• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This truly could have been designed wayyyyy better. The wire frays fairly easily and the unit almost always overheats. I am frustrated and I don't know what to do. The laptop is great, the charger not so much.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I’ve had my MacBook Air for 2 years now and I’m using the same adapter that the box came with. Still in great condition! I recommend it!

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    You have to use this is you have a new MacBook Air, but it is frustrating to the max. It absolutely will not stay plugged into the laptop unless you are not using it, and not breathing and there is not a fan on in the room. Only slightly exaggerating. It is the worst. Impossible to use while you are using your MacBook on your lap. The slightest move makes it come unplugged. Slightest at all. I miss my old MacBook Pro and it’s charger plug.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad. Bad. Bad.

    Ok. I own the MacBook Pro and a newer Mac air. On the MacBook Pro, I had to replace my cord 3 times in6 yers. On my Mac air, I have had to replace it 2 times in 3 yrs. Now I’ve experienced major crackling, sizzling sounds from 3 of the different cords. They all get VERY hot after a couple hours.
    These things are over priced for what you get. No Apple product should snap crackle n pop and I’ve experienced it several times with different cords. They burn out quick. Surge protector or not- it doesn’t matter. I WISH WISH WISH they would come up with a better design. I love me some �� Apple but these chargers are sh#!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I absolutely love my MacBook Air, it's helped me through the trials of High school (6 years old) but, the charger is rubbish, please please redesign this product as the cable breaks merely too easily, precisely at the beginning and end of the thin side to the wire, the cable has broken on both sides during one week. My cord stays nicely wrapped up all day every day; I don't throw it around or carry it to work with me. Make it thicker or a different material or something, because they are simply not lasting!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally un-Apple quality

    On my second in 3 years ... utter rubbish.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

    The price of replacement is a big negative. $99. The first cable is sensitive to any damage (the extension cable is more robust).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality and don't last very long.

    Lasted for about 3 years which is good i suppose and why i gave 2 stars but for £79 i dont expect wires and the rubber to easily peel off and expose wires. Mine is breaking and i'm forced to buy this one. Way too expensive for the quality and the charger length is not very long! I hate it but it did last for 3 years but i was hoping it would've lasted me until i needed to buy another computer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my MagSafe 2

    Seeing all these negative reviews has prompted me to add a bit of balance. I've had my MBA for about 5 years and power cable looks and works like new. It is fairly light and compact and plenty long enough. I just love the magnetic connection and the little light on the connector indicating whether the battery is fully charged. Definitely a design classic and a shame that it has been superseded on new MacBook models.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro. The end near the magnetic connector started fraying about a year ago and now it is partially shorted out. I taped it up and have to jiggle it a bit and it will sometimes work and sometimes it won't work. Luckily, I have the Magsafe 1 from my old MacBook Pro with the 1 to 2 adapter. It is in good shape. I just wish they wouldn't be so proprietary about the end connector. I'd love to have a car charger and a battery charger as well. I just don't have the skills or knowledge for the hack, but might give it a shot when my magsafe 2 finally goes out for good.

    I sure hope Apple made a lot of money on these cheap things. This type of planned obsolescence is abdominal.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple this is a major disappointment, a total piece of garbage.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have been an apple owner for 2 decades. other than the original mac book with the awful hinges, this is hands down the worst product. It frays and shorts out at the magnetic end of the adapter. It does not matter how gentle you are. Apple, you should fix the issue, and replace these for free. This is the kind of issue that makes you lose customers, and yet you do nothing.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine lasted 6 years

    My well abused power adapter has lasted 6 years and frayed cable at the computer end is the problem. I applied some insulation tape as additional support early on and perhaps others could do this. I bought one in ebay for £13 which lasted only 3 months before it died and I think wise to have genuine Apple product.

    Replacing the battery on the MacBook also helped as charge lasts much longer and less use of the adapter.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable at the adapter end

    must be my 5th adapter with a frayed cable upon usage. having similar issues with my iPhone charging cable.

    Why is apple unable to work on this issue ?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine could've last longer

    I had my original charger for 3 years never had a problem until my rabbit chewed through it.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to break

    Flimsy connector, easily ripped casing, dies quickly. Mine died the week of finals and I had to borrow friends’ because there wasn’t no where to buy one in person and they cost $80 but last for such a short time.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you take care of it, it will last

    My charger lasted 7 years. I bought it and now 7 years after it got messed up and I’m honestly not even mad. Come on it’s been 7 years ! Thanks Apple :)

    8 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger in 7 years for Mac Air


    I have bought my Mac book Air at the end of 2011 and I still use it. But even I use it very carefully I had to renew my charger 2 times. Now its cable broke again and I will buy a new charger... I think it is a shame for Apple.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and Dangerous

    Nearly got electrocuted by this piece of junk. Having to buy a new charger after two years of owning one. Not as bad as some other people on here though. I'm not even buying the charger from your website, I'm going straight to eBay, just wanted to leave a review, not that you need any more negative ones. Still, £25 off of eBay for a charger is a bit of a joke.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    I'm on my third adapter since I bought my Air in 2014. Apple is becoming one of the shoddiest computers out there, with products that break far too often. This power adapter is one of the worst. As a result I will seriously consider buying something else that actually lasts... not Apple. I'd give it 0 if I could!

    1 of 1 people found this useful