• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It still works after 7 years

    • Written by Joomi L from FONTANA

    The only reason I deduct one star is because the design could be improved. There could be a metal base and metal flex coil protecting the ends that get the most wear and tear like my inkey charging cable does.

    However, after 7 years my Power Adapter casing is frayed and worn so that the metal wires are exposed. I was sure this is a fire hazard so in March 2019 I went to the Apple store to buy a new replacement Power Adapter. I expect it will last as long as the original has. That is only around $11 per year for an accessory that still works with the original MacBook Air that it came with.

    I am very clumsy and accident prone. My devices and matching accessories have not had the kindest of care. They all still work.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only thing to ruin my cord? My kittens

    • Written by Dawn E from Dundee

    I bought my MacBook Air back in 2010, was still using my original power cord until this fall (2018) when my two new kittens decided
    to use it for a chew toy! Yes the price to replace it wasn’t cheap...and it would likely have lasted another several years. If my now older kitten hadn’t destroyed the new one too! The next one will get put away in a drawer between charges :/

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My charger has worked fine from 2011 until now (2016)

    • Written by Chelsea D from Canajoharie

    I am very happy with the quality of the cord. It is only now just showing the exposed wires. I bought a new one off Ebay because these here are so expensive, but it didn't last even a month. Now I'm going to have to buy this $80 cord. I'm hoping it's the same quality as the one I got back in 2011.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    last long

    • Written by Josephine C from Staten Island

    I bought my macbook air 13" (2011) in dec. 2011, every thing was working perfectly fine, for almost 4 years, until yesterday that my charger doesn't work :( I went online and searched for the charger and it was this one, it's so pricey! but it worked well for 4 years so i guess the price was all right, so right now I have to replace my charger with this one, I hope it last long too..

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All the bad reviews lol

    • Written by Myko B from Yorktown

    SMH at all of the bad reviews. I have no idea what y'all are doing to these plugs if they wear out in a year. I have a 13" Macbook Air from 2010. I have used the same 45W MagSafe Power Adapter since. (It is September 21, 2015 btw). Yes, there is much wear towards the piece that plugs into the laptop. However, this plug has lasted me through 2 1/2 years of moving around through college, and a bit over year so far on deployment to the Middle East [that's right, through dust and sand and camel dung (jk on the dung)], plus everything in between the 2010-now times. It's an upstanding product. Could use work, of course; hence, the 4-star rating. But by no means does it have a life expectancy of a year or two "at best".

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I must have got a fluke

    • Written by Courtney L from Sydney

    I bought my MacBook Air 11" in early 2012, and have the same power cord for that entire time. It has never failed me, never frayed, never broken.

    Only recently did I drop my computer while it was plugged in, and the magnetic part of it snapped off when it hit the floor. Even though that happened, it still charges, as I can stick it back together, the magnetic part just comes off fairly easily now.

    I'm really not sure why everyone has given it such terrible reviews. I'm not a very careful person, and I have dropped and swung and roughly handled this charger since the day I got it. It's been to uni, on planes, on the regular drive to my dad's house shoved in my overnight bag, and it's still as fine as it was the day I got it. It's even survived the occasional nibble from my pet cat.

    Perhaps I got a random good one! Only complaint I have is the price. Really ridiculous. But considering how long mine has lasted in comparison to other people's, I would say the price is worth it. Hopefully I get lucky again!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer this design than the Magsafe 2.

    • Written by Tan H from Ampang

    Overall I think this is a good design. I've seen the Magsafe 2 and it feels like your need more side space reserve for it. Just wondering whether people are nagging in this section hopefully they can redeem an extra set from Apple. My charger have been working fine for more than 18 months.

    0 of 2 people found this useful