• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what happened to MagSafe?

    I have three MagSafe adapters from past laptops and now forced to buy a new charger for new Mac. No MagSafe, no USB, no DVI, just 4 ports and all new adapters. Talk about nickel and dining your customers. Apple products used to be cutting edge and elegant. Not anymore.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As if all the dongles weren't enough

    Not including a simple 2 meter USB C cable with an $80 charger is beyond stupid. It's almost as if they have contempt for their own customers. This is nickel and diming at it's worst.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Of course it's bulky, heavy, and expensive -- it's 87 watts!

    This adapter produces 20.2V at 4.3A, so of course it's bulky, heavy, and expensive compared to single voltage, low current adapters. If you think you can design a regulated USB-C adapter the produces 20.2V at 4.3A, 9V at 3A, and 5V at 2.4A, accepts 100-240VAC at 50-60HZ inputs, meets regulatory standards all over the world, is UL approved, and make it small, light, and inexpensive, then you aren't and electrical engineer. I am an electrical engineer and I am quite impressed by this unit, as I have been with prior Apple power supplies. After seeing the horrible knock-offs and counterfeit Apple power adapter from China, I understand why Apple's genuine articles cost a lot more.

    People griped that the old MagSafe adapters had integrated cords that required that the entire unit be replaced in case of cord damage. Now this one has a detachable line cord and people complain that it's separate. They complain that "there are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter." After seeing the way that people wrapped the cords around the clips, as tight as banjo strings with the cord almost being pulled out of the adapter by the force, eventually leading to failure in thousands of cases, it's no wonder Apple removed them. People who do things like that are why we can't have nice things.

    Another reviewer wrote "It wears out on both ends and now I have one of the ends showing electrical WIRE and it's starting to SPARK?!" I've had three iPads, two MacBooks, at least a half dozen iPods, and three iPhones. I've never damaged any cord on any of them - because I take care of my stuff. People need to recognize that a small diameter, very flexible power/data cable is not something that can be treated like a string from a Weed Wacker. If your cord is frayed, it's your fault, not Apple's. If you refuse to take care of your stuff, then buy Dell. They have power cords that are about as big around as a horse's leg.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Step Backwards

    They've done it again. Apple has managed to handicap the already questionable design of the Magsafe 2 charger by making the following changes: -the status indicator light has been removed, so it's impossible to know if it's not charging. -tripping over the cable will now yank your expensive Macbook off the desk. -There is no extension cable included, so you have to be twice as close to the wall plug. In its current form, the charger is a cocktail of design flaws and needs fixing ASAP.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cable burns every year

    This is the third time I had to buy this item due to the cord heating through the protection.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design

    I've been a long-term apple customer but recent products are bad: this charger comes with MacBook Pro and is note even close to the previous magnetic connector.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    I don't like the new USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro, I need adaptors for everything. I am regretting buying the new model! And this charger is horrible! I have had this computer for 6 months and already have to buy a new adapter. The pin seems to have gotten bent and the charge cable no longer stays put. I miss the old reliable and amazingly designed magnetic chargers. My old one survived for years!

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB-C Cable?

    This is a bridge too far. The "Power Adapter" is useless without also buying a separate USB C cable? Seriously?

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Charges stuff very fast & it's dope that I can remove the cable whenever I want.

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stranded with no cable!

    I'm not a novice when it comes to buying an extra power adapter for my MacBook. Three down and counting. But when Apple decides to NOT include the actual cable with the adapter for the first time in history, I found myself at a conference with no way to charge the laptop. Let me elaborate. Unable to share my screen. Unable to capture notes. Unable to accumulate billable time while sitting in the hotel and airport. So disappointed at an obvious cash grab. Borrow someone else's cable you say? No can do with the new male-to-male USB-C requirement. No one has it! Apple, I pay a premium dollar for your stuff. I justify it by the quality of your hardware. But to require us to drop another $35 in addition to an already over-priced adapter is just pathetic.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO MANY SARCASTIC COMMENTS.....

