• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Book Pro Charger

    My charger's wire has been broken for quite a while but this scared me. I smelled something like burning rubber and looked over at my charger. A split in the wire was glowing bright orange. It wasn't flickering or sparking, just the wires inside were glowing orange, down towards the charging box. It's a reasonably new charger, had it for two years. Very upset.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptor red hot

    I recently used the adaptor to charge the mac, after apx 45 minutes it was red hot. Is that normal? I've not had that experience with other power leads when charging laptops.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality Product

    I'm not sure about all the horrible reviews, but I got just over 5 years of use with my charger before it started to break and fray around the top. I move it between plugs all the time around my house and am not overly gentle with it. I don't think it's bad that I need to replace it after 5 years, especially after my previous PC computer needed replacement cords every 8 months.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Volatile technology.

    I bought my first power adapter and enjoyed how it lasted me the duration of time I spent in community college before biting the dust. After it stopped working I spent the money on a new one around Christmas time. I haven't even made it through January and this cable did the same thing. The wire is destroyed and I'm not sure how (or why, because I take care of my technology). It looks like the wire explodes without rhyme or reason with no way to fix it at home. I am not incredibly satisfied with the volatile nature of this product. I would expect a more durable piece of equipment for the price they put on this product. I enjoy my mac, but I'm not interested in constantly spending an outlandish amount of money for a piece of equipment that is, at best, less than dependable.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish

    I take great care of my laptop. I also take great care of the charging cable and always make a point of not wrapping it up when putting it away. Yet after less than one year the cable is split and internal wiring is clearly visible. And now I have to spend £65 on a new identical poor quality charger. Sort it out Apple, I give you way too much money already.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New design, PLEASE!

    My MagSafe Power Adapter is destroyed after 4 years of having my Mac... I guess I've been lucky that it didn't happen before.
    Anyway... it's still quite painful having to pay $79 + taxes for this product... So overpriced as usual in Apple products.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I have some pretty old laptops (HP, ASUS, DELL), and I've never had to replace power adapters on any of those laptops. The 60W magsafe of my Macbook though broke--the wire broke just outside the small white box. So, I had to replace it. I wasn't going to pay over $100 for a new Apple one, so I bought a generic one. I was expecting a good quality power adapter from Apple, but now I am quite disappointed. Apple should really improve the quality of this product. Shame on Apple if they don't.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always frays

    The apple charger always frays and becomes a hazard to myself and the laptop. Not a good product

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke again

    The cable of this charger is so easy to brake and the price is so expansive that I considere it completely inappropriate to sell such a bad quality product at such a price.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the old one, still awful

    I've had to buy 4 of these in as many years, and probably just as many of the old "t-style" adapters for my previous laptop. I'm constantly fretting over the amount of strain imposed on them in the course of typical daily use and they STILL break. Easily a worst-in-class product. Magnetic attachment is a fine idea but the minimal benefit brought by this innovation is utterly overshadowed by the wretchedly abysmal engineering. It's just too flimsy to be usable, and as expensive as these are they certainly aren't trivial to replace. you'd think apple would perhaps let you detach and replace just the magnetic cord part that seems to be constantly breaking, but no - after over 10 years of essentially the same design there's still the same issued.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers are trash. $80 worth of trash

    Today I will be going to buy my 3rd one. I barely made a year. Your chargers are expensive and trash! I feel like a scam is being ran on me and I shouldnt feel that way as a loyal customer. Do you guys wrap the wires with sticky tack?! This isnt a "handle your product better, people" issue. This is a make a better charger for Current and new macbooks(because I know how yall are) or im going to switch back to PC. This is such an inconvenience on productivity.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was an option for 0 stars, I'd pick that.

    This is my second charger and it took only a year for the wire to fray. I think it's the actual design of the charger that causes it to break like this. Really disappointed.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables are a disaster and absolute rip off

    Apple's chargers used to last years, equivalent to the quality of any other PC brand. Over the last few years they have changed the design of the plastic insulation, which literally disintegrates. Given the outrageous cost of these cables in comparison to other brands, and the fact that you are forced to use them, I'd advise against anyone who hasn't yet converted to using their computers not to do so, as the cost in charges alone vastly inflates the cost of owning a mac.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is Subpar

    Why use my own words when the person below summed my sentiments up so nicely. —

    Grace B from Glendale Heights said, "If I could give zero stars on this product I would. I've had my MacBook Pro for 5 years and I'm already on my 4th charger. I NEVER travel with my power adapter but somehow it always frays. It's literally garbage and so expensive. This is so badly flawed that it should have a lifetime warranty. Hate, hate, hate this power cord." I couldn't agree more. Going on my third charger in 4 yrs and this latest one lasted all of 8 months before it started to fray.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    If I could give zero stars on this product I would. I've had my MacBook Pro for 5 years and I'm already on my 4th charger. I NEVER travel with my power adapter but somehow it always frays. It's literally garbage and so expensive. This is so badly flawed that it should have a lifetime warranty. Hate, hate, hate this power cord.

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst adapter ever

    I have to buy an adapter for my MacBook every 6 months.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    Major problem with this charger. It is way too heavy to be plugged in a wall outlet. The 2 prongs should not be used to hold on to the weight of the charger. This is a very bad design. Other computer companies have an extension cord on the power box. Makes more sense. My daughter had this computer for 2 years and we have to spen $100.00 to buy a charger. It's not right.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    I've had my Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro for about two years now, and I absolutely love the MagSafe 2 connector. It's super convenient and has saved my rMBP from a fall more than once. I don't understand everyone complaining about the build quality, I've had mine for two years and I haven't had any issues, and it's not breaking whatsoever. People must just be very irresponsible with their cables. I treat mine normally and it's in nearly perfect condition.

    3 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I AM FURIOUS

    It will not last longer than 6 months, even with careful use!

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality, No idea why the hate.

    The negative reviews of the product are seriously unfounded. I own a 2011 13" MBP and I have never once had to replace its charger. It works fantastically for over 4 years now, nearly 5. The chord is completely intact albeit a bit dirty, no wear can be observed. All my friends who also own MB's also report this lack in issues. Don't listen to the negative reviews, they're just people who simple don't take care of their products or live in a blender.

    0 of 3 people found this useful