• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no problems with any of my MagSafe adapters?

    I've used the MagSafe adapters without any problems since they were first introduced.

    Between home and office, I've bought well over over a dozen MacBooks and MacBook Pro's for myself, my family and my staff, starting with three early 1.83 GHZ MacBooks, then two 2.0 GHZ 13" MacBooks, then moving to 2.2 GHZ & 2.4 GHZ 13"MacBookPro's, three 15" MacBook Pro's, two 17" MB Pro's and two 13" MB Pro's. Not a single Apple brand MagSafe power adapter has ever failed, though we have had problems with some "bargain-priced" aftermarket clones from Asia.

    As far as my experience goes, the only Apple ones that stop working have had their magnetic connectors stepped on. Aside from that, the only issues we've had are the result of using the hard plastic MacBook covers; some of them prevent the connector from fitting securely in its recepticle.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well built

    Ok, I've only had this product for three days now, so I can't speek for its long term duribility, but it's been great so far. The DC power connector feels much more sturdy than the previous model, but CAN block some ports (ethernet and firewire 800/mini displayport, depending on macbook/13'' pro). You can (as I do), flip it the other way so that no ports are blocked, however, this cannot be done when using a hardshell case. Still, that would be the case manufacturer's fault, and not apple's.
    Also, the swappable power plugs are a huge convienence. I leave the extended one plugged in at my desk, and just swap it out for the mini plug when not there (living room, possibly school/work).
    Also, some people have complained about the $79 price tag. THIS IS ACCUALLY A REASONABLE PRICE FOR A LAPTOP POWER CABLE (mostly because it also includes the 'brick' converter, which is built-in to the computer on most desktop systems).

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing power supply!

    I really cannot for the life of me figure out why there are so many negative complaints about this power supply. I have owned Windows based laptops until buying a Macbook Pro and those all had clumsy, cheaply made power supplies with clunky connectors. I love the Apple MacSafe and it's forward thinking design. It is well crafted and expertly made. I can see it lasting many years. What I think is that people today do not take care of their gear and expect everything to withstand being thrown around, dropped and stepped on. Any electrical item will fail given that treatment. Apple makes the best, period!

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    I came on here wanting to buy a second one (to keep at work) and saw all the negative reviews. I switched from PC (before that was a Mac user until 2001), and my PC laptop power supply was much worse. I have lots of Apple devices and after two years my iPad power supply did fray, but I did mistreat it. It still works though.

    I think a power supply is not something you review if it works, you only come into complain about whatever horrible thing you did to it.

    0 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea!

    Love the magnet connection! Easy to pop on and off. I have had it for 1 1/2 years and no issues or need to replace (luckily it seems from others). My daughter has had her Macbook for a year and her cord has lasted too. So I'm not sure if there was a bad batch of orders or luck, but I'm completely happy!

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and Reliable!

    I work in an enterprise IT environment with hundreds of MacBook Airs/Pros and so naturally I see quite a few of these things. I have seen a couple outright fail, and a couple cases of frayed cords, but for a very large machine deployment this is fairly astounding... great design and excellent build quality. Don't step on it and these guys will last a while.

    5 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    I have mine for 3 years now and works fine so far. It is small, light and the magnet conector is great. I dont like to take care of these kind of things and always let it down on the floor, then it is hard to be broken. Awesome.

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great power adapter

    i like that they changed the look and that it is also magnetic. i prefer the new adapter because it is smaller and more portable.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never A Problem

    I recently bought a new MagSafe Power Adapter for my 2010 MacBook Pro after not paying attention and my cat chewing the cord in multiple places. I've always been confused by the negative attention, this is one of 3 MagSafe adapters I own and I've never had the issues with fraying cords so many other people mention. I don't know if I'm just lucky because I don't treat these adapters with any sort of care and I carry one with me everywhere I go. Constantly wrapping and unwrapping the cable. I would mention new adapters come with a 1year warranty which comes in handy if anything happens aside from MY CAT CHEWING THE CORD.

