• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 4+ years

    • Written by Chloe P from Bodega

    I can't relate to all of the negative reviews, because I've had this charger for 4 years without any complaints. However, the rubber around my chord has begun to expose the wire, and I will probably have to buy a new one soon. But it has been 4 years so I'm not really complaining about it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good actually...

    • Written by Cloud A from Larkspur

    This charger will last a fairly long time if you take care of it. I'm on my third year, and while it does have a fair bit of scratches on the plastic adapter part, it still works perfectly. If you care for your charger, it will work absolutely fine for a few years. In terms of the cable dirtying, that's easily fixed. No yellowing here.

    My only issue is the cost to replace. I get that "Apple tax" applies here too but seriously, $80 for a charger is pretty criminal.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yall are just wrong

    • Written by Ayush S from San Jose

    Okay you guys keep saying that it breaks too fast and all that. I have had my charger for the past 4 years and Thr rubber just recently started coming apart 4 years is a long time. I actually took care of both my charger and laptop. If you just throw the thing around you are bound to ruin it and tear it. So it is your problem for not taking care of it. My only problem is the price to replace. 79 is too high for a charger. Thats my only problem.

    9 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the fuss about the wire?

    • Written by Ian D from Ottawa

    I came to shop for 2nd adapter for my 2015 MBP cause I'm getting so lazy I want to get 1 in my bedroom and 2nd in my study room downstairs. 1.5 stat rating for this product and hundreds of negative comments are perplexing. I really like that little charger. Had no issues with it whatsoever. I do a lot of CPU-heavy computations (4-6 hours a day) and connect external USB HDD to the laptop - the charger gets noticeably warm but not as hot as some folks claim it does. After year of use cable did get slightly yellow next to the plug, but that's about it. No tears or any damage on the wire.
    Built-in cable management is not very practical. Good idea in theory but not so much in practice. I just don't use it.
    But detachable thick extension wire is great. Maybe if there were a version of that adapter with thicker and more durable cable some folks might be happier, but I'm OK with it as-is.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    • Written by Emma L from Wilmette

    I've had this charger for over 4 years and there were no problems until recently where the rubber broke right below where the charger meets the computer and now it's starting to fray. This is definitely because of constantly bending it so I'm happy with the way it has lasted so long. It does stink that it's going to cost $80.

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by Peter N from EDMONTON

    All the negativity here is absurd. My charger that came with my 2015 MB Pro 13" is excellent. No mechanical issues whatsoever. I handle all my gear with care, especially when packing for travel. So, I don't sympathize with any of the negative comments here about poor build, etc. It's very well built and a good design. I dock off one star because it is over-priced -- $50 CAD should be the price for an extra unit. Not a hundred bucks. That's robbery.

    Footnote: Still using the adaptors that came with my 2010 MB Pro 13" and 15", and my Macbook Air 2011 adaptor as well. No issues whatsoever.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product indeed

    • Written by Maximiliano G from Dubai

    You take care of it and it will last for many years , I Hadd 3 make so far and I never had any issues with the MagSafe cord ..

    5 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and Durable

    • Written by Timothy M from Overland Park

    Since switching to a MacBook Pro from another product, I've been enjoying how well made the Apple equipment is, and how well it functions. This Power Adapter is no exception. I'm still using the original one almost 2 years in. I've traveled with it often in the US and abroad, and it's always worked for me; I've never experienced damage to my computer from the various sources of electricity, however dubious they may have been. The Power Adapter is showing a little cosmetic wear and tear since I wrap it up for transport once (or more) every day, and I've run over it with my office chair multiple times--something I wouldn't recommend. My MagSafe 2 is still going strong, but I just ordered a second one just to preserve my original investment and make my life a little easier. I use the original one in place at my office, and I use the new one at home and while traveling.

    7 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well

    • Written by Kaitlyn J from Medicine Hat

    In response to lots of complaints.
    I had zero issues with my cable, it worked well for 1.5 years, that includes travelling, moving it around the house from one spot to the other...then my terrorist of a puppy got a hold of it. But I can't blame the cable for failing after a puppy had a hay day chewing it.
    My brother fiddled with it and got it working for a couple months, then it finally bit the dust.
    Right now, I admit, I am trying to work up the courage the fork out $100+ for a new charger lol

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Justin B from Des Moines

    My MagSafe 2 goes into my bag and out, 4 times a day. No problems.
    I wrote this because of all the 1 star reviews from people that don't take care of their stuff. I'd like to address the idiotic posts as well in my review:
    - If you don't take care of any cable, it will fray and break. Get used to it. Loose coil your cables and don't put stress on the re-enforced areas next to the brick or actual charge port.
    - It's a MagSafe, IT'S DESIGNED TO POP OFF if too much stress is put on charger. I would much rather have my laptop come unplugged for 10 seconds, that have my power port break or my laptop yanked off the table to come crashing to the ground.

    I like these charges. YES, some in the past have frayed at the ports after tons of use. In those cases I just apply Sugru.

    C'mon people. These cables are fine!

    7 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues here after 1.5 years

    • Written by Zac Z from Eskdale

    I use mine between home and work over the past year and a half. I take care not to put any stress on the connector at either end of the cable. Mine still looks and works like new. Additionally when storing the adapter away I don't wrap the excess cable around the charger itself, rather I just create a loop. It may not be as robust as other power supplies but it dosn't take much more effort to use and store it with care.
    That being said I'll give 4/5 because I still feel there is a little room for improvment with cable durability compared with other adapters I've owned.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, if you take care of it

    • Written by Rodney W from Niddrie

    I have owned this adapter for just over a year with my retina MacBook Pro. It works perfectly. It drops off if the computer is moved, as it should. It travels well, and has shown no signs of fraying. I suspect that some people do not know how to wind the cours so that it minimises the tension on the endpoints.

    I've taken off one star because Apple should provide video instructions on the right way to wind the cord.

    1 of 2 people found this useful