• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W charger

    I'm on my 3rd one in 2 years. The box portion keeps going bad. HEY APPLE .... THESE STINK. If there was another company I could buy this from I would... but hey where else can I get a power cable for my MacBook Pro.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fundamentally bad design

    It is just a matter of time before the cable breaks at the top of the adaptor as winding the cable up involves bending the cable at a weak point. And believe me - I have taken extra care when winding it. There's just no escaping the breakage over time. So my 2nd one has gone now. Another £70 or so. Pathetic, and it really annoys me that the design hasn't been updated.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    why hasn't apple changed the design of their chargers yet?!?! really weak cables and their replacements are stupidly overpriced.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad engineering design

    May work fine (too early to tell). No point buying a protective cover for the laptop as due to the limited clearance given by the charger it will not fit or you will lose your ethernet and mini firewire ports.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUNK!

    This new power cord is bunk. The old one that I got with the comp was much better. The material of the detachable portion is awful. It will not stay coiled if you wrap it up, and every time I take it somewhere it gets tangled (such a pain having to untangle it every time). Also, the magnetic portion that connects to the comp is dumb. Although it looks better and its design is more sleek, its range of motion is rather limited; whereas the first cord I had was uninhibited by which way it was connected to the comp. They should've just left it the way it was with the same material on the detachable part and the same shape of the magnetic connector (squared instead of rounded) but with chrome metal in place of the cheap white stuff. I gave it one star only b/c it actually does give the comp power.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe issues may force me to Linux!

    I cant believe im even on this page considering spending another £60 buying yet another MagSafe charger. This is the LAST chance, if this one breaks im going over to Linux!! Stop messing about Apple and get this sorted!!!

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor and unreliable

    Another 85W charger that stopped working, Do apple care?? Disappointed that i even half to rate it as 1 star-overrated!

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!

    I have a MacBook Pro and the original power adapter crapped out on me about a week ago, I tried everything but it wouldn't charge my laptop so I purchased this aftermarket power adapter and I LOVE IT! It charges great and I love the fact that the magnetic head is "side ways" verses the "straight on' like the original adapter I had, it gets knocked out A LOT less often and it is almost flush with the laptop itself. Wonderful! I highly recommend this product, even if you don't currently need a new adapter this one stays in the laptop much better than the original.

    5 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design, yet again.

    My first T style connector mag safe adapter failed, first the little light started failing - not lighting up, or just shutting off, though the battery would still charge. Eventually it just died. I got it replaced under warranty after much complaining on my part, as the warranty had just expired, but the light problem began way before the thing failed.

    My new L connector started failing in the same way as the T style - light started failing first. My battery has less than 300 cycles in the last year and a half since I got both the new battery and new adapter - it practically lived plugged in (read: no repeated strain!) Then yesterday it would intermittently charge and not charge.

    I realized that if I wiggled the connector gently onto the mag safe port, it'd sometimes charge. I pushed the cord in a little, and it worked for a few min. It then stopped, so I gently tugged on the cord, and with less effort than it took to unseat the magnet from the computer, the whole cord just popped out of the mag head. That was just ridiculous... the connection is SO weak that the magnet head stayed on the computer, while I stared at the sparking cord in my hand...

    No chance for warranty replacement, I'm sure... Bye bye, $80.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 6 weeks old...

    I bought a 15" MacBook pro on black Friday. It is an amazing piece of machinery. I recently moved to Germany and of course I had to make sure the computer was dual voltage. After only 3 days in our Hotel the power adapter stopped working. Without an Apple store close I am forced to buy a new one while I wait for the replacement from Apple to come in the mail.

