• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber cord

    Love my 13in Mac book Pro, but don't like the power cord. the rubber cord doesn't roll
    up very easy. The magnetic end should have a cap devise to cover to protect the end.
    The sides to roll the cord on ruin the cord. the cord becomes a spiraled mess.
    Maybe a nice pouch and a cap for the end would suffice.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks ports if you have a cover on your MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro has a cover on it that only allows the cable to face one way and blocks the ethernet, firewire, and display ports. If you try to use it on the MacBook that also has a cover on it, it won't fit at all. I miss the old design... (and apparently will always miss it because that design is out) Hope the MacBook cord doesn't die out on me.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate.

    I have had to go through TWO chargers cause this stupid thing keeps dying and I've been through two in only 2-3 months, this is ridiculous and I'm getting ready to get another one. I baby my charger, I'm OCD over it. This charger is horrible and if it wasn't for me loving my MacBook and everything I wouldn't care. I WANT THE OLD CHARGER BACK I HAD IT FOR A YEAR AND IT GOT A STRAIN. But no, this one doesn't get a strain, IT DIES EVERY SINGLE TIME.


    I will never like this charger and I don't have $80.00 a month to just buy a charger.

    I hate this....

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this thing

    Don't get me wrong - I love the MacBook, but this is the SECOND charger that has died on me in one year's time. SECOND. And I'm ticked. There's another $79 plus shipping down the tubes. Very, very, very unhappy.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUCH better

    I have a 2008 Unibody macbook and the cord got ripped by my office chair and I was worried that I would get shocked so I bought a new one and first it charges MUCH faster then the old one and the right angle fits MUCH better where I but it ,I love Apple

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST EVER DOES NOT WORK WITH SPECK CASE

    13" Macbook Pro with Speck hard shell case

    Apple, what the heck are you doing? It seems that your Engineering Department has fallen asleep. You create amazing products but in many years you can't create one decent power cord?

    This new parallel orientation is horrible. The mag-safe connector can be "flipped" to either have the cord running towards you, or away from you out the back of the laptop. Both orientations pose a problem. If you have the cord coming towards you, it covers, and renders inaccessible the ethernet port and firewire port. You MUST unplug the power cord to use these.

    If you flip it over, so that the cord comes out the back of the computer, it DOES NOT WORK WITH HARD SHELL SPECK CASE. The corner grip of the Speck hard shell case does not permit the magnet from making a full connection. If you fidget with it long enough, you can make a crooked connection that easily disconnects, but it is clear from the strain marks on the metal that the connector/pins are not happy this way. I don't imagine it would last long without damaging pins on either end as it is clearly "pulling" and not properly seated.

    Would not recommend. Calling Apple to request old design replacement instead, but I don't know if they make them anymore.

    Ridiculous price and Apple puts a hold on your credit card now until they get the faulty part back. (they never used to do this).

    Disappointed.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good service but a terrible product

    I own the Macbook. After a year my first charger frayed at the edge of where the magsafe adapter connects to the computer. I went to the store with the charger and they replaced it for free. Now six months later the second charger they gave me melted/split at the edge where it connects to the wall. (Mind I take very good care of all of my computers and accessories.) they gave me the newly designed charger (Again for free) which upon first examination appears better because it lies parallel to the laptop instead of perpendicular and the new one WON'T CHARGE. I am taking it to the Apple store tomorrow and hope to find out what the problem is.

    Another problem I have with this product is the frequency of it overheating. Yes I use my laptop a lot but everytime I pick up the charger off of the outlet it is almost hot enough to burn me.

    From my experience, Apple service is good based on how I was able to get two free replacement chargers at no hassle (upon going to the store in person) but if Apple demanded that I pay $89 to replace a faulty product it would have been more than enough cause to take my business elsewhere.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    the old version of this worked fine for one year until the wire starting fraying and coming loose from the plug. This design is so much better and it looks like I won't be having that problem anymore.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sparks & Smoke!

    Apple may make some great computers, but their Power Adapters are just plain bad! I have had gone through 2 adapters within 3 years. The first Power Adapter started sparking (by the magnetic base) and had smoke coming from it. I assure you, I take very good care of my charger, making sure to never twist the cord. Mac replaced the first cord, and sent me a second a little over a year ago. Well, while I didn't see any sparks come from this cord, smoke came out the other day, followed by the plastic melting by the magnetic strip. I called Apple, and they can care less. If you buy one of these chargers, please stay by your computer to supervise while charging. It's scary to see how these chargers can be fine one minute, and a fire starter the next!

