• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Charger Quality

    The wire near the magnetic connector has manage to fall apart. The wire is now exposed. The price is much for not lasting the lifetime of the MacBook. For the price of the product you would expect a non faulty product.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Of All Time

    I take good care of my electronics, chargers included, and this is now the third time I have had to replace this particular product. I have a MacBook Pro from 2011 - with my previous computer, a MacBook I purchased in 2008, one charger lasted me almost three years. On top of that, it costs $80? Seriously? For an obviously faulty product, if the rating it gets from other Apple users is any indicator of its quality, or lack thereof. Please consider either modifying this design, or reducing its absurd price.

    Sincerely,

    A Formerly Unwavering Apple Consumer

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfit for purpose

    The quality of the power adapter is absolutely disgusting. The rubber casing for the charging cable has perished and wires are now exposed, this makes this product unsafe and dangerous. From reading other reviews on this website it seems that many other apple customers are dissatisfied with the quality of the power adapter. Apple should repair the known faults with the chargers.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you, Apple.

    It is just sad that a company like Apple creates such cheap and bad products. I've always supported with pride Apple's overpriced products because of its quality and durability, but the fact of having to buy 2 new chargers in less than a year leaves me completely dissapointed. I'm afraid I will have to start to disapprove Apple's name with all my acquaintances and move on to another company for all my family's gadgets.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really bad design REALLY BAD APPLE, Hello??????????????

    Two MB Pro 13's - Two broken MagSafe Power Adapter wires...both of them right where the wire meets the connector...Brought the first one to Apple and they said there was no recall on this type. So I threw it away. I'm sure I should have saved it...Then the MagSafe Power Adapter for my wife's MB did the exact same thing, the wire covering split so I put some shrink wrap on it...helped for a little while until... last night, it started sparking where the wire goes into the white box (wire covering is split there too) and could have started a fire so my daughter yelled to me and I unplugged it. Dead. Off to the Apple Store for them to tell me sorry, and I guess I'll have to spend another $80...

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    Your laptop only works if it has power. Maybe there should be more emphasis on the quality of the power supply. I have had more problems than I want to say. I replace this product about once a year.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worn out rubber within months

    Lordy Apple you have to do something about these adapters! I'm on my third in two years and I am the most careful user you can imagine! First the little crack near the L pin, then the tear, you tape it up, you tape it some more… alas it's all over!
    At well over a hundred bucks a pop you KNOW you are screwing us when they cost only a few dollars to produce. So come on, listen to the millions of complaints and get your act together!
    Oh and by the way the same goes for all your chargers!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uh-oh

    Now I'm depressed. My power adaptor cord just split, exposing wires, and won't work anymore, so I went online and ordered another despite all the horrible reviews. But what are the options? I replaced my old MacBook last year and the adaptor that came with it cracked in two places and started sparking after a few months. I thought it was a fluke. So I dug up my old adaptor and it worked just fine, even though it's now 6, 7 years old. I don't mind it finally cracking open, since I got good use out of it. But I don't want to have to keep replacing the darned thing every few months like so many people here! The older adaptor was sturdier and easy to coil. The new adaptor is flimsier and flops like a fish when you try to coil it. I already know it won't last long. Apple, mistakes happen. Your customers will forgive you. But ONLY if you CORRECT the PROBLEM.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third adapter in one year

    This adapter is terrible, I am on my third one this year. At $80, this is getting ridiculous. Will be my last Mac laptop.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Having to purchase a new one after 12 months is very disappointing.
    Given that Apple lead the way on technology why not resolve this problem for customers. Its worse as Apple are charging so much for a replacement.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as all that

    In my experience this charger has been pretty solid. I broke mine after a year of abuse (running it over with chairs, dropping it), bought a dodgy replacement that nearly set alight, then borrowed my friends 5 YEAR OLD charger for 4 months. Fair enough, they are delicate, but they really aren't as fragile as people seem to think. I also think 90% of problems on here stem from faulty SMC devices in the notebooks themselves- Mine went a bit haywire, but I reset it and it works fine- Minus the battery damage my Imitation charger caused :(

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure what everyone's talking about..

    I've had my charger for my mac pro 2010 since I bought it in the fall of 2010 and it's worked fine all along. It's a matter of transporting the charger using the horns to wrap the cord around the adapter and treating it with care, as if it's an extension of the laptop itself at all times. The only reason why i'm here is I believe it's run it's course and I'm in the market for replacement 3 years after I got it.

    2 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    I've had this product for over two years. It's the same one that came in my macbook pro box. Just be sure to take good care of it and don't have it plugged into an outlet for too long because you'll just be draining the power on the battery. The whole product is very fragile and I'll admit that in the two years I've owned this, I've gotten wears and tears but nothing electrical tape can't fix. I only wish this wasn't so expensive because I'll need to buy a new one soon. $80 is a bit hefty..

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fed up with this inferior product

    There seems to be a common theme here, these products are substandard compared to the high quality of the laptop.

    Mine has packed up after a year of use where the thinner cable leaves the many transformer body.

    I work from home so it's just typically daily use that has done for it.

    Really need to make these more rugged, it seems like there is a total design flaw, they shouldn't be breaking down this regularly, leaves a sour taste after having invested so much in the overall product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliability is shocking!

    Got this with my MacBook Pro a few months ago and it has already stopped working, the same situation with my old mac, went through 4 of them. Apple needs to sort this out as my patience is wearing thin.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord for my Mac Air

    I love my mac air! I dislike the power cord! I am about to buy another power cord going on my THIRD?! I know its not me now by all these comments but also after I replaced it the first time i knew it not me because I didn't coil it, it stays in one place and it still ripped and exposed the wires.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    Like everyone else, my laptop is fine, just about to purchase my third charger. The first one, the wires became exposed and then stopped working this second one just stopped working this morning for no apparent reason. At $80 the chargers need to be better lasting. I've only had my MAC for 18 months. Right now I'm trying really hard to remember why I made the switch because none of my PC's chargers ever broke, and lasted me at least 4 YEARS each.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absurd

    Such a superlative computer. Such an admired company. Why such a cheesy part? Why such customer gouging prices? What a shame.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The planet is fine, the people are f*ed

    This product is fine - it's sturdy for it's size and weight and efficient for charging time. For all the people complaining about it breaking near the tip of the charger - who's fault do you think it is?

    Do YOU:
    *even use the clip-on on the wire to make a straight connection?
    *you carefully wind the wire around the "horns" when carrying it?
    *you ever pick up the whole charger by the small cord?

    If you do, then it's your fault. Get huge chargers with mega layers of protection - go buy a DELL, that will last you for ever...

    6 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for new MacBooks, bad for old

    When my old MacBook charger eventually broke, I bought this as a replacement, however it didnt work properly and as a result had to buy a new MacBook in the end. It works great with that and this is 3 years after I got it, so overall I am very happy with it

    2 of 5 people found this useful