• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk Product

    Out of all the technology and design efforts put into Apple products, this has to be one of the worst. No thought was put into the cable material, the connection port and or the use of transporting this to be able to use your portable laptop for its intended purpose. Very sad that you buy a 2k computer, to get a piece of junk charger that breaks quickly. In addition, the cost of replacement for this product is ridiculous. For that price, you would expect a product that would last. Very disappointed and a continued display that Apple is losing its touch on quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks so easily one would think it's made out of paper

    The title says it all. It breaks so easily it's ridiculous. This is for a laptop that many want to bring with them every day. Try doing this and bringing this magsafe with you. I dare you. Count how many days it lasts. If it's over 100 days, you're as lucky as no other man or woman has ever been throughout the history of this earth.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Terrible Product Design

    Sure, the connector sticks out way too far and frequently disconnects under ordinary use, for example, when you place the laptop on your lap. But the absolute worst design failure here is the cord itself.

    I have never worn out a cord on any device I have ever owned... except this one. I've gone through at least seven of them. They just disintegrate, no matter how delicately you treat them.

    In fact, with the one I got just four months ago, I made a point to (almost) never take the cord with me. But despite being nearly stationary for its entire existence, it's actually starting to turn YELLOW and deteriorate.

    Seriously, Apple! Why do you stick with this fragile cord plastic? Especially when it's so high-friction that it seems to tangle itself. That's another big design fail but self-tangling seems trivial compared to self-destructing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire hazard.

    I have had this adapter since I purchased my laptop about 5 years ago. As I take very good care of my things I was lucky not to have to replace it, but I always noticed that the adapter was fairly hot. Two days ago I noticed a weird chemical smell in the room but didn't think anything of it. Yesterday I noticed that my computer was not charging even if the adapter was plugged in. When unplugging my adapter from the wall I noticed that the smaller permanent cord end (the end that attaches to the adapter and not the end you plug in the computer) was burned and looked like it had caught fire. Thankfully I have hardwood floors in the room, otherwise it could have been much worse.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!

    There's another 266 reviews I can see, and this product averages a rating of 1 star. That should tell you something.

    I have a 2015 MacBook Pro (11,5). This is my 3rd charger. First one melted the plastic inside the magnet AND the cord itself, the second one developed burned contacts inside the magnet and has damaged my MagSafe charging port on my machine (it eventually stopped working after only 4 months), and the third one - which is brand new - is sparking like mad every time I connect it to the MagSafe 2 port.

    Apple really needs to solve this problem badly. Really disappointed about this - after all, it's a Eur3100 piece of hardware.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CrapApple!

    Would give this zero stars. Major fail. This accessory is rotten to the core Apple. To charge my laptop while you charge an arm and a leg ... for what? If Jobs saw these reviews he'd be all over this, and several heads would roll. Fix it, and then ship FREE replacements to every owner.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A bunch of complainers

    Great product, rarely falls off on me. You are all a bunch of whiny complainers. Go use a PC.

    7 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - FIX THIS PROBLEM.

    I have been a user of Apple products since the 1990s. The design of this cable is FLAWED. As with almost all other reviews written by customers, I found the insulation substandard. I keep the cord in the SAME place and do not even disengage it very often and yet it's frayed and just stopped working (I assume because of the risk of electric shock!).

    I have no issue with the magnet and the ease with which it disengages, if pulled. That's good. BUT why is the sheath around the wires so substandard? I never had problems with the previous cable durability. What is going on with Apple? It's not as if the company is fiscally strapped and can't afford to design and manufacture a descent product. FIX THIS PROBLEM! And give loyal Apple customers a good deal on a better cable when it becomes available.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OFF TO BUY A NEW ONE, I GUESS :(

    This charger keeps overheating. One time, it actually got so hot it the plugs melted and bent to the side (becauae the power brick itself is really heavy). Now, my charger wont charge anymore (it has only been a 1 year and 7 months since purchase). Disheartening.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and Excellent Design

    The vast majority of individuals giving this product a poor review are not using it as intended! I went to the apple store to pick up a new one today because mine has gone missing.

    I do not know how many times with my previous laptops that if someone were to trip over the cable, the laptop would come crashing down! With this MagSafe 2 PA, theres no need to worry about something like that. My MacBook is now 5 years old and my cable was in great shape!

    To avoid the issues individuals post, just avoid wrapping it into a tight ball or yanking excessively hard hundreds of times. You should never do these things with any cable or cord from anywhere. Oddly, it won't break if you treat it like it is a cable/cord and not like it is rope.

    Common sense :)

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple products

    I do not actually understand why is so BAD. They can make it much more repairable by letting all two cables be detachable. Praise Jesus for USB type C charging on newer macs!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    The design and quality of this product is very poor. It overheats and the cable frays, even with careful use. To make matters worse, it is ridiculously expensive. Does little to promote the image of Apple products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I have now gone through two cords in the past 3 years! For some reason if it gets nudged, but DOESN'T disconnect, the wire grounds into the laptop and the cord starts MELTING!!!!! Buying my third cord now, but I am so over it! Why doesn't Apple come up with a replacement cord that isn't a piece of dog ****?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    The connection to the computer, called a T-shape, is worse than the old L-shape style. It sticks out too far. My wife and I have the same computer, and for both of us, where we charge the computer is limited in width. The T-shape adds several inches to that width, and the less width one has, the more the cord has to be bent to accommodate it, thereby increasing the chance for cord damage.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter

    I'm on my fifth power for a 2011 Mac Book Pro. The previous four had the famous shredded coating and wires... you know, from "pulling on it too hard." As every CSR explained to me what I was clearly doing wrong. (For the record, my lap top stays home, in the same place. I don't even move it except to pull it on my lap).

    My latest adapter died after 3 months after purchase and it's not even got the scary loose wires. it's in perfect condition - looks brand new, and the plastic is even still on it. SURELY Apple will replace this one right?

    Wrong.

    Apple has failed customers so badly in this arena, from power for phone or peripherals or computers. Such a terrible design and AWFUL CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR THEIR FAILED DESIGN.

    FIVE times I have shown my battered power cords to Apple, and five times they have denied that they have a problem.

    i think the one star rating tells the story. I wouldn't even give a star if I could.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Frays - Apples way to get you to buy more

    Every Apple computer cord I have Frays by the power adaptor.
    With all of the available material on the market to make cords why do you keep choosing a cheap plastic that frays. I have 3 different computers and each one has a frayed cord. Always by the adaptor.

    For laptops people travel, they pack and use the cords daily. Pick a stronger material!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my Third Charger now - They are rubbish !!!!

    For someone known for good design, Apple must have all bee on holiday they day they designed this!
    The cable starts to come apart from the magsafe connector in less than a year, & then shortly after that the white outer cover starts to break up close by too.
    For a charger costing £80 this is just rubbish
    Shame you cannot give zero stars

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DEFECT CAUSES CHARGER TO BURN AND MELT

    About every two years I need to get a new charger because the cable melts and sparks.

    Lucky I have been in the same room when noticing this and to avoid further damage, like my house burning down.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    poor design. disconnects so easily. very frustrating.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT LISTEN TO BAD REVIEWS!

    ive had my mac for nearly 3 and half years and my charger has been absolutely amazing!!!!! its only now started to wear done so will need to buy a new one but just so every one knows chargers are normally only supposed to last you maximum of 2years so if your charger has lasted more than that well you are so lucky!!!, i love apple products thats why i keep coming back, now off to buy a new charger its like Christmas every time i shop at apple!

    0 of 1 people found this useful