• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and short-lived

    I bought my Macbook Air in fall of 2013. Here it is, summer 2016 and I'm on my second Magsafe adapter (cable casing ripped on the first one), which separated where the cable meets the MagSafe bit that attaches to the computer. So I'm about to buy charger cable no. 3. That's ridiculous. It's an insult to the consumer to sell something that fragile, and an offense to the environment to produce products that short-lived. I like so much about Apple products, but their drive to instant disposability is truly sad.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made but Does the Job!!

    I've had my MacBook Air since December 2012 and am just now replacing the power adapter! Just like any other Apple charger, it's made very poorly as far as the casing goes and tear easily if not properly taken care of (mine tore almost in half while moving this past week). However, after almost 4 years, I have had NO problems with the way the adapter charges my computer, which is it's main job!! Annoying that they tear and are so expensive, but still work very well!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had this charger for four years and it has worked amazingly throughout. At this point there is slight tearing in the chord but It still works perfectly!

    5 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I had this charger for about a year and it started to detach from the laptop. Even when attached, I would need to jiggle it or push it into make it work and charge. It has now completely stopped working. Not worth the price at all!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted quite a while I guess... Now broken for no reason.

    I've had this charger since I first got my Macbook Air roughly 4-5 years ago. I have not had a problem with it until now. The cord just began to melt right where it attached to the adapter and now it is totally useless. It did last a lot longer than some other reviews are saying, and i've NEVER had the adapter disconnect from the power cord, but now it's time to get a new one.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Adapter for MacBook Air

    I am about to buy my third one of these. They are so poorly made it is unbelievable. The cord hasn't been the problem, I don't think. No signs of it breaking or being bent, the thing just quits working. I'm off to buy the third in 1 1/2 years. Guess the computer itself is worth too much to change so Apple will make another fortune selling charge cords.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable break

    I am quite disappointed with Apple. I've had to replace my charger twice now. Both times it broke where the cable comes out from the transformer. After the first time it broke I made sure to be extremely careful. Unfortunately, it did not hold up much longer than the first one. I recommend that apple makes a more durable cable.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers in 3 1/2 years

    I have had my mac book pro since December of 2012 so it's been about 3 /12 years. In that time I have had to replace this 3 times. A magnet to hold the cable in is a bad idea. It should plug into a port just like the other ports allow, the rubber casing comes undone, the wires are bent, and the charger stops working. Nearby locations do not have the cable so when the power is running out a new charger is needed right away. The chargers are really expensive too. A real bummer.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had to replace my adaptor 4 times due to the cord fraying. First couple of times I assumed I wasn't being careful enough. Third time I thought prehaps someone else damaged it but this time I've been beyond careful with it not coiling and keep my charger up high away from any potential damaging items. Can't believe I need to buy another one!!! They cost enough that they should last as long as the laptops ��

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after less than a year

    After less than a year, this stopped working and won't charge my laptop anymore. I have wrapped the cable around the hooks attached on the adapter quite often, which is probably why it has stopped working, but if that is going to cause the charger to stop working that easily Apple should not have these hooks on the adapter. Very disappointed with this product.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stationary Use Yet Replacing in Less Than 6 months

    Long time PC user, convert to Mac. Love my MacBook Air & iPad used for store POS. However, this is the second time now that I'm having to have the power adapter replaced due to it splitting/falling apart. Mind you, I use this laptop exclusively at my desk at home, which is about as conservatively as it could be used. The first time, I woke one morning to find the cord shredded like it had exploded. Today, I just happened to run my hand across the cord and found the small split. Thankfully, Apple is replacing it again, but it's still a hassle and I just think that expecting a better quality adapter for such an expensive piece of equipment doesn't seem unreasonable at all.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The charger hardly works now, it has always fallen off easily, and now it's fried two of the tongs on the charger and I'm worried it's going to fry my computer too.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality

    It´s a contradiction that for such an expensive computer Apple has made such a poor quality power adapter. It´s very weak and the cable breaks easily.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable split near the MagSafe 2 connector

    On the whole I have been pleased with the MagSafe 2 power adapter for my mid-2013 MacBook Air. It is a good size, weight and form factor.

    The major redesign element from the MagSafe 1 was the angle of the connection, under some circumstances it makes perfect sense. However, my usual workstation has the power outlets to the right of the desk, meaning that the cable often had a fairly tight radius curve around the back of the Air to the DC input on the left hand side. No surprises as to where the cable has split.

    I also needed a replacement MagSafe 1 power adapter for my previous mid-2011 MacBook Air as the cable on that split too. Hopefully the next redesign by Apple will incorporate a detachable cable on the DC side of the power adapter.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good - Cable breaks

    The cable breaks where the magnetic plug attaches to the wire. Very bad durability, however there is no alternative available.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever I used.

    The rubber/plastic around the cable comes of after very little use. It now looks like a dog chewed on it even if that never happened. And now it won't charge my computer anymore. I am Very disappointed in the quality, or rather lack of, in this product.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's everyone's problem??

    I don't understand why everyone has a problem. If it's the adapter then maybe you guys are doing something wrong. As far as the CHARGER itself, which is what is SUPPOSED to be getting reviewed, there should be no problem there, either. Unless the user is doing something wrong. I have mine plugged in under my couch and it got caught in the reclining mechanism, therefore splintering the cord. That's MY fault. Just going to go down and get a new one. NO big deal.

    6 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The adapter has gone just at 3 years. This shouldn't happen! An adapter should not stop working for no reason, especially as this laptop is meant to be a premium product. These adapters are obviously substandard quality. I have never had non Apple adapter quit not even ones older than ten years. Extremely disappointing as this is not what I expected from Apple products.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects too easily

    Disconnects too easily. Very annoying.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE Charger! Don't waste your money

    I am so disappointed that Apple could even approve a product so poorly designed and actually put their name on it. The wire is so fragile that it breaks easily even when I have been careful to not bend the wire when coiling it. Still, I had to replace it now twice -- this is completely overpriced for what you're getting as it will never last that long.

    18 of 18 people found this useful