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    This power adapter is terrible. I have only had it for 3 weeks, and it hasn't really worked from the day I purchased it (for way too much $80). The LED light shows green even though my battery is not fully charged. My battery is at 97%, and I can leave my laptop plugged in for hours and this power adapter doesn't charge my laptop at all, the battery still shows only a 97% charge, and the LED light has been green the entire time. I am going to try to fix my old adapter that worked fine until it broke, if I can't fix the old one I am going to try to find another product to recharge my laptop. I love my laptop but not being able to purchase a reliable power adapter, from what is usually a company with reliable products, is ridiculous, and will make me think twice about purchasing other Apple products.

    17 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile and expensive

    It lasted one year and four months before fraying at the wire near the mag connector. I cut open the wire and mag end and spliced it together because throwing away all the material and spending $80+ on a new power adapter would be ridiculous. Who knows if it's safe to use it this way. It should be designed to last for at least as long as the life of the laptop.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ADAPTOR IS JUNK!

    I bought a 60W Magsafe Adaptor to replace an earlier model that died after 18 months use (too soon, I thought). The new, redesigned adaptor lasted four weeks. I replaced that one. The new one did not work OUT OF THE BOX! If this is an example of Apple quality, I will heave a big sigh and go back to PCs. If I cannot rely on my power source to last at least through one trip (or one trip to the store), then I cannot rely on Apple products anymore. Fix your products. Redesign it or find a new Chinese assembly company that actually makes things that work. For $80, you should be able to do much, much better.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cord is great...for starting fires!

    The cord that came with my Macbook has worked just fine for about 2 years (I rarely ever wrapped it up and took it with me anywhere, though), but in the past week the casing has come off the magnetic end of the plug and has stopped working unless arranged in a certain position...and this morning, it started smoking when it was charging my laptop! Thankfully I was there and saw it, otherwise it might have burned my house down! What a highly dangerous product. Apple, you should be ashamed!

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was hopeful

    I thought the design might help to make it a much sturdier product then the adapters before it. Unfortunately, I've run into the same problems that I did before. Today I'll be getting my second of the newly-designed adapters, and it brings my adapter total to 4. I've had my Macbook for a little less than a year and I absolutely love it. But I don't understand why the adapters break down so easily. I don't do anything to it, I don't mistreat it in any way. But the wires just seem to be too easy to yank out. This one needs to remain immaculate. I'll even touch it as little as I have to.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved... seemingly

    I am quite pleased with the new adapter and the way it is built. The only reason I gave it only four stars is the fact that I have only owned it for a day. My previous adapter lasted only about a year and four months. This disappoints me as my old PC laptop adapter lasted over two years and only died because a puppy cut the wire with its teeth. I am hoping this new charger will be more like that one.

    The reason I switched from PC to Mac was for the improved design over the hinges from my old PC's monitor. I hope to find I have made a good switch and not traded one flaw for another, or my next purchase might be a cheaper laptop with cheaper replacement adapters despite my love of Macs. This, of course, would happen once either the laptop dies or the new adapter (if it does not live up to my standards). That being said, lower the prices. Seriously, new PC adapters only cost me $20, and that was a year and four months ago. I doubt prices increased THAT drastically.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So-So Product

    I've only used this power cord for a few months now so I can't really attest to its endurance or fragility. It's probably the bulkiest power adapter I've ever used. I generally use my laptop at my desk but every once in a while, I do bring it along trips or to another room. This adapter is horrible for travel. The adapter needs its own big pocket to be stored in so I'm not really pleased. MAC/Apple should re-design this product for more convenient use in mind. It's also really expensive for an adapter and for its only so-so quality.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bad Bad

    I love my mac, but this cord is such a rip off. Very bad design.. just like the others that posted comments.. this will be my 3rd cord to purchase in 3 years.. 1 cord a year.. mac's got it down to a science!
    what a waiste of money.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me.

    I've had my Macbook for about 2 1/2 years. The first year with my charger was great, however my dog chewed it up and it eventually stopped working. But even though it was mangled, it still did the job wonderfully and it was a long while before it conked out. So I'm on my second charger and I have no complaints. I like the magnetic feature, it's very convenient... never had my Macbook get pulled with it. Also, the cord, for me, doesn't break easily - and I unwrap it and rewrap it all the time. The price is a little steep, but I can't charge my laptop without it, so it's a necessary purchase. So all in all, I am pretty happy with the charger.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord just ripped off in a year!!

    It is thoroughly disappointing that the wire breaks off after exactly a year of use. Because of the curling of the cord during travels, a slit formed of its own and now the inner wires have split. I tried in vain to put it back together, but looks like another 79.00 down the drain. Thoroughly aggravating and disappointing they Apple would make such a poorly adaptive product. This came with my silver macbook.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging is Basic

    Magsafe is like a car that steers sometimes, but unaccountably just won't other times.

    I can't believe that engineering so massively incompetent was allowed to reach the market.

    11 of 15 people found this useful