• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter works as designed

    I’ve been using this adapter on my late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina for over 4 years. I generally don’t have it plugged in when using on my lap as the battery life is sufficient. However, when I do occasionally have it plugged in while on my lap, I have not experienced any instances of it getting knocked out of the socket. The only times that it has come unplugged is if the cord gets caught on something like the arm of a chair when I try to move and this is by design. The magnet is sufficiently strong enough for me to be able to plug it in in the dark.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Appart from the expense I love mine

    I have no issues with the magnet on the charger, It stays put for me mostly. Sometime it means I have to adapt my position to accommodate it but thats a small price to pay for the easy disconnection, which I frequently need when walking about as Im always catching my feet in the wires. What this means is my Lap top is still in one piece as it disconnects rather than dragging the lap top with me! Thanks goodness!!

    The only thing that I don't like is that over time the wire always seems to disintegrate at the head of the charger and I end up having to electrical tape it for a bit and then buy a new one. I feel given the price the plastic surround should be more durable at this point.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 years old & just now frayed at adapter end

    Have had my MBP since 2012; traveled to Europe, Japan and all over US frequently, so cords were jammed in tight. True confessions: I did wind the cord a bit tight at times. I lifted the adapter by the thin cord more times than I will admit. Dropped it. That being said, the cord performed very well for 5 years. I gave 4 stars only because it did fray....eventually and wasn't completely bulletproof against me!

    1 of 3 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 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but delicate

    I've had my laptop and charger for almost two years. My charger is still in good shape-no tears, cracks or frays in the rubbery coating-even at the points where the cord connects to the end pieces. I really baby it though. Every single time I transport my computer it goes in a padded case and I re-coil the charger cord (making sure not to kink it) and clip the magnetic end to the cord. It then goes in its own side pocket of my laptop bag. I make sure never to bend it (again, particularly at the weaker connection areas). I love the magnetic method of attachment. Mine works well and only falls out if I really yank the cord by mistake. It's definitely saved me from breaking the port or yanking my laptop on the floor countless times!

    I don't give it a 5 only because it seems so delicate. The cord is very thin and flexible, and I don't think it would take much to permanently kink it (damaging the wires inside) or break it where the cord connects to the end pieces. It does sometimes get very hot during charging. I only wish they would make the cord covering a big more substantial, so it would better protect the wires against accidental bending.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    shocked at all the horrible reviews!

    Wow! I can't believe all the hate for this power cord! I have no problem with this cord or the design of the magnet. The only thing I don't like about it is how hot it gets when charging. I've had my cord for the 2 years I've had this laptop, and the only reason I needed a new one was because my foster kittens chewed up the rubber and it stopped working. I don't like how expensive it is, but I come to expect that with apple products. This power cord works fine for me. No tearing, no fraying, and when the magnet comes off because I bumped it, I just snap it back on. No biggie.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as others believe...

    While Apple's MagSafe chargers compromise a few reliability details in the name of design I believe that if people are just more careful they won't fray or damage the cord.

    The magnet is as strong as it needs to be. Most consumers will not remember when iBooks and Powerbooks used a headphone jack style charger. These would easily break into the port and require charger board/ logic board replacements.

    2 of 12 people found this useful