• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is terrible and it is expensive

    In the past 3 months, I have been through 3 power adapters. These things cannot stand the stress of being brought back and forth from work to home each day. With the amount of money they cost, I would expect apple to provide a better product.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Part of owning a Mac

    These chargers are absolutely terrible. Everyone always asks me why i take such care in wrapping my power chord and I always tell them that it's made of glass. I've had to replace it 3x in the past five years, and I don't know why I keep on doing it. Apple doesn't sell each part separately so I have a nice collection of the thick power chords to go along with them. Apple should seriously look into redesigning a charger that pretty much hasn't changed since I got my first mac, and the fact that they still only last about one and a quarter years is just ridiculous seeing how they're $80 a pop. I was relieve to see that I'm not the only one with this frustration but then it almost angered me that Apple hasn't listened to their customers' outcries about a terribly made product.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Very poor

    My girlfriend and I have, between us, been through a total of 5 cables this year. They work for a ridiculously short time, and then suddenly off goes the LED, and the laptop doesn't charge anymore. Cable rendered useless.

    As Apple has a monopoly on producing Macbook-compatible power cables, the least they could do is ensure that my £65 (cost of a replacement) goes towards a functional product. I never had this problem with my old iBook, so why should I have this problem with the newer Macbook Pro?


    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally Useless

    This is my 3rd charger in 9 months. Will never be buying any apple product again!

    26 of 26 people found this useful

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    Seriously piece of junk. Broke less than a year in. Super expensive, super fragile. Not worth the money. Fix this thing up, its pretty bad as of now.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there..

    Honestly speaking, I love the concept of the magsafe adapter. I love how it is magnetically connected to prevent serious damage between the adapter and the macbook. Although I give them kudos for the design, I am quite disappointed at the durability of the product. It's quite sensitive. The magnet easily wears out after a few months of usage causing connection problems. And right now, my magsafe is already broken before a year has passed. I hope Apple would consider improving the durability of the product. Money doesn't grow on trees, and the magsafe is quite expensive.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reports of my lack of quality have been greatly exaggerated

    I have owned three Macbook magsafe power adapters. They have lasted quite well. The first one had issues with the connection where it was pulled out of the wall. That one was of poorer quality. However, my last two have lasted quite well, and the magnetic aspect of the adapter is fantastic. It has saved my computer many times by simply releasing instead of pulling the computer down.

    I think there is still room for improvement, but they are overall the best adapter on the market because of how nice the magnetic aspect is.

    4 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of being sorry for this adapter

    I love MacOS and would never change it for Windows again, but this adapter is the most frustrating thing in using Mac. An original one survived for less than a year, the service has replaced it, but since then I have changed it twice - it's life lasts less than a month! And I use it only at home, placing and ejecting gently! Does anybody knows, when a service replaces an adapter do they give a completely new one in an original package? I was given an adapter in a plastic bag..

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and Reliable!

    I work in an enterprise IT environment with hundreds of MacBook Airs/Pros and so naturally I see quite a few of these things. I have seen a couple outright fail, and a couple cases of frayed cords, but for a very large machine deployment this is fairly astounding... great design and excellent build quality. Don't step on it and these guys will last a while.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely useless

    I am now writing this review on my dying mac thanks to these terrible chargers. Now out of warranty and 3rd broken charger I guess I have no choice but to buy a new £65 replacement. Absolute scam. I feel let down apple, very let down at the quality of these.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Had my macbook pro for around 6 months, if I want to charge it I have to place the cord in a special way and be careful not to knock it. I frequently burn myself on it.

    I will not be buying another charger nor will I ever be purchasing another macbook from apple again.

    I wish I did my homework better before purchasing a macbook....which I have already had to buy another hard drive for when its only been 6 months.

    It's a shame because up until two months ago I was very happy with everything.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ridiculous price

    I've got 2009 13 inch Macbook pro for a quite while , but recently the power charger is down , i bought a new one , only had it for 1 month , it is not working again. Apple needs to put more effort on power design . The power charger is pricy , people can look upon ebay , may find some bargains .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile and too expensive

    I've had to buy three new adapters in the last couple of years. I travel a lot, and my impression is that winding the cord to pack it may weaken the wires, but whatever the problem is, the connection breaks in a matter of months. It's maddening to have to pay $80 for a new one every time, especially because I have ended up with four of the sturdy extension cords, which work wonderfully well, so much so that my original one is still going strong. I think Apple should sell the two pieces separately so that one could buy a replacement for the fragile piece without buying the extension cord too. Better yet, use stronger wire in the adapter itself!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily.

    My second charger just broke, for an $80 computer charger these do not last. The head of the chargers has a tendency to bend when you remove it, over time (short period of time), this has the tendency to wear down the wires in the head of the product. TO ALL THOSE PURCHASING OR OWNING THIS PRODUCT, REMOVE THE CHARGER BY PULLING ON THE METAL HEAD.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought a new one again

    Breaks down easily without reason.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

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    I've barely had the cord any time at all, treated it gently, and the tip just fell off after a couple days of it only half of the time giving me a charge. And now I have to buy this one, because I have no other options and it's ludicrously overpriced. If I were not required to use on of their laptops, I would refuse to touch Apple because of this. As is, I will never be buying anything from Apple that I'm not required to. You've lost a customer.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not cool, Apple.

    I've got a 2-yr-old macbook and have had to get a new charger each year. I had a windows computer where the charger was less than 20 dollars and it lasted five years before it was deemed totally unsafe--and the replacement had the previous issues FIXED. These computers can survive an approximately 5 ft fall with no issues, provided they land on something like carpet or a chair, so the whole "magsafe" concept probably isn't even REQUIRED. Apple, FIX THIS!!!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disatisfied

    I buy one of those every year and they always break. I am at my third one and the plastic around the cable is falling appart (the first two, the connections were loose), I will need to buy a new one. I usually love Apple products but on this one they failed miserably. They reinvented a lot of platforms, now is the time to reinvent the computer charger.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not even 1 year

    I had gotten the Mac book as a graduation gift from my grandmother, not even a full year later and the charger stopped working. Before it had died the design of it was very inconvenient, the charger never stayed in place to charge my Mac book. I love my computer my the charging design and the charger it self are terrible.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was any alternative...

    I recently purchased this charger because my 3rd one in 5 years had failed. I experienced common problems such as splitting near the magsafe connector, as well as one charger that just stopped working, sans any physical damage. To make matters worse the Genius Bar wanted to charge me to replace the physically undamaged charger! I sincerely hope that Apple decides to finally make a charger that lasts through "real world" use.

    8 of 8 people found this useful