• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    poor design. disconnects so easily. very frustrating.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT LISTEN TO BAD REVIEWS!

    ive had my mac for nearly 3 and half years and my charger has been absolutely amazing!!!!! its only now started to wear done so will need to buy a new one but just so every one knows chargers are normally only supposed to last you maximum of 2years so if your charger has lasted more than that well you are so lucky!!!, i love apple products thats why i keep coming back, now off to buy a new charger its like Christmas every time i shop at apple!

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor durability........... AGAIN

    I've owned 4 MacBook Pros and all of the connectors ALWAYS develop a weak spot right at the connector to the powerbook. This model is NO exception. I get tired of replacing these only to have the connector cable crack and shred at the plug side to the macbook. You would think after ALL THESE YEARS Apple could hire some engineers to design one that is durable. ALL my PC adapters are still original and with no cracking or shredding...so it can be done.......

    Someone should do a major write-up on all the Apple failures like this it is reason enough to think twice before buying Apple. This review from an original Apple MacIntosh owner.....so was a big fan. Now buying my 3'd adapter for latest macbook pro...sigh

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks down super easy

    The charger is way overpriced for something that breaks down so quickly. The material that it is made out of falls apart similar to all apple chargers. It bends until it breaks open and frays. Horrible design. If it costs $80 it should last way longer.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    It is disappointing how Apple failed to fix this design flaw. I have ended up buying 3 chargers in total because the end of the charging cable always snaps and renders the charger useless, much like the iphone lightning cables. Make it out of a more robust material!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too weak

    Premium price should warrant premium quality. Not the case of this Power Adapter. The most fragile cable of all notebooks I ever had.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good charger, lasted 3.5 years for me

    Not really sure why so many people hate on this charger. Sure the magnet is a little too weak, and sure it's pretty expensive, but I think this charger is a really good deal. I've had the one that came with my Mac for the past 3 and a half years, and it only started coming apart about six months ago, and it's only today that I decided to order a new one because it has fallen apart too much. Considering that it's $80, and it lasted me 3.5 years, you're only paying a little less than $2 every month for it, and that's if you use it every single day for well over three hours, putting it in and out of bags, bending it, tripping over it without having it pull my Macbook along with it, etc. I'd say this is a great value, definitely worth the money, and I'm going to go get a new one right now.

    7 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seem to be buying every 6 months.

    Horrible charger. Horrible design. Literally apple just trying to get money out of you. May as well just go on ebay and save yourself 90 dollars. because they're going to die anyway. Don't bother.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger for one Macbook in 3 years

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products but this accessory is garbage.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy quality for an overpriced item

    Two chargers in 2 years have gone bad in two different ways. The first charger frayed at the magsafe plug and ceased working. The second charger just stopped charging for no apparent reason and shows no physical abnormalities.

    At $80 each this is not only the most expensive charger I've ever purchased, it is the poorest in quality.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    This is my first Mac. The magsafe works just fine. Yes, it does disconnect easily, occasionally, but not a big issue. Way better to disconnect easily than trip over the cord and smash a $3k laptop onto the floor. Since I have never used a mac before, I have nothing to compare the adapter to other than a Windows PC. Just bought another adapter so I don't have to keep moving the cord from room to room.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd prefer a charger that works...

    While it gives some small consolation to leave a one star review I'd prefer a charger that works...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like it Should, But Has Bad Insulation.

    Not built to last. I've had my macbook since mid 2014, and the same charger that first came with it. I have no problem whatsoever with the physical design. (pointing that out because some people don't like the T-style as opposed to the L-style.)

    The main point I want to make is the reason I have to consider getting a new one. I am unhappy with how weak the small cable's insulation is. I'd add pictures if I could, but no matter how well I make sure to wrap up the cable, wear and tear in the form of knicks and kinks have formed on the outer coating and expose the wire. I am up to 6 places that are wrapped in electrical tape. Any warranty I have for replacement of parts is probably expired. I really don't want to spend 80 bucks on a new charging unit. Heck, the part I need is just the small cord. If I could disconnect the brick and make a small investment into another cable, it would be ideal.

    TLDR version: It works like it should, but apple cut the expenses by making the smaller cable less protected with only one layer of electrical insulation. After almost three years of use, I have to prepare for the day it just stops working because the small cable fizzled out.
    Other than that, I'm pretty happy with my laptop still. I got a mac because I've seen my friends have to replace their hp's every couple of years because they slow down from collecting so much malware. Literally the only thing I'd change about this whole macbook pro package is the problem I just talked about, being the wimpy charging cable.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoyed I have to buy a replacement after so short a time

    Cord frayed, I've never experienced this with any non-Apple charger cord, it's a totally unnecessary extra cost for people already paying too much for Apple products. Now I have to fork out another $79-plus taxes etc. I'm going back to Windows laptops.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple design the adapter to break after 1-2 years at best?

    The cable is easily frayed. So Apple... Can't you use the money earned from the overpriced Macs to improve the quality of the chargers??

    I guess the answer is noooooo....

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Electrical tape

    My cord is 18 months old, and the plastic is disintegrating, leaving the bare wire exposed. I have had to use electrical tape to tape up five places where the plastic no longer covered the wire. Apple employees: read these reviews and do something! You are losing customers over the quality of your cords.

    The cords should be recalled and replaced without cost to the customers!

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just went through yet another one.

    This is a terrible terrible design solution.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will break eventually

    The macbook pro retina charger is very much form over function. More so than the laptop itself. Mine lasted about 27 months with diy duct tape repairs at both the magsafe end and the power cord end. If you have to replace this don't go to the apple store first. I got one from a very popular high street electronics store for £30 and its pretty much brand new. Apple should not be charging these ridiculous prices for a charger from a previous generation laptop.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, are you listening to your customers?

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products. I recommend MacBooks and iPhones to my family and friends. But one major weakness I've seen consistently across Apple products are the power cords. Majority, if not all, of the power cords I've owned including the Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display), have had the plastic coating fray and expose the wiring. There appears to be an imbalance between the investments Apple makes into their hardware and their power cords. I do not know if increasing the quality of the material that goes into the cords would decrease their profits but I do not understand why this problem has not been fixed or at least acknowledged by the company. As loyal customers it is a slap in the face.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    The magnetic connection is strong, the charging time is reasonable, and the cord material is sturdy.

    5 of 15 people found this useful