• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip-off!

    NO CABLE INCLUDED, NO CABLE MANAGEMENT, NO LED!

    Overpriced.

    Time to move away from Apple.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, broke after a year of moderate use

    Quality has gone way down, even w the Mbps...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    heavy and overpriced

    Way too heavy and ridiculously overpriced. Doesnt even include a wire to insult you you futher. Basically you are getting robbed buying this but since there are no other options what can you do?

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Get Ripped Off!

    This charger is Apple's worst customer ripoff ever. For $80 you get the brick, but no cable to go with it. It requires a cable with USB-C on both ends, which is not common, so don't think any old USB-C cable will do. I am sure that there are thousands of customers like me who did not read the fine print, expecting to start charging their MacBook immediately only to find that they are missing a $20 part. Instead of returning to the store to buy the requisite cable, (which raises the price of this charger to an astonishing $100!), I am returning it to the store for a refund and to buy a charger from a non-apple brand for probably half the price of this sad deception of a product. SHAME ON YOU APPLE!

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $79 ADAPTER DOES NOT INCLUDE CABLE!!!!

    Title says it all. As if Apple wasn't greedy enough, they now charge MORE for their new USB-C power adapters, but REFUSE TO INCLUDE A USB-C CABLE!!! As a sysadmin for a large company, I may have to switch our office of 100+ users back to PC's. As a life-long Apple user, I now feel alienated by their poor designs, lack of accountability, and complete ignorance to the needs of their customer base.

    So long Apple. I will no longer be purchasing or recommending your products.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and lack of product

    First off - this thing is a brick. Twice the size and weight as previous power adapters. You would think apple engineers could figure out a way to streamline it just a bit.
    Secondly, had to get a replacement power adapter and ordered this online. For $80 plus dollars it doesn't even come with a cord - only adapter?!!! Seriously apple? Of course the "new" usb c makes it impossible to use any of your other cords collecting dust in a drawer. Would like to use some other choice words - but sadly can't... Why the * would someone want only this brick of a power adapter and not the cord to plug in your computer. Major FAIL:.
    You are slowly and surely loosing my confidence that you have the consumer in mind with all your products.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything about new Macbooks is terrible

    This adapter is poorly designed and has no cable management. It also weighs a ton! On top of that it has to plug into usbc like everything else so the amazing magnetic power plug in is gone so we are back to having the cable ripped out and damaging the computer. Every part of the new Mac Design is poor. ABSOLUTELY no thought was put into users on its design. Someone who has no clue what users want decided having all usbc ports was so cool!!!! News flash no one uses them and having 15 dongles sticking out of your computer is just plain dumb. What good is a mm less thickness and a pound or so less weight when you have 15 extra cords and dongles to carry around with you to be able to use simple things like a normal USB???

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent but outdated design and expensive

    I like it but like others have said, the design is outdated and this thing a heavy monstrosity which contradicts the superbly thin laptops. It is overpriced for what you get. No power cord whatsoever. What the heck is that about. That makes for a $100 laptop charger. Come on Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    Putting aside the excessive price of the charger, and that buying it will not even charge your Mac unless you also buy a cable, the quality of the charger is very poor. I've owned Macs for over 10 years, and this is the first time the plug joint wore out about a year to an extent that it falls apart when plugged into the wall.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A cable should be included at this price

    The packaging isn't clear that this does not come with a cable. It's in tiny letters on the side, I'll admit. Personally I didn't realize that until buying it and getting home to open it. The size of the box, the price, and the tiniest bit of common sense would suggest there would be a usb-c type cable in here, but alas there is not. It's just the brick and an empty perimeter of useless space. It honestly felt like a prank: not only was there no cable, but the cable is going to be an additional 20 dollars! It's actually so stupid that I did laugh out loud when I realized all of this during my experience.

    Here's an enhancement request for your struggling design team: Make a slick, unmistakeable icon on the package that indicates there's no cable.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite lit but too expense

    Pretty litt but costs too much for a charger

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB C pin breaks loose after 1 year.

    USB C pin already breaks loose after 1 year of use, great quality.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No cord, whoever at Apple HQ had this idea should be fired!

