• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    I used the old version for two years and because I wasn't very careful with it the edges started fraying. I shelled out the 80 dollars for this new version only to have it stop working after only 2 1/2 months! I was extremely careful with it, but for no reason at all the cord will turn off and on. It also gets very hot, so I am thinking that it might be overheating. I am livid. I want the old cord back.

    106 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Um...just doesn't work.

    I bought this adapter because the original one that came with my 13-inch Macbook was beginning to stop working. However, this one doesn't really work at all. I took off the case (yes, most cases that people for this Macbook have plastic divisions that interfere with this new design)...but it still did not work consistently. It connected when I first attached it to my Macbook but wasn't actually charging the battery. But then it stopped working altogether. I am using my on-again-off-again old adapter until I can get another one. I use my Macbook CONSTANTLY and NEED a reliable adapter. This is quite frustrating!

    319 of 326 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I have the very first generation Macbook, I think I got it in February of 2007 and the original charger worked fine for awhile. Eventually the tip frayed and went out. So that had a 1 1/2 year life span, along with that replacement. Same thing happened and still lasted about two years. So two chargers in 3 years and 4 months. These new chargers for some unforeseen circumstances snapped in half between the brick and the magsafe tip. My first two lasted 3 years my other two lasted a month. Three replacements in a month. Unless you take some precautions I would purchase the old style through a separate vendor.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no thanks

    I'm about to buy my THIRD power adapter since buying my laptop in 2008. This is a horrible product and really needs to be re-structured, or at least lower the price. I'd expect this for $30-40, but $80? I'm a full time student, I can't afford to keep replacing this.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    brand new and won't work without removing the battery

    I just bought the new 60w magsafe power adaptor for my early 2008 white macbook. When I first plugged it in i through it didn't work at all as the light did not go on and it was obviously not charging. I tried moving it into every plug in my house - nothing.

    Then I read that it would work if you shut down your computer and take out the battery. I did this and it initially worked, but as soon as I moved it to another plug it stopped charging.

    I cannot shut it down, take out the battery and turn it on everytime I want to change to a different plug in my house. I have an appointment at the genius bar so hopefully it is just a faulty cord and not an incompatibility with my computer.

    Hopefully they can give me a new cord and everything will be fine but I am very unimpressed.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed

    The first one never worked so I took it back to the store and got another one. The second one lasted 5 days before it stopped working. Going back to see if I get strike three...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe as the product name means

    I trip on my wire last night, viola, the wire just pop up without even moving my MacBook Pro 13", even the MagSafe adapter stay in place, everything from my MacBook Pro 13", the power connector head and the MagSafe adapter is beautifully preserved. Well done Apple!

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My Charger Died Today

    So, I had my macbook pro 13inch for nearly over a year and its been working fine until today i tried to charge it and the light on the charger wasn't going on. i thought it was my outlet, but i plug it into a diff outlet and still nothing. i was looking at the other the reviews cuz i thought it was something i did to it when i cleaned it. I keep my macbook clean and neat. so when i looking thru the reviews theres been alot of disappointment and i'm one of them. i love Apple products, but really Apple? Don't you think at least read people reviews and improve your products. and $60-$80 is a bit to high for a charger. $40-$50 is a reasonable price. just my opinion. thank you for reading

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Bought this as my old original T-shape maglock charger for my macbook stopped working.

    Have had it a total of maybe, 2-3 weeks and if I want to charge my laptop the cable has to be put into a very specific position.

    Also the metal head that connects to your macbook gets very hot and can burn you.

    I will be requesting a replacement and would hope that apple would stop using cheap materials and over charging because of their brand.

    1200 of 1338 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after two days

    Add me to the list.

    What a terrible product.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go Back to the Old Version

    I have a 13-inch macbook and purchased this charger a few months agoafter my old one (which was the old design) got accidentally cut. Let me just say I am mourning the loss of my old one. The charger worked for a while, though I can't say that the design was very good since I could only face the charger one way with my case on the computer which caused the head of the charger to block some of the other parts of the computer. This didn't really bother me THAT much, but what did bother me was the fct that the charger became increasingly harder to successfully use as the months went by. I began having to shift the cord around, pulling it up and shaking it around until last night when it entirely stopped working. I know that this is not the fault of my computer because I am now using my brother's charger which is the old version and it works perfectly. Please go back to the old design because I am sincerely uninterested in buying another ridiculously expensive charger that will stop working after five months

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not like!

