• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one in 4 years

    Frays at the connection to the adaptor and becomes dangerously hot.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Fail

    The insulation broke apart right by the connector. Good thing a replacement only costs $79. Come on Apple. Build these things to withstand simple day-to-day usage.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work as expected

    You might want to just buy the 85W one even if you have a Macbook Air, as it is fine to use a higher rated power supply than the original unit (e.g. 65W or 45W)

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    Absolutely hate this charger. My fourth charger in four years. So stupid of you for making such a poor quality charger. Magsafe 2 is the worst, I had to keep my charger at an certain angle for last few days to let my laptop charge and then it just stopped working. I am a loyal Apple user with an iMac, 2 Macbook pro's, iphone and an ipad. The products works fine but the accessory quality is too poor which is really annoying after a point of time. HATE THIS !!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous and poor quality.

    I have gone through four chargers in my three years of having my laptop. 320$ Worth of chargers with a laptop i have had for only three years. That is absolutely ridiculous. ALSO, I had my laptop charging on my bed overnight with the block next to me, woke up with a blistered burn on my arm. Maybe that was my fault but these chargers get DANGEROUSLY hot and shouldnt be. Apple needs to step up their game and focus on the more important things rather then making iphone X's. I mean, how hard would it be to make a better quality charger...?

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    About to buy my fourth charger in 5 years of owning this computer. No matter how careful I am with this charger it falls apart. And it's ridiculously expensive.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A shameful product

    Having to replace this charger was enough of a surprise, but to discover that it's this expensive? Good grief.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is awful

    I already bought three of these, and they keep breaking apart. This is the worst item I ever used from Apple and definitely the worst charger I ever used in any laptop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insulation is defective

    I have to order new Power Adapters ever couple of years even though I very rarely actually carry my laptop anywhere. It spends 99% of it's life on my desk, but the insulation on the magsafe cord breaks down, cracks, and begins peeling away from the shielded cable inside. Once this peeling starts it doesn't stop. Apparently any "curve" in the cord (i.e. draped off a table top) is too much of a strain for this defective product. Shame on Apple for knowingly selling defective junk like this.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular...FAIL.

    Apple products are legendary. Apple charging products? Legendary for entirely opposite reasons. They are despicably BRITTLE cords that last months, not years. Everything else's OK, but you're only as good as your weakest link and that cord is more brittle and delicate than an eggshell.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger!

    This product has lasted me more than 5 years!

    2 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last!

    I have to get a new computer charger every year! I'm not sure why these don't last long, but I always have an issue where the charger just stops working all of a sudden/doesn't connect correctly, or there is an issue with the cord that makes it stop working. Apple needs to really make these better for the prices that they're charging.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cord that Wont Last More than a few Months!

    Seriously!?!? Apple can not come up with a charging cord that will actually last more than a few months? I swear they could but choose not to for the scam of forcing people to constantly buy a new charger. What a bunch of scam artists. I am now looking at buying my 4th charger for almost $80.... This is high way robbery. Great computers but TERRIBLE chargers!!!!! I would give it 0 stars if I could.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A slight pressure breaks it

    Unacceptable!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tech cannot fix STUPID

    I bet that people who complain for burning their power-brick do not use a decent power filter with "Clean Power" technology to illuminate power surges on their grid. Apple's original power brick outperforms by far any other knock-off that is out there on the market.

    1 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable. Like a Bic razor that can charge your laptop, for a time.

    Nothing has been more troubling to me than the declining quality of Apple's chargers and cables.

    Our house is a museum of burned of frayed cables designed for charging both iPhone and the MacBook. The insulation on both is incredibly weak, and can easily begin to disintegrate after a year or so of use. I bought some (cheaper) Amazon Basics iPhone cables a few years ago and they are still good as new, with no signs of fraying at the ends.

    That MagSafe is a brilliant concept, doesn't change the fact that every MagSafe computer we own has an unreliable connection to power, with ports discolored by burn marks, ...and we have enough failed chargers to fill a shoebox. All their cables are frayed. Not a single one is undamaged.

    We do not live in a place with unregulated power, and we don't have anything like this happening to ThinkPads or other laptops used for work...or with the cables of other electronics – period.

    Incredible how much Apple claims to care about the environment, while turning a blind eye to landfills that are overflowing with extremely low quality cables and chargers. These are high margin, low quality items Apple should be ashamed of putting their name to.

    And yet, I am off to buy two more chargers. :-(

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant idea less brilliantly executed

    This magnetic power plug is a brilliant find. It comes off easily but considering it leaves your laptop on your lap, table or desk instead of coming off with it is well worth that minor inconvenience. I use my Macbook every single day, using that power cord and taking it with me to and from work, and after two years it came apart. Probably from the twisting, pulling and tripping over it.

    Having said that, I do think the design or the sturdiness of it could be improved. The charger for my old Macbook from 2006 lasted eight years before it broke down. That was the old one that connected at a 90 degree angle, all the replacement ones with the L-shape broke down within a year, so in my opinion that's a change for the better.

    Now they should make one that lasts eight years again, or sell a heavy-wear variant at a slightly higher price (or sell the other one for a lower price rather...)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst power adapter, expensive but poor quanlity

    My rmbp was bought in late 2013. The original power adapter stopped working in 2015. So i purchased the second one from Apple and I hoped it can last long as it costs 80+ bucks! And the power adaptor is dead again after two years use. So disappointing! I didn't know this thing has such a low rating here. If I knew, I wouldn't buy the second one from Apple. Now I will buy a cheap one from thrid party. Probably will not buy macbook in the future. I was a big fan of Apple. Apple now is not the Apple it used to be.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Hate That I Am Buying This Again

    I hate that this is my third in three years. I hate that the plastic is burned, the wires shredded and my nerves along with them, wondering if I could get shocked. It feels like such a dirty trick on Apple's part...still.

    16 of 17 people found this useful