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sitting on adapter/power supply actually worked

    I found out today that my power supply had stopped working - and with very good reason.
    It wasn't anything that Apple can really be held responsible for, unless I just want someone else to blame. (seems to be the in-thing to do).
    Anyway, the reason that my power supply stopped working, was the little teeth marks all down the cord. I could even see bare wires in the larger of the holes. I was going to make a kitten leash out of the thing until I read the one post that seemed most unlikely. The author said to 'sit on it'.
    I thought that the post was funny, but I also decided to amuse my wife by hatching a repair. Don't you know, the darned thing works.
    Maybe because the cable was stretched a different way. Maybe it was the feline god of laughs. Don't know.
    Anyway, back to the subject matter. We, my wife and I, have been using Macbook and Macbook pro computers for the last 6 years and have never, ever experienced any problems whatsoever. None - NADA.
    Prior to that, with pc's - let me count the ways - I had seven hard drives sitting in a box from old pc's that died - an average of one every 10-12 months. To those that threaten to go back to pc's, life is full of choices.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product! Lasts forever!

    Not sure what people do with their power cords, but I have had mine for 4 years before this newer version without a single problem. This new power cord is ever better and I haven't had a single issue within the past year or so, nor has anyone else in my family had an issue with their new power cords.
    Apple is always improving their products and this is proof of that. So I wouldn't say that you should go throw this off a cliff and expect it to be intact, but otherwise it WILL stand the test of time, not a couple months - unlike many reviewers have said on this page.

    10 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Years

    My wife and I both have 5 year old 60W MagSafe Power Adapters. They both work fantastic and they get used a ton! I use my computer enough that my current battery (which is not the original) has almost 1000 charge cycles on it. Don't yank the charger out of the MagSafe port by the cord. It's a safety feature, not a lazy feature. Take care of your expensive machine.

    10 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 year old original model and still kicking...

    I'm not sure what most, unhappy folks do with your power adapters. I have a 13" Mac Book Pro which I take everywhere with me (to and from for each day). Four years into it and I am still using the original 'old' style power adapter. It shows no signs of wear a tear near the magnetic connector.

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Adapter

    I don't know what people are doing to their power cords, but I've had this for a year now and have had absolutely no problems with it. I've taken it overseas, to crummy motels, to sketchy coffee shops, and of course in my hole of an apartment. I'm a graduate student and put daily abuse on both the computer and this adapter, and I have never had a problem. My cat has even chewed on it, and it still works fine. 5 stars!

    8 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect piece of equipment!!

    Ive read the horrible reviews on here but I have never ever had a problem with this piece of equipment. If I had to grade its performance I would give it an A+. Although it is a bit pricey to replace, Im not too worried about it. Im sure its going to work like my Macbook Pro for a long time.

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing adapter, never failed on me

    My Macbook Pro 13" 2012 is my first Mac, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the power cord. It's design is ingenious and the magnet is super useful (strong enough not to fall out all the time, but weak enough to fall out when needed. This is unlike the *new* MagSafe 2 which took a step back in history and uses the old useless easily breakable T style connector). The L design is absolutely fabulous as I can have the cord coming out the back of my Mac or along the side. I've has my mac for 2 and a half years now and I have NEVER had a problem with the cord. No deteriorating, no breaking, it's flawless and much better than any cord I have ever seen. I have NO IDEA how all these other customers manage to break their cords, for I couldn't even if I tried.

    3 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great customer service

    I had the same problem like all the reviews. third charger replacement. I was able to call and get a $50 off for the replacement charger this time.

    7 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand!

    Why all the bad reviews? I have a Mid-2010 13" MBP and my 60W Power Adapter hasn't had a hint of problem. I doubt there would be a difference between the one in the MBP box with these!

    8 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I have never had a problem with the magsafe charger. It has worked great for over 2 years on my newest MBP and 6 years for my 1st generation MBP. I am buying a second one so I can keep one at home and one at the office. Great product.

    5 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems At All

    I've had this MagSafe adapter for about a year and I've not had a problem with it yet. I use the adapter every other day, and when not in use, I keep it with the cord coiled in pouch in my laptop bag. Having read some of the negative reviews here, I suspect these folks are coiling the cord around the brick on the retractable hook. When I first received this adapter, I realized coiling the cord that way would be a problem. I coil the cord around three or four fingers and then I secure it with a cheap velcro strap. The cord doesn't fray and all is well.

    3 of 18 people found this useful