• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality.

    I bought it less than 6 months. Sometimes can not be recharged.
    Which now can not be recharged.

    My company has more than 10 MBP Pro. Power Adaptor not had a problem yet. It is a very durable product.

    I have a charger with the Iphone 4s 8 lines gradually gradually lose me.

    1-2 years ago I bought an Apple product has no quality at all.
    Previously, Apple products are very high quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT GOOD.

    This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund my money on the product.

    350 of 382 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT HAPPY JAN!

    I've had my MBP exactly 24 hours and in that time, I've accidentally tripped over the charger cord over ten times, causing it to fall out. As I paid over $3000 AUD, I expected that it would at least, stay connected!

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!

    The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the internal wires. In the process it melted a hole in the carpet it was sitting on. Overheating seems to be a recurrent problem with this design. Tomorrow I will see what the Mac Store has to say about this. I assume that they will replace the product for free.

    249 of 278 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just annoying but DANGEROUS!

    I bought the Macbook Retina at the end of August. I use it as a laptop not as a desk top so it is moved around a fair bit. However as I noticed that the insulation on the cord was quite thin and the type to wear quite quickly I was always very careful not to bend unduly where it leaves and enters/exits the power brick/connector.

    Despite taking particular care over how I used the power adapter by early November the insulation where the cord enters the connector had split and curled up leaving exposed wires. The adapter still worked though not ideal having exposed wiring. By early January where the cable leaves the power brick started to smoulder and burnt right through the insulation and is now unusable. Not just annoying downright dangerous.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord falls out if butterfly lands on it.

    Between working on my bed and the couch I have to bend over and re-attach my power cord 5-7 times a day. no joke.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly designed

    Quoting NYTimes: "The beauty of the MagSafe connector was that Apple had found precisely the right balance between attachment and detachment. Strong enough to hold the connector in place, weak enough to detach if it gets yanked.

    The MagSafe 2 connector fails that balance test. Badly. The magnet is too weak. It’s so weak, it keeps falling out. It falls out if you brush it. It falls out if you tip the laptop slightly. It falls out if you look at it funny. It’s a huge, huge pain."

    43 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly falls off

    This new power charger is terrible, it falls out of the computer at the slightest bump, which happens all of the time with the t design. The older L charger has a stronger magnet and is less in the way, I wish they would change the design of this! It's absolutely the worst part of the MBPr!!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FUNCTIONALLY BRILLIANT!!!

    I am very surprised at the number of people who have described weak coupling of their MagSafe connections to their laptops. I assert the most likely explanation for their experiences would be either; they have received the 2-5% of product manufactured that are deficient (as happens in all products) and the magnets are weaker than intended. Or; another possibility is that the magnets have been weakened due to being impacted (a well known phenomenon of magnets). My explanation why there are so many bad vs good reviews is that for those of us who have well functioning examples there is less motivation and no incentive to get online and write a review. Those frustrated by their experience posses motive and motivation to express such.

    My MagSafe 2 power adapter is awesome. It holds on very strong and has NEVER been unintentionally disconnected. My example performs perfectly and is an obvious improvement in design and function over the previous version. Its hold is stronger than that of my 2006 17" MBP, which occasionally did come out unnecessarily, but still within my expectations.

    I assert this product is well resolved and that many of those with bad experiences have unfortunately received the 2-5% that are lemons. Get them exchanged under warranty and see how you go. Unless the cause of those problems is a weak receiving magnet in your laptop, which is another possibility…

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a downgrade of magsafe !

    It is undoubtedly the worst charger i have ever used... It's falling out whenever i move my computer. It stays in place only if you use your laptop on a desk which is ridicilous.
    It must be some solution like an adapter to keep it tight or somebody else...

  • 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.

    100 of 115 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.

    110 of 126 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!

    92 of 106 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.

    23 of 24 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.

    25 of 25 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!

    60 of 69 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!)