• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor cord for such an expensive laptop

    Purchased and it did not work after a couple of used. I spent a lot for this expensive laptop and had to go to store to buy a useless cord again for charging. At least do Sth bout the cord and make it properly to save your customer 's time

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    No strain relief at the computer connector. Mine got frayed and started smoking. EXPENSIVE

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    The wire keeps braking. It is the third MagSafe in 3 years. I love Apple products, but this Adapter doesn't honor the brand... and it is expensive!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    This charger has been a complete disappointment from the beginning, and now after just a year it is already broken. This should come as no surprise given that every single apple cord breaks in the exact same spot. The lightning connectors, 30 pin connectors, and this one most of all, are all complete junk. with 217 Billion dollars in cash you'd think they could spend a little more on some R&D to make something that actually lasts. I prefer the old style L connector to the new T design as many others have said.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How many "terrible" reviews before Apple FIXES this?

    Apple,
    Its bad enough the stupid things DIE on an annual basis but now we get to go BACKWARDS in physical design as well?! Shortly after the original MagSafe adapter with the square body at the magnetic connection came out, the right-angle version of the original MagSafe power adapter became available which at least allowed you to USE your LAPTOP computer on your LAP without the stupid thing disconnecting! But now, with the advent of the MagSafe 2 adapter we HAVE gone BACKWARDS to the design that DIDN'T WORK the first time it was employed! Now, Apple hardware has gone the way of Microsoft software. Yes, its true, the original MagSafe and MagSafe 2 adapters are NOT interchangeable making the new one NOT backward compatible to older machines and the original adapter incapable of charging a newer machine! But if that isn't enough to be frustrated about, the design HAS gone backwards matching the design of first generation MagSafe adapters which makes it all but impossible to keep the power adapter connected while you USE it! I only regret that I am not able to give this LESS than one full star because for a company that otherwise makes such good and reliable hardware, ya done screwed this one up... completely... again!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX THIS

    I loathe these adapters. It is no longer a secret to anybody that these things are a heinous piece of embarrassingly bad industrial design. Truly odious in the face of the brilliant IDEA of having a magnetic plug. It might actually be that departure that I find so utterly insulting, come to think of it. I have now taken to repairing them over and over and over from the same frayed cable housing problem to the point where my current one has now been repaired five times (including with bits from the previous one) and the parts of the plug are so worn from this that the stupid little metal tongue won't stay in place anymore and I am having to glue it with superglue. Obnoxious in every way that such a well-designed and thoroughly excellent laptop should come at the cost of such an insulting cash-cow of a charger scam.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality charger!

    I've absolutely no idea why this product has so many negative reviews - I've had my MacBook for more than two years now and haven't had to replace the charger at all, it is still in great condition (apart from the white colour being a bit darker now obviously).

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought 2, both dead in a year. Awful circuitry!

    Low quality PCB design, high loads are very close to the output. I bought 2 Apple 85w Magsafe 2 Power Adapter, one of them exploted in front of me while going to plug it!! The other one was shortcircuited because the cable material isn't robust at all.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality - Poor Value

    When I pay $2k for a laptop, I expect the accompanying accessories to be just as well made. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't cost an arm and a leg to replace this item, but $79?! $79 I have to spend because Apple puts out a poor quality product. I'm ticked off and will not buy another Mac until Apple changes the durability of this charger. I don't like to feel ripped off.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely frayed along the entire length of cord

    I do not abuse my cord. I do not have any animals. There are no rodents in my residence. Yet, my power cord looks like a leper. It is extremely frayed in multiple locations along the entire length of cord. I don't know why the plastic has just fallen apart.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design in functionality AND aesthetics

    The MagSagfe requires a lot of reworking. The lack of support at the stress points of the cord leaves it susceptible to fraying, especially when you employ the two prongs designed to pack the whole thing away. We're told that the design team chose not to implement support for these joints because they weren't aesthetically pleasing, and if a design team cannot come up with a beautiful design solution, then they aren't really doing their jobs. They chose aesthetics over functionality, but the power adapter is so awkward in design. The lower end is large and bulky whilst the path leading to the laptop is thin and flimsy. How are these two components meant to last alongside one another?

