• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I'm not nearly as impressed with this power adapter as I am with other Apple products. My first adapter stopped working while my MacBook was under warranty. The replacement is less than a year old and the cord is frayed at the magnet. It seems that no matter how the magnetic terminal is oriented the cord still takes an almost ninety degree turn, hence the insulation breaking. They need to work on this component.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple quality expectations

    Mine has just failed after just 18 months of owning my Macbook pro. This is the only disappointment I have had with it, and have to say it is a shame. I have had a Dell power supply for 8 years and it still works fine!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    This product is very disappointing due to it's very poor build quality. I have had 4 chargers in 3 years and have been very disappointed with their durability. Advice received from Apple...'try to leave it plugged in at one place and do not extend the cord'...If I had wanted a desktop I would have bought one!

    This is a poor product, my next charger will not be from Apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!!!!

    This is the only part of a MAC that is garbage! The rest of the machine functions beautifully. I wish Apple would do their wonderful computers justice by designing an equally wonderful power supply. But no they don't, they are ok with this garbage power supply that is over priced. Anyone who has had a MAC for over a year is very aware of this problem. Apple you should be ashamed of this horrible product that you force us to buy. Disgusting!!!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never charges!

    I've had 3 of these sporadically stop charging and then completely give up within the last 2 years. I take decent care of them, too. I never wind the cord up tightly, I dont have rolling chairs to run them over (as the applecare genius suggested), and don't have pets.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Poor

    Love my MacBook but must be on the 5th or 6th power adapter now? Such a poor design!!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Well I work in the entertainment industry and I'm still using my Macbook Pro Core Duo from 2005. I'm not sure if the quality of the adapter has since changed, but after using it day in and out since purchased, it finally went out. I have never once used the 2 prong plug, which is why I think it has lasted so long. Always use the long cord with the 3 prongs, it's grounded. I still think its overpriced, but I'm forced to purchase one because my old Macbook Pro is still kicking. Just took some upgrades and some tender love and care, but I have definitely gotten my money's worth.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    It has not even been 1 year yet and the power cord just stopped functioning. Purchased a brand new MAC with all bells and whistles ($1k plus!!) and now have to spend an additional $80 to replace a fairly new part. Based on all reviews here, I take it I may have to spend $80 every year or so?? Not good business for consumer who spends a great deal of money up front.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused & very disappointed

    Firstly, the charger is awful. With any product i purchase, I don't expect it to break after 6 months of use.

    Secondly, People have said "DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT"

    If I don't buy this product, is there another product somewhere that will charge my Macbook?

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced 3 in only a year.

    Never abused the charger however I've gone through 3 so far... What a hunk of junk

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    I've had this for less than a year and it's already broken. I love that it's magnetic, but thats the only good thing about it. The rubber cracked a little while ago and I taped it right away and now it's stopped working completely.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken for no reason

    Stopped functioning for no reason. I cleaned rigorously, tried pushing the pins in and out of the male piece, and it still won't work. It was not dropped or anything. Definitely a poor product, and I can't believe it is $80 dollars.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH $8-

    I have replaced this charger 4 times! Yes, 4 times! 3 times I bought the $80 charger from the Apple store and the last time I bought it on Amazon hoping I could save just a little bit of money. In short, the power adapter is a complete JUNK product and outrageously priced just to make you think that you are paying for a top quality product. Why Apple isn't doing anything about this is absolutely ridiculously! Just a quick search through these reviews would be enough for SOMEONE to do SOMETHING about it you would think, right????

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST PART ABOUT APPLE

    APPLE FAILS AT POWER CORDS!!! i dont understand how you can build beutiful products and provide bs power cords with them and charge 80 buck for replacement...i would almost give up macs for this fact!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a year and then not so much

    I've had my Mac for a little over a year now and it's been wonderful. From the beginning though I wondered about this power cord. I'm an intelligent human being who knows how to take care of equipment, but geez this cable is not so great. I am not a fan of having to pay $80 just to keep my computer charged. A few weeks ago it starting shorting out and not charging. I looked at it this morning to try to find out where the short is and the port just popped right off with only the slightest amount of pressure. It fit right back on but you have to be super gentle with it to keep it charging. Guess I know where my next bit of cash is going....I love you Apple, but the cord could be better.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great innovative design and very portable

    I enjoy Apple's chargers. Mine died last night after two years of use. Because I had apple care, I called up tech support and they are sending out a new cord set to arrive the next business day. This is regardless of the fact that I bought the computer in the US and now live in Spain. The local support spoke great English.
    Apple's power adapter is smaller than any other brands I have seen and because it can plug into the wall directly at the adapter, it stays a lot cooler than any adapter I've used with other computers. Because of it's design where the prongs fold into the adapter, and the cable that connects to my computer winds around fold out hooks, the entire device compacts to smaller than half the size of just the power adapter of my previous dell, not to mention the cables. Also, the innovative magnetic release is a wonderful safety feature. Both my wife and I have laptops that we use at home on couches and tables regularly and that leads to spread across the floor. These get snagged or tugged or tripped on and pop off instead of pulling the computer. Yet they are firm enough that the computer can be easily moved around without worrying about the cable coming off.
    Despite daily use and travel, winding and unwinding, it never frayed or cracked or flaked. Even with the occasional (once or twice) overheating because a blanket accidentally got pulled over it.

    7 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design - not even one star

    Only three months old and the charger is broken. As I no longer live in the country I bought my Macbook Pro in (Philippines), I can't go back and claim warranty. US$70 or so wasted. Not happy.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Power Adapter

    We have 4 macbooks through the school and the 3 of the 4 chargers are broken (no longer work) and one is on the verge of going on the frtiz, these are less than a year old. Total junk!!!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger design flaw

    My charger just stopped working this morning, the small cable near the power block has frayed. I had this charger for less than one month over a year and it just broke. I take my laptop with me everywhere and I take the cable with me as well. I treat my cable really well, so it stinks that it broke so quickly! Apple needs to update the design because IT HAS A MAJOR FLAW! We should be getting replacements when this happens.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately...

    Let me begin by saying I am a programmer, and I used to fix computer hardware for a living; which is to say that I am both critical of quality, and careful with my own equipment. Indeed, I have pampered my laptop, and all its accessories with the loving care of one who plans to sell a mint condition laptop when I next upgrade. To say I have treated this adapter with the greatest care is to say much less than could be said.

    Which is why I was stunned one day to find my laptop no longer charging. I barely had 20 cycles on the battery! I hit the web, and checked all the things it might be (dirt in the contacts, etc. etc.), but none of the "you're an idiot" solutions applied. Yet when by chance I moved the wire next to the magnet end, the laptop started charging, I knew the problem was a poor connection in the wire. Whether that was a side effect of what seemed to me to be excessive heat at the magnet end when plugged in, or a quality flaw from the factory, I cannot say - but if the number of soured reviews is indicative of anything, it certainly suggests a deficiency that has yet to be seriously addressed. I can say this much; this product was grossly overpriced when it was merely an adapter cable for a premium laptop - but when the same product comes out of the box with a lemon-in-waiting adaptor, I have to say, the quality of these cables, for all their aesthetics (and price), is regretably, even incomprehensibly poor.

    Perhaps Apple will examine the abysmal ratings they are getting, and fortify what would otherwise be a great (albeit wallet-gouging) cable. The second of the two stars is because I like every other Apple product I own (and I own many) and would feel overly guilty if I only put the single star the product was worth. Benefit of the doubt and all that.

    19 of 20 people found this useful