    I am very disappointed in the product as it was one of the many reasons I bought a Mac instead of a PC. I used the Apple World Travel Kit and still had a dud. Hopefully one of the 2 new cords I will have will last a bit longer than 6 weeks.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but lives short

    I'm a bit worried about power supply unit temperature. But it's not the major problem. I did not experience any troubles with the previous version of PSU (60W T-like connector) which was perfect for different positions while an accumulator being changed. But this L-like connector REQUIRES very carful maintenance. It's better to perform changing only in a static position. Few friends of mine lost their PSUs because of connector weakness. So mine as well. I'm upset. We have to buy PSUs as ink for printer.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to buy 2 more of these again!

    We have 3 macbooks of various kinds in our household and periodically I have to buy new power adaptors. Typically they will burnout so they will not charge the computer, just run it. Recently one went dead altogether. They simply do not seem to last at all!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful

    im on my second charger, the cord broke on the first then the design changed and i thought they had fixed the issue, but no - i had my new charger for a year and the same happened again - more than unhappy.

    63 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Room for improvement

    The strain relief is certainly much better than the T-shaped MagSafe but on my L-shaped I was quite surprised to find the connector just plain fell off! I can't see any mechanical support on the cable whatsoever lengthways just a metal crimp near the end and then the shredded wires. Perhaps there should've been zero mechanical load on these wires but something was loose or absent in mine to prevent this occurring? Unfortunately hard to tell by inspection.

    On the plus side I'm reassured that my MacBook Pro, power supply and wall socket are safe in such incidents but as others have suggested wish there was a cheaper remedy than a full replacement, i.e. just allow us to switch out the cord from the laptop end of the power supply.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one so far.

    This is the 3rd charger I've had to buy for my Macbook Pro that I've had since 2007. I've been very careful with each one of them, however they still end up failing. If you have a Macbook, plan on buying a new charger every year or until Apple finally addresses this problem. They could at least make this POS a little cheaper!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last

    I'm currently having to shop for my fourth one if these for my 2008 uni-body. I do like the magnetic feature but these things don't last, and at $90 a pop I'd expect better. Don't have much choice, though.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best charger out there

    Finally! MagSafe is genius and it's been around for years already!! The magnet is the perfect strength so that it works for what it was made for. The other companies will never catch up!

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    problems with power

    Now up to my fourth charger for Macbook Pro 15 inch.

    A number of posters have suggested using the mag clip at both ends of the cable so this can clip on and off the adaptor. Simple fix, small price bump. Given I've now spent $250 on these useless pieces of junk I'd happily take a $5 price rise for something that worked as long as the laptop.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Looking, but Poor Material!

    I have to play around w the cable to get it to engage. I'm going to try and have it replaced under warranty next week. If they don't replace it...it will be my last apple product I ever buy; at least my Toshiba has been free of hardware issues for 3 yrs now and counting...can't say that bout Windoze, but I replaced that with Unbuntu.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design, Poor Production

    All mobile device chargers I have ever had from Apple have disintegrated in one way or another. Not from excessive use, but through overheating of materials and eventual breakage.
    My previous laptop charger (without the L shaped connector) seemed to melt its own outer casing, and disconnect the magsafe head entirely.
    My Iphone charger’s head is hanging by a string.
    My current laptop charger (with L connector) has overheated and melted its coating causing the outer casing to flay and tear. With a long line of successful design innovations, I would have hoped that Apple could see that the new L magsafe head is nowhere near as nice to use as the older straight connector.

    I have always made each charger perform its duties until it is completely unusable, even when exposed wires are hazardous. I go this far because I cannot afford to keep replacing such a vital piece of equipment and I refuse to play into Apples greedy hands. I have put up with the continual outdating and depreciation of Apple products and continue to purchase the new ones.

    I hope that Apple can find a material that is not so prone to destruction and also reduce the amount of heating of charger heads, charger transformers, and laptops! Even if it is more expensive, it will not matter if one only need purchase it once!

    It would reinstate brand loyalty in any consumer if there was an inkling that Apple gave a proverbial.




    tl:dr

    Same story, different cord, more money spent!

    33 of 36 people found this useful