    I should not have to be the one to reinforce the cord's stress points with one of the many 'hacks' seen online addressing this issue. If people on the internet can devise a solution, surely the design team at Apple can too.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a terrible piece of hardware

    I really took care of the one that came originally with my Macbook (really, the exterior looks new on the outside) and it broke anyway after 2 years.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a charger, it works, had mine 2 years with no issues

    If you need a charger then buy this, simple as that. Mine has lasted two years, and so has my father's and colleague's. Not sure what people do to their chargers but mine is fine.

    Ordering a second one now because I'm tired of lugging it around.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    I find it scandalous that Apple produces chargers of such low quality. Mine broke already after 7 months, I paid 1 500 euros for my laptop which is very much and therefore I expect quality. A new charger costs 90 (!) euros which is a tremendous amount of money. It is really scandalous. I used a Macbook charger that I got with a Macbook in 2009 for more than 6 years and that one was made of a better material and it lasted much longer (it still works today). Why would you even decrease the quality? It really makes me wonder.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Harsh handlers?

    I feel these reviews are somewhat weighted towards people that have had negative experiences with these units. After all, the millions of people that have had no problems with their adapter are unlikely to leave a review here just to say "all is well".
    I have been using various MacBook models with MagSafe adapters since they came out. I have *never* had an adapter fail on me in anyway whatsoever. I have not had a concern about overheating nor have I ever had any connectors fail or cable insulation wear and expose bare wire. I can only put this down to a couple of things:

    1) Do NOT remove the connector from the computer by pulling (even gently) on the cable itself. Remove it by gripping the metal or plastic connector and pulling up or down
    2) Do leave a bit of slack before you wrap the cable around the charger's built-in cable management prongs. Watch some youtube videos for tips on this.This will prevent the cable fraying where it comes out of the charger unit

    My sister has gone through three adapters in perhaps 3-5 years. They have all failed with worn insulation, exposed cable and eventual shorting out. This can't be a coincidence. She swears that she doesn't abuse them, but I just don't buy it.
    Again, I've never had an Apple cable in the last 10 years fail on me. My original USB -> Dock connector cable that came with my iPad 2 is only now just beginning to show signs of wear around the Dock connector. That's not bad for almost six years of regular use.
    I expect a MagSafe adapter to last me the whole lifetime of any MacBook I buy. I haven't been proven wrong yet.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks to your cables I will no longer buy Apple Products

    In 6 years i have had to replace 3 times this Power Adapter. Added to the various times I have had to replace my iPhone 5 charger I am so totally fed up that i will no longer buy any more apple products in the future. This is a problem that Apple should have taken seriously sometime ago as there are many dissatisfied customers. Quite frankly I am no longer prepared to shell out more money on premium costing items that do not come with premium item cables/accessories.
    Apple´s cables are very poor quality and to add insult to injury seriously overpriced. May I suggest in the ever competitive technology space that the Seniors at Apple realise that this major flaw in that all your cables are non durable and easily break or fray will lose you many loyal customers which may overtime cause Apple to lose its position in the marketplace. Please remember there was a time when Nokia ruled the world.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks constantly.

    They really need to make the magsafe wire replaceable.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than a year of use

    After less than a year of use I am already have connection problems with this power adapter. The adapter has been plugged in at my desk for the last 10 months, basically never moved and yet the cable has worn to the point where it does not charge my Macbook pro. Wonderful Apple engineering at work here.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally not satisfied after 2nd failure in chargers

    My second charger failed in 2 years time, never had any similar issue with any other brand of laptop. I am surely moving to Windows now. by Tim Cook.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks in 6-8 months

    I bought an MBP 15 Retina last December 2014, it comes with 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. It's just 15 months in, used it just at least 9 hours a day (probably 4 hours plugged in) (weekdays only). I am now on my 3rd adapter!! The it's no longer covered by warranty so I had to pay for it. This new magsafes are not as good as the previous version! It gets so hot every time. I'm in tropical region so imagine it. Apple should consider replacing it for free for power adapters if breakage was not caused by mishandling!