• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CONTANT TEARS

    I have to say this is one of the worst chargers i have ever come across in my life. I have gone through 3 chargers at the moment (looking for a 4th currently!!) all have have torn due to wire strain at the exact same location. After the first charger, I have been very careful in looking after the charger making sure its delicately handled to limit wire strain but the charger doesn't last longer than 1 year on average. Absolute joke, Im sick of paying for replacements.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire the designer of that thing

    My next Mac I will buy when this disaster has been fixed. Unbelievable trash. It disconnects all the time (!) and working with a laptop on your lap while charging your machine is impossible. Darn. I hate this thing. The old magSafe was great. Bring it back, please.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Every 6 Months

    Fine if you don't "use" your macbook but I do and have consistently gone through a charger every 6 months almost 3 years. The cable is just too weak to handle regular wear and tear, which is unacceptable in my opinion. I use my laptop at home and at the office, moving the cord and machine at least 12 times per week. Do yourself a favor, spend the money and buy a backup, you'll need it.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable; runs way too hot

    You would think that Apple would eventually realize and rectify the issues with their power cables for MacBooks, but yet another generation of laptop is accompanied by the same lousy cable design. Having owned 4 apple laptops in the past, I am cognizant of the need to be gentle with these cables; even so, this cable already needs replacing after just over a year of use. It wouldn't be so aggravating if the flimsy cables did not cost a ludicrous amount of money to replace. Also, the brick heats up to about 200º during normal use. 1 Star awarded for the magnetic-release (definitely the high point of this cable), 0 stars for just about everything else.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DESIGN FAIL

    The charger won't stay in place. Any movement will get your laptop disconnected. This will happen a least 20-30 times a day if you like using your laptop on your laps. The whole experience of using my Mac is suffering from this problem. Magsafe 1 was awesome, Magsafe 2 is definitely failure. I can't believe Apple didn't conduct the proper usability testings. It's such an obvious design flaw :(

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely overpriced for the lack of quality

    Like many other people it seems i have also had numerous mac chargers die on me. £65 is awfully expensive for a chargers, especially one that has this many problems.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple over-engineering at its worst

    I have bought 5 of these in my lifetime, only 2 are still safely operating. They don't stand up to normal life usage. There is a computer inside this power supply that adjusts the voltage upwards to increase the power output when it detects certain models of Apple of laptop and downwards for others. Looks to be about 16V-18V adjustment range. This is just stupid. Make a fixed output supply (like every other device maker on the planet) and sell it for $15 (like every other device maker). It would actually work, be easy to replace in remote parts of the world (if you happen to be on vacation or work trip), and withstand normal wear-and-tear. We've all already bought the computer, do you have to gouge us here too?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time for a design change

    Its obvious this Apple product is not up to standard. So many negative reviews can't be wrong. The whole thing defeats the point of a notebook because its too heavy, runs too hot, its too big & the cable & winder clips poor quality.

    Come on Apple - change it.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    My Macbook Pro is five years old. I have just bought my FOURTH charger. The rubber sheathing on the other three frayed until wires were left exposed, leaving the product a fire hazard.

    HORRIBLE quality.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A necessary evil

    While this is probably the only viable option for a charger, Apple has done a really terrible job with this one. The cord near the end that gets plugged into the computer is unbelievably weak. I am very gentle with these cables and have frayed two of them so far. The exposed metal means there is a risk of shock if your cable ever gets to this state (and with any normal use, it will).

    Also, because the cable extends perpendicular to the natural angle it should (as opposed to the much better design of the previous adapters where the cable just goes straight to the back of the laptop) you are forced to bend the cable under most scenarios. It's almost as if Apple wanted them to break with normal use.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adaptor is a danger to my family

    So I am on my second charger in two years and am preparing to buy a third one. The first one overheated to the point of melting the wire. On the second one, it still heats up a lot and the wire has deteriorated at the connections on the adaptor side as well as the magnetic connection side. I have put electric tape on both ends but now it is starting to spark when connected to laptop. With the amount that my Macbook Pro cost, I would think that there would be a lifetime guarantee. Thank goodness that the first one went out before the first year warrantee was up. Please Apple, make a connector that lasts as long as the laptop.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing.

    I bought my Macbook pro 13 inch retina display late august and today the charger cable split which revealed the inner wiring giving me a couple of shocks. It still charges the macbook but I'm not sure how safe it is given the exposure of the wires. The price is ridiculous considering how poor it seems to be. This is evident in all the other complaints on this forum, sort it out Apple.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 6 months only

    My charger just stopped working after six months. Terrible quality.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last

    After about 2 years of use, the cord broke. At the point where the thin part attaches to the box, the rubber part ripped and the inside frayed. It works sometimes at very odd angles, but usually not at all. Problems began after the first year; the charge would be spotty, coming in and out. For costing $79.00, this is a horrible product. I did not expect to have to replace my charger so soon.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    Unfortunately, there isn't really a choice, but I've had bad luck with the MagSafe2 interface. I have had 2 of the little adapters that allow you to use a MagSafe1 power adapter on a newer MagSafe2 Mac. Each went out in about 6 months of use. They just become very picky about exactly how they are oriented in the MagSafe 2 port on the Mac, and eventually, no matter how you start wiggling them, they don't charge your Mac.

    Now, my MagSafe2 adapter itself is flaky, and will intermittently not charge the computer. The cord itself is not damaged. It just gets so you have to align it just right in the port. Sometimes it charges, sometimes not.

    I know it isn't my Mac, because you switch to a different power cord, and it works 100% of the time.

    Something about the MagSafe magnetic connector goes bad. Whether it is corrosion, or little aluminum particles, or what I don't know. I have tried cleaning both the adapter and the port with alcohol-based wipes and compressed air.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheating in less than 2 months

    In less than 2 months I notice it is overheating or fraying. I could not thought it at the first time. After I google it I was surprised that so many people are facing the same issue. We really need an action from apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber sheathing comes off

    The rubber sheathing around the smaller diameter cord is deteriorating and coming off. It is like some alien micro-organism is eating away at the rubber sheathing exposing wire shield around the cord. I fear it may only be time before nearly instantaneous disseminated intravascular coagulation sets in... or it could be horribly bad QA on the part of Apple on the material used as this is the second adapter I have had problems with.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have to drop money on a new one every few months

    It's not that they don't stay in, or that they stay in when they shouldn't. It's that they fray. They always fray. I wrap electrical tape, but it only lasts so long. Really, it may even last longer than the original sheathing. And it's awfully expensive to be so predictably lousy!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a piece of junk!!!

    Why the heck did you change the design Apple? The magsafe 1 was such an innovative and perfect design. Just redesigning for the sake of it makes no sense. This new magsafe 2 keeps coming off the laptop with the slightest pull... and really. Why the f&^* do we need a new charger. Now I can't borrow my friends and vice versa. Ridiculous. Do I have to give it one star?

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable and design totally stinks

    Apple must have some motivation why they lead in innovation and design on all fronts except the charger of their macs. Makes zero sense. I'm on my 2nd cord due to rubber splitting and wires fracturing.
    The magnet connector is just poorly designed. Only able to charge if mac is left alone flat on a table. I'd like to see tim cook keep the charger connected while seated at an airport waiting to board a flight..heck even just sitting on the couch. I love apple but this charging fail is pure garbage. They know millions of customers have this problem everyday but they ignore it but release a larger iPad I assume 4 or 5 guys who work at Pixar care about.

    10 of 12 people found this useful