• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Offensively disgraceful price tag. Moderate quality build

    I’m not expecting a tank when it comes to a power adapter but this thing is one of those stand alone items that makes Apple look bad. Moderate quality build at best and with a price that is offensively high to the consumer for something so incredibly prone to failure.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter

    I just bought my third for my laptop. They fail at an amazing rate. This is the worst product Apple produces. For a company that prides itself on design, it is unbelievable that it would continue to sell these. They are trash.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagNotSoSafe

    Extortionately priced for extremely poor quality. My cable (purchased 2014 for £69) set fire and melted and no longer works. There are clear scorch marks on the cable and all the wires where the cable meets the power pack are singed. In the end I had to buy a new cable (now £79). The first MagSafe charger I had (issued 2009) was made well and lasted several years, without the rubber casing of the cables splitting, and eventually it just quietly stopped working. In contrast, the rubber casing of the replacement I bought in 2014 split just outside of warranty. In the end I fixed it with electrical tape - literally the only reason it was still usable. As far as I can tell, the rubber of the newer chargers is thinner than what Apple was using before. Apple should fix it, or at least charge what they're worth, no more than £20.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    similar to other reviews, this charger does not seem to last very long and frails and tears so easily which shouldn't be the case for the face that it is so expensive.
    the price of the charger should reflect the quality of the charger too, which it doesn't so i am very disappointed at the fact i now have to folk out another 80 quid in order to keep my laptop charged ! ridiculous

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO rating - 60w power adapter - splitting

    garbage product - had 2 in less than 3 months, support said sending me my second new one - never came and had to follow-up - come on Apple get with it and make product better - why a $100+ cable would start splitting and showing wires in less than a couple of months is crazy

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    I've had to purchase two separate mac chargers since I bought my computer. Both broke within one to two years. My first cord just stopped working for no apparent reason. The second one frayed. You would think that given the previous lawsuit Apple would have improved the quality of their chargers however that doesn't seem to be the case. It costs me just as much to buy a new charger as it does to replace the piece that keeps breaking. I've resorted to purchasing off-brand chargers which seem to last just as long as the $80 apple charger for half the price.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely lasted two years...

    My original Macbook charger made it 7 years, bought one of these 2 years ago and here I am back having to buy another one because the cord unraveled and stopped charging. Hate that this is the only trusted game in town to keep my mac charged.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a year

    I was hesitant to own a Macbook because I don't think any Apple product is worth the prices they get away with charging. I ended up getting one as a birthday gift last October from my parents (who are not in any way tech savvy and think chain restaurants equate to a nice night out) after they INSISTED that I have one. They swear by purchasing only Apple, even though they can't give me a straight answer as to why. Anyways, I've been iffy on it and the charger just broke out of nowhere. The cord isn't even twisted or bent at all. It's been 7 months. Why do people pay so much for this stuff?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nah B

    if the rubber piece that connects the actual charger piece to the battery splices, and the rubber insulator comes out, you can stick a toothpick in it and push the metal spiral into the battery and it will work...

    Down side is you could start an electrical fire, but thats way cheaper than 78 bucks for a charger.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stock price goes up quality goes down...

    This product is just...bad.The whole package. Mine actually started to smoke. In the beginning there was just a little tear on the base of the cable. I noticed that it was getting way to hot at that specific point. After maybe 10 charges the tear had become a lot bigger due to the heat. And today suddenly i noticed a smell like something was burning...Yeap it was the charger,it was smoking like some 30$ chinese one. One month earlier my macbook decided not to boot, went to the tech guy no hd problems he said. The verdict? They do that some times. Not worth 1300 euros at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays

    In a year of usage it frayed at the end where it plugs into the laptop since there is no strain relief.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst laptop charger ever made. Extremely fragile.

    I've gone through 6 of these. They will either break at the base of the brick or at the tip where it plugs to the macbook. I've tried everything from wrapping a ballpoint pen spring around the tip, wrapped the wire around the hooks on the brick. NOTHING WORKs. Poor design. Laptop PC chargers are far more sturdier. If you're going to make something this cheap, don't charge an arm and a leg to replace it. I'm glad there are aftermarket parts to these cheap chargers. Seriously, rethink your design.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have had 2 of 3 stop working

    I've had 2 of the 3 adapters I've purchased randomly stop working. My original quit a year ago and I purchased two more. One of those has now died. I compared it to the one that's working--they look exactly the same still, so I can't tell why one would work and one wouldn't.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i'm going to demand a replacement

    this is probably the poorest quality charging cable i've seen in my life. i think i just bought my third(?) replacement charger, tried to move the little clip that lets you wrap the cord up for storage since it was stuck all the way at the bottom of the cable (why?), and the rubber sheathing around the charge cable burst open because it's too loose for the wiring inside. absolutely awful quality. going to my local apple store and am going to be very upset if i don't get a free replacement.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Cord Poor Quality

    Bought the power cord last year to replace the one that came in with the computer originally. Now, buying a new one to replace the one that I bought last year. The plastic cover and wires break and crack easily especially where you connect it to the connection.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree is bad design, but read this!

    My adapter started acting up and would only charge in certain position until there was no more positions that would make it work!
    I figured out that the little slide-on fold-on connector would rock up and down about 1/4 of and inch loosely when testing by hand and my other ipad and mac charger would not!
    So i took the little adapter from my old ipad charger and replaced with the defective not working mac charger and ...... voila!!! I works!
    Stupid adapter gets loose after time, thats it, not the charger itself but just the little slide-on folde-on little connector!
    I hope that helps, it helped me and i'm happy that i don't have to buy another one!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Must be planned obsolescence

    I've been through four of these, and the same thing happened with each one - the internal wiring frays, and the rubber cable disconnects from the magnetic charging head.

    It'd be bad enough if it was a cheap replacement, but at AUD$109 a pop, it's beyond frustrating - A shame that a company like Apple would look to profit from a product they know is faulty (+2k one star reviews?), but continues to sell.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Room for improvement

    Pros
    + Correctly titled - it's an Apple power adapter
    + Cardboard box included
    + Might stay intact, provided you never, ever touch it (ever)

    Cons
    - £80 price tag for £5 build quality
    - Wire is permanently coiled up like a wonky spring
    - I could probably pick apart the wire casing with my fingernails, or a moderate sneeze

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a horrible product and replacements are worse

    I would give this NO STARS if I could. I'm not one to write reviews, but I had to replace this product at least 4 times in the past 2 years so I just had to write one up. My first charger worked for about 2 years until I needed a replacement. Since then, I bought a new charger (which only lasted 3 months) and had 2 chargers replaced (each only lasting for about 2-3 months). Every single time, the wiring inside the cables seems to fray from the inside (with no external damage) and loses its charge; the chargers even send out a spark sometimes through the rubber (which is a major safety hazard). I am thoroughly disappointed by this product and am considering to switch to a PC just because of the frustration this product has caused. It is expensive, of very poor quality, and a waste of my time to constantly replace/buy new ones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Absolute rubbish. Cheaply made but costly to buy. Magnetic fixing started to kink and seperate from cable after only around 18 months and of course out of warranty period. Will be buying non Apple next for a bit of longevity.

    6 of 6 people found this useful