm about to throw my mac out the window. I think Apple is quite full of themselves to charge such an incredible amount of money for such a terrible product. unfortunately i have to buy AGAIN!

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Power Cord

    I have only had this cord for 7 months and it frayed so badly it started sparking and then stopped working. I don't have money to waste on this every 7 months. I would think they would be under warrenty for at least a year but I guess I am out more money I don't have. GREAT!!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after only 3 weeks of use

    If I could buy another brand of power cord, I would. I have gone through 2 cords in a year.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Already gone????

    Well I have my beloved Macbook pro since last year and the charger seems gone already.... and they are sooo expensive....
    Can that be? Well even as a Mac freak I must say lately either the new Mouse or the charger...not up to quality I am used to.. ;-(

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save Your Money and Invest in a Windows Machine

    Mac's are great. I love my Macbook Pro. However, I am sick and tired for almost ten years of MagSafe having to replace these things every few months. I am tired of the exposed wires, shorts, and over all bad construction. If Apple cared they would fix this. However, it's a computer and not the iPhone so I don't have high hopes of them doing anything at all. Much less do the right thing and replace them for all of us that have these stupid things fail every year.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cord doesnt last

    I bought this cord last year and the surrounding rubber pulls away from the magnetic adapter. Did not last very long, and given the price, it should last for a lot longer.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Apart

    Falls apart every 3-6 months......

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    Plan on replacing this product every 8-12 months

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    In 3 years I have had 5 of these chargers. One lasted three months. The wires fray around the charging connection very quickly. Since replacements are no longer covered under my exired Applecare warranty I have the whole thing encased in black electrical tape. Way to go Apple, not.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ONE little area that Apple skimps!!!

    I am a huge Apple fan. Have purchased multiple Macbook's, iPods and iPhones from them through out the years.

    Yet this is the ONE AREA time and time again where they skimp! It's really frustrating that these pathetic cords last only a few months. I continually have to replace them because they twist in odd knots and the rubber is very cheap and thin to where the wiring pops out through slits.

    I wish Apple would have spent a little more time on this one area that has been overlooked. I wish they would make their power-cords just as durable and long lasting as the rest of the products they are known and loved for!

    One of these days!.....

    This ole Georgia boy is keepin his fingers crossed!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of s...

    This should be rated zero stars. As many of the other reviewers have said, the wire frays and breaks inside the magnetic jack. After all this hype of great engineering, Apple can't make a proper power chord? What a rip off! I won't be buying Apple products again.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These need a bundle of re-engineering!

    I have now gone through no less than a half dozen of these power supplies in the last year. Why they fail isn't really beyond me, as I am an electrical engineer. So, I would have to say some re-engineering is very necessary. These power supplies were just for one computer as well!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for a One-Year Charger

    I use my MacBook Pro for everything. It served me well through my undergrad program. And the first charger worked great from 2007-2010 when the plastic around the plug into the laptop started disintegrating, leaving exposed wire. I got a replacement, and didn't think much about the price, because it was a 3-year old charging cable and was travelled with quite extensively. After a year of having the new charger, the same thing happened! I went back to the Apple store, and after much conversation, I was able to get it replaced free of charge. Now, barely a year later, having the outside plastic near the plug to disintegrate again!! I'm not looking forward to replacing this again, and for every following year. Apple products are amazing - no doubt. But how about some more research on how to make a better charger instead of rolling out new iPhones every year or so.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another poor product from Apple

    I am now on the third power supply for my MacBook Pro. The cabling and where it attaches to the connector is just not man enough for the job. Come on Apple, sort your power supplies out. 3 in less that 2 years is just not acceptable. I have a work supplied Lenovo PC which is on the same power supply and is now 5 years old - and is usually plugged in and kicked around under the desk at meetings. I also have a Sony Vaio PC with a power supply that failed after 6 years. The replacement incidentally was £19 - not the £65 rip-off that Apple charge. Very disgruntled customer with poor Apple design and rubbish reliability.

    147 of 149 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

    I truly wonder how Apple can get the hardware and software so right...

    ...and get things like power adapters and earbuds so wrong..

    The magnetic portion that connects to the MacBook Pro isn't a singular piece, but rather TWO pieces joined together. Someone thought this was a good idea. It wasn't.

    Heading to the Apple Store after work to buy a new one.

    I've sworn off Apple's earbuds. Terrible quality. I can't swear off the adapter, however, as Apple is the only show in town.

    10 of 12 people found this useful