    I have had my new macbook pro 13inch for 5 months now and I hate the new charger design!

    It pops out of the computer so easily!
    I sneeze and the thing practically falls out.
    All I have to do is move around a little and *pop*! there it goes.
    When I use my friend's old design charger it stays in like a pro.

    Apple, sometimes your upgrades aren't always a success, such as this one.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber cord

    Love my 13in Mac book Pro, but don't like the power cord. the rubber cord doesn't roll
    up very easy. The magnetic end should have a cap devise to cover to protect the end.
    The sides to roll the cord on ruin the cord. the cord becomes a spiraled mess.
    Maybe a nice pouch and a cap for the end would suffice.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks ports if you have a cover on your MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro has a cover on it that only allows the cable to face one way and blocks the ethernet, firewire, and display ports. If you try to use it on the MacBook that also has a cover on it, it won't fit at all. I miss the old design... (and apparently will always miss it because that design is out) Hope the MacBook cord doesn't die out on me.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate.

    I have had to go through TWO chargers cause this stupid thing keeps dying and I've been through two in only 2-3 months, this is ridiculous and I'm getting ready to get another one. I baby my charger, I'm OCD over it. This charger is horrible and if it wasn't for me loving my MacBook and everything I wouldn't care. I WANT THE OLD CHARGER BACK I HAD IT FOR A YEAR AND IT GOT A STRAIN. But no, this one doesn't get a strain, IT DIES EVERY SINGLE TIME.


    I will never like this charger and I don't have $80.00 a month to just buy a charger.

    I hate this....

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this thing

    Don't get me wrong - I love the MacBook, but this is the SECOND charger that has died on me in one year's time. SECOND. And I'm ticked. There's another $79 plus shipping down the tubes. Very, very, very unhappy.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUCH better

    I have a 2008 Unibody macbook and the cord got ripped by my office chair and I was worried that I would get shocked so I bought a new one and first it charges MUCH faster then the old one and the right angle fits MUCH better where I but it ,I love Apple

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST EVER DOES NOT WORK WITH SPECK CASE

    13" Macbook Pro with Speck hard shell case

    Apple, what the heck are you doing? It seems that your Engineering Department has fallen asleep. You create amazing products but in many years you can't create one decent power cord?

    This new parallel orientation is horrible. The mag-safe connector can be "flipped" to either have the cord running towards you, or away from you out the back of the laptop. Both orientations pose a problem. If you have the cord coming towards you, it covers, and renders inaccessible the ethernet port and firewire port. You MUST unplug the power cord to use these.

    If you flip it over, so that the cord comes out the back of the computer, it DOES NOT WORK WITH HARD SHELL SPECK CASE. The corner grip of the Speck hard shell case does not permit the magnet from making a full connection. If you fidget with it long enough, you can make a crooked connection that easily disconnects, but it is clear from the strain marks on the metal that the connector/pins are not happy this way. I don't imagine it would last long without damaging pins on either end as it is clearly "pulling" and not properly seated.

    Would not recommend. Calling Apple to request old design replacement instead, but I don't know if they make them anymore.

    Ridiculous price and Apple puts a hold on your credit card now until they get the faulty part back. (they never used to do this).

    Disappointed.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good service but a terrible product

    I own the Macbook. After a year my first charger frayed at the edge of where the magsafe adapter connects to the computer. I went to the store with the charger and they replaced it for free. Now six months later the second charger they gave me melted/split at the edge where it connects to the wall. (Mind I take very good care of all of my computers and accessories.) they gave me the newly designed charger (Again for free) which upon first examination appears better because it lies parallel to the laptop instead of perpendicular and the new one WON'T CHARGE. I am taking it to the Apple store tomorrow and hope to find out what the problem is.

    Another problem I have with this product is the frequency of it overheating. Yes I use my laptop a lot but everytime I pick up the charger off of the outlet it is almost hot enough to burn me.

    From my experience, Apple service is good based on how I was able to get two free replacement chargers at no hassle (upon going to the store in person) but if Apple demanded that I pay $89 to replace a faulty product it would have been more than enough cause to take my business elsewhere.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    the old version of this worked fine for one year until the wire starting fraying and coming loose from the plug. This design is so much better and it looks like I won't be having that problem anymore.

    8 of 20 people found this useful