• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Weak Connection

    After spending $2,000+ on a rMBP I am HORRIFIED at how annoying this connector is. The L-Shaped connector on my MBA was excellent but this is so weak. The entire point of having a laptop is to use it on my lap, on the couch, in bed, or any other place I desire... but this power adapter does not allow for that as it comes loose at the slightest nudge. It annoys me to the point of searching the internet for "tips" on how to keep the thing in there. (to no avail)... which led me here - where I just am going to repeat the cries of all the others that HATE THIS ADAPTER.

    111 of 128 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad, unfortunate design flaw

    The plug has a serious design flaw that causes it to disengage far too easily from the socket. The plug and wire extent out about 3/4" making it a long lever. The magnet is quite strong, and pulling the plug out straight takes quite a bit of force. Tap the wire or plug up or down however, and it comes right out. Such is the power of leverage. It works fine on a desk, but on your lap it can be a challenge to keep the plug in.

    This should be, and hopefully will be, redesigned in the next revision. The lever needs to be shortened. The L connector design helps by removing the wire, but its not absolutely necessary. The plug itself is more important as it does not flex and is too long, Something shorter and fatter would be more effective.

    122 of 140 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T shape - bad design for the power adapter

    As others have commented before, the power adapter keeps falling off.

    It's not that the magnet is week, but the design itself is faulty. Even the smallest force on the T-shaped connector acts perpendicularly, which easily hooks the connector off. The previous L-shape may have been a better design.

    Last but not the least, I wanted to buy a spare adapter for home but $79 (+tax) for this useless adapter feels like a total ripoff!

    105 of 121 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Connection, Bad Planned Product

    I have nothing positive to say about the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. There's no reason Apple couldn't have kept the L-shaped power adapter, or even offered it as a paid-for accessory (I would buy it).

    The T-shape only makes sense if you're using the computer at a desk. The power adapter coming straight off of the side does not make sense for a "lap" top. I hold my computer between my legs when I'm using it and the power adapter doesn't stay connected. Previous generation MagSafe had no problem at all with the way I held it.

    Apple, please offer an alternate power adapter.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay plugged in

    The magsafe end of the charger has been thinned down and returned to the T connector shape. This means that it is very easy to be rocked up or down and disconnect. Also since the connector is thinner it has extra magnet surface area on the sides of the connector to make the connection strong enough, but this larger area on the sides get's full of little pieces of dust and dirt that keep the charger from connecting. This was not an issue on the older version. The connection on the computer side needs to be deeper or the connector needs to be taller. Also it would likely benefit from being switched back to the L shaped connector so there is less leverage.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There must be a ghost in my house.

    That's the only explanation for why this adapter is never stays in my computer. I swear I plug it in constantly and next thing I know...unplugged. Is this Steve Jobs trying to play with our minds....Come on Apple give us all a better product or some money back for this terrible design!

    61 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely loose. Terrible design.

    When I push my MagSafe 2 connector down, it will disconnect at the slightest push. It takes more effort to disconnect when pushing it up. This implies a design flaw, because it would presumably be equal pressure when pulling from below and pulling from above. Really not impressed, Apple. My Retina screen also has to be replaced due to ghosting, will get them to check the power con out when its in store.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBP 85W CHARGER

    Im about to go buy my 4th macbook pro charger as the first.. stopped working, the 2nd caught on fire and burnt my carpet quite severely, and my 3rd just decided to stop.. had enough of their lame chargers!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes me want to return my Macbook Pro.

    This is by far the worst charger I have ever had the misfortune of using. It is near impossible to get the connector to stay attached to the laptop, It is just to weak.

    I love the Macbook Pro with Retina as a laptop but I doubt I would recommend one to friends or family purely because of how useless this charger is. If Apple don't do something about this issue soon I will return the laptop and start searching for another brand.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for going back to the T-Shape

    I was unhappy when Apple made the switch to the l-shape a while ago but now we're back on t-shape and that works much better for me. The L-Shape always disconnected when I pushed the MBP closer to the wall.

    Now about the magsafe 2, was it really necessary to come up with a new design for just saving 1mm in height? I was thinking Apple would put additional contacts on a redesign of the magsafe, like thunderbolt so stay tuned for the magsafe 3 soon.

    All in all a good power supply of good size and love the ability to wind the cable around it (plus the clip!)