• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Room For Improvement

    I agree with most reviewers on here. For $80 dollars you'd expect something to last longer. This will be my third charger in 2 1/2 years. I don't understand why they keep crapping out. I thought it was something I was doing, so I went to the store and they confirmed it's just the product. I'm frustrated I keep having to spend the money on a product that should last longer. Especially coming from Apple. Come on guys, get it together!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of durability

    While I like the design for the new chargers better than the old, it is essentially the same. My newest charger lasted about 4 months before it broke. Luckily I have the charger from my previous Macbook, which I've miraculously managed to keep working for 4 years. Spending $80 on a new charger that will likely last less than a year is a painful thing to have to do.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive & Dangerous

    They last only for about one to two years which seems like a long time, but every two years you would have to buy a replacement for $80 which is very expensive. The cord broke off and exposed the wires. Recently i started seeing blue sparks come out and i smelt burning. It was literally burning the rubber casing off. I still need to get a new one but until then my laptop will just be dead

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    needs more durability

    I have spent more money on replacing the adapter/power cord than the computer itself! After several attempts to try to stop my critters from chewing on the cords they still do it (including sprays). Perhaps make the cord a bit more durable or at least provide an option for customers to help protect the loooooong cords.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Must wrap your cord if traveling with charger

    Since 2009, I have broken 3 of these adapters and I am now on my 4th. Apple had no sympathy and never replaced under warranty so 79.00 x 3 = $237 + tax. So I asked a worker at the apple store last time I replaced my adapter. He told me that you must wrap the cord around those nubs that pull out. If you do not do this, the cord twists and binds which puts high tension on the cable attachments. So now I do it every time and it hasn't broken since. Unless you want to waste money like i did, WRAP YOUR CORDS! Apple won't tell you these things unless you learn the hard way. Learn from my mistake please.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th adapter--all inferior

    Wire quality poor. I appreciate the magnetic connection best. But the wire still gets bent and disconnected from the small lighted box. It was taped at the store just to get me started. I have tried various tapes since then. None are really able to keep the connecting wire from bending and finally breaking. Today I found a break about a foot down and taped it with a little Duct tape to keep the inner wire inside. Cheap materials, I say. I have other cameras, etc, that need connectors also, they are all sturdy and take the natural bending better than Apple's adapter.
    I realize there was a lawsuit that paid out $$ if you sent in the defective one (up to 2) I missed the deadline. The non-functioning adapters are waiting in a box in the closet for the next class action suit. I'd like to know what Apple store the woman in Albany got a free replacement from.
    I love my little macbook 13" 2008 model. Some of the letters can no longer be read on the keyboard, but it still works wonderfully well and has more features than the newer laptops that have no CD-Rom, etc. It lasts 'infinitely longer' than any brand of PC laptop my friends own. I would hate to change from an Apple laptop to one of the new Windows 8 notebooks, but...
    So, as I stick with Apple it becomes a kind of annual "rent" that I pay $79 for a new ac adapter. When Apple prides itself on its slick and good design why does it continue producing their inferior adapter?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, BAD! Users, check DIYs

    wow the magsafe is taking a reviewer beating here! I just repaired mine, for a while anyway, by following one of many do it yourself (diy) repair guides on youtube. I used a soldering iron, some solder, and a pair of pliers, pretty much.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I broke two adapter today

    I will start of saying i love my macbook in all but the adapter i don't feel the same about . i was on my mac earlier when i decided to unplug for a lil i been have problems with it for a while but never thought it would do what it did today . The cord at the tip with the magnet is so easy to snap and did really charge m laptop the way i wanted it to the prices are way too high or something you cant get get another one for even tho you payed 80$ they are hard to find a good price on out here now i have broken two and just got another one .... Sad broke two in the same day they need to fix this . :( be very careful with tip if you do buy one again cause i will.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord

    Too flimsy where it connects to the magnet. I'm supposed to pay $80 to get a whole new dervice when only the cord is weak near the magnet and therefore not making a consistent connection. I was snootily told by one of those "genius" brats that I could not just get the cord part replaced. See if I buy another Apple--after 20 years of loyalty!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor price-quality ratio

    I've had the original charger from when I first bought my Macbook three years ago so I'm apparently one of the luckier ones. From a lot of the reviews below, I've noticed people have an issue with the durability of this power adapter, what with wires getting frayed but personally, the physical integrity of my cable is intact. Yet, after months of giving me grievance (sometimes charging, sometimes not), I think it's finally kicked the proverbial bucket. I've never, in my life of buying electronics, had to replace a power adapter and at that price I have to say I'm a little disappointed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Over 1400 Reviewers can't be wrong... Mr. Ive, please pay attention!

