• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible, worst in history

    this charger is terrible. the cord frays alot, always right under where the little plastic piece is. im currently buying my 3rd one because of wire frays and this one just straight up broke. apple really needs to do something about there over priced, cheap made chargers

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger!

    Better than any of the other power cables the other OEM's use hands down! I've had mine since 2008 and as-long as you don't abuse it, it will last the life of your mac.

    5 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Most of the reviews read as though they were written by the irresponsible, could care less about the equipment, never used any common sense staff I have to put up with at my workplace.
    ANYTHING with wires which can be thinner than a fine thread requires some extra care in its use. NEVER let the cord bend at the attachment point, be it at the magnetic head, at the power adapter itself, or at any point where 2 different components meet. Use a bit of love and gentle handling. Having seen how students manhandle their computers and the accompanying bits and pieces which make them work, it is no wonder that your wires break and cease to function ( overheating excepted). Leave some slack in the cord when wrapping it around the charger, and make a protected place for it in your backpacks. If you think in dollar signs perhaps your equipment will last longer.
    I've been using the same adapter which came with my MBP when I purchased it in 2007. No problems.

    13 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had mind since 2008

    With no problems AT ALL. I'm still using it on my 2011 Mac Book Pro.

    7 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst idea from apple

    This adaptor has been nothing but trouble since I bought my macbook pro in august 2010. Since then I have had to replace it and now i must do the same. The problem is in the "magsafe" end. Now that it is in the more "streamlined" position it no longer disconnects from the computer when snagged, instead it damages the connection inside the adaptor making the entire thing useless. Simply moving my mac around the desk has been enough to damage the connection twice. The old design worked fine

    Important things like this should be robust enough to simply move around on a desk!

    in this case Form over Function = epic fail

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works about 50% of the time

    Second one so far....soon to be on a 3rd. First one kept on shorting and powering down my laptop, and could have probably started a fire, so I was given another one as replacement. This one charges 50% of the time, the other 50% of the time it doesn't charge my battery, but does connect, which is annoying. And it's too loose for the early 2009 17'' macbook pro's.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    On my 3rd power supply for a 2 year old MacBook Pro. Both of them were issues with the cable. Hate the new "slim" design of the adapter end that plugs into the computer. Puts a lot of stress on the cable where it enters the computer because of the angle. C'mon Apple. You are better than this--especially at $80 a pop!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 2 days

    The original power adapter I had for my '08 Macbook Pro finally died after almost 3 years, so I go one of these new ones straight from a Mac Store. It was broken within 48 hours of possession. While charging, it overheated and melted the little bit of glue that holds the magnet in place. When I went to detach it, the magnet piece broke off and remained in the charging port. Through some DIY rigging I have been able to make it stay in one piece and still work. But this setup has been very temperamental and now I can't even get it to charge the battery, just keep it at its current charge. Clearly it needs replaced, but I think I am going to try to find one of the old ones. The only positive thing I have to say is that when this power adapter does work, it charges very quickly.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, 2nd one is falling apart as we speak.

    This has got to be the worst Power Adapter ever in the history of powercords. I never had a problem previously with PC Power Adapters in the past. This one keeps on breaking at the end points of the thin portion of the cord. I'm on my 2nd one now and I've been extra careful with it as to not have any portion of the cord break, but it is right now. (Currently being held by duck tape.)

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Works great on my old 2006 15" MacBook Pro. I like it how it now runs along the side of the laptop and hopefully will it will not fray like the original charger. $80+ for a replacement charger is very steep considering you can't use it on anything else other than the laptop itself. Should be more priced around $40-$50, so one star off for it being a bit too expensive to replace. Other than that, very nice and works like a charm.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short term quality

    While at first I thought how cool this power cord was and the fact that you can extend it or shorten with the two cords, lost all cool points when it started malfunctioning in less than a year. It stopped working all together, for both cords, so now I need to see if it is covered by my extended warranty.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 months in and suddenly powerless!

    My macbook pro is outstanding. I haved had my machine only 2 months and the power supply has failed entirely and completely! The magnetic connection is really a great idea but at the same time my windows laptops never had issues with the power chords. Good design or pure aesthetics hard to say. Probably somewhere in between but it is very un Apple to bundle such a week product with the caddilac of their product lineup. I have a genius appointment so we'll see. If I have to buy another one I will be back here to tell you all about it. Have to review this product from my droid cause no computer!

