• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    This charger is a great idea but it is absolutely horrible. mine has somehow broke where it plugs int the laptop. i have a macbook works pretty good but this is now broken and there is no way i am spending $80 on a second one, it is overpriced its starting to seem like a lot of apples stuff is way over priced. if i could give this a half of star i would and that's being generous. They seem great at first but then break and now i'm in a bind because i cant afford a new one and do a lot of school work on my laptop and it will probably be dead by tonight its at 43% right now.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying charger

    Hardly ever move my MacBook--it's 15" and not really my go-to device when traveling-I use my iPad for that. And yet, the adapter frayed near where it connects. Took it to the store only to hear the "geniuses" flat out refuse to replace it. Ridiculously overpriced at $80. I am going to try an OEM charger this time.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply and Utterly Preposterous

    Love my Macbook. Never moved it from my desk in my life. Charger frayed and stopped working 8 months after purchase. It cost 80$. Enough said.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.

    The charger is just simply too expensive. Apple should think of lowering prices or selling recycled or refurbished products. Please tell me what I can do to use my laptop again. My ex charger was the old model anyway.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable for an Apple product!

    Those of us who own MacBook Pros know how bad this cable is. This charger is plagued with bad reviews, and my own personal experience with this product is no different. Let me to start off by saying, I'm a hobbyist Audio Engineer... one of the things you learn early on is how to wrap your cables properly to avoid damage. There is a specific way to do this, which involves twisting the cable gently as you wrap it up, in order to avoid stress to the cable. I've never used the included hooks, since they stress an already flimsy cable and even when I put it away, I'm sure to put it in it's own compartment with the connecting end of the power block facing up to avoid any unnecessary pressure to the cable. Despite all these precautions, I still have a charger that started having intermittent issues within the first 6 months, followed by constant charging issues there after. At this point, I have to plug/unplug and play with the orientation of the cable at least 3-5 times per usage to get it to charge my laptop. It is inexcusable and frankly appalling that a person as cautious as myself can not get any sort of reliability from this charger, as well as Apple's blatant disregard and silence on the issue. For the extremely high markup being charged for these power adapters ($80), this should be one of the most rugged charges on the market... not a unethical source of revenue for Apple.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality product. Priced like something that works perfectly.

    I've had my 13" MBP since September 2010, and I'm just about to go out for my 3rd charger. This is awful from a company that prides itself in high quality hardware. The transformer gets hot and the contacts break.

    Please apple fix this, all the rest is of such excellent quality, I'm horrified to be plagued by such a simple problem.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro power(less) adapter

    I am on my second one in a little over a year. R & R needs to revise the specs of this adapter as it's way too fragile for even the softest of mobile use.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple really needs to get it together on this one

    I'm a loyal mac user and I've gone through 2 MacBooks so far both of which had broken adapters. I bought a replacement for the first macbook I owned and it broke as well. Please just come up with a charger that is robust/cheaper.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought a replacement charger because my old one frayed and stopped working. The new one worked great for 8 months or so and then stopped working periodically...and now its stopped working all together. For what I payed for this I expected a lot better.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My charger died after 11 months of use. Good job Apple

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    Ive had my macbook for 2 years and about 3 months and at the year and a half mark I had to replace the charger due to wiring and now, not even 6 months later, I am having the same problem and I have to buy another. $80 dollars is EXTREME for something that doesnt even last half a year. My boyfriends charger also had to be replaced after 2 years.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh my god.

    Including the T-charger that came with my Mac, this is my third I've needed after my other two broke. Now this one went pretty strong (about a year+), but recently it split right down the rubber and exposed the wires (the wires are still intact though). I don't mistreat my chargers in any way, and I can't fathom how precisely this happened since I take care not to have my chargers bend or twist. The fact that this happened just blows me away. I can't afford $80 for a charger that may very well go the way of my others. Seriously Apple, rethink these prices and rethink your products a little more.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 time a charm? Probably not.

    I'm about to order adapter #3 for my macbook. The first one (old design) lasted just over 2.5 years, while the second one (new design) lasted about 16 months. Now the connection comes and goes and the magsafe gets really, REALLY hot.

    Awful design. Expensive to replace.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Macbook Monthly Subscription"

    Terribly designed and the least durable product I've ever used. 'Ooh-la-la, the magnetic adapter keeps it from being tugged on.' I'd rather have a power adaper that lasts longer than 30 days before it stops charging my battery or outright dies instead of this. Disappointment all around. Apple won't allow me to post this review with the words I first typed...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    The charger worked for 2 months! Very low quality product. Apple should go back to drawing board!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    OMGOOOOODNESSS Really? this power adapter has overheated since the moment I took it out of the package and today I smelled something burning and later figured out it was this crazzy adapter. Now my computer is at 42% power and I has a business to run and have to figure it out by tomorrow!

    If you can help it don't buy this thing!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product!!

    For an integral part of an apple computing system, the mag safe charger is Aweful (there's better words to describe it). I am on my 3rd replacement in 3 years!! Each time shelling 80 bucks. My latest one looks pristine no tears or kinks ( L type) but I just woke up this morning and it's not working. This is an autrocity Apple! And by the reviews isee here, it should be something well known to you but you choose not do anything about it. The minute u start taking your customers for granted is when you start losing us. FIX THIS!!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The main reason I will be leaving Apple...

    I've had a MacBook for just over 6 years. The original T-shaped power adaptor was replaced with another T-shaped adaptor after 3 years, and both failed for the same reason described in many of the reviews.

    I have returned two L-shaped adaptors in the last 2 weeks due to poor manufacturing quality. Both appeared intact when they arrived, but after 4 days of use (and no knocks etc.), the first one literally came apart, and had cracks all over it. Cracks started appearing in three seperate locations in the second one, and looked to be heading in the same direction as the first, so I have returned that as well. The older models couldn't be damaged in this way. The plastic chassis appears to be very poorly manufactured.

    If Apple can't get this fixed, then they can say good bye to a significant percentage of their market. MacBooks are too expensive to consider buying if the consumer can't be sure that the over-priced charger will even work.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a shame...

    I'm on my third Apple charger (second of the L shaped design) and my latest one has just died on me. I wouldn't be so upset if I had gotten some decent use out of it but... it's less than five months old. Given the actual durability of your chargers, and what I assume it costs to make them, then these should really be anywhere from 10 to 20 dollars, not 80. I bought a Mac because of it's reputation for sustaining abuse and not falling apart. It's two years old and still works like new. But the charger? Ew.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am SO unhappy with this product. My original charger (I got a 2007 macbook) lasted for about 3 years. Then when I had to get a new one I ordered this product. Not only does it overheat, but after less than 3 months of use, it will not work. Very unimpressed apple.

    5 of 7 people found this useful