    Yes, now it was my turn to suffer from a frayed cable with my power adapter after a little over 4 years of owning this thing, but I am EXTREMELY careful with my things. For most people these are lasting a little over a year. I agree that the cable should be a lot more durable, especially at $80 a pop.

    I live in Chile now and can't even find a replacement for the 60W MagSafe. I write this review as only 42 minutes remain in my battery, probably one of the last things I will do with my trusty MacBook... So sad...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor insulation rubber

    The problem with rubber insulated cables is that they degenerate and melt away. Same has happened with my Bose earphones and now it's my Magsafe adapter cable. Now, I will need to buy a new one just because of degenerated cable. It would have been helpful if the cable was detachable.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective!

    I will admit that I like the style of charger, the magnet is definitely a good idea to prevent cord breakage when it gets accidentally ripped out. However, I do not enjoy the fact that I have been through six (6) chargers within the 2.5 year span I've had my macbook. I'm on my way to seven (7) as my current one has the same issues as all the others. The cable or the magnet, I'm not sure which, does not like to charge, nor does the LED come on to show it's charging, I assume poor connection or faulty wiring in the cable it's self. Currently, I have my adapter taped to my macbook as it's the only way it will charge. It's disheartening that as I as a consumer choose to spend a great deal on a productthat is meant to be lasting, however I am still having these issues. I'm also disappointed that this is a known issue yet nothing has been done to try and rectify it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Flimsy

    I have had my MBP for 2 years now, and I have had to replace the charger once already due to the fraying of the wire. Luckily for me the apple store replaced it free of charge, because they saw the charger was kept in good condition so it not working, wasn't due to carelessness. Even after two years, people ask me why my MBP looks so new.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    power

    convenient but it does'nt last. the wire frays at both ends of the cords. I usually have to get a replacement every few years. not bad until you consider its $80

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... when it works

    Apple needs to rethink this design. Yes, it might be safer, but the small prongs no longer stay in place and hold a charge. Its not fun when you are down to 3% power and you have to jiggle and wriggle to try and beg your charger to work properly. It has only been two years. I thought it was just me, until I came here to buy a new one and saw other reviews. It's sad that Apple has such loyal and devoted customers who spend so much on their products and when we have to replace a necessary component we find out that it's expensive. Shame on you Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stoped Working

    It worked great for a year exactly and today I plugged it in my 2011 macbook pro and nothing it won't charge. I have tried it off and on all day and get mixed results sometimes it works but then as soon as I unplug it and try and plug it back in nothing. I wish they would go back to the old design.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $80? Seriously?

    I'm using electric tape to hold my flimsy charger together and it's officially broken after two years of owning my Macbook. Then I go on your website to find out how much a new one costs, and find out it's 80 dollars? I swear, Apple, one thing that makes me so mad about your company is that your products are so expensive. It's a flimsy, easily breakable charger! It's not worth $80! $80 should guarantee me a charger that works for at least 5 years. This is garbage. And what's messed up is that I don't trust buying it from anywhere else in fear of it breaking in a week. But you know what? I'm taking the risk because there's no way I'm buying it from your company. $80. Get real.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    I have had mine for 2 years now and it still works just fine, the thing I hate about it is the design of it. It's so big that you cannot have 2 items plugged in at the same time on a traditional wall outlet.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro charger ...

    While the magnet to connect is an EXCELLENT idea and patent ... The complete product is undermined by its tendacy to break, get hot and melt at connection of the base. This is a continued issue with Apple's adapter. ReThink it and make me proud.

    I'm unsatisfied with this $80 adapter that melts and could be a fire hazard.

    It gets so hot, I'm surprised no one has report a fire caused by this device.

    7 of 7 people found this useful