    Blessings Macintosh world

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had my computer for 2 year's and am on my fifth one of these. I would say don't buy one, but there is NO OTHER OPTIONS. For the amount of money i have spent on power cords alone I could have a boss PC.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Someone was asleep at the wheel

    My power adapter quit for the 2 yr old MacBook Pro so I ordered a new one. When this thing came I couldn't believe it, I thought I ordered the wrong one. The new design placing the MagSafe connector parallel to the cord is the most backward step I have seen from Apple (except maybe for FW800!). This connector will interfere with the FW800 connection and the Ethernet connection when placed toward the front of the computer, and will prevent you from placing the computer tight up against a wall or other tight location in the opposite direction since the cord needs room to stick out the back. What was wrong with the old design? Sometimes you get it right the first time. Whats the point of the review since we are now stuck with this design, since there are no other alternatives.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than previous magnetic connector

    1Q 2009 17" MBP. My cat chewed the magnetic connector of my mbp (!), so had to buy a new power adapter. What a disappointment ! This one stretches the cord next to the magnetic connector much more than the previous one simply because it's not vertical to the mbp body.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing and a waste of money.

    I own an older MBP (2006) and the original power adaptor lasted for 5 years, which is ok I guess. I forked out $80 (pricey!) for a replacement about 3 months ago and it is starting to get finicky already. I have to jiggle the cord to get power; the same problem that began when the original adaptor started to go. The clumsy design on the magnetic connection also blocks off two of my USB ports, and when I switch it to unblock, there is no power and I am left on batteries. The original adaptor design what WAY better. BRING IT BACK OR MAKE SOMETHING BETTER PLEASE.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good but has a design flaw

    Have had my 65W PowerBook G4 mains adapter since Jan 2006 and it's never missed a beat. Innovative design with the detachable extension cable. Also with the ability to plug the power brick straight into a socket which no other manufacturer that I know of has. Flip-out cable coiling hook things (cable management hooks) for the low voltage cable are quite good but a detachable cable would be a better alternative. My 2005 power adapter has a design flaw though and, looking at this latest one, it still has it! The low voltage cable comes out the FRONT of the brick (when it is plugged straight into a socket). If it was on the BOTTOM of the brick it would look better, be less prone to damage and take up less space behind furniture. Apple could take a design cue from UK mains plugs on this, the design of which was well thought out, unlike the plugs in most other countries. Also, as I said, having the cable detachable would be better for transporting the adapter and reduce the likelihood of damage further!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    This is seriously the worst charger ever. I've had my Macbook for about a year and I already have to buy a new charger. It went from having to wiggle it around to not working at all. I love Apple products but when it comes to chargers this thing blows. I have a PC laptop as well and have yet to run into any problems with the charger for that.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop moaning & speak to Apple

    I have had a MacBook Pro for 3 years. My MagSafe Power Adapter has just failed after being used every day. I took it into the Apple Store and asked them to test it and they confirmed it needed replacing so they gave me a new one! Why do so many Reviewers criticise products that by their very nature can go wrong sooner than they should, without telling Apple about the problem first. You talk about having to spend £60 repeatedly to replace these adapters. Firstly how well do you look after your equipment? Secondly why just buy another one and moan about having to do so without giving Apple the opportunity to put it right? I have never received anything but exceptional service from Apple. Yes things can go wrong but that is what the warranty and AppleCare is there for. Buy it and use it.
    Also this new style adapter DOES fit an older MacBook Pro without any problems at all.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip OFF!

    I love Apple/Mac I will never go to a PC again. However, I am sick and tired of getting completely ripped off with the power cord situation. Why can they not get this right? I have owned at least 4 lap tops and have had to replace at least 3 or 4 cords for every single one! With what I have paid for in replacement cords, I could have bought myself a brand new laptop! This is getting ridiculous! One of my power cords actually began to spark when it frayed at the end. At one point they put a plastic reinforcement piece it seems to 'protect' this from happening, however they don't seem to understand with the power cord coming out one side of your computer, if your power source to plug in is on the other side, the cord is constantly being bent and within the year, ultimately splits open. If they would put the power cord in the back, it might help a little and make a thicker cord protecting the split from happening. Well, I'm off to the apple store to replace yet another cord today....

    21 of 22 people found this useful