    This is an excellent product. If you want, fall way back to the Windows OS. Stop yer cryin' about bending this, breaking that, no supplied this, etc., etc.. Take CARE of your belongings. Slow down. Take the time (only an extra second or two),out of your day, to protect the products that make your life easier. So many sarcastic comments about things YOU can do to eliminate the very problems YOU CREATE by being in to great a hurry or just not caring for your things. Go cry to your dog, cat, a brick, or something besides this comment section. Nobody cares if you won't take the very tiny amount of time to care for your STUFF.

    12 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the quality?

    I buy a 2.5k macbook pro, cable breaks.
    I buy a 1k iPhone, cable breaks again and again.

    In 7 years more apple cable broke then in 40 years counting all electrical devices together. And now after 7 yours I'm not sure anymore if apple is worth the price ...

    34 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent adapter!

    While it might not be MagSafe that actually comes with a giant benefit. With MagSafe if your cable started to fray at the connector end you were stuck needing to buy a new adapter. Now with USB C if the cable goes bad you can just buy a new cable. That's a wonderful idea and I think in the long run this will save people a lot of money.

    18 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE....

    This works....For about 6 months! It wears out on both ends and now I have one of the ends showing electrical WIRE and it's starting to SPARK?! I've gone through 3 chargers the past 2 1/2 years...... And they're VERY pricey! I had one charger just stop working out of the blue..And for 80 bucks yikes!

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive and do not last

    I feel like Im always buying a new power adapter because they do not last! The cable gets twisted easily even if I handle it with care.

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is increasingly blinded by greed and continues to loose its cool.

    This Power Adapter is seriously overpriced but there's worse: it's several steps backward in evolution.

    Sadly, it's apple's way nowadays, with a new product we sometimes get some improvement (though none with this Power Adapter) but overall it feels like a step backward and sometimes many steps.

    We lost the genius mag-safe, the cable-friendly design and the "free" cable that's now charged separately. Outrageous, really.

    Sadly, Apple's marketing department also wants us to believe that a "better pro laptop" should be marginally thinner and lighter" instead of more powerful and better connected. Then they sell you separately all the bulky stuff that used to be built in.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Old Charging Cable System

    I love the idea of not having to spend $79 every time a cable breaks. Having this come separate from the cable will save me a lot of money!

    22 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Safe clean design.

    This is the charger of the future, what what it does, which is provide the MacBook with an incredible 87W of USB-C power, it's an incredible piece of engineering.

    What most people fail to take into account is the fact that this is engineering at it's finest, a clean box that doesn't overheat while still providing maximum oomph to your sleek MacBook Pro (or any other device needing angry pixies)

    With USB-C I can charge any USB-C device, so I can use the same charger, with the same USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable to charge my fancy BeoPlay A1 speaker, and because B&o engineered this to comply with the new USB-C standards, the little speaker will actually make great use of all 89W of angry pixies.

    My only gripe is that this isn't a 100W charger, because that is the maximum USB-C allows, but that would mean an even bigger charger.

    I bought the Power Adapter Extension Cable because I like to be able to work with my computer anywhere, and sometimes even charging it, but this might be excessive, but I appreciate that the charger doesn't come with this extension cable like previous chargers or computers did, because most people don't need this, so it's a bit of a waste honestly.

    14 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A great example of terrible design

    - blocks outlets / requires large vertical space
    - no reasonable retention to wall outlet
    - no cable management
    - no cable strain relief
    - no protection for prongs being bent/torqued
    - no protection for usb cable being bent/torqued
    - ships with a charge-only USBC cable
    - ugly seams / gap where prongs can be swapped

    70 of 87 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C Missing cable

    So since every one here is commenting on the changes made to the computer and not the brick it self I will comment on the brick.

    The brick is one of the few USB-C bricks that comply 100% with the over 60 Watt usb-c 100PD. This means this will charge all the way from a google pixel to a 15 MacBook Pro. This brick is the omni charger of the USB-C world.

    The only issue is cost. I know apple this is first party but you took away the cable. That was a gut punch move.

    47 of 52 people found this useful