• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    I have had horrible experiences with these chargers. I have had my Macbook Pro for about 4 years, and ive gone through probably 4-6 chargers. The last charger i got, I wrapped the parts that usually break in electrical tape. Today, it broke again. I have to get another because if not, I cant charge my laptop, but I would give it 0 stars if I could. Bottom line: These chargers stink, and break often.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major fail - too expensive to replace with the more of the same Apple junk

    Apple blew it with this one. Extremely weak design. Hard to not have a negative opinion of this item. Complete fail and they should have recalled this adapter and replaced it at their expense. Fat chance right?
    While the failure is not rare, it's less common with Apple where you just pay more. Isn't that their hallmark?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finding it hard to keep loving you, Apple.

    I have been an avid apple lover since the day I bought myself a MacBook Air after struggling with life with a Toshiba brick of a computer. Even when my iPhone electrocuted me I stayed staunch. I had just spent half an hour wrestling with this adaptor, trying to get it to charge my MacBook, when for some godforsaken reason, literally sitting on the adaptor was the only thing that would make it work (as apparently they get too cold and won't work, according to one Apple forum.) So imagine my dismay about fifteen minutes ago when I was about to fall asleep to the soulful sounds of Modern Family playing off my laptop when suddenly, I smelt smoke, and opened my eyes to see my adaptor was about to catch on fire. A thick stream of putrid smoke was billowing out of the square white box thing. Enchanting and mystical, yes. Reassuring and safe, no. I might just be a picky customer, but the threat of being burnt alive has the potential to sway my loyalty somewhat, and this plus the electrocuting incident means I will probably be investing in something less...flammable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubber rips easily!

    when is apple going to learn this lesson. the rubber cover of the wire RIPS EASILY!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    65 pounds is a lot

    Far too expensive for something that I need to replace because it wasn't strong enough. Can't buy the two cables separately, which is also annoying and wasteful.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful and expensive

    Really badly designed and adding insult to injury buying a replacement is horribly expensive.

    Our laptop rarely gets moved around much; with such light handling the cable should not have failed.

    I only wanted to give this product half a star, but the lowest you can give is a whole star....

    This irritating hassle and expense is what puts people like me off apple products - esp now when there is a lot more choice in the shops

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    I love my Apple devices but I don't understand why they there isn't a better charger. The material coating is too thin and I have had 3 chargers break because the plastic melted! It's pretty ridiculous. I love my macbook but a $1,000 + computer should not have to have the charger replace every year!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could use a negative star

    I have TWO failed power cords and I'm expected to shell out another $80 but for yet another new one. This thing needs to be recalled!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality.. No more apple for me

    Simply put, Apple keeps producing flashy products that don't hold up to normal wear and tear.

    This cord failed me after a year of use, and during this time I was conscious of how these consistently fail those who have them and made sure I always wrapped up and appropriately packed the cord up after use. It still failed. The fact that apple is asking me to shell out $80 for a replacement is laughable. For a product this flawed, there should be a recall, or at least reasonably priced -and improved replacement parts offered through apple. Rather than fixing this problem and supporting their clientele it seems apple just wants to milk us by forcing us to buy one at a ridiculous price, else lose the function of an expensive computer. I'll grab an aftermarket replacement before giving another dime to this company.

    As a consumer, this was just the last big disappointment for me regarding my feeling toward, and loyalty to apple. It's safe to say my next computer will be a PC, and I'll never go back to apple again.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality

    the worst quality of apple products... is the charger for the macbook pro. Lasted for about 16 months, and it's super expensive to replace. Very unhappy with their adapter quality. The wires broke off right at the base of the adapter :(

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOPE.

    a. WANT THE T BACK
    b. DOES NOT LAST, MINE JUST BLEW UP
    c. thats it

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Plastics

    After all the problems with the G4 series adapers I was really hoping you would get it right this time. Nope. Same issues. The intersection points on the adapters fail over time (fraying and splitting). I could understand a bit of wear at the insertion point for the laptop, but the terminals failed at the same rate, (the damage was identical on both ends of the adapter). I am not one of those people who pull the adapter out of the wall with a yank, most of the time my adapter stays plugged into one place. To me that means the plastics used were inferior (eroding and changing color). At $79 to replace, this feels like a kind of extortion. Very unhappy loyal customer.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad quality!

    I love my macbook but every 6 months I need to buy a new power adapter because the cable breaks. And it's not the cheapest of cables. Every time I go to the Apple Store to buy a new one I feel like buying another computer brand altogether. This is not up to Apple standards!!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! 3 Chargers in 4 years...

    I have had to buy 3 charges in the past 4 years... All of them keep ripping on me and eventually just stop working. At $85 incl tax, per charger, that is a high and unreasonable cost to pay - especially as I'm having to buy a new one almost every year!!!!!! If the chargers would last, they would be great, but they don't - so big thumbs down.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever!

    This is the worst charger ever! I have to buy my third charger now. If the next macbook will have such a cheap charger, I will not buy anymore any macs!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this a zero-star review, I would.

    I have had three or four power adapters stop working on me, even when I wrap them up to put them away. These are terribly designed, with no durability whatsoever. There is no reason these should cost upwards of 70 dollars.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful design

    I'm sad to say that I now have to go out and buy a third MagSafe Power Adaptor because mine broke. The design is very poor.. you'd think Apple would be able to come up with something safer and sturdier by now. Not happy!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 Chargers in 5 years

    We have had a MacBook Pro for over 5 years now. The first one bit the dust by our daughter, and we have had our 2nd for a while. Anyways, over the course of owning a MacBook Pro, we have had to replace the charger 6 times. That's absolutely ridiculous. I love my Mac, but they need to come up with a better charger!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design!

    Like many others, tomorrow will be the 3rd MagSafe unit in 2 years. Just shelled out $129 today at Apple Store for a new battery in my sons Macbook. After driving an hour to drop it off at his college, he called tonight to tell me that now the charger is shot. Fortunately he can borrow a friends to charge up the new battery but this is really a pathetic piece of hardware from Apple.

    4 year old Lenovo laptop still runs fine on original battery and power supply....hmmmmm

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable at All - Time to rethink the design.

    I followed the care instructions the the letter... and yet my charger's wires became twisted and bent underneath the rubber coating. This will eventually lead to stressed and frayed connections... Not to mention this is my SECOND charger in 2 Year's time. This charger is not on par with the computer itself.

    8 of 8 people found this useful