• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate none I would

    My MacBook pro charger lasted 3 years and now in my third one of these each lasting 3-5 months! U don't twist the cable or abuse it - it's just intermittent and can't rely on it when I need it - resorted to charging mac pro when it works and then using as portable til I need charge then it's a guessing game plug unplug plug unplug - with no guarantee it will work for 80 bucks awful expensive needs problem fixed for durability!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still a bad design

    The weak element in this supplies design is the way the cable is attached, as well as the cable itself:

    Coming straight out and then bending 90deg to wrap it is asking for trouble. This, combined with the clearly cheap soft, easily damaged cable, just guarantee's that it will fail long before the charger itself does.
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    The cable should exit the brick sideways, near one corner, and wrap around the perimeter of the brick, which has rounded corners. It should also be a more robust cable.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really?

    Really this lasted only 5 months, Really?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I have already replaced one charger for my 2009 macbook pro due to the charger overheating (it becomes burning hot) and have to now buy another due to the plastic breaking around the prongs. For my other macbook pro which is less than 6 months old, the charger is overheating (happy I bought an extended warranty as I can see myself replaces these chargers quite a bit). I am surprised that Apple has not redesigned them and recognized that there is a problem. $80-$100.00 to replace them is ridiculous.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will never buy another Apple product...

    Don't get me wrong. Love the Mac, love the iPhone. DON'T LOVE paying astronomical amounts of money for charger after charger after charger. I did also buy a cheaper replacement that wasn't Apple branded and IT melted and could have burned the house down. Consider this before you purchase any Apple product. It's like those great printers that eat a small fortune in ink. Apple products will eat a LARGE fortune in chargers that are frustrating and dangerous. No wonder you can't actually rate the DEVICES here, the charger comments would hurt slaes I'm sure. As an editor for a mobile website, who used to sing the praises of Apple products, I was once determined to have everyone in the family converted to Macs. Now, I am only disappointed, and shopping other manufacturers for the day I once again have to shell out for electronics.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    I love Apple products! Although the charger had recently stopped working on me, it's had a good 3 years without any problems. The breakage of my charger is probably my fault anyway for not storing or handling it very well.
    The only downside is the price of the charger! It's so expensive, but being an Apple product, I guess it's reasonable enough.
    All in all, I don't think I'll regret buying a new charger, as long as it doesn't break on me within the next couple years!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I cannot even believe the poor quality of these chargers. I had one die on me that came with my laptop that I purchased about 5 months ago, and already the new one has completely fallen apart after about a month. Absolute rip off. The design is horrible. Really need to work on a new design for these.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafePower

    I got a 85w MagSafePower Adapter that came with my MacBook Pro have had it for 2 years no problem on my laptop almost 24/7 no pronlems other than it does seem to get hot.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for a poorly designed charger

    I love my Macbook but the chargers are horrible. Spending $80 for this charger is absurd due to the fact that it breaks easily. Apple should change their charger design.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MACBOOK CHARGER

    The Mac charger doesn't really last...somehow the design is unique but it is uniquely unusable after a few months. I already changed the charger after just a few months and now, again I have to purchase another one to replace it with a skyrocketing price of $80 excluding tax.
    Can't they think of redesigning that charger so it'll last longer? At least so the price we pay for it will be worth it?

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hasn't broke since 2006

    I own the original '06 MacBook Pro with the original MagSafe and till this day, I am still using that same power adaptor that came in the box and it is still working almost flawlessly except for cosmetic damages. I don't see how people can fray their cable unless it's a PowerBook barrel / yo-yo cable then I understand.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Link on a Good Product

    The Macbook Pro is great but the charger is very poorly designed to stand up to everyday use. If it is going to break on such a regular basis, requiring replacement 1-2 times a year then it should be much more inexpensive. $80 a pop is outrageous and you know it is going to happen at the most inconvenient times, budget-wise.

    At the price, you would expect it to last the life of the computer or at least only have to be replaced every few years. The cord should be separate from the charger adapter and plug into it, then you could just replace the cord and not the whole adapter assembly every time. It should work like the iPad's charger, with a USB or other power port in the adapter for the cord.

    With all the grief and complaints Apple has had over this issue and the elegance of the design of their other products, you would think they would have fixed this by now.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and hugely overpriced

    Selling these for $80 is absolutely obscene. The end with the magnetic bit that plugs into your computer gets twisted around and the wiring internally gets frayed, resulting in the whole thing losing all function. And you cannot take it to a store to fix this problem, you have to buy a new one. For such a small, readily occurring injury to make the product obsolete, this is much too high a price.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problematic

    This'll be my third charger in just under two years. Bought my 2009 Macbook Pro 13'' second hand nearly two years ago and the T shape charger that came with it broke about 6 months after purchase. I had another one in the house from a previous Macbook I had and that lasted little over two months. I bought a brand new L shape charger and it seems to be okay for now, though it needs a wiggle before it'll even work. Not only that, but I seem to get the occasional Kernel panic just minutes after I plug it in. I've tested this charger on both mine and my sister's 2011 macbook pro 13" with the same results. This is poor.

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger die quickly

    The end of the charger wires snap easily, making the charger unusable.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design, possibly dangerous

    After my first power adapter had the insulating rubber sheath fray where the thin cord meets the brick (leaving exposed wiring)I purchased a new one. The new one frayed where the cord goes into the computer (again exposed wiring) and now, as I sit typing this, the cord near the brick is burning hot.

    I'll have to buy a third one, and I'm sure that one will stink too.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable design

    This product began to fail (heat up excessively close to the magsafe connector pin) as soon as the warranty on it expired. With an unique design like this, Apple should pay attention to making the cord sturdy near the magsafe connector, where it is bound to fail due to twisting. They should consider (a) immediately fixing the design and (b) replacing it free for the customers who bring it to their attention as it will only help them with their reputation in the long run.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 chargers in 3 years.

    I love buying new chargers every six months.

    oh wait...

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever.

    I had "T" MagSafe, they stopped working so I bought "L" MagSafe. Now even these are not working. I have lost my receipt and Apple wont replace it. It is so disappointing. Won't be buying Macbook again.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish Apple Knew Hardware as well as they know software

    I have come to conclude that though Apple create great designs and excellent features, when it comes to hardware, they are lacking a lot. And that becomes apparent with the Magsafe!

    No charger from ANY laptop (or even phone) company has performed as badly as the Magsafe. I am fed up of this thing. The worst thing is... that you can't buy an alternative from the open market. I mean, seriously!

    I think Apple expect us to replace the thing every year. Every year, be ready to fork out $80 or whatever it costs and buy a new one... as long as you continue to have a MBP. I guess I will not be upgrading to a new MBP next year... I'd rather stick to something that comes with cheap chargers and replaceable batteries.

    Yes, I'm disappointed.

    And Apple doesn't seem to mind. The new guy recently said that they had tons of cash lying around so they don't really care about more money. I guess it shows...

    18 of 19 people found this useful