• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design!

    I'm going on my 4th 60W MagSafe Power Adaptor since I do not have an alternative for my MacBook and MacBook Pro. I do enjoy Apple devices and accessories, although they always seem to break often.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe Usage Review

    I use Macbook Pro 13-inch 2008 Model. The first 2.5 years of using it, didn't face any problem. After 2.5 years, the jack of 60W MagSafe power adapter used to get extremely heated up while I used to do any powerful work(Photoshop & Illustrator) / or multiple work.
    At a point I had to start shaking the charger port quite a few times to get the red light (charging) . As the port gets heated up, I thought the problem was may be with my laptop or its battery or the port. This problem continued for 7-8 months when suddenly 1 day it completely stopped working. No shaking could fix it. Then I went to an Apple store in my country and tested my mac with a new charger. So the problem was with the charger, and compared and found that , Due to extreme heating, one of the very small thick pin inside the charger jack melted down (now it cannot touch the Mac port and so the charger doesn't work any more.... ) .
    Other users should be aware of this heating issue for which I posted this review. Still a proud Apple user :)

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord is the worst

    The cord only last a year I am going on my third one and paying $80.00 for a cord that only last a year sounds about right for Apples money hungry don't car for their customer attitude. I think that when it charges it heats up and weakens the thin cord going to the computer were it connects to the big box. This last one I bought I was really careful not to be rough with it and it still broke in the same area as the last one. For $80.00 dollars this should last more then a year.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps disintegrating

    The cord sheath keeps disintegrating this one only lasted a year.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly disappointed

    This charger lasted me six months before falling apart (which, based off of the reviews I've read, I feel lucky it lasted that long). Now I have to buy a completely new one at nearly $80, a ridiculous price for something that works so poorly. The L-shape is to blame for splitting the cord, too. Bad design and awful price.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does't Last + Expensive!!!

    I have a mac book pro which i bought in 2011 for $1000+. This power adapter just died yesterday and I am extremely frustrated. Took it in to the apple store, the "tested" it and it was indeed dead. They couldn't tell me why it died or what component inside caused it to fail. The also said it was not repairable. All the "genius" bar could tell me is i could buy a new one for $90. They could not replace mine because my laptop was out of warranty. I have had this adapter for less two years. This is a poor product. By reading all the negative reviews it seems like they should be recalled. Buyer's beware.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe Power Adpater - Redesign needed!

    I own a MacBook Pro, an iPad, an iPod, and an iPhone. You would say I am a Mac fan, but this power adapter is by far the worst designed item I have encountered. I understand that compared to other laptop power adaptors, this is lighter and thinner, but the thinner half of the adapter (that connects to the laptop) is too flimsy, small, weak, and poorly designed. Plus, Apple does not offer to replace half of the two part adapter, instead it costs you a whopping $80 + tax.. Disgusted.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY upsetting

    I have been through 3 of these! 3! Apple need to drop the price to $20 because they all over heat and eventually die off.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product I wish I could give it zero stars

    I am on my third apple charger in 3 years. My computer is amazing, the power source is made to fail. You can see YouTube videos and also reviews on this very site telling you how terrible it is. The cable is not up to the job and basically melts and freys at the contact points. I am having to go and buy another one as I have no alternative but this is an issue apple must be aware of and simply don't seem to care. Why it's not covered under a warranty I will never know. I am about to purchase a new laptop, this is putting me off replacing my current Mac with a new one.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers won't last long

    I almost got 3 chargers since I own my Mac for last three years. Bad thing is the wire gets worn out and gets cut. Apple should make this better. The price is really ridiculous.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality ever

    I have just three months using the original charger of my brand new macbook and i just noticed minutes ago that i will have to spend 80 dollars to buy a new one because mine no longer works, the cable that goes from the charger to the computer is too fragile, I think that every new macbook should bring 10 chargers, maybe that will guarantee us 2 years without having to spend 80 dollars on a new charger.

    I just hate that i can't give 0 stars in this review.

    Charging $80 for a cheap cable quality in unacceptable!?

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    connector fell apart - again

    MagSafe is a poorly designed charger. If you are very careful about the way you handle it, you might get a maximum of two years out of it. My Macbook Pro is about two years old, but I just had to replace the charger again. Very expensive for something that will fall apart in one year.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have one 45W and one 60W power adaptor, both failed roughly after one year of use. Power adaptor should last much longer than this. I never have power adaptor failure other than Apple's.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    About to buy my third adaptor. Why can't apple make these last longer?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete design disaster

    Have my Macbook pro 2 years and the power cable is ready for the bin. It is only suitable to be used one direction as blokes the ethernet socket but then can put a lot of pressure on the joint if the cable is located towards you. As a result they break and then resort to fiddling to get the cable to work. Its a common issue and then Apple are smart to charge €79 for a new one. Love my mac and have many other Apple products and this is the biggest thumbs down item.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not last!

    Besides of being ridiculously overpriced Apple power adaptor do not last.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, horrible, horrible

    Looking for the 3rd replacement within two year. The cable to the Macbook tends to break at both ends. If Apple simply would build in plug in the adapter allowing to only swap the cord (similar as the power cord on the other end) you would only have to replace the cable instead (10 to 15 euros tops ) of the whole adapter (€ 80). Another option would be to put some more rubber around the cord so it does not break that easilly

    Looking at the review on this site, Apple should be deeply ashamed that after year, they are still supplying this horrible adapter.

    This is by far the worst product Apple makes and they haven't put in any attempt to correct it.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    I've gone through three of these bad boys in the last 3 years. What really irks me though, is that the design hasn't changed. Regardless of this product barely getting over a 1 star, Apple hasn't listened to its customers. Basically, your charger will short out on you regardless of how you take care of it, so just expect to shell out a few hundred dollars on replacements over the lifespan of your computer. Very disappointed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design, Unsafe

    I am about to purchase my third power adaptor for my Macbook Pro. The laptop itself is less than three years old, and it's ridiculous that I need to purchase a new cord once a year because it is so poorly designed. The first one shorted out and just died. The second one shorted out and burned through the cords - nearly severing the cord from the adaptor entirely (and causing a nasty electrical burning smell). Here's hoping the third one will last just a little longer.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I have gone through 2 of these. At 70 dollars a pop, it's not ideal. The only negative I have with my computer.

    4 of 4 people found this useful