• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    My last two power cords have died after maybe 2 years of use (one for a Macbook and one for a MacBook Pro). Just bought a new replacement cord in January for my Macbook Pro and after 3 months of use it is already starting to go. I have to fiddle with the connector to make sure it's charging and the LED light flickers on and off with the slightest touch and it stops charging. A hundred bucks after tax and it's already dying? What a waste of money and landfill space. I love my MacBook Pro but this will be my last apple computer if I have to continue to replace the power cord every 3 months.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New adapter needed after 1 year

    One year ago, at the most, I had to spend $80 to buy a new adapter for my computer, because my old one quit working. No big deal, because that one had lasted me 4 years. It had gone halfway around the world with me on more than one occasion and held up great. Now, here I am a year later, and the casing on my barely year old one is already cracked, leaving the wires exposed. How can a company that makes such brilliant products fail so badly with this? They used to have better adapters, so why won't they go back to what works?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and Overpriced

    The outer rubber layer of the cord between the adaptor and magnetic plug tears too easily and shreds off. It does not hold up to daily use and movement. A laptop is mobile, but this charger is not.

    Its weak, fragile body cowers at the idea of being loosely coiled and transported anywhere. It probably dreams of being a snake, it molts so quickly, but sadly it does not grow a new skin to protect its important wire innards. Its body chafes against desks and tabletops and splits open like overripe fruit.

    I've had my AC cord for six years (I got it with my 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo in 2008), but the adaptors are mayflies in comparison. For $80, I'd like a sturdy, functional product that lasts at least three years. That $80 should be an investment, not a yearly expense. This product is pathetic.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Although this cable is well designed, the quality is very bad. The rubber jacket (outer layer) will tear with regular use. My cable is close to 2 years old, and there is barely any of the jacket left. The inner metal shielding is exposed throughout. The cable still works, but I am somewhat concerned with safety. I will not spend this much money for something so cheaply made.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Common Problem Apparently

    I never, ever write reviews for products, but I felt compelled to echo what so many others have stated. The little cord managed to wrangle itself from the brick enough to no longer charge my laptop unless I hold it and force it back in. The protective sleeve is okay, but obviously the internal connection has been severed/damaged somehow. Please make the cord magnetic on both ends, or simply make it a plug in (like the wall cord), that way we can buy a $2 replacement cord instead of the $79 unit. I know why that will never happen though...

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability

    Always breaking. They do not last unless you never ever move them.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    This charger constantly gets frayed and the heads fall off of the cable due to the moronic design. Though meant to stay out of the way when plugged in, it often gets twisted and turned when plugged in. I have been through 3 of these in 2 years, absolute worst.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stop selling this product apple

    I have numerous apple products as I do music and video production. I hang onto my 17inch mac pro which was 2000 pound at the time. I have had 4 of these chargers, 2 of them over the last year. I have never known any product have so much genuinely negative feedback and apple are still selling it!!! I am at the point where I just want rid of this mac pro but don't want to sell it because I know people won't be satisfied like I'm certainly not. You have turned into a huge company now so please don't annoy customers like me who have given you support over the years and recommended you to so many people. I just want a charger that works!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment over time

    I've had a macbook pro for years so I have experienced different versions of the magsafe power adapter. They all have the same flaw. after some time, maybe a year, it starts to melt the cover exposing the cable. This slowly evolves to the cable burning itself out and not even having contact with the computer. It is truly disappointing how apple has not solved this issue when its been well over 6 years.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incomprehensible

    It is beyond comprehension that Apple still manufactures cords like this. Between the Powerbook I used to have, and the Macbook Pro I have now, I am about to purchase my SIXTH cord. Because I know they are poorly designed, I try to be very careful with the cord, but yet they still fail. It is completely frustrating that Apple does not fix this problem. Perhaps they make money this way? If so, it really is off-putting. I did buy a knock-off cord once that lasted at least as long as the Apple cords, for $40 less!.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be worse

    The same problem as everyone has mentioned; the charger melts down.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW! Keep that receipt!

    On my third 85W MagSafe charger in 6 months, at least they are under warranty for a year! The downside is a trip to the Apple store which is like 60 minutes back and forth.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It frays!

    This cord lasts way too short for the price!! It frays within a year and then breaks on you. Even with proper care, it just frays at the end because of bending.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Engineering

    These power adapters fail between the power brick and the mag safe connector. Then when they do fail, you have to replace the entire adapter. Modularize this product a bit more and you will have something that you can be truly proud of.

    Whoever designed this product should be sentenced to a liftime of wiggling the power cable around in hopes of seeing that green light on the MagSafe connector.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great profit! (for you of course)

    In my case the cable didn t fray. The hole thing just died. Only a year since I bought my MBP, and I m very careful with it.
    Of course you already know this problem, and are not willing to solve it because that s also your business.
    I m really disappointed.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Power Supply

    Okay so I thought I just had bad luck with power cords but apparently Apple just makes bad cords. I have had my Macbook Pro for a little over 3 years and have gone through 3 power supplies. After reading these reviews I see that I have the same problems everyone else is having with them fraying at the mag end where it connects to the computer. Having to constantly spend $80 dollars on replacements is way too much especially when all I need is the cord from the brick to the laptop and not the entire power supply. Come on Apple get it together.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality at a premium price

    My power cord was broken right from the point where it connects to the adapter. I taped it to prevent further damage, but when the tape melted I realized something nasty was going on. It was horribly hot. It could have started a fire.

    Why the joint is not more rugged? Why is the outer cable (that covers the inner cable like a shield) so thin?

    Apple has to ix this, this is unacceptable!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook air laptop

    This is my second purchase.Both chargers in the trash within a year.This is crazy.
    I am on my third purchase,You should be ashamed apple.I could have bought a tablet after buying your chargers.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rarely have I been so disappointed.

    As a pretty realistic consumer, I understand things cost money and companies place premiums on name brand products. The fact that a computer charger is $80 is perhaps the most ludicrous thing I have encountered in the past few years of shopping and consuming tech products.

    Not only that, but this charger BARELY holds up with daily computer use, wear and tear, along with travel.

    -Very Annoyed Customer

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power Adapter #fail

    My laptop is 2 years old, and I am on my 3rd power adapter. The newest one went after 6 months. They split in the middle of the cord, and I'm forced to spend another $80 on a new one, instead of getting a $10 part. Very frustrating. I'm waiting to get a shock one of these days, since this happens unexpectedly and in various places. I would expect that an $80 cord would last longer the 6 month, considering Apple raves about their products. Seeing so many complaints regarding this issue, you would think they would fix it, and recall the originals. Apple, I'm very disappointed in your quality.

    12 of 12 people found this useful