    People buy an adapter to have it on the go, and the assumption is that there will be a cord with it. (one at home and one on the go). But no, this one doesn't.
    Now you have to chase around and buy a separate cord for it.

    This is dumb. I feel Apple just jumped the shark on this one, try to nick and dime on every dongle when you just dropped 2.3k a new computer.
    Apple, this is for convenience. You expect for something to work right out of box, and not to have to chase and find cords around.

    71 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed in 3 weeks

    Sat on my desk at home, only plugged in to high end ground fault protected power strip, and it failed within 3 weeks of opening the box. I have chargers from 10+ years ago that still work. There is zero excuse for such build quality. The charger literally sat on my desk, plugged in only to charge a brand new MacBook Pro. Seriously, no excuse.

    39 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Effective, Miss the Charging Light

    I do love this adapter for longevity reasons. The niceties of not having to buy an entire new power adapter when the cord eventually frays is a godsend as I will not be spending 80+ dollars on one like the old magsafe adapter. I do miss the cord management, the extension cord which had to be bought separate and the charging indicator light but otherwise it does it's job.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm but you can't please everyone

    This power brick is beautiful, unlike most utilitarian devices, and works beautifully, too. It doesn't get as hot as the old 85W MacBook chargers and is compatible with Apple's old power supply extension cord, so you don't have to worry about blocking other outlets if you don't want to. For ages, people have complained about the cords being integral with the brick and susceptible to fraying, making for what's effectively a really expensive replacement cable. No longer! You can use any USB C cable capable of handling sufficient juice and you can charge a variety of devices with the same brick - if you want to. If and when the cable(s) fray, you can get a replacement for far less than buying a whole new brick with integrated cables for $79 and that's only necessary if it's been longer than a year and Apple won't warranty exchange it.

    As in the past, the electronics inside have been shown to be high quality with thoughtful engineering behind them. If there's such a thing as a charger that matches this one's quality, design and output as well as the warranty, I'd like to see it.

    12 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor value

    Overpriced, no longer includes cable management, sold separate from the required usb-c cable. Another example of overpricing from Apple to go along with their (unfortunately) eroding quality.

    55 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating - sometimes my laptop isn't being charged while plugged in.

    What really frustrates me about this power adaptor is that i regularly find my MacBook Pro not charging despite the fact it's plugged in.

    When compared to the old magsafe adaptors this is a huge step backwards. Essentially there are 2 issues with the new design.
    1) unless the usb-c connection is properly seated in it's slot power doesn't get to the laptop. Furthermore when working with the laptop on my knee - e.g. while travelling the connector can become slightly dislodged, meaning that charing stops.
    2) unlike the old power adapter the usb-c cable can be disconnected at the "power brick" end as well as the laptop end, giving 2 possible points of failure.


    By contrast. look at a lightning connector as an good example of a connector that doesn't have this problem. A lightning connector has indentations at each side so that the connector can gripped by an iPhone. By contrast a USB-C connector has smooth sides and no notch that can be used by the laptop to hold onto the cable and stop it sliding out accidentally.

    I appreciate there may be reasons why apple moved away from magsafe, in principle I don't mid that the new adapter isn't magsafe, but I do mind that I'm not always getting a full charge when available while travelling on business, leading to a loss of productivity and loss of earnings because of a poorly designed power connector.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    insufficient charger

    As many others have mentioned not being able to see the indicator light to check if the laptop is charging is a step back in Mac being innovative which is what they use to strive for. Where they are being innovative is coming up with ways to charge the user additional cost for an inferior product. Paying additional for peripherals that use to come with the charger? It's like buying sneakers without the shoe laces. Get it together apple, you're making windows more popular one dollar at a time.

    63 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing that this is less functional and more expensive

    Previously, Apple's premium price was justified by its industry-leading design and functional superiority. Competitors have closed in on the design, and now Apple's functionality takes a step backwards with this brick. $100 for the charger and cord, and no LED indicators, no cord wrap, AND you took away my MagSafe and USB ports!

    65 of 76 people found this useful