• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, poor design choice for laptop charging purposes

    • Written by Amanda O from Bellevue

    This is the worst laptop charger I've ever used. The metal is remarkably flimsy (it could just be apple products, though I have not purchased any other brand), especially considering USB-C is designed to stay in the port even with a some resistance (if the laptop or cord gets bumped, the cord will pull the laptop with it to a degree, but the metal within the port will also bend), as opposed to a more magnetic and less physical mechanism, which is optimal for laptop chargers.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smells!

    • Written by Paul B from Easthampton

    I ordered two of these cables for my new iPad Pro, since the cable that comes in the box of this $1500 device is criminally short. Well, these cables work fine and are a bit thicker than that one, but wow do they STINK. Both of these cables smell STRONGLY of mold/mildew. I don't mean to say that they have a light, bad smell. The stench of these cables is overpowering.

    I honestly can't believe Apple would sell something like this.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    everyone is right this cable and standard is actually a disappointment

    • Written by TJ H from Santa Monica

    You can basically only use this cable to charge, and you HAVE to use the apple cable to charge at full speed. aftermarket cables in my experience take twice as long to charge. So the "wireless future" that apple has described is actually double the cables you carry around with you all th time. Apple is expecting the aftermarket to plug all the gaps between accessories and macbooks, but its not graceful and its not carefully enough thought through. If I pull this cable our of my macbook 1st gen touchbar laptop even 1mm, I loos connection. it looks like its connected but its not. Also, my drives eject constantly. Thats a macbook problem more than a cable problem, but the two sides were ill conceived together. Lot of potential for USB-c, but its not helping me in my day to day life as a person who makes a lot of video and photo. Its just a lot of dongles and adapters and a heaping bag of cables. I now carry at least double the cables I used to.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cable, good quality

    • Written by Luyuan C from Toronto

    The cable feels good, especially compared to other USB-C charging cables.

    And people, please don't complain about the USB2 capability, it's clearly marked, read before you buy,

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charging Cable

    • Written by Summer M from Isle of Capri

    I have never had an issue with MacBook chargers in the past and on the day before I have a 55% university assignment due, it stops working. This is the most expensive computer I have purchased as it was $3000 yet the charging cable in great condition, decides to not charge my computer. The man on the phone was very helpful as he understood the stress I was under but now I can say that I would not recommend a MacBook for anyone studying degrees due to the unreliability of the small, thin chargers. Ever since the charger changed to a USB C that is when the issues have begun. Appointments only available tomorrow so I have to just spend another $29 on a charger which I shouldn't have to do as this computer is well under a year old.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a weird cable... Will not charge using a USB C Charger that isn't PD.

    • Written by Kevin K from Etobicoke

    It's just super annoying apple puts these hiccups into their products. This cable will not charge from a 15W USB C (non-PD) charger or through a USB A 3.0 to USB C adapter. Any run of the mill USB C cable off of Amazon would work better...

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable after 1 month already wrinkled

    • Written by C.C.O. V from WAALRE

    This is a stiff cable that when wrapped around the MacBookPro charger it startes to wrinkle after only one month ☹️ looking for other brand cable less stiff.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracked and kinked after only 5 months

    • Written by Elizabeth K from Downingtown

    Very disappointed with the power cable for my new MacBook. After just 5 months it has kinks and one part is actually cracked with the wires exposed. My MacBook spends most of it's time plugged in at a desk or my bedside table - not traveling a lot. The cable for my previous MacBook Pro was great for over 4 years and is still going strong. The quality of this cable is poor (read the other reviews!) and unacceptable considering the cost of a MacBook.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Cable

    • Written by Matthew Y from Shrewsbury

    New MacBook Pro charging cable has developed a split in the plastic casing after less thank 4 weeks of using it from new. Rubbish for a £2,000 quality laptop.

    Not Pleased

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT IS STRESS!!

    • Written by Jessica A from Calgary

    I have used about 3 of these charges since I got my MacBook...with all three charges, charging is a hassle, I have to unplug and replug the charger several times, in several ports before it works. Sometimes I give up and just leave my laptop dead for the whole day. It is really really stressful and inconvenient.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB c cable - Not Thunderbolt !

