• 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 11 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please do something.

    I've bought 3 chargers at this point. I take care of them as if they where made of crystal and they just won't last!

    Guys from Apple: Do you really use this product as much as an end user does?
    Please upgrade this. I love all of your products but this one is just not working for me.

    I live far away from an Apple Store so, when I order something online, it takes 1 month or more to arrive and I really need to use my Macbook everyday.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I have a Macbook Pro and a Mac book Air. Computers are fine. Can't say the same for the power adaptor both work on occasion now neither work . One is one year old the onther is 3 yrs old.
    I will seriously look at other computers in the future. Completely dissatisfied.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It won't last

    This adapter won't last. Mine lasted for about 2 years and now the inner wires are totally exposed. Apple should recall this product!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it...Short Life.

    If the cord rarely leaves the room then, I suppose this product would be fine. However, as a college student, this cord will last at MAX maybe two years. I've seen it with all of my mac friends too. I am tired of purchasing replacement chargers. It is not worth so much money. Why can't the design be FIXED?!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    This is the most embarrassing product apple makes. How can a company charge $80 for a charger that is only going to last a year?

    My chargers have always stopped working with no signs of damage on the outside.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    No charger should ever cost this amount of money. They never last well, mainly because there's no good way to coil up the cable - it always causes tension on the cable and breaks.

    But then what's the customer's alternative? There is none. Apple win again.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    These chargers are great when they actually work, however in the past year I have replaced my 80$ charger three times. It appears to be the skinny cord that constantly looses its connection. One of these days Apple should put a little effort into their charger design, I would think that 1K+ horrible reviews would be enough for them to realize their pos product needs reworking.

    18 of 18 people found this useful