• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    This is my first Mac. The magsafe works just fine. Yes, it does disconnect easily, occasionally, but not a big issue. Way better to disconnect easily than trip over the cord and smash a $3k laptop onto the floor. Since I have never used a mac before, I have nothing to compare the adapter to other than a Windows PC. Just bought another adapter so I don't have to keep moving the cord from room to room.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 years old & just now frayed at adapter end

    Have had my MBP since 2012; traveled to Europe, Japan and all over US frequently, so cords were jammed in tight. True confessions: I did wind the cord a bit tight at times. I lifted the adapter by the thin cord more times than I will admit. Dropped it. That being said, the cord performed very well for 5 years. I gave 4 stars only because it did fray....eventually and wasn't completely bulletproof against me!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I dunno what other people are doing to them...

    ...but I travel with my MacBook Pro 5 days a week, have done for years, wrapping and unwrapping the cable around the brick twice a day. I've never once had an issue with cables fraying or power supplies failing (likewise for the Mac laptops I've used in a similar fashion for the past 11 years). The only point I'd agree with is that the magnet connection isn't fantastic unless you're using the laptop on a desk, though when it's on my lap it protrudes far enough beyond my legs that it still rarely dislodges.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but delicate

    I've had my laptop and charger for almost two years. My charger is still in good shape-no tears, cracks or frays in the rubbery coating-even at the points where the cord connects to the end pieces. I really baby it though. Every single time I transport my computer it goes in a padded case and I re-coil the charger cord (making sure not to kink it) and clip the magnetic end to the cord. It then goes in its own side pocket of my laptop bag. I make sure never to bend it (again, particularly at the weaker connection areas). I love the magnetic method of attachment. Mine works well and only falls out if I really yank the cord by mistake. It's definitely saved me from breaking the port or yanking my laptop on the floor countless times!

    I don't give it a 5 only because it seems so delicate. The cord is very thin and flexible, and I don't think it would take much to permanently kink it (damaging the wires inside) or break it where the cord connects to the end pieces. It does sometimes get very hot during charging. I only wish they would make the cord covering a big more substantial, so it would better protect the wires against accidental bending.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Essential

    My old 85W MagSafe 2 ripped and completely broke from the power brick after 2 years of usage. Now I bought the new one. It is doing its job and still working fine. In term of quality, this genuine charger adapter (from Apple Online store or retail store) is better than any other generic things like in eBay or amazon. However in terms of usage, Apple 85W MagSafe 2 is not lasting so long as I expected. The cable is easily ripped especially the point near the power brick. Another bad thing is while charging, it is getting really really hot. But it has other good points such as you can charge quite quickly (approx 2 hours for full charge from 5-10% battery) and I'm quite happy about the magnet link.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for going back to the T-Shape

    I was unhappy when Apple made the switch to the l-shape a while ago but now we're back on t-shape and that works much better for me. The L-Shape always disconnected when I pushed the MBP closer to the wall.

    Now about the magsafe 2, was it really necessary to come up with a new design for just saving 1mm in height? I was thinking Apple would put additional contacts on a redesign of the magsafe, like thunderbolt so stay tuned for the magsafe 3 soon.

    All in all a good power supply of good size and love the ability to wind the cable around it (plus the clip!)

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    shocked at all the horrible reviews!

    Wow! I can't believe all the hate for this power cord! I have no problem with this cord or the design of the magnet. The only thing I don't like about it is how hot it gets when charging. I've had my cord for the 2 years I've had this laptop, and the only reason I needed a new one was because my foster kittens chewed up the rubber and it stopped working. I don't like how expensive it is, but I come to expect that with apple products. This power cord works fine for me. No tearing, no fraying, and when the magnet comes off because I bumped it, I just snap it back on. No biggie.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suprised by all the negative reviews...

    I have just had to replace the charger on my 2012 retina macbook so 4 odd years service from it. This is very similar to all the PC laptops Ive owned.

    All I can think is that i just pitch my cable into my bag when i move it rather than neatly wrapping it up so maybe I'm applying less pressure to the joints?

    4 years in my old Dell was dying on all fronts, this is the only part of my mac (other than one foot) to break in any way. Frankly im impressed..

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Genuine Apple

    I am writing this review to tell the world how superficial most of the reviews for this product are (or at least seem). To be fair the only star missing here is due to its price. I got my laptop in the winter of 2012 and the charger had absolutely no problem until a few days ago. What happened? I miss-packed my wire and the insulation layer slightly opened near the power box and it has a small angle at which it does not charge the laptop at all. I ordered a spare one for when this will totally break down. It really is about how you handle it. Wrapping the wire around the power box seemed to be a pretty bad idea as the tension built up and teared the insulation (the temperature had a role in this too, but that's understandable). I really like Apple's chargers, they do not tangle and seem to be pretty sturdy too. Just remember to take care of your stuff people and they won't last for only 2 years :P mine is almost 4 years old.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as others believe...

    While Apple's MagSafe chargers compromise a few reliability details in the name of design I believe that if people are just more careful they won't fray or damage the cord.

    The magnet is as strong as it needs to be. Most consumers will not remember when iBooks and Powerbooks used a headphone jack style charger. These would easily break into the port and require charger board/ logic board replacements.

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