    • Written by Oleg K from London

    it is just ridiculous not include USB -C Thunderbolt 3 then you buying Macbook PRO (professional machine ) for £2,699.00 ??!??!
    and include not reliable expensive cable!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no magsafe, no charge indicator light, doesn't transfer data at high speed

    • Written by philip S from Houston

    It's like the charge cable apple used to supply with laptops but this one doesn't include magsafe and doesn't include a charge status light. Also, don't confuse this with a thunderbolt 3 cable or even a useful data cable, it's just a dumb charge cable.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 2 weeks

    • Written by James L from Bradford

    Cable started to tear after 2 weeks of owning the laptop. No longer having the clips to wrap the cord on the charger brick is a major contributor to this issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible but no choice

    • Written by Jason S from Thornhill

    Every three months or so my USB-C dies and my $5000 MacBook goes into panic. I always have to have a spare for when this happens. This 2017 MacBook Pro is the worst MacBook I have ever owned, but I will soldier on with Macs because PCs are worse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, if you look after it

    • Written by Taylor B from Auckland

    I see a lot of 1 and 2 star reviews for this item. I've never had too many issues with these cables. I replace them about once a year when they begin to wear and it's great that the cable isn't built into the power brick anymore. People just need to look after their stuff and they'll last much longer! Don't kink the cable and you'll be fine.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful cable, breaks far too easily

    • Written by James K from High wycombe

    Don't buy this cable.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EASILY BROKEN, NOT RELIABLE, EXPENSIVE!!

    • Written by Jenny M from Rooty Hill

    With-in the first 3 months of having my MacBook Pro the charger simply would charge for 3 seconds then will stop charging, it happens every time you take it out and put it back in. It will randomly charge for a long time then it will stop again. there was a time where it just completely stop working and I had to use my GoPro Hero5 charger to be able to continue to use my laptop, it worked but it took overnight to have a 100% battery but then the good thing is that I can rely on it to not break.
    I am hoping that since I have now ordered a new cable the quality will be better from the original cable that came in the box because I do not want to spend $30 for a cable to have it broken with in 2 days!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by Heidi B from Erwin

    I have had my 12" MacBook for less than two months and my computer is completely dead and will not charge. After reading the other reviews, I am more hopeful that it is the charger that is bad. When you pay 2100 dollars for a computer, you don't expect that you will only use it for two month before it is completely useless. I am praying it is just the charging cable and will be happy if it is, but still, that is unacceptable.

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cable for Google Pixel

    • Written by Peter F from St. Paul

    I've used this cable for my Google Pixel (2016) for over a year now and I've had no troubles with it. It's well constructed, the casing hasn't broken or split yet, it stands up to lots of moving around (it's the one I use in my bedroom), and provides the rapid charge for my phone. I use it with the wall charging block I got from Google, and this is a great replacement cable to use with my phone. Good price, no complaints.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent (and USB-C COMPLIANT) Cable

    • Written by Alejandro A from Philadelphia

    As other INFORMED reviewers have mentioned, this is a great cable capable of 100W USB-C power delivery. I've been using mine DAILY for 7+ months with a 13" 2017 MB Pro and then 15" 2017 MB Pro with zero issues. If you're not an animal and you treat your cables with care (in other words, use them like a normal human being and not a 5 year old child) they should last many years.

    I store ALL of my cables in a circular way (a "loop" if you will), never bending them into a "bow" shape or stressing the ends of the cables excessively. I've used Apple, Belkin, Anker, Samsung, and MonoPrice cables of ALL sorts and have only ever had ONE cable failure (an Apple USB-A to Lightning cable from 5+ years ago). And I probably have 20-25 cables of various types (as a software tester with many devices to keep charged). For the past 7 months for 5 days/week I've been using:

    2x USB-C to Lightning 2M cables (Apple)
    1x USB-C to Lightning 1M cable (Apple)
    2x USB-C to USB-C 2M cables (Apple)
    4x USB-C to USB-C 10Gbps cables (Belkin)

    Zero problems. Zero fraying. Zero short circuits. Zero house fires. No roof collapses, landslides, or floods either. Amazing right?

    This is a GOOD cable, it meets the spec, it can deliver a ton of power, and as with ANYTHING well made it will last if you use it carefully and properly. If you wrap it tightly and cram it in your bag carelessly, if you unplug by yanking from the cable instead of the connector, and if you generally treat it like garbage then what do you expect lol?

    27 of 34 people found this useful