• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Too

    • Written by YING G from London

    Too big for Air. Too big for travel.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunate power supply

    • Written by ROBERT P from Los Angeles

    The small magnitized connection to the computer itself is elegant. The stiff, fat extention portion of the power cord assembly couldn't be more of a contrast and makes the whole package bulky, awkward and less easily portable. A real design miss.

    43 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't go breakin' my heart...

    • Written by Jenn A from Victoria

    Um, within two weeks of using the DC connector, the magnetic end broke off and had to be pulled out of my Macbook with needlenose pliers. Boo. Now I have to pay $80 to replace the whole charging system when all I need is the cord.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Afraid to Move My Computer

    • Written by Judy C from Portage

    I have only had my MacBook Pro for about 2 months, and my power cable is starting to fail. I can't move my computer or the connection is broken between my power cable and my computer.

    852 of 980 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not convenient

    • Written by Amr S from Oshawa

    This cord gets slipped and kinked a lot. Don't know why apple didn't design it in such a way that cable is perpendicular to where it connects to the MBA. Also it is a bit expensive.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No the best Design!!

    • Written by Javier T from miami

    If I plug it on one way the USB port and Headphones inputs are block...if I plug it in the opposite way the cord if messing all the time is you are a lefty.

    7 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What gives

    • Written by Joe D from Aberdeen

    How can you make the worlds best computer but have the worst power cord in the universe???
    Oh did I mention that the damm thing cost 83.74. I have had my Air book less than 3 months and have had to replace it twice. Apple you need to do something about the price and the quality of the 45W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Air.

    135 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent Charging

    • Written by Theodore T from Honolulu

    As previously noted by other owners of the Macbook Air, my charger is not always charging the computer. If I do not take note of this I end up leaving for work with a drained battery even though the charger was plugged in and connected to the computer. I've owned the otherwise good Macbook Air for four months and the power adapter is becoming increasingly unreliable. I will be contacting Apple to resolve this problem.

    73 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 months old, already failing!

    • Written by Stephen M from Dickson

    I'm a new Apple person, love the MacBook Air! But the power supply is already intermittent. It is under warranty, but they will not pay me for the half-day I will spend going to the Apple store to get something that should last longer than the computer!

    891 of 1022 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got an 11' Macbook Air

    • Written by ARCHIE N from NITRO

    Got a MacBook Air on the 17 of Aug, was playing around with it, then I noticed I needed to hook up the charger, so I did and there was power going to the brick, but none coming out I used a Volt sensor to test the power, so I call Apple, and they want me to send the Air back, when it's only the brick part that isn't working. Should have been tested before sending it out in my option.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hot and broken

    • Written by Ezra T

    I bought this power adaptor in august of last year as my old/original one called it quits. I originally loved the new design of the 90 degree angle, but it soon started to show the same problems where it had to be in a certain position in order to charge, and now it gets hotter than any computer component ever should.

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Xiomara C from Manchester

    I've had my Macbook Air for a few months and I love it but HATE the power cord! It gets extremely HOT and charges when it wants to. I need to hold it in a certain direction for it to charge but once I let go so does the charge. It is terrible!

    66 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great downside to Macs

    • Written by Marcos A from San Luis Potosí

    I always complained of other hardware brands for windows, and now this MacBook Air 11" with Lion, less than 3 months old just doesn't charge. If it suddenly charges, don't move the Mac at all until it's full and then use it. It's a real huge problem. You buy this wonderful machine for portability and it's exactly what's lacking. Please do some re-engineering on your factories and deliver a new power supply. I never had that problem with any other brand.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Rebecca M from Ashford

    I am very disappointed with this power cable. I purchased my Macbook Air late July/early August and it has quit on me after only 3 months of usage. I can barely get it to work. I did not purchase an extended warranty because I felt Apple usually puts out good products and I am very careful with my electronics. Now I have to pay 50 dollars just to have them look at it? the replacement itself is 30 bucks more then that. I feel that if the plug is faulty it should be replaced without forcing me to dish out more money for an already expensive device.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 months and useless!

    • Written by Tanner R from Moose Jaw

    was working great for the first couple months then it would occasionally not work. This problem got worse and worse and now my adapter does not work at all. I have done everything on apple's troubleshooting page and it still will not power my new macbook air. great computer but the adapter is horrendous.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches look ugly

    • Written by Nicholas N from Las Vegas

    i don't like the glossy charger, it gets scratches easily and looks ugly. Apple did a good job on changing the plastic glossy, easily scratched MacBooks, to the new awesome silver metal MacBooks which never scratch. maybe they should make all products the same?

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Air Charger

    • Written by Anthony G K from Phoenix

    Real simple, 5 months old, does not work at all! If you look at other reviews, you will see the same. Since Apple is not stepping up for this lousy product (not the Macbook Air, but the charger they ship with it) I recommend buying a MacBook charger, less portable but it will last. My faith in Apple quality is slipping, not just this but we are encountering more issues than ever. (we are all Appled up too!)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by Daniel A from Rochester

    I normally love mac products but the chargers of both our MacBook and MacBook Air broke after a while. The cable tore in the same place in both the chargers and the MacBook one completely gave out. I'm scared to touch my MacBook Air charger so I don't get electrocuted since you can see all the wires inside through the outside cable whole that is getting bigger and bigger by the day. Now I have to pay 80 bucks to get a new one? That's just ridiculous.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars

    • Written by Angela C from Statesboro

    I've had my MacBook Air a year. I love the thing, but I hate this power chord. IT's badly designed; it doesn't last. I have a lot of apple products, and this power chord is the worst product by far! The power chord kinks precisely at the point where it becomes flexible, and now mine is cracked there, so I'm buying a new power chord and anticipate that I'll have to buy this power chord next year because I use the usb port a lot, and that means the power chord is often kinked.

    If I were apple, I'd give people new power chords when they broke for this model. Admit that it's a design flaw, fix it with good customer service, or I'd offer another power supply that didn't have this flaw.

    I'm not queen of the universe yet, however, so instead, I'm doomed to pay another 80 dollars to Apple and write a bad review. Makes me feel impotent, the opposite emotion, I suspect from what Apple would like me to feel...

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Richard G from PITTSFORD

    I've got a MacBook Air 13" (2011) that I feel is the finest travel computer for a businessman ever invented. I love this little workhorse. Also, the power adapter on mine works just fine ... no problems. Instead of unplugging every time I hit the road, I thought it would be a good idea to buy a spare for my computer bag. Wrong!

    $79.95? Is this someone's idea of a joke? Eighty bucks for a power adapter? Sure the cell phone manufacturers have run this scam for years, refusing to standardize on a plug configurations/power ratings so that the buyer is forced to buy yet another power adapter (I've got about twenty of them sitting in a drawer). But those pieces of junk are only $20 or $30. $80? For what?

    I've got AppleCare, so I'll just keep on plugging in and unplugging the one adapter I have until it dies, then you can replace it for free. Really, you folks at Apple build the coolest stuff on earth, but you do need to re-think your policy of over-charging for the small stuff.

    1734 of 1829 people found this useful