• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flimsy connector

    the connection piece started to work only intermittenly. then i noticed it would get very hot. then it fell off. this is NOT what i expect from apple. there should be a recall on these products because it is unsafe and according to the reviews, lots of people have this problem.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Bought the new 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro a few months ago and wondered how much it would cost to replace the charger, £50... Not a bad price for such a high quality piece of kit.

    Pro's
    -It's MagSafe, one of the best types of chargers I've come across.
    -The transformer doesn't get nearly as hot as my old Dell or Acer laptops.
    -Charges REALLY quickly, within an hour it's full and will last a good 5 or 6 hours.
    -Transformer has a built-in cable tidy, which really made me smile when I got it out of the box.

    Cons
    -The laptop connector does get quite warm but I imagine this is because the laptop and charger are both metal.
    -The cable tends to hold it's shape witch is no big deal but if i'm unwrapping it in a hurry it can be irritating.
    -It blew a fuse in the first week but I'm told there was a power surge in my street.

    Overall well worth the money, especially so if you are replacing the old T style connector as I hear that style was awful.

    8 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome design, but....

    it dies/gives trouble very quickly (about a year or less). I have the late 2010 MacBook Pro 13" and my charger just recently started to act up. Sometimes it will charge, sometimes not. Most times it will get very, very hot (too hot to touch) right on the connector. It's most certainly not worth $80 for a new one. Apple should have a full-scale recall on these. I definitely wouldn't go as far as never buying another Apple product just because a lemon charger (as some other people are saying in these reviews). Now I'm stuck with a non-OEM replacement (NOT Apple's fault, GeekSquads fault), but who knows, it may last longer.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag tip snapped off

    I've had my Macbook Pro about a year - my second one. Don't give it a rough workout, but one morning went to unplug it and the magnetic tip just snapped off. I've had several laptops over the years and have never had this happen before. I've been stalling on buying a new one because I have an alternate (Windows) laptop. Prefer Mac, but am really having a hard time swallowing an $80 bill for a cheap cable.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Positively annoyed.

    Here I am again, buying my 2nd power adapter from Apple. I assure those who are looking through rose coloured glasses in some of these rare 5* reviews that I haven't been hitting it against walls, treating it poorly or for some odd reason keeping it "stored in water".

    Surprisingly, my T-shaped magsafe did a lot better than the new L-shape magsafe, and had lasted me a whole lot longer than just a measly year. Of course, up till this point, my charger had served me well and I was pretty content, but having it only for a year until it stops charging is not good enough.

    Please improve this product, Apple.

    79 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of ..

    After having my ORIGINAL charger for my macbook 13 inch, I was forced to buy this because they discontinued the old one. My first immediate thought when I received this was it wasn't going to last long. sure enough, 6 months and 2 weeks this thing will no longer charge. NOT TO MENTION the connector would get extremely hot, just was my laptop would after running it for 5 minutes. total waste of money. I've put more money into my laptop than my Mac Mini which I've had for over 5 years and it's still kicking great!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the worst charger for ANY portable device EVER made!

    I am about to be on my third charger that has worn out from normal use. I made sure to remove the charger by grabbing the connecter and not the cord too. Everyone one I know who has a macbook of any sort has had at least one charger break. I will NEVER buy a macbook again, solely based on the $80 replacement price of these time bomb chargers.

    46 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaws

    I have the white 13.3 inch macbook( late 2009) for about two years now. At first I thought, that this charger was the best charger I had ever seen for a laptop. But recently. It's being a real pain to me, when I plug it in while i'm using my macbook, the temperature of the connector reaches 50 degrees celsius which is pretty nasty if you happen to touch it. And the connector has also become loose which makes my mac constantly alternate between battery and ac mode which is pretty irritating, there was also another incident where I had received a major shock whilst going to rest the laptop on my knees. Is really what a MagSafe power adaptor is? Well so much for safety then, hope I don't have to have my mac catch on fire.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The exception to the rule

    Every other Mac product out there (ok except for my crumbling white plastic macbook body) is very well made and reliable. However the power chords are not. I have gone through 3 almost one a year. The last one that has JUST broken on me I have had for maaaybe a year. I really dont want to have to shell out another 100 (after taxes) on a power chord:( but what choice do I have...Should have kept the receipt and box...

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I bought this computer less than 6 months ago and the power cord just died. I really do not want to spend 80 dollars on a new one.

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New & Improved

    The new MagSafe power adapter is awesome. The design gets the cord and connector out of the way and to date, eliminates the loose connection problems. The thumbs up!

    2 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible manufacturing

    This power adapter is very flimsy and broke on me after only a year. Its a terrible design. This is completely over priced and Apple needs to update to a more dependable adaptor. This is ridiculous!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extortionate

    Ok, it's an innovative system; fine it may fail at some point, like all wires do eventually (although this one seems to fail earlier than others). However charging 50 quid for a replacement is not fair. Mine is now showing signs of fatigue after a little bit more than 1 year, i.e. need to position the cable in a particular way to get power... how disappointed to find out the instance price of a replacement.

    69 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriating

    With light use, I am on my third power brick in my seven months of owning my pro. Thanks for another stellar product, Apple.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give this negative stars.

    After 4 years of having my laptop charger (old magsafe design) it finally had to be replaced. When I got this new charger in I was able to use it once to partially charge my laptop before it stopped working. I thought maybe it was my laptop that wasn't working but I was able to use my friends charger just fine. I was told by my friend she had to return this product twice before she got one that actually worked. Apple I am really disappointed in you. Now I have to wait all weekend before I can even try and return this product.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Charger

    Its a good charger for the looks but the quality is just decent. It works but it will break if you dont handle it with care. However I like the old chargers better, i dont like the long design and I just found the old ones to be more appealing as they didnt block my ethernet port no matter which way i chose to plug it in.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last time I buy any Apple products

    I am now on my 4th adapter in 3 years. Not only are these adapters poorly designed (wires bend and break, gets unbelievably hot) but they are ridiculously overpriced. I have had less problems with my piece of junk dell than this thing.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    my macbook charger just burnt out...its brown burn marks on the box and magnet tip

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand the bad reviews

    I have an old power adapter from my last laptop that has been working for over 7 years. What do people do to their adapters? It's an electronic device, you can't bang it around and expect it's not going to break. Needless to say, I've been using my new one for over 2 years now with no issues and I have one at all three places I use my laptop most, so I don't have the added weight in my laptop bag...unless I'm going on a trip. I've had no issue with any I've every purchased.

    4 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three in on year

    Purchasing my third adapter in one year. Shame on you Apple, shame on you

    30 of 33 people found this useful